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Human Trafficking and the LGBTQI Community

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September, 2016
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)
During the five-year period between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015, the NHTRC hotline received a total of 246 substantive calls from transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Substantive calls exclude hang-ups, wrong numbers, declined calls, missed calls, and calls in which the NHTRC could not determine the caller’s reason for calling. During the same time period the hotline responded to 304 cases (incidents) of human trafficking involving the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex) community in the United States. The following report is based on these calls and cases.