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New York Hate Crimes

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Assault

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — The death of transgender woman assaulted on a New York City street last week was ruled a homicide Friday as hate crimes task force de...

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,...

The South, Reexamined

Jordan Reeves | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Jordan Reeves

I'm from Hueytown, Alabama. It's smack dab in the middle of Dixie, so it's fine if I say something about the south -- it's part of me. But these loaded questions from people who've never been there -- where do these ideas come from?

LOOK: New Report Reveals Disturbing Hate Crime Data

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program has released its annual Hate Violence Report, and the results are nothing short of alarming. While...

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...

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 ...

Gay Couple Attacked By Basketball Fans In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York gay couple attacked near Madison Square Garden over the weekend believes they were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Nick P...

What Happened When Children Were To Blame For A Hate Crime

J.W. Harvey | Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

Even children in this city act first because they risk being targeted themselves. But aggression turns to hate when action supercedes rationalization, analysis, and compassion. Knowing that, we must respond to hate with what it lacks: understanding.

Safe Communities Start With Each of Us

Deepa Iyer | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime
Deepa Iyer

A friend posted this on her Facebook feed last week: "This warning is to everyone but more specifically my hijab/niqab-wearing sisters -- please be careful, don't stand too close to the train tracks, we need to be on high alert."

Two Arrested For Gay Hate Crime at Stonewall Inn

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled...

Alleged Cabbie Stabber Indicted

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An arts student accused of slashing a Muslim taxi driver's neck has been indicted on hate-crime charges, prosecutors said Monday as t...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Gets $30,000 In Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif hoped he could garner more than sympathy after he was stabbed by a passenger last week. The long-time cabbie asked the New York Taxi Wor...

Michael Enright, Cab Driver Slasher Suspect, Taken To Psych Ward

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections off...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Meets With Bloomberg

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Muslim cab driver whose face and throat were slashed in a suspected hate crime attack appeared with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thur...

Sam Stein

Man In Cab Driver Slashing Shot 'Funny Or Die' Video, PTSD Shorts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Well before he was accused of slashing a Muslim cab driver across the neck, Michael Enright, the 21-year-old college student now charged with the crim...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver: I Pleaded For My Life (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif, the cab driver who was stabbed for being Muslim, says he pleaded with his attacker for his life. Ahmed Sharif spoke to reporters on Wed...

Paterson Ties Cabbie Stabbing To Park51 Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson sees a connection between the stabbing of Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif and the fervor over the proposed Islamic Center near ground zer...

Omar Rivera Urinated On Mosque Floor: Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*UPDATE AT BOTTOM* In another brazen anti-Muslim incident, a man wandered into a mosque in Queens Wednesday night, shouting racial slurs and urinat...

Michael Enright, Alleged Muslim Cab Driver Stabber, Belonged To Pro-Park51 Group (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES* Michael Enright is not who you'd expect him to be. The man accused of stabbing New York City cab driver Ahmed H. Sharif af...

Michael Enright Charged With Hate Crime: Ahmed Sharif, Muslim Cab Driver, Attacked For Religion

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student who did volunteer work in Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with slashing a taxi driver's neck and face after the d...