Northwell Health and Report the Disproportionate Impact of Gun Violence on LGBTQ+ Individuals

Northwell Health partnered with to compile statistics on the disproportionate impact of gun violence on LGBTQ+ individuals.

“Existing data on gun-related hate crimes and intimate partner violence against LGBTQ+ people, particularly gender-expansive people and queer people of color, documents a clear and disturbing pattern of homophobic and transphobic violence,” Northwell Health wrote.

According to a study from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) in 2017, people of color and transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC) people were most often victims of hate-violence homicides. People of color accounted for 71% of the victims, while 52% were transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Among the victims, 40% were transgender women of color and 38% were cisgender gay men.



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