Transgender Law Center is a partner in Communities Against Hate, a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate around the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database that aggregates reports from both victims and witnesses of hate incidents, as well as offers legal and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.
Transgender and gender nonconforming people are particularly at risk of violence and this resource can be used to report incidents that have happened to you or that you have witnessed.
Through the Communities Against Hate Initiative, we will be documenting hate incidents, providing a powerful tool to combat the commission of hate crimes and hate violence in America. We aim to:
- Protect the rights of communities that are most vulnerable;
- Connect victims of hate incidents to services while also protecting their privacy;
- Using data collection of hate incidents as a tool to drive services and policy change, raise awareness, and educate the public on the many manifestations of hate as well as the importance of the interwoven fabric of American society;
- Lift the stories of survivors (as appropriate and with their approval) in order to change the current narrative that is normalizing hate; and
- Support and promote a restorative justice approach to addressing incidents of hate.
Victims and organizations can obtain access to legal resources and social services here.