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The Heartbreaking Reason This Opera Diva Was Inspired To Sing At Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Opera diva Joyce DiDonato took to the most appropriate stage possible -- New York's Stonewall Inn -- to honor victims of hate and intolerance in a hea...

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...

Quinn's Self-Defense

Eliot Armand Glenn | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliot Armand Glenn

In response to vicious hate crimes against LGBT New Yorkers, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn is sponsoring an insulting series of classes in "street smarts" and self-defense. As a policy response to these tragedies, Quinn's offer is inadequate and inappropriate.

Suspect In Anti-Gay NYC Hate Crime Shooting Enters Plea

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- A man accused of fatally shooting a gay man walking with a companion in New York City's Greenwich Village afterward claimed that he opened...

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...

I'm Personally Sending the Westboro Baptist Church to Hell

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

In the weeks leading up to Mark Carson's murder, my new play, GOD HATES THIS SHOW, was gaining steam. The piece imagines Shirley Phelps-Roper of Westboro Baptist Church infamy as having been banished to Hell and forced for all eternity to sing a cabaret act for an "evil" gay audience.

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.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

Cardinal Dolan Must Condemn Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

The Archdiocese of New York and Cardinal Timothy Dolan must issue clear condemnations of the violence that has taken place on New York's streets directed at the gay community.

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.

What Is the Endgame of the Anti-Gay Movement?

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

What people often fail to comprehend is that a colossal industry exists to demonize gay people, including numerous attempts to create conditions where homosexuals are imprisoned, assaulted and even murdered. And it is not just at the fringes of Christianity where calls for violence occur.

Why New York Gay Bashings Mean America Will Better Itself

Keli Goff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Keli Goff

Much like Matthew Shepard's death in 1998, the recent violence in New York will hopefully inspire some people who have been on the fence, and believe that LGBT rights is not their problem, to understand that regardless of your skin color, or sexual orientation, the fight for equal rights matters to all of us.

We Will Not Retreat in Fear: Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Spark Outrage, Sorrow and Rallying Cries

Chuck Gomez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

Could it be that with all this gay visibility, anti-gay sentiments are being stirred? Is homophobia a troubling sign of our times? Will it pass? Should gay leaders be scared, or will threats of violence only strengthen our community's resolve? If so, such resolve could be our rallying cry.

Safe: Thoughts On Tornadoes And Hate Violence

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

I find it hard to say the word "safe" this week without thinking about the anti-gay hate crimes that have been occurring in our community this year. I have reacted strongly to these acts, but I know that, in this case, I am like the New Yorkers who have never been directly affected by tornadoes.

Is Mark Carson's Death an Opportunity for a New Matthew Shepard Moment?

Aundaray Guess | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

It should be an alarm that alerts us to the complacency that has enveloped us and force us to refocus on anti-LGBT hate crimes. It should generate a renewed dialogue about why a gay man can be shot dead in plain sight in the street simply because of who he is.

Why Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Are Up: The Storm Before the Calm

Allison Hope | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I believe that we're seeing the tortured last battle of an anti-gay subset of our society that knows that it's losing the culture war. what do angry, ignorant people do when they feel that they no longer have control? They use their angry words, their fists, their guns and their knives.

A Tale of Two Birthdays: LGBTQ Violence

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

What will you do to push back? Will you sign a petition about the Boy Scouts or challenging the use of the word "tranny" at 7-Eleven? Will you march? Will you join an email list? Volunteer?

In Light Of Mark Carson Murder, NYC Schools Will Hold Anti-Hate Crime Event

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

In light of the apparent anti-gay murder that took place last Saturday in Greenwich Village, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is requir...

Lila Shapiro

'I'm Not F***ing Having It' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

On Monday night, two men in their 40s marched with thousands of New Yorkers just a few blocks from the historic inn where the modern gay-rights moveme...

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 ...

NYPD To Boost Security In Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Thousands marched the streets of Manhattan Monday to protest the killing of a gay man allegedly taunted with homophobic slurs –...

NYC Anti-Gay Hate Crime Suspect Charged

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sund...

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.