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Beaten Teen Charged With Assault After Defense Against Anti-Gay Bullies

A Virginia teen has been slapped with assault charges despite being brutally beaten in an altercation at his high school. Eric Martin spent nine days in the hospital after a fight at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, Virginia. His story is far too familiar for LGBT+ youth and even those merely perceived to be… » 10/01/14 10:55pm 10/01/14 10:55pm

'Gay' or 'Trans Panic' Defenses Are Crap And Now Illegal In California

Hard to believe this isn't already illegal in ALL THE PLACES, but kudos to California's legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for making California the first state in the union to ban the use of the so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense. Since, you know, your phobia of LGBT+ people is not justification for… » 9/30/14 11:03pm 9/30/14 11:03pm

Three Charged In NYC Attack And Shooting Of Gay Man Dressed As Woman

Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with a hate crime for a Saturday attack on a 22 year old gay man who was dressed as a woman in Brooklyn, New York City which included shooting the victim when a dispute erupted over homophobic slurs, according to police. » 9/28/14 11:46pm 9/28/14 11:46pm

Gay Fashion Photographer Blinded With Gasoline in Suspected Hate Crime

Tyler Maddick's vision was already ailing, and as a fashion photographer, his vision is key to his art and his profession. Unfortunately, he says his vision in one eye is now unlikely to ever recover because of an alleged hate crime in which he was doused by gasoline. » 9/16/14 9:16pm 9/16/14 9:16pm

Moscow Police Are Seeking Masked Men After a Violent Attack on a Gay Bar

On Friday, police in Moscow were searching for about two dozen masked men who'd stormed into one of the city's most popular gay bars on Thursday, Coming Out Day, and brutalized several patrons, mostly women. According to the New York Times, more than ten people were injured, including three women and a man who all had… » 10/14/12 5:00pm 10/14/12 5:00pm

Racist Vigilante Killer of Trayvon Martin Once Blamed an Ex for Domestic Violence

After unregistered gun-toting neighborhood watcher George Zimmerman shot unarmed black 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the shooter claimed self-defense, that Martin instigated the violent encounter. But as more details from the case emerge, Zimmerman's claim seems increasingly flimsy. Now, it seems that this isn't the… » 3/22/12 12:15pm 3/22/12 12:15pm

Woman Sentenced To Prison For Beating Transgender Woman In McDonald's

Teonna Brown pleaded guilty last month to assault and hate crime charges for beating Chrissy Polis, a transgender woman, in a Maryland McDonald's. In court today, she asked for a second chance, which is absolutely appalling if you've seen the viral video of Brown and a 14-year-old girl beating Polis into a seizure.… » 9/13/11 10:55pm 9/13/11 10:55pm