The American organization National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects has released a report that details a pretty grim reality for queer people
. Since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, NCAVP has kept a tally of reported hate crimes against queer people per year, and 2011 had the highest number of hate crimes in 14 years.
Not surprising, unfortunately, is that queer people between the ages of 18 and 30 are more than twice as likely to experience physical violence than those older than 30. The reports are also based on media accounts, and therefore there are a number of others that probably go unreported.
The silver lining is that NCAVP found mainstream media and the general public pay more attention to hate crimes.