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Violence and the LGBT Community

Colon, Fayette H.; Smith, Raymond Arthur

This issue brief discusses violence against the LGBT community in the United States as reinforced by societal norms and governmental legislation, which support hetero-normitivity and stigmatize homosexuality as the "other." In addition, this brief will also address the politicization of violence against the LGBT community as a mechanism in political campaigns.


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Political Science
Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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January 28, 2010
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