Hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people are up in the United States, while the total number of reported hate crimes has declined for the first time in several years. The FBI released 2018 hate crime statistics last year detailing increased violence targeting LGBTQ people.
The Trump administration’s attempt to deny LGBTQ people health care in favor of religious and moral beliefs has been blocked by 2 courts, both citing a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The American Psychological Association updated it’s writing manual this week to allow the singular use of “they, them, their” as an appropriate pronoun to reference gender non-binary persons.
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