The Trump administration has made clear its stance on transgender rights: in just nine months, the Justice Department has rolled back workplace protections for transgender individuals, dropped its case against North Carolina’s transphobic bathroom bill, the Education Department has withdrawn its finding that an Ohio…
On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Cornell University is investigating the beating of black student as a possible hate crime, citing the university’s pledge to form a task force addressing “bigotry and intolerance.”
On Monday night, a 17-year-old threw a rock through Boston’s New England Holocaust Memorial, smashing a panel of glass. Bystanders wrestled the teen to the ground, staying there until police arrived.
A known white supremacist is accused of fatally stabbing two men on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon on Friday afternoon. The attack occurred after the victims attempted to confront the suspect for screaming anti-Muslim slurs at two women, police said.
A 38-year-old Long Island man named Patrick O’Meara has been charged with a hate crime after assaulting two transgender women who were trying to enter a McDonald’s in Queens, New York on Friday.
A Trump-supporting airline passenger has been charged with multiple hate crimes for allegedly kicking and harassing a hijab-wearing Delta airport worker at JFK airport.
On Thursday afternoon, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced that the four individuals involved in a Facebook Live video that appeared to show a young man the police described as having “mental health challenges” being tied up and tortured would be charged with a hate crime.
The murder of a black 15-year-old boy by a white man outside a West Virginia dollar store on Monday is being investigated as a hate crime.
On Sunday, hundreds of shivering Brooklynites squeezed together to condemn a pair of swastikas splashed across a piece of playground equipment in Adam Yauch Park. Painted on Friday night along with the words “Go Trump,” the swastikas have since been covered over, replaced with cutout hearts bearing messages of love…
On Wednesday, Khadija Altamimi, an 18-year-old student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, reported to the police and university officials that she had been beaten, robbed, and had her hijab torn off by two men, one of whom wore a “Trump” hat.
About 15 Boulder, Colorado high schoolers participated in a Facebook group calling for the “execution” of Jews and African Americans, leading to the expulsion of five students from Boulder Prep high school, The Guardian reported on Friday.
The FBI won’t be releasing their hate crime statistics for 2015 until November. But in the the meantime the New York Times obtained an advanced copy of a new study conducted by researchers at California State University, San Bernardino that found hate crimes against Muslims and transgender people rose dramatically…
On Thursday, a 32-year-old woman, Emirjeta Xhelili, attacked two Muslim women, ages 23 and 24 years old, both wearing hijabs as they walked their babies in strollers through Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Prosecutors told the New York Daily News on Friday that Xhelili punched the women in their faces and tried to pull off…
Hours after a mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub left 50 dead and 53 wounded, President Barack Obama declared the attack both an “act of terror” and an “act of hate.”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch publicly stated on Tuesday that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the suspected perpetrator of the racially-motivated Charleston church shootings that occurred almost a year ago.
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.
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…
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…
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.