Topics :: hate speech

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.

U Miss Hate Speech: All Audience Called to Dialogue

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.

Miss. Football Players Disrupt College Play about Matthew Shepard

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.

South African Envoy Found Guilty of Anti-Gay Hate Speech

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.

LGBT Advocacy Groups v. P.C. Police: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?

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.