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Anti Gay Hate Crimes

Why This Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Just Received A Prison Sentence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Family members, friends and a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the alleged victim of an ...

Gay San Francisco Man's Death Being Investigated As A Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay San Francisco man was taken off life support Aug. 13 after being severely beaten in an alleged hate crime. Police are investigating the death...

Mom Accused Of Doing Horrific Things To Daughter For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian. ...

What Hillary Clinton Said About LGBT Rights That You Need to Hear

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Clinton made the hard choice to defend the human rights of the international LGBT community and, in her interview with Terry Gross, she reminds us that none of us lives on an island. We are a global community. It is not enough to fight for equality at home.

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...

Suspect Allegedly Yelled 'I F**king Hate Faggots' Before Attacking Gay Couple

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The victims of an alleged anti-gay attack which took place in a New York subway station are speaking out about the experience for the first time. ...

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 ...

Alleged NYC Subway Attack Could Be An Anti-Gay Hate Crime: Report

Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

New York police are on the search for a suspect after an alleged attack in a Manhattan subway station which may have been an anti-gay hate crime. ...

Suspect In Alleged Attack On Gay NYC Journalist Arrested

Posted 01.29.2014 | Gay Voices

A suspect in an alleged Jan. 17 attack on a gay New York journalist just blocks from Times Square has been arrested. The New York Daily News repor...

Loving the Enemy From This Side of the Rainbow: A Prayer for Unity in 2014

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

To live as ourselves, to celebrate God's creativity and love in making us as we are, is NOT sin but FAITH. To call the creative and loving work of God "evil" is sin. To deny its full expression in Godly covenant within the community of the faithful (marriage equality) is sin.

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 ...

Gay San Diego Man Suffers Fractured Eye Socket, Cracked Ribs In Alleged Christmas Eve Attack

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A San Diego man believes he was targeted in an alleged Christmas Eve attack that left him with a broken eye socket and three cracked ribs because he's...

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...

'Homophobic,' 'Aggressive' and 'Abusive': Dr. Elly Tams Found Guilty

Eden Walker | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

Dr. Elly Tams, a 43-year-old professional woman who studied gender theory, thought it would be a great idea to send out thousands of abusive emails and tweets using homophobic language.

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...

How Hate Happens

Jason Cohen | Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Cohen

For the past year and half I have worked on a documentary entitled Facing Fear, which tells the story of a gay teenager who was beaten by neo-Nazis and left for dead. Like Sasha Fleischman, Matthew Boger was attacked because of his perceived sexual orientation.

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. ...

Halloween Hate Crime? Three Gay Men Say They Were Attacked While In Drag

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Three Oregon men say they were brutally attacked on Halloween night because they are gay -- and were dressed in drag. As KATU is reporting, Dustin...

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...

15 Years Without Matt, and the Road Forward

Judy Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Shepard

Fifteen years ago we were in Fort Collins, Colo., at the hospital with Matt, praying for a peaceful end to his suffering. At that point we were aware that he would never wake up from the coma he was in as a result of the beating that he'd received at the hands of then-unknown assailants.

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. ...