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 76crimes@gmail.com).

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. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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