Tag Archives: hate crimes

BRAZIL: Call 911 For Homophobia

Today NOM’s Brian Brown has repeatedly tweeted the link to a story critical of a new PR campaign in Brazil which tells citizens to call the country’s version of 911 to report homophobia-related crimes. From the Christianist outlet, LifeSite News: Beginning in late February, the Brazilian government has begun to take complaints of “homophobia” on its Dial 100 emergency line, …

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QUEENS: Party Crashers Beat Teen To Death While Shouting Anti-Gay Slurs

Four New York City teenagers have been charged with manslaughter after they crashed a party in Queens and stomped 18 year-old Anthony Colloa to death while shouting anti-gay epithets. One of Colloa’s attackers also beat him with a metal pipe. It’s not clear why Collao was targeted. Friends said he had a girlfriend and was not gay – though the …

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PUERTO RICO: Murderer Of Transwoman Ashley Santiago Sentenced To 111 Years

Some hefty justice has been doled out to the murderer of transwoman Ashely Santiago, whose brutally stabbed body was found in her Puerto Rico home last April. Michael Lavers reports at Edge News: A Puerto Rican man who confessed to murdering a transgender woman in her Corozal home received a 111-year prison sentence on Monday, Feb. 7. Primera Hora reported …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Arson Destroys Home Of Harassed Gay Couple

The Clayton, North Carolina home of a gay couple was destroyed by arson yesterday after the pair had suffered more than a year of anti-gay harassment. The couple, who did not want to be identified out of fear for their safety, is staying in a motel after fire ripped through the house on New Castle Court, off Guy Road, around …

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Rachel Maddow On David Kato’s Murder

“Will the donor countries that Uganda relies on so heavily say publicly, ‘We are paying attention to this murder. Do not disappear David Kato’s murder or we will make you a pariah for it’? Given American citizens’ vile involvement in this, maybe the United States can take the lead.”

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Lesbian Couple Sues Alleged Arsonist

A lesbian couple in Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the neighbor they believe burned down their house after repeatedly threatening to kill them. The Stuttes have been together 16 years, and while they’re not legally married, they did celebrate a civil ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist church in Oklahoma City. The complaint does allege taunts made by Millsaps that …

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LOUISIANA: Gay Man Brutally Beaten With Billiards Cue Stick In Hate Crime Attack

Yesterday a 52 year-old gay man suffered grievous facial injuries after a patron at a Shreveport, Louisiana bar attacked him with a billiards cue stick because he is gay. Witnesses say the two men hadn’t even spoken before the attack. Security personnel at the Sandbar held the alleged attacker, William Payne until police arrived. Payne was arrested and charged with …

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Obama Condemns Uganda Murder

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work. At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, …

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BACKGROUND: Evidence Of Scott Lively’s Complicity In The Murder Of David Kato

Yesterday Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato was bludgeoned to death in his home just weeks after his photo was emblazoned on the cover of a local newspaper with the accompanying headline “HANG THEM!” The newspaper articles and Kato’s murder came after months of international outrage over Uganda’s proposed and still-pending “kill gays” bill, legislation that orders the death penalty for …

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UGANDA: Gay Activist David Kato Murdered After Outing By Local Paper

Weeks after his face was outed on the cover of a Uganda newspaper, LGBT activist David Kato has been found beaten to death in his home. “David Kato’s death is a tragic loss to the human rights community,” said Maria Burnett, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “David had faced the increased threats to Ugandan LGBT people bravely and …

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Gay-Bashing In British Columbia

Canadian police are investigating the gay-bashing of a British Columbia man who was brutally beaten last month while he and a friend enjoyed a rural natural hot spring. The victim was relaxing in the hot pool with his companion, both men from Burnaby, when they were joined by two other men and a woman. The man who identified himself as …

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GEORGIA: Arson At Gay Man’s House

Police are investigating an arson fire at the home of a Carroll County, Georgia gay man after the victim reported having a rock hurled through his window with an anti-gay death threat attached. Chris Staples said someone threw a rock through his window with a piece of paper attached that was covered in anti-gay slurs. “I was watching TV and …

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ARGENTINA: Bear Club Attacked

Last week the Buenos Aires Bears Club filed a complaint with the federal government after their meeting space was set ablaze with members inside. Andres Duque reports at Blabbeando: Club coordinator Gabriel Sánchez tells Tiempo Argentino that on the night of January 15th, as club members and their friends began to arrive to a monthly grill-and-meet event, twenty or so …

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FLORIDA: Neo-Nazi Gets Life Without Parole For Murder Of Gay Teenager

Yesterday it took a Florida jury less than 30 minutes to decide that John Ditullio, a 24 year-old neo-Nazi, deserved life in prison without parole for stabbing a 17 year-old boy to death because he was gay. Earlier on Thursday, Ditullio spoke directly to the jury during his sentencing at the West Pasco County Courthouse. “I’m not going to beg …

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NEW YORK CITY: Guilty Pleas In Hate Crime Bashing Of Queens Gay Man

Two men charged in the brutal October 2009 gay-bashing of Queens resident Jack Price have pleaded guilty to hate crimes. Price, 49, spent days in a medically-induced coma after the attack left him with collapsed lungs, multiple broken ribs, and liver and spleen damage. Daniel Rodriguez, 22, of 502 115th St. in College Point, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crimes Charges For Three In Bronx Gay Bashing

Yesterday a grand jury returned hate crimes indictments for three members of the Latin Kings Goonies gang, who are accused in a brutal gay bashing in the Bronx that took place earlier this month. Elmer Cofresi, 23, Nelson Falu,17, and Ruddy Vargas, 22, are charged with multiple hate crimes in the anti-gay gang assault this month. Seven alleged members of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Charges Dropped Against Three In Bronx Hate Crime

The Bronx DA has dropped the charges against three of the eleven gang members accused in the brutal anti-gay hate crime that took place in the Bronx earlier this month. A total of 11 people were charged in connection with the crime. Today, the Bronx District Attorney’s office dropped charges against three of those people. Their names are not immediately …

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Quote Of The Day – Christine Quinn

“He is the candidate on that stage, who I think is in part responsible for everything that is happening, juxtaposed to the attorney general, who has been very strong in both condemning these attacks and condemning the comments of Mr. Paladino. You can’t say for 100%, but you have to look at the context of things. In New York, across …

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Hate Crime At West Village Gay Bar

For the second time this month, there’s been a hate crime at a West Village gay bar. Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: According to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Frederick Giunta has been arraigned on charges of assault in the third degree as a hate crime and attempted robbery in the third degree in …

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Bronx Bashers: We Didn’t Do It

Yesterday ten members of the Latin King Goonies gang pleaded not guilty to the brutal gay-bashings of three men in the Bronx. The 10 men appeared one by one before a judge in the Bronx as prosecutors said they were ready to present evidence to indict them on various charges including assault, sexual abuse and harassment, all as hate crimes. …

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