Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are many times subject to discrimination, hate crimes or targeted for their identity.
In 2008, the Hate Violence Report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence showed 29 anti-LGBT murders were committed in 2008. In 2011, 211 people were murdered out of anti-transgender bias, according to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.
According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, statistics show that in schools, 14.2 percent of transgender students reported being physically assaulted while 30.4 percent experienced physical harassment.
However, Iowa State doesn’t seem to mirror national trends.