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Anti Gay Hate Crimes

Thousands Protests Anti-Gay Hate Crime In NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The killing of a gay man who police say was taunted with homophobic slurs drew thousands of people to the scene of the crime to restore a ...

Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Mark Carson's murder highlights the shortcomings of a rights-based, marriage-based approach to LGBT equality, and cries out for deeper, and more difficult, forms of engagement.

I Want to Be Safe in NYC But I Feel Like a Monster

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Over her french fries and diet Coke a 5-year-old girl saw me become a monster and learned what hate was. When my wife kisses me goodbye in front of my office in midtown, I feel that little girl's stare over and over, but aged 30 years.

New York Man Killed In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE May 19 at 12:52 p.m. EST: A New York Times report has identified the victim as Mark Carson, 32, and the suspect as 33-year-old Elliot Morales. ...

Homophobia And Transphobia Matter To Everyone: Commemorating The International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia

Ryan Ubuntu Olson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Ubuntu Olson

On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

Gay Man Assaulted Outside Popular NYC Bar: Report

Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man was allegedly attacked outside of a popular New York nightspot in what appears to be a spate of citywide assaults. ABC 7 reports that th...

Anti-Gay Hate In NYC: It's Time To Rally

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Last week in Manhattan two anti-gay assaults were reported. Despite the fact that New York state legalized same-sex marriage in 2011, and that New York City has a very large LGBT population, last week's events are a sad reminder that homophobia is still alive and thriving in this city.

Russian Man 'Raped With Beer Bottles,' Tortured To Death For Being Gay

Agence France Presse | Anna Smolchenko | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said Sunday, amid growing fears by rights group...

Gay Couple Attacked By Basketball Fans In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York gay couple attacked near Madison Square Garden over the weekend believes they were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Nick P...

Remembering the Victims of Gay Hate Crimes Until Justice Comes

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Had Ryan Keith Skipper (1981-2007) not been murdered in one of the most heinous anti-gay hate crimes in the history of Florida, he would be celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

Anti-Gay Violence Rattles France Ahead Of Marriage Equality Bill

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a Lille gay bar, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, amid nationwid...

LOOK: The Pansy Project Beautifully Memorializes Homophobic Incidents On The Streets

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Paul Harfleet began The Pansy Project to mark his encounters with homophobia in Manchester, UK. The artist, 39, plants pansies to memorialize the loca...

Lesbian Who Faked Anti-Gay Hate Crime To Serve Week In Jail

Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The Nebraska-based lesbian woman who shockingly staged an anti-gay hate crime has been sentenced to a week in jail. The Lincoln Journal-Star repor...

Father Allegedly Sets Fire To HIV-Positive Gay Son In Peru

Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

A Peruvian father faces allegations that he doused his son with gasoline and set him on fire after learning the 22-year-old was gay and HIV-positive. ...

The Hate Crime And The Kid: A Video Interview

J.W. Harvey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

After posting "What Happened When Children Were to Blame for a Hate Crime," popular YouTube "vlogger" Hank Chen reached out to say, "Hey, let me interview you on camera and give you a chance to respond to everything that has happened since that night."

Anti-Gay Assaults Surge In France

Agence France Presse | Marianne Barriaux | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Wilfred de Bruijn's face is bloated, seeped in blood, his bruised right eye shut tight, his tooth broken -- the victim of a brutal attack in Paris whi...

Michelle Shocked, This Is What It Truly Means To Be Silenced By Fear

Jackie Gardina | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

LGBT people wear invisible duct tape over our mouths every day -- not as a publicity stunt but as a mode a survival. We remain silent to avoid personal and familial rejection, to keep our jobs and our homes and to protect our physical safety. Our fear is real.

Gay British Teen Dies After Being Set On Fire At Birthday Party

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

A young British man has been convicted of manslaughter after killing a gay teen by setting him on fire. The BBC reports that 20-year-old Jordan She...

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK. It's not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means.

LGBT People Of Color: Our Lives Are Valuable

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Matthew Shepard. Charles Howard. Teena Brandon. In the LGBT community these are names and tragic stories that made national headlines. But how many of us are familiar with Sakia Gunn? Tiffany Berry? Micheal J. Sandy? Roberto Pancho Duncanson?

WATCH: Was This Brutal Beating Of California Man An Anti-Gay Hate Crime?

Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The brutal beating of a Sacramento man is being investigated by local authorities as an anti-gay hate crime. The Sacramento Press reports the vict...

What Happened When Children Were To Blame For A Hate Crime

J.W. Harvey | Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

Even children in this city act first because they risk being targeted themselves. But aggression turns to hate when action supercedes rationalization, analysis, and compassion. Knowing that, we must respond to hate with what it lacks: understanding.

When Enough Is Enough!

Shari Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Shari Johnson

Many people are parroting what they have heard about the LGBT community and have no idea what they are talking about. I was one of those people. They also tend to fear what they don't understand.

Gay Man Beaten Unconscious In Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man is in the hospital this week after being beaten unconscious -- a brutal attack those who were with him say was motivated by homophobia. ...

WATCH: Gay Man's Altercation With Passerby Who Called Him 'Faggot' Gets Physical

Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Amateur video footage of a New York-based gay man's altercation with a passerby who called him a "faggot" is making the blogosphere rounds. Astori...