November 30, 2022

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Anti-LGBTQ crimes skyrocket in Colorado; Brianna Titone, Andy Pico respond

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DENVER (KDVR) — Hate crimes against the LGBTQ community in Colorado have increased by 380% from 2018 to 2021.

On Colorado Point of View this week, host Matt Mauro discusses that dramatic increase with the state’s first transgender lawmaker, Rep. Brianna Titone, and Rep. Andy Pico, of Colorado Springs.

The lawmakers were asked whether they thought the rising violence against the LGBTQ community is linked to anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in the public sphere.

“I have no doubt that there’s a correlation there, because the proof is in the statistics. More crimes, more rhetoric,” said Titone, a Democrat who represents District 27 in Jefferson County. “You don’t need to insult people, you don’t need to put them down, you don’t need to go there. You can disagree with…

Lanie Lee Cook

2022-11-24 19:39:31

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