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Gay Hate Crimes

Police Investigating Two Possible Hate Crimes From SF Pride Weekend

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 (Reuters) - Police are investigating two physical attacks during San Francisco's gay pride celebration over the weekend as pos...

How Hate Happens

Jason Cohen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

City Of Cleveland Asks Gay Bar Targeted By Hate Crimes To Stop Calling The Police So Much

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the wake of a series of neighborhood hate crimes targeting Ohio's gay community, the City of Cleveland sent a letter this week to the owner of gay ...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Marissa Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

The Hate Crime And The Kid: A Video Interview

J.W. Harvey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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."

Bail Raised For Teen Accused Of Savagely Beating Gay Classmate

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | San Francisco

DAVIS, Calif. — Bail has been raised nearly sevenfold to $520,000 for a teenager facing hate crime allegations in the brutal beating of a Northe...

This Mother's Day, Let's Stand Together To Protect Our LGBT Children

Elke Kennedy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elke Kennedy

I am reaching out to other moms who might or might not accept of the fact that their son or daughter is gay. Most of you do not know what it is like to receive a phone call like I got at 4:30 a.m. telling me that something had happened to my child.

WATCH: Gay Oklahoma Teen Launches Facebook Effort To Change State Laws After Brutal Attack

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Oklahoma teen is speaking out after being beaten unconscious amidst a flurry of homophobic slurs at a party over the weekend. As Fox 23 is repo...

Controversy Brews As Three Lesbians Are Charged With Hate Crime For Allegedly Attacking Gay Man

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In Boston last week a gay man alleged that he was attacked by a group of teenage girls because of his sexuality. This weekend another gay man from ...

Why the GLBT Community Gets Burned

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Attacks involving arson are wrought with meaning; the offender wants there to be no doubt that this violence was intentional. In the case of hate crimes, it's a warning: this is what happens when you are gay.

They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us (Sometimes)

Tracy Baim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tracy Baim

We have seen major successes, but this progress is overshadowed by continued harassment and even murder. So it's hard to get excited about a new report showing that Americans are moving "dramatically toward acceptance of homosexuality."