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Puerto Rico Hate Crimes Protections

Will Puerto Rico Move Forward with Plans to Strip LGBT Residents of Their Hate Crimes Protections?

Michael K. Lavers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael K. Lavers

It would appear obvious that Puerto Rican authorities have a responsibility to protect the island's LGBT residents who continue to live in fear. The reality on the ground, however, is far different.

Advocates Tell Puerto Rico: Do Not Eliminate Hate Crimes Protections

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

At a time when violence toward the LGBT community in Puerto Rico is high, the country's legislature is poised to remove protections from their existing hate crimes law for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.