LGBTQ People Are Biggest Hate Crime Target, FBI Says
With the Orlando shooting in the Pulse night club, terrorism toward the LGBTQ community took center stage. Unfortunately, the shooting wasn’t an isolated occurrence — a similar shooting just happened in Mexico where five people died. The FBI says that the queer community is the most common hate crime target in the United States. We take a look at the world of anti-queer terrorism from around the world.
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