In Equality Virginia’s 2019 climate survey, hate crimes was listed as one of the top concerns among LGBTQ Virginians, with nearly 1 in 4 respondents reporting discrimination relating to their personal safety, like street harassment and interpersonal violence. Because of the nationwide increase of anti-LGBT hate crimes, it is important that survivors and advocates have more tools in the form of legal protections. Now that the Governor has signed this legislation into law, Virginia is the 21st state to add LGBTQ hate crimes protections. Join us to learn more about these important updates. Speakers will include Delegate Ken Plum, Delegate Rip Sullivan, Attorney General Mark Herring, Ebony Kirkland with the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, and Jonathan Yglesias with the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance.