The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay men , lesbians , bisexual , and transgender individuals LGBT , legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United States of America. People who are perceived to be LGBT may also be targeted. The violence that has occurred over the existence of the LGBT community has been very extensive considering how long the incidents have occurred. Since the Stonewall riots against one of the many police raids on gay bars, there have been many more reports and instances of violence against LGBT people in the United States.
National LGBT Survey: Summary report
UK LGBT Hate Crimes Stats Make Shocking Reading | Human Rights Watch
Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales
According to the FBI data , of the nearly 1, incidents targeting people due to their sexual orientation, the majority targeted gay men roughly 60 percent , while approximately 12 percent targeted lesbians, 1. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people were the targets in reported incidents, approximately 2. When compared to , the number of reported incidents targeting the LGBTQ community increased from 1, to 1,, jumping from roughly 17 percent to 19 percent of each year's total number of reported hate crime incidents. In particular, reports of anti-trans violence is growing: Between and , the number of these reported incidents increased 34 percent.
The history of violence against LGBT people in the United Kingdom is made up of assaults on gay men , lesbians , bisexual , transgender , queer and intersexed individuals LGBTQI , legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United Kingdom. Those targeted by such violence are perceived to violate heteronormative rules and contravene perceived protocols of gender and sexual roles. The first English law against homosexuality was the Buggery Act , which made homosexuality punishable by death ; typically hanging. It was established during the reign of Henry VIII , and was the first civil legislation applicable against sodomy in the country, such offences having previously been dealt with by ecclesiastical courts.