No, There’s No Evidence of a Murder Wave Targeting Gay Americans


Walter Olson writes at Quillette:

Even one murder is too many, but none of these four narrations – in fact, none of the 20 – has an obvious link at all to hate groups or to national political tensions, as Signorile devotes much of his column to implying. Much less does anything in the report document a plot to kill gay men, fueled by organized haters, that has succeeded in quadrupling the murder rate.

Yet many readers will be petrified with fear at such a report, which may be one reason at least one large gay nonprofit, Victory Fund, has already been citing the study in fundraising outreach.

The more you scare, after all, the more they’ll share – and donate.

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