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Anti Lgbt Hate Crimes

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. ...

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 ...

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.

Agender Teen Recovering After Having Skirt Set On Fire

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

EDITOR'S NOTE: The subject of this story identifies as agender, so we are using "they, their, them," although Sasha's mother uses male pronouns in her...

Unsolved Black LGBT Murders: Where's the Outrage? (VIDEO)

Earnest Winborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Earnest Winborne

2013-10-16-blacklgbtmurderstillsmall.pngNoMoreDownLow.TV remembers the victims, talks to parents and friends who are taking action and seeks answers to the question of how to stop this epidemic of violence against our community.

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.

Where Do We Go From Here? (Hate Crimes on the Pier)

Amor Boykin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amor Boykin

The hate crimes, violence, and stigma against LGBTQ people must stop! That is why GMHC's Outstanding Beautiful Brothers program was created, to help young men of color who have sex with men stay healthy and receive support.

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

Another Twist For NYC's Anti-Gay Hate Crime Suspect

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

By Andrea Swalec, DNAInfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The man charged with gunning down a gay man in a vicious Greenwich Villag...

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.

The Hate Crime And The Kid: A Video Interview

J.W. Harvey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

After posting "What Happened When Children Were to Blame for a Hate Crime," popular YouTube "vlogger" Hank Chen reached out to say, "Hey, let me interview you on camera and give you a chance to respond to everything that has happened since that night."

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.

This Mother's Day, Let's Stand Together To Protect Our LGBT Children

Elke Kennedy | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Elke Kennedy

I am reaching out to other moms who might or might not accept of the fact that their son or daughter is gay. Most of you do not know what it is like to receive a phone call like I got at 4:30 a.m. telling me that something had happened to my child.

Anti-LGBT Violence In Washington D.C. Neighborhood Leaves 3 Hospitalized

Posted 03.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Three Washington D.C.-based residents are hospitalized this week after what has been deemed a "spate of LGBT violence" in the Columbia Heights neighbo...

Why We Cannot Wait: NBJC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

If King were alive today, he would question whether HBCUs are equipped to serve LGBT students who are victims of anti-gay harassment or domestic violence. He would rally young people and administrators to take action before we lose another black life.

They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us (Sometimes)

Tracy Baim | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Tracy Baim

We have seen major successes, but this progress is overshadowed by continued harassment and even murder. So it's hard to get excited about a new report showing that Americans are moving "dramatically toward acceptance of homosexuality."