Hate Crime Response


  • Stop the Hate

    “Stop the Hate!” Campus Hate Crime Prevention Program supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community and serving as the premiere source of anti-hate educational resources for higher education. (from site)

  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network

    The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, is working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students. This site contains training materials: "From Denial to Denigration: Understanding Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools." (from site)

  • Human Rights Campaign

    HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. (from site)

Books, Book Chapters, & Journal Articles:

  • Herek, G. M., & Berrill, K. (1992). Hate crimes : confronting violence against lesbians and gay men. Newbury Park [Calif.]: Sage Publications.

    In The Name of Hate is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory of hate crimes, arguing for an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the US hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and provocatively argues that hate crimes are not an aberration of current society, but, rather a by-product of a society still grappling with inequality, difference, fear, and hate. (from Amazon.com)

  • Kaufman, M., & Tectonic Theater Project. (2001). The Laramie project (1st Vintage Books ed.). New York: Vintage Books.

    For a year and a half following the murder of Matthew Shepard, Moises Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project-whose previous play, Gross Indecency, was hailed as a work of unsurpassed originality-conducted hundreds of interviews with the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming, to create this portrait of a town struggling with a horrific event.

    The savage killing of Shepard, a young gay man, has become a national symbol of the struggle against intolerance. But for the people of Laramie-both the friends of Matthew and those who hated him without knowing him-the tragedy was personal. In a chorus of voices that brings to mind Thornton Wilder's Our Town, The Laramie Project allows those most deeply affected to speak, and the result is a brilliantly moving theatrical creation. (from Amazon.com)

  • Perry, B. (2001). In the name of hate : understanding hate crimes. New York: Routledge.

    Although victimization of lesbians and gay men is not a new problem, its severity appears to be increasing. After several decades of denial and neglect, the problem of anti-gay violence has begun to receive some measure of societal recognition and response. Not only the lesbian and gay male communities but also mainstream religious, professional and civil rights groups have begun to condemn and attempt to deal with anti-gay violence.

    This powerful book, developed from a special issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence will stimulate thought, research and action on the problem of anti-gay violence. It presents an overview of the problem, discusses the context of anti-gay violence, focuses on both victims and perpetrators in subsequent parts and concludes with coverage of a variety of community responses across the nation. Each section opens with a survivor's actual story - first person accounts - to give the reader insight into the trauma and reality of this serious social problem.

    Timely and authoritative, Hate Crimes is urgent reading for students, academics and researchers in victimology, social policy, sociology, women's studies and psychology. (from Amazon.com)