Hate Crimes: The Psychology Behind Homophobia

June is Pride Month. The sexual and gender minority communities are affirming their right to happiness, safety, equal rights and protections under the law, and an existence free of regulated bigotry and discrimination. However, many still do not understand why laws specifically addressing hate crimes, especially against the sexual and gender minority communities, exist or why they are important. In this post, we explore one of America’s most tragic homophobic hate crimes and the laws, movements and attitudes that it inspired. Read more at http://newlatina.net/hate-crimes-the-psychology-behind-homophobia/