A story in today's Los Angeles Times details the disturbing fact that crimes against gay, lesbian and transgender people rose by an alarming 13 percent in 2010.
Among those killed was Colle Carpenter, a transgender Cal State Long Beach transgender student who was cornered in a campus restroom by an assailant who carved "It" on his chest.
These kinds of stories create grief and anger in those of us committed to equality for all people.
Remember, though, we are not powerless. Join us as we work to advance civil liberties for LGBT people in Montana and across the U.S. through public education, policy and the courts.