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Anti Gay Hate Crimes

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...

Arson Kills 32 LGBT People, No One Notices: Why The 1973 UpStairs Lounge Fire Should Matter

Wayne Self | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

In June 1973 an arson attack destroyed the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, killing 32 of its predominately gay male patrons. Despite its grim status as the most fatal crime against LGBT people in U.S. history, the event remains obscure, its victims largely unknown and unremembered.

Two Chicago Gay Men, Female Friend Allegedly Attacked In Hate Crime

Batavia Patch | Ted Schnell | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Two local men and a woman face multiple felony counts as a result of a hate crime investigation police began after an attack on two gay men and a woma...

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.

What My Partner and I Did When an Anti-Gay Bigot Called Us 'Disgusting'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Contrary to what many may believe -- and contrary to the Associated Press' banning of the word -- homophobia is alive and well, and we may be seeing it expressed more than before in the most "pro-gay" places.

Maryland Man Believes Christmas Attack Was An Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 01.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A number of Maryland lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates have rallied in support of a local gay man allegedly attacked on C...

Nebraska Woman Found Guilty Of Faking Anti-Gay Hate Crime

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska woman who claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach was found guilty Monda...

Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim: 'My Life Continues To Be In Danger'

Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The victim of an alleged anti-gay hate crime has released an extensive statement on the experience, but stopped short of confirming that the attack wa...

VIDEO: Teen Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 11.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A college student who was beaten at a gas station near campus Sunday says she was the victim of a hate crime. Nacrisha Cash, 19, told WSVN...

Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Makes Surprising Claims About Her Attacker

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The victim of an alleged Alabama hate crime is dismissing claims that the attack was somehow motivated by her sexuality. Mallory Owens, 23, told C...

Alabama Woman Suffers Multiple Skull Fractures After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Update on November 28 at 11:19am ET: Mallory Owens claims the attack was not based on her sexuality. For the full story, click here. An Alabama wom...

Karl Rove's Haircut: Triumph of the Demographic Party

Hans Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Karl Rove is now a laughingstock. But he remains a power-broker in Republican politics based on work that others began more than 30 years earlier, in the 70s, to create his party's conservative voting base.

Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week October 27 -- November 3

Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

Lila Shapiro

Acquittal In Kentucky Throws Fuel On Hate Crime Debate | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Over the past 10 years, as gay rights advocates have pushed the government to take steps to protect gay people from hate crimes, those arguing for and...

Beloved NYC Gay Activist Taken Off Life Support After Assault

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

A prominent New York lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate has been taken off life support after being brutally attacked over ...

North Carolina Man Claims He Was Held Hostage And Beaten By Church For Being Gay

Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina man has alleged that he was held hostage for four months by officials at his former church after he told them he was gay, As the ...

WATCH: 'Don't Hit Me Just Because I Like Boys'

Posted 10.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina-based gay couple claims they were victims of a brutal hate crime that left them bruised and bloodied. As WSOCTV is reporting, Mar...

Couple Finds Anti-Gay Death Threat Spraypainted On Their Home

Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Texas-based gay men are fearing for their safety after finding a homophobic death threat spraypainted on their home. Pronews7 reports that Jos...

Family Believes Indiana Man Killed In House Fire Was Victim Of Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Sources say that a mysterious Indianapolis house fire that left one man dead may have been an anti-gay hate crime. WBIW cites family members who s...

Would You Die For Love?

William Dameron | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I learned some sobering facts while researching this post. One of them is that because I am gay, I am 41 times more likely to become a victim of a hate crime. The question is not whether I would die for love, but whether I will.

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Anti-Gay Hate Crime On Gas Station Customer

Posted 08.30.2012 | Gay Voices

A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to a brutal attack on a gas station customer he believed was gay. The Detroit Free Press reports that Everett Dw...

Stop Telling Me I Got Punched In The Face Because I'm Gay

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

The whole getting-punched-in-the-face thing has been an amazing conversation starter. There's clearly so much more we all need to talk about with regard to the intersection between stereotypes, sexual orientation, violence, and extra peanut sauce.

Montana Man Admits Anti-Gay Attack Was A Hoax

Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A Montana man has pleaded guilty to filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of an anti-gay attack. The Missoula Independent report...

UPDATE: Did This Montana Gay Man Fake A Homophobic Hate Crime?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: The Missoula Independent cites local law enforcement officials who say the victim, now identified as Joseph Baken, may have fabricated the att...

Teen Terrors: Woman Allegedly Attacked By Underage Neighbors For Being Gay

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Three children from the same family are in juvenile custody after allegedly attacking a Missouri woman, and the victim believes...