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CANADA: Gay Man Left Paralyzed In Nova Scotia Stabbing UPDATE: Arrest Made

A gay man has been paralyzed in a stabbing attack that took place Friday night outside a Nova Scotia bar. Friends and family suspect that the attack was a hate crime. No arrests have been made. Amy Punke said she and a group of friends, including her 27-year-old roommate Scott Jones, were out celebrating the opening of a friend’s art …

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Feds Charge Rabbis With Torturing Men With Cattle Prods To Force Divorce

Federal prosecutors have charged two New York City area Ultra-Orthodox rabbis with using cattle prods to force Jewish husbands to agree to divorce their wives.  Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 68, of Brooklyn and Rabbi Martin Wolmark, 55, of Monsey, Rockland County, were among 10 people arrested in the barbarous scheme with tentacles that ran all the way to the rabbinical court. …

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CALIFORNIA: Pastor Faith-Heals With His Penis, Faces Multiple Felony Sex Charges

A California pastor faces multiple felony sexual assault charges after telling female parishioners that he could heal them. With his penis and tongue, apparently. Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested last Friday on allegations that during his eight years as associate pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk, he repeatedly sexually assaulted at least 20 parishioners. He told the …

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FRC Shooter Sentenced To 25 Years

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FRC: The SPLC Should Be Prosecuted

The man who last year shot a security guard at the DC headquarters of the Family Research Council will be sentenced tomorrow and the FRC has spent the week renewing their claim that it is the Southern Poverty Law Center (and not them) who is the true hate group. And the government should do something about that. Today World Net …

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Death Sentence For Nidal Hassan

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Suggests Fingerprinting Public Housing Tenants

Speaking on his weekly radio address, yesterday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested fingerprinting the city’s public housing tenants. “What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in. And of course there’s an allegation that some of these apartments aren’t occupied by the people who originally have the lease,” said Mr. Bloomberg during his weekly radio sit-down with …

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NEW YORK CITY: Seven Year Sentence In Brutal Bronx Gay Bashing Case

Bronx gang member Nelson Falu, 20, was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a 2010 gay bashing and torture incident that horrified New York City. Falu was among eight members of the “Latin King Goonies” who tortured and beat two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man over the course of several hours in a Bronx …

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Bachmann Aide Busted For Theft

(Tipped by JMG reader Tofu)

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MINNESOTA: Pro-Gay Church Vandalized For Second Time This Month

Raw Story reports: Members of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Maple Grove arrived for Sunday services to find their church had been vandalized with graffiti that read, “Gay Pride? NO! Shameful Sodomites!” The church was also egged and handcuffs were locked on the front door. “We are investigating this crime as a bias motivated crime. A hate crime …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Police Ask For Help In Brutal Pink Saturday Attack

Via the Mercury News: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that brutally beat and helped rob a woman and may have attacked others early Sunday after the city’s “Pink Saturday” Pride weekend event. The attack is not believed to have been a hate crime, police said. Around 1:50 a.m., the woman was approached by a …

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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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ISRAEL: Police Ask Gay Activist To Turn State’s Witness In 2009 Shooting Spree

Tel Aviv police are asking a well-known gay activist to admit to molesting a gay teen so that they can prove that he was known to the three men suspected in the 2009 shooting spree at an LGBT teen center that left two people dead. The activist is himself a suspect in the Barnoar club attack in which a gunman …

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Boston Cops Warn Of Hook-Up Crimes

Boston police have issued a warning to the LGBT community after a rash of crimes that involved hook-up sites and cell phone apps. Multiple reports have been filed by gay men who say they were drugged and then robbed. Gay rights groups responded to the reports on Monday and expressed their concern in the community. ”We are saddened by the …

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NEW JERSEY: Internet “Celebrity” Sought In Grisly Murder Of Gay Man

A homeless viral video star famed on the internet as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” is being sought for the murder of a gay New Jersey man. The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old who is well known on Facebook and YouTube. An arrest warrant has been issued for McGillvary in the homicide of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in …

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WASHINGTON: Man Accused Of Gay Rape After Growlr App Crime Spree

A Washington state man has been arrested and charged with rape after victimizing several gay men he met on the Growlr dating app. Accused in a gunpoint rape, Leverne Lee Maxwell is currently jailed on seven felony charges related to the purported crime spree. The most serious allegations center on the April 7 sexual assault, which Maxwell is alleged to …

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TENNESSEE: Former Politician Tried For Masturbating Out Car Window At 90mph

So this happened. Somehow. A former Tennessee politician was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly masturbated out his car window while driving 90 mph on Interstate 26 earlier this year. Apparently this is not a new multi-tasking endeavor for the former Mount Carmel vice mayor — the charges mirror complaints made him against him several years ago …

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Anti-Gay Assault In West Village

The NYPD has released a blurry surveillance photo of a man suspected of using anti-gay slurs before smashing a woman in the face with a ketchup bottle in a West Village diner. The victim, 33, whose identity was not immediately released, was dining in the Waverly Restaurant, 385 Sixth Ave., with several other women when the suspect and a group …

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Another Violent Mugging In The Castro

The Castro continues to be plagued by a string of violent muggings, many of which involve the theft of personal electronics. Castro Biscuit reports on the latest: Around 9PM, Dalton Huckaby, popular personal trainer and 2013 Bare Chest Calendar participant, was on his way home from work walking down 17th Street near Noe St speaking to a friend on his …

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