Potential Increase in Hate Crimes Against Transgender People, Says Kevin Nadal

Associate Professor Kevin Nadal (GC/John Jay, Psychology), the Executive Director of CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, said he feared there could “definitely be an increase in hate crimes against trans and queer people” under a Trump administration.
“When candidates who demonstrate hate are elected, they give similarly minded people the permission to act on that hate,” Nadal told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, according to an article published by The Huffington Post.
The article focused on the increase in murders of transgender people, which rose to a record this year. Twenty-four transgendered people have been murdered in 2016, compared with 22 last year, according to the advocacy group GLAAD.
Nadal’s research focuses primarily on multicultural issues in psychology, particularly on understanding the impacts of microaggressions on people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals. In addition to leading CLAGS, he is the President of the Asian American Psychological Association.

Read a Q&A with Nadal

Submitted on: DEC 13, 2016

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