By Fred Lucas
(CNSNews.com) – The Justice Department will be issuing a grant targeting homosexual victims of crimes, citing a lack of “culturally competent services” for the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer/Questioning” or “LGBTQ” at mainstream victim assistance agencies.
The White House made the announcement late Thursday. A key Democratic constituency, the gay community has frequently criticized the Obama administration for not moving quickly enough on the lobby’s legislative agenda – primarily on the gay marriage issue.
However, Obama has signed legislation eliminating the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell rule for homosexuals in the military, and including gays as a protected class under a federal hate crimes law. Click here to read more.