Faith Communities Partnering Against Hate

Faith Communities Partnering AgainstHate

Partnering Against Hate, a project of Interfaith Alliance, is an toolkit to help guide groups and individuals who want to do more to make their communities safer and more inclusive. Given the increase in hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, that support is needed now more than ever. Partnering Against Hate is … Read more

FBI Documents Increase in Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes

FBI 2022 Hate Crimes Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released their annual hate crime statistics for 2022. The report sheds light on the prevalence of hate crimes in the United States, and the severity of the impact it has on marginalized communities. One of the most alarming statistics in the report is the steady increase in hate … Read more

Assessing the Status Quo of Delaware Victim Service Provision to the LGBTQIA+ Community

Delaware Victim Service Provision to the LGBTQ+ Community

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that has been made to end this epidemic, and connect with others working to create change.  LGBTQIA+ survivors of … Read more

VAWA and the LGBTQ+ Community

VAWA and the LGBTQ+ Community

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law that aims to protect women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The law was first passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized several times since then. However, despite its focus on women, the law has also had a significant impact on the … Read more

Hate Crimes Against the LGBTQ+ Community in Delaware

Delaware Hate Crimes Against the LGBTQ+ Community

Hate crimes are heinous acts of violence or aggression targeting individuals or groups based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or other identifiable characteristics. Such crimes are not only an offense against individual victims but also an attack on the values and principles of a society that values diversity and equality. The state of Delaware recognizes hate crimes as … Read more

LGBTQ+ Panic Defense Bill Introduced

LGBTQ+ Panic Defense Bill

Update: This bill has been passed by the General Assembly. The LGBTQ+ Panic Defense Bill has been introduced in the Delaware State Legislature by Eric Morrison. The LGBTQ+ Panic Defense is a legal strategy often used to defend perpetrators of violence against LGBTQ+ people, claiming that their violent reaction against an LGBTQ+ person was caused … Read more

Hate Crime Information & Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Hate Crimes

If you or someone you know has been impacted by a Hate Crime in the state of Delaware, please let us know.  We are here for you.   Information on Hate Crimes resources are provided below from the Department of Justice Office on Civil Rights. The Justice Department’s information on reporting Hate Crimes:  Please report hate crimes … Read more

Club Q Shooting: Mental Health Support

Club Q Shooting: Information and Resources

We are absolutely devastated by the horrendous act of violence at Club Q in Colorado Springs.  We join friends, family members, and the LGBGQ community in Colorado Springs in mourning the loss of five loved ones today. Everyone’s reactions to incidents like this can be different.  Whether you were directly impacted or not, we know … Read more