Published in AIDS Weekly, March 16th, 1998
The fourth annual survey by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported a two percent increase in violent attacks against members of the gay community, and those perceived to be gay, bisexual, transgender or HIV positive.
The nonprofit group that specializes in monitoring violence against gays and lesbians and helping victims of attacks documented 2,445 incidents nationwide in 1997. New York topped the survey's 14 tracking locations with 658 attacks, a 14.4 percent increase over 1996.
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