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Hate Crimes

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Feds To Probe Hate Crimes Link In Kansas Shootings

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in s...

Kansas Murder Suspect Is Hate Leader Who Cut Deal With Feds

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, the alleged triple murderer who defiantly yelled "Heil Hitler" from the back of a rain spattered patrol car in Overland Park, KS on Sunday afternoon is a notorious, though exiled, hate group leader with a criminal record that dates back decades.

Is Maxim 'The Hatchet' Martsinkevich a Political Prisoner?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

This Russian neo-Nazi activist is facing a second prison term. Could he be prosecuted unfairly?

Hot 97's Shani Kulture and WBLS' Barbara De Laleu Present 'The Kulture Movement'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Creating "The Kulture Movement" as an initiative to help influence young adults was the original idea but instead with the help of influential friend, Barbara De Laleu, Shani Kulture set his plan in motion as a social issue that needs be addressed by the masses.

Shot Fired At Mosque Prompts Call For FBI Hate Crime Probe

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

An American-Islamic advocacy group is calling for an FBI hate crime probe after a shot was fired at one of the largest mosques in the Chicago area Tue...

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Swastika Branding Case

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to review the hate crime conviction of a New Mexico man who participated in branding a swastika on t...

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 ...

Gen Y: A Mother's View

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty
Rea Nolan Martin

For me, this generation holds more hope than any previous generation I could name, including my own.

White Cis Gay Men Need to Realize Discrimination Still Exists

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

We have to address the fact that a white, cisgender, gay man living in N.Y.C. who doesn't feel like he's being discriminated against does not speak for the whole community.

Russians Mark the Anniversary of a Moscow Double-Murder

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Debates over identity, ethnicity, and nationalism are extremely divisive in today's Russia. It's a key issue facing the country, and whoever wins the struggle in the question on nationalism will go on to challenge the Kremlin's status quo.

Are We Being Taught to Be Afraid of African American Men?

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

If we can get leaders to shift their perception of how they view young black males, we can then affect change with poverty, education and the political system, because that means someone cares enough to do something different for their fellow humans that only have darker skin.

The Fatal Transgender Double Standard

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Not only are our bodies not our own, neither are the history of your genitals or your genetics. For whatever reason, this seems to only apply to transgender people.

Ryan J. Reilly

White Alleged 'Knockout' Assailant Plans Constitutional Challenge To Hate Crimes Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipolar, 27-year-old Texas man who allegedly filmed himself punching an elderly African-American man as part of the "Knockout Game" wi...

Top 10 LGBT Wins for New York in 2013

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

2013 was a huge year for LGBT equality and justice and we're proud of the Pride Agenda's role in helping to share a more equitable New York and United States.

The Year of the Hate Crime: 2013 in Review, Part I

Paul Florez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

After that morning I became numb to the word faggot. But hearing the word again in Manhattan, in 2012, in my late 20s with a better haircut, shocked me.

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

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay rights groups in Turkey voiced dismay Friday that proposed legislation fails to make it a hate crime to target people because of their sexual orie...

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...

Tormented Black Student Faced Roommates From Hell

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Three students at San Jose State University have been charged with a hate crime and battery after allegedly tormenting their black roommate with racis...

Holding the Line on Transgender Student Protections

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just as the religious right began learning in 1998 that legislating against marriage equality was a winning issue for them, the current attempt to repeal A.B. 1266 is effectively a test marketing of a new brand of anti-LGBT hate. If they win, you can expect a wave of bills targeting transgender people.

Islan Nettles' Murder and the Shameful (Non-)Response of LGBs

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Christian Fuscarino

I am ashamed of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people right now. We've had a great tragedy in our community, and few of us have reacted with even an ounce of the effort we have put into the fight for marriage equality.

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.

Allison Woolbert on the Need for Tracking of Anti-Transgender Violence

A.J. Walkley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

One trans* and bisexual activist is taking charge of this problem, turning to Kickstarter in hopes of raising the funding to launch the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal. I sat down with Allison Woolbert to discuss her campaign and what she hopes will come from it.

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. ...