Tag Archives: assault

NEW YORK CITY: Suspect In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Turns Himself In

Via the New York Daily News: The man accused of bashing a gay couple with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant has turned himself in, police sources said. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, surrendered to NYPD Hate Crime detectives at the Seventh Precinct and was being questioned Tuesday, the sources said. He was charged with assault and attempted assault. El-Amin slammed …

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Hate Groups: Keep Your Kids Home On This Year’s Anti-Bullying Day Of Silence

A coalition of hate groups today issued their annual call for parents to keep their kids out of school on the coming anti-bullying Day Of Silence. If you have school age children, contact your administration as soon as possible to ask this specific question: Will you be permitting students to refuse to speak in class on the Day of Silence? …

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TEXAS: Small Fine For Man Arrested In Homophobic Attack At Dallas Airport

John Wright reports at Towleroad: The passenger who went on a drunken, violent, anti-gay rampage that was caught on video at DFW International Airport in October will pay $474 in fines for the incident, according to a court spokeswoman. McCleish Christmas Benham, now 28, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, assaulted two people while yelling anti-gay epithets, before other passengers tackled him to …

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NEW JERSEY: Pastor Says He Punched Kid “Hard” For Not Taking Jesus Seriously

Via Raw Story: A pastor at the Bible Baptist Church in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is coming under fire after his church posted a video of him claiming to have converted a “smart aleck” youth by “punching him in the chest as hard as I could.” Pastor Eric Dammann begins by saying that he met a young man in Calgary …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Five Church Members Charged With Kidnapping Gay Man

Via a local North Carolina CBS affiliate: Five members of a local church are facing serious charges. The Word of Faith Fellowship has been apart of the Spindale community in Rutherford County, North Carolina for more than three decades. One former member says something that happened behind closed doors had him fearing for his life. “I honestly thought I was …

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DALLAS: Anti-Gay Airport Attacker Faces Maximum Fine Of $1000 And No Jail Time

The drunk redneck whose vicious anti-gay assault at the Dallas airport was captured on a video that rocketed around the world has been charged with misdemeanor assault and probably faces at most, a $1000 fine. John Wright reports at Lone Star Q: According to the report obtained by Lone Star Q, the man’s name is McCleish Christmas Benham, 27. He …

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Wonkette: Actor Paul Rudd Was Among Bystanders Who Took Down Homophobe After Assault At Dallas Airport

Wonkette reports today that actor Paul Rudd was among the bystanders that rushed to take down a drunk redneck homophobe who had just assaulted a man after calling him a “faggot.” At this writing, it doesn’t appear that Rudd has confirmed the story, but after watching the clip again, it does look like him. The original video of the attack …

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DALLAS: Airport Bystanders Take Down Drunk Redneck Homophobe After Verbal & Physical Assault On (Possibly) Gay Man

This went down at the Dallas airport. Via Raw Story: The video is dated Thursday, October 23, and shows an unnamed angry man bellowing and threatening another passenger who is wearing a jacket and a pink shirt. A tall man in a black cowboy hat approaches and asks the angry man what he’s upset about. “Queers!” the man shouted. “That’s …

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Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Brian Sims

Over 300 people ignored rain to rally against #LGBT hate crimes – Thank you! A summary: http://t.co/FfXzDDb3pN pic.twitter.com/aXMzs9ap9E— Rep. Brian Sims (@RepSims) September 25, 2014 RELATED: This morning Sims appeared on public radio. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has pressed charges against two men and one woman in connection with the Sept. 11 assault on a gay couple in Center …

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BREAKING: Philadelphia DA To Charge Three Attackers In Mob Gay-Bashing

Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reports: Three people will be charged in an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia. The accused are Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Katherine Knott, 24, all of Bucks County, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Arrest warrants have been approved for the three suspects. Each will be charged with aggravated assault, …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Corbett Condemns Gay Bashing, Dodges On Pending Hate Crimes Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett yesterday finally issued a condemnation of the brutal mob gay-bashing in Philadelphia that has gotten national headlines for two weeks, but his office refused to say whether Corbett supports the renewed push for a statewide hate crimes law. Tony Meverick reports at Buzzfeed: “In the wake of the crime in Philadelphia, the governor condemns the attack …

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PHILADELPHIA: Activists To Rally For Passage Of Hate Crimes Bill

Via Philadelphia Daily News: More than a week later, the story of two gay men savagely beaten in Center City continues to spread. Yesterday, as police sources said detectives were nearing the end of their investigation, word reached Harrisburg, where state legislators are calling their colleagues to action. “The gay guy in me and the Philly guy in me are …

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RUSSIA: Thugs Sicken Crowd With Gas At St. Petersburg Queer Culture Festival

Accompanied by local lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, anti-gay thugs from the Russian Orthodox Church swarmed yesterday’s opening of the  St. Petersburg QueerFest where 16 attendees were reportedly hospitalized after an unknown gas was released. Via Radio Free Europe: St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, his aide Anatoly Artyukh, and activists who associate themselves with the Russian Orthodox faith interrupted the opening ceremony …

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Quote Of The Day – PA Rep. Brian Sims

“One of the things I’ve learned is that sometimes it takes a horribly negative experience to get people out of their seats, for them to be active and engaged. It’s not necessarily because they’re opposed but because they aren’t aware of the need. So we are going to be sure to utilize this horrible event to make sure that they …

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PHILADELPHIA: Catholic High School Fires Coach Over Gay-Bashing Attack

One of the suspects in last week’s brutal mob gay-bashing of two gay men has been fired by the Philadelphia Catholic high school where he was a basketball coach. Most of the attackers are believed to be former classmates at the school. Via NBC Philadelphia: Police say the man, who has not been officially charged, is a person of interest …

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PHILADELPHIA: Cops Release Video Of Suspects In Brutal Mob Gay-Bashing

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of the mob suspected in the brutal gay-bashing and robbery of two men, one of whom suffered broken facial bones and has had his jaw wired shut. The police say that 15 people are wanted for questioning in the attack. The couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, say the ordeal began Thursday around 10:45 …

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Anti-Violence Project Reacts To Anti-Gay Incident On New York City Subway

From their Facebook page: The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is deeply disturbed by video footage that was shot and posted online by a concerned witness, who has been in touch with AVP about this incident, and who documented a number of incidents of hate violence on a Queens-bound F train on Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 pm. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Young Pride Goers Harassed And Assaulted On Subway

My pal Damian alerts us to a video taken as two men harassed and then assaulted a group of young New York City Pride goers on the subway. From the clip’s description: On Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 PM, I was riding home on the Queens-bound F train following a day of LGBT Pride festivities. Two men were loudly …

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NOM’s Brian Brown Cheers France’s “Peaceful” Anti-Gay Marriage Protesters

As violent anti-gay French protesters commit brutal bashings, battle riot police using toddlers as human shields,  and smash the windows of gay bars, Brian Brown writes on NOM’s blog: In France spontaneous peaceful demonstrations by young people protesting their government’s determination to ignore the voice of the people is causing headaches across the country. For the government, this is becoming …

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FRANCE: Far-Right Politician Accused Of Assaulting Three Gay Activists

French police are investigating after a leader of the far-right National Front party was accused of pushing three activists down a flight of stairs during a same-sex marriage rally in Burgundy. The Local reports: Councillor Richard Jacob, an elected member of Marine Le-Pen’s far-right party, allegedly shouted homophobic abuse at three gay-rights activists before pushing them down the steps of …

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