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Lgbt Violence

2014 Transgender Violence Statistics Sobering Thus Far

A.J. Walkley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

As the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches on May 17, it has been reported that in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.

LGBT Individuals In Gambia Face Further Discrimination In Exile

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal -- DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Alhaji, a 21-year-old gay man, knew there was trouble when he heard that an uninvited guest was snapping pho...

WATCH: Exploring The Murder Of A Gender Non-Conforming Teen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.04.2013 | Gay Voices

A new documentary is set to premiere on HBO next week that attempts to examine and unpack the complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming ...

Student Receives Disciplinary Letter After Reporting Homophobic Threats From Roommate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A University of Central Missouri freshman received a letter of discipline from school officials after he reported receiving multiple violent threats f...

WATCH: Author Makes Shocking Claims About Matthew Shepard's Murder

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Award-winning journalist Stephen Jimenez is set to release The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard on Oct. 1. His book cla...

WATCH: Jamaican Anti-Gay Violence Gets Grisly After Man's Alleged Murder

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In the latest instance of Jamaica's dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car...

Trans Individuals Murdered At A Rate Almost 50 Percent Higher Than Lesbians And Gays In July

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender murders in North and South America in July occurred at a rate almost 50 percent higher than that of gays and lesbians according to a new s...

'Pope Francis Apologizes to LGBT Youth at World Youth Day Event:' My Prayer for the Church

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.

In DOMA's Shadow, Panel Highlights Other Challenges To LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of the Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, advocates for LGBT rights gathered on Capitol Hill Fri...

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.

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."

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congresswoman: Violence Against Women Act Shouldn't Cover Same-Sex Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the vice chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, said Monday that the Violence Against Women A...

New Award for Youth Activism

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

In partnership with GLSEN, we are launching a new national Award for Youth Activism to honor the courageous young people who are doing groundbreaking and inspiring work in improving the safety and overall well-being of LGBT youth.

Boystown Violence: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

The recent crime wave in Boystown is not easily categorized. Some are economic crimes. Some are hate crimes. And some seem caused by a class and race warfare. What is not new is our community responding to violence.

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Rises: Report

Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following a gay pride weekend marked by hate-motivated violence, advocates in New York City plan a press conference on Wednesday morning to ...