Topics :: anti-gay criminal activity

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

By David McFadden | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Sisters, Officials Mull Pink Saturday Changes -- or Cancellation

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
City officials and organizers of San Francisco's annual Pink Saturday celebration are talking about changes to the event, including possibly ending it, after years of violent incidents.

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

UK Teen Sentenced to 14-Years for Anti-Gay Stabbing

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 20, 2014
A 19-year-old British teen was slammed with a 14-year prison sentence for stabbing a gay man in the chest in an anti-gay attack.

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.