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Public Safety

  • We support efforts to prevent and respond to hate crimes, and to include sexual orientation and gender identity in hate crimes laws.
  • Criminal justice personnel must attain transgender cultural competency.  The safety and health of the transgender community must be prioritized, which includes allowing prisoners to be placed in their preferred gender setting, protection from sexual abuse, and the right to receive all medically necessary transition-related care.
  • To support LGBT victims of domestic violence and rape, we urge same gender partners and transgender people to have access to victims services, and we urge a change in the law to extend Protection From Abuse orders to roommate-related domestic violence.
  • To address the epidemic of anti-transgender violence, we urge government support of a public awareness campaign, similar to that in Washington, DC, that promotes respect for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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