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Lila Shapiro

Acquittal In Kentucky Throws Fuel On Hate Crime Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Over the past 10 years, as gay rights advocates have pushed the government to take steps to protect gay people from hate crimes, those arguing for and...

Lila Shapiro

Hatred In Harlan's Hills

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. -- In the middle of an April night last year, a young gay man named Kevin Pennington crawled out of the woods in the remote hills o...

Lila Shapiro

Kentucky Cousins Face Life In Anti-Gay Attack, Testing Federal Hate Crime Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Kentucky cousins face possible life sentences if convicted of assaulting a gay man in an Appalachian park last year, a case which marks the first ...

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....