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Gay Couple Holding Hands Allegedly Suffers Brutal Attack By Six Men In NYC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices

In a summer that has seen a devastatingly high rate of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in New York City, two more ...

What We See in Russia: Blood and Sacrifice

David Gudelunas | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
David Gudelunas

Think seeing a lot of red equal signs is powerful? Try looking at images of soldiers brutally beating a gay kid. Talking about the horrific acts is one thing, but seeing them is a far more powerful thing that even the most distracted among us cannot avoid.

Think First, Act Second to Support LGBT Equality in Russia

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

By organizing international condemnation of Putin's anti-LGBT policies and other human rights abuses, we could impact Russia and deter other leaders from considering a similar path.

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...

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...

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...

This Man Faces An Anti-Gay Nightmare In Zimbabwe

Erasing 76 Crimes | Colin Stewart | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

He walks with a sturdy strut. Oblivious that this cold winter afternoon thrusts its devilish chill onto his skin, much of it bare. He cannot afford a...

Is This Pennsylvania Man's Home Being Vandalized Because Daughter Is Gay?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania man says he believes his home is being targeted by vandals because his daughter is openly gay. As WPXI Channel 11 reports, John Nam...

LOOK: Comparing The Anti-Gay Laws In Africa

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices

-- In December 2011, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum instructing federal agencies to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and tran...

Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Was 'Acting Tough,' Says Suspect

Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

By Irene Plagianos MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The man charged with gunning down a gay man in Greenwich Village last month allegedly told polic...

Lila Shapiro

Activists Demand Answers To Claims Of Anti-Gay Police Violence In NYC | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Just a few weeks after city council Speaker Christine Quinn announced that the New York City Police Department would step up police presence following...

Three Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Rattle Ohio's LGBT Community

Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may continue to be rattled after a series of alleged hate crimes. Now, however, a s...

WATCH: Disturbing Video Shows Gay Men Being Allegedly Harassed By NYPD Officers

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A disturbing video which allegedly shows New York police officers attacking three gay men has riled local advocacy organizations. The Village Voic...

In Wake Of Hate Crimes, NYC's LGBT Community Offered Free Unique Way To Protect Itself

Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has responded to a disturbing spate of alleged anti-gay attacks in the area by offering a series of free self...

Did Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Fuel Alleged Hate Crime?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

* Investigators says man was killed because he was gay * Follows killing of a gay man last month * Activists say bill to...

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

Don't End the War on Terror

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Harvey Fierstein

When we excuse homophobia as a matter of opinion instead of treating it as a destructive social illness, we invite fear to explode into violence. How often are the perpetrators of hate crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.

WATCH: Alleged Victim In NYC Gay Hate Crime Speaks Out

Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest victim in what appears to be a spate of violent crimes allegedly targeting New York's gay community is speaking out about the experience. ...

NYC Activist Attacked In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York teen has been charged in an alleged attack on a local rights activist in what appears to be the latest in spate of disturbing assaults targ...

We Must Target the Origins of Homophobic Violence: Religion, Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Although the increasing visibility of LGBT people and gains in equality may be associated with short-term rises in homophobic violence, these changes are merely triggers. We must move beyond superficial and individualistic analyses of such heinous events and target their root causes.

Silence, Noise and Hate Crimes

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

I finally saw a map depicting the last six instances of gay-targeting hate crimes in Manhattan since April 1. Young men beaten into unconsciousness. Killed. All in places that I've considered part of my home, or my neighborhood, or where I've met friends time and time again.

Hatred, Meet Technology!

Nish Gera | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

If Mark Carson was not safe on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York City, then none of us is safe. New York is a city that worships diversity, the "non-normal" and the different.

Two MORE Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Allegedly Committed In NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Hours after New Yorkers rallied in response to a spate of gay-bashing that's resulted in one death and fueled concern about hate crim...