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Anti Gay Hate Crimes

How Hate Happens

Jason Cohen | Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Cohen

For the past year and half I have worked on a documentary entitled Facing Fear, which tells the story of a gay teenager who was beaten by neo-Nazis and left for dead. Like Sasha Fleischman, Matthew Boger was attacked because of his perceived sexual orientation.

Man Allegedly Attacked Lesbian Sister With A Crowbar Because She Disgraced Muslim Family

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A 20-year-old Muslim man in Nebraska stands accused of a hate crime after allegedly attacking his sister with a crowbar because she is a lesbian. ...

Halloween Hate Crime? Three Gay Men Say They Were Attacked While In Drag

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Three Oregon men say they were brutally attacked on Halloween night because they are gay -- and were dressed in drag. As KATU is reporting, Dustin...

Straight Nebraska Man Allegedly Beaten After Defending His Gay Friends

Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A Nebraska man was left bruised and bloody after allegedly being beaten by three men who had initially been harassing his two gay friends. As WOWT...

What the Attack on Scott Jones Tells Us About Fear and Courage

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

That young man who stabbed Jones carries with him a darkness that speaks to its own kind of pain but he chose to embrace the darkness and his voice will remain as small as the whisper he cowardly uttered. Not Jones'. Not ours.

Gay Man Left Paralyzed After Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Canadian man has reportedly been left paralyzed after a brutal Oct. 12 attack. According to CBC News, 27-year-old Scott Jones remains in cr...

15 Years Without Matt, and the Road Forward

Judy Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Shepard

Fifteen years ago we were in Fort Collins, Colo., at the hospital with Matt, praying for a peaceful end to his suffering. At that point we were aware that he would never wake up from the coma he was in as a result of the beating that he'd received at the hands of then-unknown assailants.

Hatred in God's Name

Brad Crelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Crelia

I know that boys like the young man who closed his eyes for the last time on that desolate fence and the boy whom my mother worried for years ago will be fine because of mothers like Judy Shepard and mine. Here are my mom's thoughts on her own gay son.

WATCH: New Web Series Tackles NYC's Recent Anti-Gay Violence

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The popular web series "Whatever this is.” is tackling New York's recent spate of anti-gay violence in its latest episode. In "Ghost Cheaters," ...

Did This Wisconsin Teen Target Her Neighbors' Home Because They Were Gay?

Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A Wisconsin teen has been jailed after allegedly attacking a gay couple in her neighborhood with homophobic slurs and vandalizing their Racine home. ...

Where Do We Go From Here? (Hate Crimes on the Pier)

Amor Boykin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amor Boykin

The hate crimes, violence, and stigma against LGBTQ people must stop! That is why GMHC's Outstanding Beautiful Brothers program was created, to help young men of color who have sex with men stay healthy and receive support.

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

Gay Texas Man Requires Plastic Surgery After Alleged Hate Crime Attack

Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Texas man required plastic surgery after being brutally beaten by a stranger he reportedly connected with on the social networking app MeetMe. ...

WATCH: 13-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime In Ohio

Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest in what appears to be a disturbing spate of alleged hate crimes targeting Ohio's gay community has been caught on tape. As FOX 8 is rep...

'That's a Man!'

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

We must face the fact that in the year 2013, despite or maybe in part because of the progress that we have seen in marriage equality and LGBTQ rights, it is dangerous for a gay or transgender person to walk down the street in any city or town in the United States of America.

Denver Man Needs Reconstructive Surgery After Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Denver man says a brutal attack he endured over the Labor Day holiday was a hate crime. As ABC 7 reports, Jared Olson says he and two friend...

Could Brutal Labor Day Attack Be The Latest In An Anti-Gay Crime Spate In Ohio?

Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man claims he was beaten by a large group of men in Cleveland over Labor Day weekend in what he's described as a hate crime. According to NB...

I Hadn't Been Called the F-word Since High School -- Until Last Week

Brian Douglas Kennedy | Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Douglas Kennedy

On a recent Saturday morning, while walking my dog down a quiet, tree-lined street in my Manhattan neighborhood, I heard a loogie being hocked. I thought nothing of it -- until a mixture of saliva and snot landed directly in front of my pooch's paws.

Gay Couple Allegedly Targeted In NYC Hate Crime Speak Out

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Two New York City-based gay men who were allegedly attacked outside of Madison Square Garden are speaking out about their experiences. Nick Porto,...

LOOK: Gay Man Brutally Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime In Seattle

Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The Seattle Police Department is reportedly investigating the Aug. 5 beating of a local gay man as a hate crime. Jason Jacobs told KOMO News he wa...

Gay Activist's Home, Flag Vandalized In New Orleans

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A gay activist in New Orleans says somebody tore a rainbow flag from his balcony and spray-painted a slur on the house he and his partn...

Another Twist For NYC's Anti-Gay Hate Crime Suspect

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

By Andrea Swalec, DNAInfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The man charged with gunning down a gay man in a vicious Greenwich Villag...

Gender-Nonconforming Teen 'Chopped And Stabbed' To Death

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A "cross-dressing" teen was allegedly "chopped and stabbed" to death by a mob in Jamaica earlier this week, according to local media reports. Dway...

Four Men Arrested After Another New York Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Four suspects in an alleged anti-gay hate crime in New York have been arrested. NBC 4 New York reports the suspects began punching, kicking and sh...

Gay Teen To Lose Leg After Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Chilean teen will reportedly lose his leg after being attacked in an alleged hate crime. San Diego Gay & Lesbian News cited a translated ver...