By Thomas Maxheimer
For the last five years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) as a hate group. Yet the Trump administration has chosen to send this hate group to key United Nations meetings which has left LGBT+ rights group fearing a roll-back of gay rights.
Bomb threats, desecration at synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, murders of transgender people, and gay bashings have all increased in US metropolitan areas. Overall, there has been a 20% increase over the previous year, according to California researcher Brian Levin of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. New York reported the greatest number of hate crimes at 380, a 24 percent increase from 2015, while Washington, DC, saw the largest percentage rise at 62 percent.
Los Angeles Pride organizers have repurposed their annual Pride Festival as a #ResistMarch, which is scheduled in response to the threat against the rights of minority Americans by current forces in the US government.