Hate Violence

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Center Action Network is proud to partner with the Anti-Violence Project.  AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

LGBTQ and HIV-affected people face bias and discrimination every day, as well as more serious hate-motivated violence, and may experience violence from an intimate partner, or from a hook-up, but may not think to report these incidents.  To end violence against and within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, AVP and Center Action Network need to know about and document the full scope and impact of violence, regardless of whether people choose to report to the police. 

We use this information to help us identify trends in violence that affects LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. Any information you share is secure and confidential. It will not be released or shared without your written consent. Disclosing information on this form is optional.  Not disclosing/sharing information will not impact the services you receive in any way.


  • If you or someone you know feels unsafe, is attacked or harassed by a stranger, someone you know, or even someone you love, call us on our 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline: 212-714-1141 at any time. Hotline calls are free and confidential
  • You can report violence here, and if you’d like to or speak to a counselor, let us know a safe way to reach you. You can report even if you don’t want to speak to a counselor.


Additional Information

This report details hate violence homicides that have occurred against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people through August of 2017.

This report presents an overview of research about LGBTQ hate violence from law enforcement statistics, opinion polls and several studies published since 2006. The report also discusses best reporting practices for law enforcement agencies and presents recommendations for future research and advocacy efforts on hate violence for LGBTQ populations.