INSTITUTE INDEX: How politicians helped create a climate of hate for LGBT people

Number of people killed in the June 12 massacre at Pulse, an LGBT dance club in Orlando, Florida, by a man who reportedly expressed animus toward LGBT people and who may have been a gay or bisexual person himself: 49

Number of people injured in the shooting, which took place on the club’s Latin-themed night and whose victims were overwhelmingly Latino: more than 50

Rank of LGBT people among various minority groups most likely to be the targets of a hate crime, with transgender women of color at greatest risk: 1

Number of hate crimes reported nationally in 2014 that targeted people based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a figure that’s likely an underestimate as it’s based on local, non-mandatory reporting: 1,100

Number of anti-LGBT bills introduced in state legislatures last year, sparking rhetoric that demonizes LGBT people, portrays them as predators, and accuses them of threatening other people’s civil rights: 125

Number of anti-LGBT bills introduced this year: about 200

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