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Anti Gay Violence

Identifying a Hate Crime

A.J. Walkley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Acts of hate against members of the LGBT+ community are happening constantly, from the mild to the egregious.

Use Your Words

Sharon Stapel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Sharon Stapel

We have to understand that words matter. Calls for equality lead to equality. Calls for death lead to death. Using gay as an epithet may no longer be legally shameful, but it still leads to violence, suicide, murder.

Laura Bassett

Romney Bullying Story Creates Awkward Timing For House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Last week's blockbuster report in the Washington Post that Mitt Romney bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school creates a bit of uncomfortable ...

U.S. Issues First Anti-Gay Hate Crime Indictment

Posted 04.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A U.S. federal grand jury has issued the first-ever indictment to charge a violation of the sexual orientation section of the federal hate crimes law....

Anti-LGBT Violence In Washington D.C. Neighborhood Leaves 3 Hospitalized

Posted 03.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Three Washington D.C.-based residents are hospitalized this week after what has been deemed a "spate of LGBT violence" in the Columbia Heights neighbo...

Minnesota School District Fights Back Against Anti-Gay Bullying Claims Made In Rolling Stone

Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota school district is fighting back in the wake of a controversial Rolling Stone article which drew attention to its treatment of lesbian, ga...

Chuck Norris: The 'Action Hero' Who Won't Stand Up to Real Injustice

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Chuck Norris is an action movie star -- and a bad one. But he should stay that way. His forays into politics reveal his basic ignorance. He has penne...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 2.0

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names: "queer," "dickhead," "fruit," "fairy," "faggot," "ho-ho-homo," "retard," "douche," "gay," "tranny," "pussy," "sissy boy." They hit him and shoved him, and spit their reindeer spit on him.

We Are All Matthew Shepard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Thirteen years ago Matthew Shepard was clinging to life as a result of a brutal, anti-gay attack. It was only a few weeks prior to Matthew's attack that I was contemplating suicide, having endured years of anti-gay bullying and torment.

Marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Paul LeGendre | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Paul LeGendre

The challenges remain daunting, but it is worth remembering, too, where there has been progress and where the rights community has come together to confront homophobia and transphobia.

The Sudden Rise of a Pro-Gay Foreign Policy in the United States

Javier Corrales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Javier Corrales

Obama is often criticized for betraying gay rights. Yet, on an unnoticed front, the administration has actually gone far beyond anything ever promised.

WATCH: Beck Condemns Anti-Gay Bronx Attacks: 'A Whole New Level Of Evil'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck returned to his television show Wednesday with a lengthy, impassioned condemnation of the brutal anti-gay assault and torture of two teenag...

Horror in the Bronx: How They Could Have Done It

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

In part, the events in the Bronx are a symptom of this trickle-down fear. It remains to be seen if this ugly virus spreads further or, perhaps, is instead serving to immunize the host.

Reflections From a Colleague -- Justice and Community Building

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kavita N. Ramdas

I was deeply moved by this piece that my friend and colleague, Yasmin Qureshi, wrote. It spoke to me in the aftermath of the outrageous responses I h...

LGBT People Need to Take the Fight Back to School

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Blaze

DADT repeal and same-sex marriage won't solve the problem of homophobic bullying in schools -- solutions to this problem are going to have to focus on schools themselves.

Faith, Hope And Love: Ending LGBT Teen Suicide

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Regardless of one's view about sexual ethics, family values, or same-sex marriage, I believe that encouraging or contributing to violence against LGBT people, either directly or indirectly, is the true sin against nature and creation.

Gay Men's Bodies Desecrated In Africa

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THIES, Senegal — Even death cannot stop the violence against gays in this corner of the world any more. Madieye Diallo's body had only been in ...

Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado Murder: LGBT Solidarity In Puerto Rico

gaycitynews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two months after Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, a 19-year-old gay activist and college student, was brutally murdered in Puerto Rico, five members of the...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Gay Evangelicals Attempt To Distance Themselves From Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill They Inspired

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Times article leaves out the perhaps important part where Scott Lively "prays" that his campaign is like a massive explosion that kills tens of thousands of people in a disintegrating rain of atomic fire.

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Rises: Report

Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following a gay pride weekend marked by hate-motivated violence, advocates in New York City plan a press conference on Wednesday morning to ...

Gay bias killings in US highest since 1999: Advocacy Group

AP | MARCUS FRANKLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people killed in bias-motivated incidents increased by 28 percent in 2008 compar...

Gay Weddings and 32 Funerals: Remembering the UpStairs Lounge Fire

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

To fully understand recent events, it's important to remember a tragedy that happened thirty-five years ago, and how much things have changed for gays and lesbians since then.