Author: Alexandra O'Toole

Alex O’Toole – Final Project

The LGBTQ+ community is a community that has long faced persecution and discrimination and hearing that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone– because it is not new information.

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It isn’t as if more people are suddenly becoming gay orĀ deciding to be gay, but they are becoming increasingly comfortable with themselves and the climate so that they can admit it now.

The LGBT Civil Rights Movement has been going on for a long time now and it is a fight that it still happening every day. This timeline offers just a sampling of what the LGBT community has done and has gone through over the past several decades.


Yes, as you can see, we as a nation have come a long way. However, that is not to say that we are in a completely safe and accepting society. We know that regardless of any strides or progress, that is absolutely not the case.

The following chart illustrates the breakdown of hate crimes based on sexual identity and gender identity, respectively. These are according to FBI findings for the year 2015.

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In 2015, law enforcement agencies reported 1,219 hate crime offenses based on sexual orientation bias, which is the total number represented in the above chart. Most of the groups identified in the first chart are pretty self-explanatory. “Mixed group” bias, however, refers to bias that was was prompted by an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender bias; it encompasses a larger group. Clearly though, still, gay men are facing the majority of bias. In 2015 alone they alone faced over 758 hateful assaults.

In the same year, of the single-bias incidents, 118 offenses were a result of gender-identity bias. Of those, 75 of them were anti-transgender and 43 were anti-gender non-conforming.

Something that people always say is that children are the future. If that is the case here, then things are looking up. Children today are being born into a society where it is more acceptable to be who you are. Statistics about LGBT youth show the discrimination that is still being faced by all age groups within the community, but also hope for the future.

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Assignment 6 – Alex O’Toole -First Try

For this assignment, I decided to use two different datasets to see how they correlate. I looked at the number of inmate arrests in a year and compared that to the number or inmate stabbings and slashing in a year to see if there was any correlation. As you can see, there appears to be some correlation there.
I went through, however, to change all of the dates using the excel- like we worked on together- and for some reason, the dates are not updating properly in my chart and I have no idea why. Let me know if you see anything in the code that I can/should fix to make this work. Thank you.

Assignment 4 – Alex O’Toole

I decided to make a chart that would visualize the top 22 Grammy winners of all time. The winners cover a wide range of the music industry– some winners you may recognize because they are more current/mainstream, while others you may not.

Assignment 3- Alex O’Toole

As somebody who wants to work in the entertainment industry, I figured it would only be appropriate to do a timeline from within this industry… cue Brangelina relationship timeline.