Questions about Sexual Orientation hate crimes?

When did Gay hate crimes start to happen/become common?

How have they changed in the past 50 years?

(If you have sources of the information, include because its for school)

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well, I know in the UK hate crime against gay is illegal now but I researched about the past and it was really appalling.

    In the 1950s for example gays were subject to much abuse and even beatings. There was nothing they could do about it cause even the police were nasty to gays. Even in the 1960s with all the hippies and stuff being gay was still treated bad. They used to send them on these sexual aversion causes as well. Trying to convert them to straight. You could go to prison for any sex with someone of the same gender, even in the privacy of your own home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jeff said it best.

    To add:

    "Defined in the 1999 National Crime Victim Survey, "A hate crime is a criminal offense. In the United States federal prosecution is possible for hate crimes committed on the basis of a person's race, religion, or nation origin when engaging in a federally protected activity." In 2009, the Matthew Shepard Act added perceived gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability to the federal definition, and dropped the prerequisite that the victim be engaging in a federally-protected activity."


    Well, the change is 50 years ago, it wasn't a specified act; Today it is. Back then it was "boys will be boys" and "it's just how we were raised" and all that bullshite excuses.

  • Jeff P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Unfortunately, what is now referred to as "hate crime" by many is also referred to as "the good old days" by others.

    Hate crimes have existed for as long as human beings have existed. We have only just begun to recognize how savage and worthy of additional punishment their perpetrators are in recent times.

  • 4 years ago

    good now its a undeniable fact that maximum hate crimes are simply by faith. definite there are hate crimes in the different factors yet faith is variety one. while there is torture and an excellent form of wars over faith it may could desire to be the ideal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    since religion appeared on the face of the earth! and that's a loooong time ago!

  • 1 decade ago

    they started to happen when the first idiot said, hey i'm gay, and as long as that happens then kicking gay guy's a.s.s will be common as well

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