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Anti Gay Hate Crime

Elderly Florida Man Slapped With Hate Crime Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire To Lesbians' Home

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A elderly Florida man faces charges of a hate crime, arson and attempted second-degree murder after allegedly trying to burn down the home of his neig...

Texas Dentist Makes Awesome Move For Victim Of Gay Pride Attack

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas dentist is being praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates nationwide after providing free dental care to the ...

NYC Theater Journalist Requires Brain Surgery After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Authorities are investigating an alleged attack on an openly gay journalist just blocks from New York's Times Square as a possible hate crime. Ran...

Tennessee Man Who Claimed To Be Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Charged With Making False Report

Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Tennessee man who claimed to have been robbed and beaten inside his health food shop has been charged with filing a false report. The Paris ...

Why The Definition Of 'Hate Crime' Angers Turkish Gay Rights Groups

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A Turkish university cancelled a panel on gay rights after it came under harsh criticism from Islamic extremists who branded the event as "immoral", a...

Teen Banned From Shopping Mall After Allegedly Being Attacked Because He's Gay

Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay New Mexico teen says he's been banned from Albuquerque's Coronado Mall for fighting after allegedly being brutally attacked. The 14-year-old...

Health Food Store Owner Beaten Unconscious In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE Dec. 29, 2013: The Paris Post-Intelligencer is reporting that Williams has been arrested and charged with making a false report. Read more a...

Man Allegedly Attacked Lesbian Sister With A Crowbar Because She Disgraced Muslim Family

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A 20-year-old Muslim man in Nebraska stands accused of a hate crime after allegedly attacking his sister with a crowbar because she is a lesbian. ...

Straight Nebraska Man Allegedly Beaten After Defending His Gay Friends

Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A Nebraska man was left bruised and bloody after allegedly being beaten by three men who had initially been harassing his two gay friends. As WOWT...

What the Attack on Scott Jones Tells Us About Fear and Courage

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

That young man who stabbed Jones carries with him a darkness that speaks to its own kind of pain but he chose to embrace the darkness and his voice will remain as small as the whisper he cowardly uttered. Not Jones'. Not ours.

Gay Man Left Paralyzed After Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Canadian man has reportedly been left paralyzed after a brutal Oct. 12 attack. According to CBC News, 27-year-old Scott Jones remains in cr...

WATCH: New Web Series Tackles NYC's Recent Anti-Gay Violence

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The popular web series "Whatever this is.” is tackling New York's recent spate of anti-gay violence in its latest episode. In "Ghost Cheaters," ...

Did This Wisconsin Teen Target Her Neighbors' Home Because They Were Gay?

Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A Wisconsin teen has been jailed after allegedly attacking a gay couple in her neighborhood with homophobic slurs and vandalizing their Racine home. ...

Gay Texas Man Requires Plastic Surgery After Alleged Hate Crime Attack

Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Texas man required plastic surgery after being brutally beaten by a stranger he reportedly connected with on the social networking app MeetMe. ...

Elderly Man Allegedly Killed For 'Blowing Kisses' In Anti-Gay Hate Crime (UPDATE)

THe Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story and many other sources referred to the victim as "Edward Orozco" but now it appears his name is in fac...

WATCH: 13-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime In Ohio

Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest in what appears to be a disturbing spate of alleged hate crimes targeting Ohio's gay community has been caught on tape. As FOX 8 is rep...

Could Brutal Labor Day Attack Be The Latest In An Anti-Gay Crime Spate In Ohio?

Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man claims he was beaten by a large group of men in Cleveland over Labor Day weekend in what he's described as a hate crime. According to NB...

LOOK: Gay Man Brutally Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime In Seattle

Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The Seattle Police Department is reportedly investigating the Aug. 5 beating of a local gay man as a hate crime. Jason Jacobs told KOMO News he wa...

Gay Activist's Home, Flag Vandalized In New Orleans

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A gay activist in New Orleans says somebody tore a rainbow flag from his balcony and spray-painted a slur on the house he and his partn...

Lila Shapiro

Activists Demand Answers To Claims Of Anti-Gay Police Violence In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Just a few weeks after city council Speaker Christine Quinn announced that the New York City Police Department would step up police presence following...

LOOK: Gay Activist's Car Vandalized With Swastikas In Possible Hate Crime

Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The vandalism of a Kentucky-based gay rights activist's car is reportedly being investigated as a hate crime. As WHAS 11 is reporting, Fairness Cam...

WATCH: Was This Gay Oregon Man A Victim Of A Brutal Hate Crime?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Five arrests have been made after what some allege was an anti-gay hate crime in Oregon. As KGW News is reporting, 24-year-old Adam Salnardi was a...

Gay Teen's Home Vandalized In Apparent Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida teen came home last weekend to find an unpleasant surprise waiting for him: Vandals had covered the inside and outside of his mobile home in...

Anti-Gay Road Rage: 71-Year-Old Charged With Beating Woman WIth Steering Wheel Lock

Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices

An elderly Washington state resident has been slapped with anti-gay hate crime allegations after what started off as a simple fender-bender spiraled i...

I Was Attacked For Being Gay

Richie Covington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Richie Covington

I always thought hate crimes were much more serious, but I found out later that my state's hate crime laws do not apply to crimes committed against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In Alabama? Go figure.