Last year was the deadliest on record for the United States' LGBTQ community, according to a report by the New York City Anti-Violence Project. The group's annual "Crisis of Hate" report found an 86 percent increase in hate violence homicides of LGBTQ people in 2017, with a total of 52 reported incidents. The report lists the homicides, including that of Kiwi Herring, 30, a black transgender woman who was shot to death by St. Louis police in August of 2017. Transgender women and queer, bi, or gay cisgender men made up the majority of the victims.
January 23 / The HIll