Reported Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ Individuals Increased 47.8% between 2020 and 2021. The LGBTQ+ Community is Encouraged to Help Identify, Report and Prevent Acts of Hate.
By News Desk
Los Angeles, CA – In observance of United Against Hate Week, November 13 – 19, an LGBTQ+ Community Town Hall will provide an overview to the community at large on how to identify, report and prevent acts of hate against the LGBTQ+ community. The free webinar is co-hosted by the by the newly formed Los Angeles District Attorney’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, LA County Human Relations Commission, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California.
The United Against Hate initiative seeks to directly connect federal, state and local law enforcement with traditionally marginalized communities, in order to build trust and encourage the reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland recently announced the nationwide launch of the initiative and its expansion to all 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices over the next year. Featured speakers for the local LGBTQ+ Town Hall include
- George Gascón, Los Angeles County District Attorney,
- Bamby Salcedo, President & CEO, TransLatin@ Coalition, and
- Matthew Barragan, Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Rights Section.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community and ally organizations are invited to attend the free webinar, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm via Zoom, register at: https://rb.gy/v7q8ts. Questions may be submitted to the panelists in the registration process or during the webinar.
Bamby Salcedo, Chair of the LA DA’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, said:
It is critical our LGBTQ+ community understands our legal rights and how to prevent hate crimes against our community.
> A copy of the 2021 Hate Crime in California report is available at this link.
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