Topics :: hate speech
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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.
Monday Oct 7, 2013
The University of Mississippi says it has not been able to verify reports that athletes led the disruption of a campus play with gay slurs and inappropriate laughter. University officials said earlier that some freshman athletes participated.
By David Brandt | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.
By Donna Bryson | Tuesday May 31, 2011
South Africa’s ambassador to Uganda - itself criticized for threatening the rights of gays - has been found guilty of hate speech for an anti-gay column he wrote before his appointment, the South African Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.
By Joseph Erbentraut | Saturday Feb 19, 2011
Saturday Night Live, Dire Straits and even Glee have caused controversy for anti-LGBT language & imagery; but have we become too thin-skinned for not acknowledging the context of such hate speech? EDGE examines how hate speech can hurt or heal.
By Michael K. Lavers | Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
Sharon Stapel, executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, described the most recent rash of alleged anti-LGBT hate or bias-motivated crime as "a wake-up call" as she outlined how to tackle the problem.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday May 12, 2010
Toronto Pride will not be receiving any federal money from Canada’s conservative government following last year’s flap after the event received more than $350,000 of stimulus funds. Moreover, the event faces a loss of city funds.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
In a case that could have consequences for free speech, a Vancouver woman is taking a comedian to court, saying that his comments to her were discriminatory.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Mar 24, 2010
Even as Italy’s courts take up the issue of marriage equality, a parallel issue is working its way through the justice system there: whether or not the nation’s laws against insulting people extend to slurs regarding a person’s sexuality.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Nov 13, 2009
A proposed law against hate speech in the U.K. has led to charges that a class of "thought crimes" would be created unless religiously motivated hate speech remained protected from the threat of prosecution.
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