Anti-LGBTQ+ hate and extremism spiked during Pride Month 2023, report finds

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07/14/2023

A recent report has revealed a shocking increase in hate and extremism during Pride Month 2023, compared to previous years. Research conducted for and published by GLAAD and the Anti-Defamation League found that there were at least 145 anti-LGBTQ+ extremist incidents reported in the US during June’s Pride Month this year. It also found that, from June 2022 to April 2023, at least 356 extremist incidents took place in the US against LGBTQ+ people and groups. These reported incidents included 305 cases of harassment, 40 incidents of vandalism and 11 reported assaults. Among the 46 total US states that saw documented cases, California, Florida, New York and Texas had the highest number of incidents.

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