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Mark Carson Death

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...

Quinn's Self-Defense

Eliot Armand Glenn | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliot Armand Glenn

In response to vicious hate crimes against LGBT New Yorkers, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn is sponsoring an insulting series of classes in "street smarts" and self-defense. As a policy response to these tragedies, Quinn's offer is inadequate and inappropriate.

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...

I'm Personally Sending the Westboro Baptist Church to Hell

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

In the weeks leading up to Mark Carson's murder, my new play, GOD HATES THIS SHOW, was gaining steam. The piece imagines Shirley Phelps-Roper of Westboro Baptist Church infamy as having been banished to Hell and forced for all eternity to sing a cabaret act for an "evil" gay audience.

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.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

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.

What Is the Endgame of the Anti-Gay Movement?

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

What people often fail to comprehend is that a colossal industry exists to demonize gay people, including numerous attempts to create conditions where homosexuals are imprisoned, assaulted and even murdered. And it is not just at the fringes of Christianity where calls for violence occur.

We Will Not Retreat in Fear: Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Spark Outrage, Sorrow and Rallying Cries

Chuck Gomez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

Could it be that with all this gay visibility, anti-gay sentiments are being stirred? Is homophobia a troubling sign of our times? Will it pass? Should gay leaders be scared, or will threats of violence only strengthen our community's resolve? If so, such resolve could be our rallying cry.

Is Mark Carson's Death an Opportunity for a New Matthew Shepard Moment?

Aundaray Guess | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

It should be an alarm that alerts us to the complacency that has enveloped us and force us to refocus on anti-LGBT hate crimes. It should generate a renewed dialogue about why a gay man can be shot dead in plain sight in the street simply because of who he is.

Why Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Are Up: The Storm Before the Calm

Allison Hope | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I believe that we're seeing the tortured last battle of an anti-gay subset of our society that knows that it's losing the culture war. what do angry, ignorant people do when they feel that they no longer have control? They use their angry words, their fists, their guns and their knives.

NYPD To Boost Security In Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Thousands marched the streets of Manhattan Monday to protest the killing of a gay man allegedly taunted with homophobic slurs –...