Weak laws and a lack of cultural competence can create a paradox: progressive states, which have the greatest legal protections for marginalized populations tend to report higher rates of hate crimes than states with less-than-tolerant reputations, where hate crimes are often reported as general civil rights violations. Some states simply do not report all crimes to federal authorities.

A 2014 annual hate crimes report prepared by the FBI revealed that in 2014, 33 transgender people in the United States were victims of transphobic violence. Experts consultants voiced concern that new violence transgender figures reported by the FBI are incredibly small, under-reported, and possibly only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

Since Translatina Network, we conducted an investigation of all cases of all hate crimes targeting the Trans community in the United States from 1999-2014.

What Can You Do?


Raise Your Voice

If you have been a victim (or witness) of a physical / verbal aggression or you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation and / or gender identity, tell somebody.

Take Action!

Get Information and Help

If you have been the victim of a hate crime based on sexual orientation or gender identity we can help and advise you directly. Go to our contact page, call (646) 882-2000, or email us at info@translatinanetwork.org

Further resources

Contact the Anti-Violence Project

Their 24/7 Bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline is (212) 714-1141. To file a report, click here