1000s who died in anti-gay, anti-trans attacks (update)

Eric Lembembe (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
LGBTI rights activist Eric Lembembe, who was murdered in Cameroon in July 2013. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

The pace of hate-crime murders and executions of LGBTI people is overwhelming.

The numbers are so large that this blog’s list of reported homophobic hate-crime killings of LGBTI people could not be kept updated.

The list started shortly after the murder of this blog’s journalist/activist Eric Lembembe of Cameroon, whose body was found July 15, 2013. But  such murders are so numerous that the task of merely recording them proved to be more than this blog’s staff could handle. The work will be resumed if capable volunteers step forward (starting with an email to [email protected]).

Worldwide, hate crimes against LGBTI people are a massive problem that took the lives of many of these victims:

For much more information, see the blog’s full file “1000s who died in anti-gay attacks (updates)”

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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