Lesbians and Hate Crimes

  title={Lesbians and Hate Crimes},
  author={Elizabeth E. Bartle},
  journal={Journal of Poverty},
  pages={23 - 43}
ABSTRACT This paper challenges the assumption that because lesbians report fewer hate crimes, they experience few hate crimes compared to gay men. Through content analysis of congressional hearings and personal accounts, five themes emerged that will help practitioners and researchers understand how lesbians' experiences of hate crimes differ from gay men's experiences. These themes are (1) lesbian visibility: identification of victims; (2) creating an atmosphere for hate crimes; (3) places and… 

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