Topics :: anti-gay criminal activity

Scott Lively Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

By Jason Parsley | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Jordan Arrests 10 Gays and Lesbians For Holding a Reception

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Jordan authorities arrested 10 alleged gays and lesbians this week for holding a get-together at a party hall in east Amman.

Uganda Gay Sex Trial Adjourned Until Next Year

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 16, 2013
A British man will have to wait until next year to find out his fate after a Uganda court adjourned his case of "trafficking obscene publications," after his personal sex photos were leaked to a tabloid.

Man Charged With Murder as Hate Crime in Queens, NY

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
The NYPD has charged a 22-year-old man with a hate crime in the stabbing death of a man found under an elevated subway line in Queens.

Gays Targeted for Ongoing Rapes, Assaults in Russia

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Sep 14, 2013
Sexual assault targeting gays (or individuals perceived as gay) continue in Russia, with police claiming ignorance even as graphic videos circulate online.

Real Life Superheroes Announce Plans to Patrol West Village

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 4, 2013
In response to the recent series of hate crimes, a group of real life superheroes announce plans to take to the streets of the West Village in a crusade to rid the city of anti-gay villains.

’Terror’ Threat Against British Equality Leader Results in Suspended Sentence

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 9, 2011
A man who swore a "campaign of terror" against a British equality leader and vowed to "put a bullet in [his] head" has pleaded guilty to having made a threat against the life of his victim.

Martyrs for No Cause

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Sep 5, 2011
The killing of Lawrence King, 15, by Brandon McInerney, then 14, in full view of horrified schoolmates was a crime and a tragedy. But both youths were victims, and there’s a larger crime that McInerney’s mistrial only hints at.

Man Convicted in Seattle Lesbian Stabbing

Monday Jul 4, 2011
A man accused of raping and stabbing a lesbian couple in their home, killing one of them, in a random attack that terrorized a quiet Seattle neighborhood two years ago was convicted Friday of aggravated murder, attempted murder, rape and burglary.

Suspect in Seattle Lesbian Stabbing Admits Attack

By Gene Johnson | Thursday Jun 30, 2011
A man wearing a shock sleeve to control outbursts and hand mitts to prevent him from stuffing dangerous items into his mouth testified Wednesday that he committed the horrific rape and stabbing of a lesbian couple in Seattle two summers ago.