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Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Was 'Acting Tough,' Says Suspect

Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

By Irene Plagianos MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The man charged with gunning down a gay man in Greenwich Village last month allegedly told polic...

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...

Three Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Rattle Ohio's LGBT Community

Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may continue to be rattled after a series of alleged hate crimes. Now, however, a s...

WATCH: Disturbing Video Shows Gay Men Being Allegedly Harassed By NYPD Officers

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A disturbing video which allegedly shows New York police officers attacking three gay men has riled local advocacy organizations. The Village Voic...

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...

Did Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Fuel Alleged Hate Crime?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

* Investigators says man was killed because he was gay * Follows killing of a gay man last month * Activists say bill to...

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

Don't End the War on Terror

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Harvey Fierstein

When we excuse homophobia as a matter of opinion instead of treating it as a destructive social illness, we invite fear to explode into violence. How often are the perpetrators of hate crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.

WATCH: Alleged Victim In NYC Gay Hate Crime Speaks Out

Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest victim in what appears to be a spate of violent crimes allegedly targeting New York's gay community is speaking out about the experience. ...

NYC Activist Attacked In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York teen has been charged in an alleged attack on a local rights activist in what appears to be the latest in spate of disturbing assaults targ...

We Must Target the Origins of Homophobic Violence: Religion, Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Although the increasing visibility of LGBT people and gains in equality may be associated with short-term rises in homophobic violence, these changes are merely triggers. We must move beyond superficial and individualistic analyses of such heinous events and target their root causes.

Silence, Noise and Hate Crimes

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

I finally saw a map depicting the last six instances of gay-targeting hate crimes in Manhattan since April 1. Young men beaten into unconsciousness. Killed. All in places that I've considered part of my home, or my neighborhood, or where I've met friends time and time again.

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.

Two MORE Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Allegedly Committed In NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Hours after New Yorkers rallied in response to a spate of gay-bashing that's resulted in one death and fueled concern about hate crim...

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 ...

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."

Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Mark Carson's murder highlights the shortcomings of a rights-based, marriage-based approach to LGBT equality, and cries out for deeper, and more difficult, forms of engagement.

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. ...

Bad News For Georgia's Gay Community

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

TBILISI, Georgia -- Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some thr...

Gay Man Assaulted Outside Popular NYC Bar: Report

Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man was allegedly attacked outside of a popular New York nightspot in what appears to be a spate of citywide assaults. ABC 7 reports that th...

Russian Man 'Raped With Beer Bottles,' Tortured To Death For Being Gay

Agence France Presse | Anna Smolchenko | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said Sunday, amid growing fears by rights group...

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...

Remembering the Victims of Gay Hate Crimes Until Justice Comes

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Had Ryan Keith Skipper (1981-2007) not been murdered in one of the most heinous anti-gay hate crimes in the history of Florida, he would be celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

Anti-Gay Violence Rattles France Ahead Of Marriage Equality Bill

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a Lille gay bar, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, amid nationwid...

Father Allegedly Sets Fire To HIV-Positive Gay Son In Peru

Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

A Peruvian father faces allegations that he doused his son with gasoline and set him on fire after learning the 22-year-old was gay and HIV-positive. ...