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West Village Anti Gay Hate Crime

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.

An Island Afar

Michael Clemens | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Clemens

I am an island slowly opening up and being shown that true beauty is in vulnerability. It's loving and being loved. It's in the eyes of that little shelter dog who teaches me every day that the meaning of life is in this moment right now.

Hatred, Meet Technology!

Nish Gera | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

If Mark Carson was not safe on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York City, then none of us is safe. New York is a city that worships diversity, the "non-normal" and the different.

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...

Equality's Brutal Backlash: The Murder of Mark Carson and the Rise in Violence Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We sometimes forget that getting laws passed and getting court rulings declared is, comparatively, the easy part. The hate is still out there, however, and the haters are getting more desperate. Our worst enemies right now are complacency and the seductive message that we've "arrived."

New York Man Killed In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE May 19 at 12:52 p.m. EST: A New York Times report has identified the victim as Mark Carson, 32, and the suspect as 33-year-old Elliot Morales. ...