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Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

FBI Director: Better Hate Crime Tracking Needed

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it," FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

Ohio State Rep Pushes for Hate Crime Bill

By Matthew Wexler | Sunday Sep 29, 2013
As northeast Ohio prepares for Gay Games 9 next summer, one politician is introducing a bill that would make targeting someone because of his or her sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability a hate crime.

Drag Queens Plunge Into Icy Boston Harbor to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Prevention

By Dan Meyer | Saturday Mar 9, 2013
Boston’s GMDVP has changed its name to the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, but continues to help the community, most recently via an icy plunge in the Boston harbor, all to raise funds for their programs.

Judge Gives 10 Years To Attackers in Atlanta Gay Bashing

By Troy Petenbrink | Wednesday Aug 15, 2012
A judge delivered 10-year sentences to the attackers of young, gay Atlanta man Brandon White, beaten up this February in a gay bashing that his attackers videotaped and posted online.

Chilean Hate-Crime Legislation Signed into Law

By Luis Andres | Friday Jul 13, 2012
Chile’s president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body.

D.C. City Council Committee Holds Hate-Crime Hearing

By John Riley | Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
Members of the D.C. City Council chastised the Metropolitan Police Department for a perceived failure to effectively engage local community members on initiatives aimed at combating hate crimes against the LGBT community during a June 29 hearing.

Nevada Lawmakers Strike Down Hate Crimes Bill

By Deb Weinstein | Tuesday Apr 26, 2011
Nevada lawmakers on Monday, April 25, struck down a bill that would have added gender identity and expression to the state’s hate crimes law.

Thank You!

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 2, 2009
Right now, the GLBT community owes two great big thanks yous: one to President Barack Obama, and one to the attorney representing the anti-gay side of a federal lawsuit against Proposition 8.