Topics :: hate speech

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

"We're All Transphobic" :: Vice Mag Co-Founder Slams Trans People, Gripes About Backlash

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
Vice Magazine founder Gavin McInnes lashed out at transgender people in a vulgarity-laced essay last month. When GLBTs and thoughtful straight supports spoke up in turn, McInnes complained that his exercise of free speech was being attacked.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

UK Dad Arrested For Anti-Gay Facebook Post, Says He's Not Homophobic

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A British dad arrested for his July 14 anti-gay rant on Facebook says he's not homophobic -- he was just having a bad day.

Bill and Pete’s Not So Excellent Adventure: Hate Group Leader Back on American Soil

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
After a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan that started with a prolonged detention at the Canadian border and ended in a jail cell, anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera, is back on American soil looking for cash to pay his legal bills.

Pete in ’The Pokey’: LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Pete LaBarbera and his Canadian knock-off version, Bill Whatcott were arrested Monday for refusing to leave the grounds of the University of Regina in Saskatchewan after distributing anti-gay and anti-abortion literature.

Anti-Hate Speech Law Detains ’Porno Pete’ at the Canadian Border

By EDGE | Friday Apr 11, 2014
"Porno Pete" LaBarbera was detained at the Canadian border due to a law that prohibits the misinformation and spread of hate speech in that country.

NYPD Seeking Suspect in Gay Bias Attack

Friday Mar 7, 2014
The NYPD has released a sketch of a suspect in a gay bias attack on a New Jersey man on a subway platform.

Anti-Gay Mass. Activist Warns Against Repealing Jamaica’s ’Buggery Law’

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
An anti-gay activist from Massachusetts traveled to Jamaica to speak in favor of keeping the island’s "buggery law," which has seen hate crimes rise in past years.

Out Tenn. Detective Gets Threatening Letters

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
A police detective who fought to pass legislation that provides benefits to same-sex partners in Collegedale, Tenn., and was then exiled from her church as a result, recently received a threatening hate letter in the mail.