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Hate Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the United States
This is a report about bias-motivated incidents targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer, and questioning (LGBT) individuals in the U.S. during the year 2008. It is a product of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a net-work of over 35 anti-violence organizations that monitor, respond to, and work to end hate and domestic violence, HIV-related violence, pick-up crimes, rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence affecting LGBT communities. This year, we have also included an extraordinarily important contribution by Just Detention Inter-national (JDI), which ensures government accountability for prisoner rape, trans-forms ill-informed public attitudes about sexual violence in detention and promotes access to resources for those who have survived this form of abuse. NCAVP mem-ber organizations stand in solidarity with JDI in advocating for prisoners‘ rights.