​Lesbian Mothers' Home Address Labeled with Slur on Google Maps


A lesbian couple in North Carolina were the victims of what they believe is a hate crime after finding out their home address on Google Maps had been renamed "Fagits Live Here." Yeah, sounds pretty fucking hateful to me. » 11/23/14 6:12pm 11/23/14 6:12pm

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 7:30am 10/01/14 7:30am

'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 10:43pm 9/30/14 10:43pm

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 10:30pm 9/28/14 10:30pm

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 9:11pm 9/16/14 9:11pm

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

Iraqi Woman Dies After Apparently Xenophobic Attack

32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi mother of five, died late last night, less than a week after she was found by her teenage daughter brutally beaten in her Southern California home with what investigators deemed a "xenophobic letter" left beside her. » 3/25/12 6:00pm 3/25/12 6:00pm

Racist Vigilante Killer of Trayvon Martin Once Blamed an Ex for…

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

Girl Charged In Hijab Hate Crime

The Staten Island boy charged with a hate crime for trying to rip off a classmate's hijab apparently had an accomplice — a 13-year-old girl also charged with a hate crime. The girl — and her school — have a history of infractions. » 4/05/11 9:45am 4/05/11 9:45am

Boy Tries To Rip Off Girl's Hijab, Faces Hate Crime Charges

A 12-year-old Staten Island boy has been charged with a hate crime for attacking a girl and trying to rip off her hijab. But his school apparently tried hard to get police to drop charges. » 3/31/11 12:45pm 3/31/11 12:45pm

Because Nobody Listened, a Gay-Bashing Victim Takes His Story to YouTube

On March 7, 23-year-old Justin Alesna went into a Detroit gas station to buy cigarettes. He left, instead, with a fractured skull—thanks to a hateful, gay-bashing stranger. Justin begged for help. Nobody listened. Here, he tells his story. » 3/19/11 11:45am 3/19/11 11:45am

Racist May Face Hate Crime Charges After Cracker Barrel Beating

Troy D. West Jr. allegedly punched, kicked and hurled racial slurs at army reservist Tasha Hill as she entered a Cracker Barrel in Georgia last week with her seven-year-old daughter. The FBI is investigating whether he committed a hate crime. » 9/17/09 9:30am 9/17/09 9:30am

Firsts: Hate Crime Law Applied To Transgender Murder In Colorado

Allen Andrade is accused of beating an 18-year-old transgender woman to death with a fire extinguisher, saying, "gay things need to die." The defense argues she tricked him by claiming to be a woman. » 4/17/09 9:30am 4/17/09 9:30am

HuManity One Step Closer To Virtual Sex • British Man Told He's 'Too…

• Entirely virtual sex? Perhaps, thanks to the RealTouch, which uses lubrication jets, heating elements and other gadgetry programmed to "give men the feeling of sex." No word, of course, on what women get. • » 1/12/09 5:20pm 1/12/09 5:20pm

Alleged Gang Rapists Arrested

Four men were arrested this week on suspicion of gang-raping a gay woman in the San Francisco area last month. The group consisted of two men and two male teens, including Josue Gonzalez, pictured. [AP] » 1/02/09 9:40am 1/02/09 9:40am

A white woman named Karen Burton was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a hate crime, kidnapping and malicious wounding. Burton and five others were arrested in West Virginia last September after a black woman named Megan Williams was rescued from a trailer where she was sexually assaulted, stabbed and forced… » 2/07/08 9:45am 2/07/08 9:45am