We may hesitate to conclude that it's an act of violence to deny that someone exists or that he or she is real. So much damage has been done, though, by denying that people are who they say they are and their rights can be compromised as a result. This may be a quiet violence, but it cuts to the very core of what "human" even means in the context of human rights. Evangelical Christianity has been increasingly guilty of this during the past five decades, and I call out a podcast that I've praised in the past as a frustrating example.
Different Drummer: Harvey Milk
Human Sexuality Is Complicated