I would like to take this opportunity to express my grief and outrage over the recent murder of Marc Carson and the continuing increase in bias-related attacks against members of the LGBT community. It is unacceptable that this month alone there have been six attacks. Unfortunately, anti-LGBT violence too often goes unreported, so that number is most likely even higher.

Everyone deserves the right to feel safe in expressing their sexual orientation and gender identity without fear of harassment or physical assault. This is a reminder that we still have a long way to go.

Hatred and intolerance against any group of people is done to silence those who are marginalized in our society. We cannot be silent, about this hate crime, or any other.

Blog Post by Yisroel Schulman
President & Attorney-in-Charge