Posts tagged "hate crimes"

Gay Basher Attacked Married West Point Couple – And It Did Not Go Well

Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate were minding their own business, shopping in a SoHo bodega, when some anti-gay lunatic came up and started shouting obscenities and gay slurs at them, before punching Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face.
However, the roving violent bigot picked the wrong couple to mess with–the Lennox-Choates were the first gay male couple

Robyn Pennacchia / August 4, 2015

On The Charleston Church Shooting, Black Progress, And White Fear & Violence

It is important to understand the act of terrorism is a reflection of broader White attitudes, angst and fear, not merely the result of a single “scoundrel’s” “madness” or “insanity.”

Tiffanie Drayton / June 18, 2015

Charleston Shooter: “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country”

Facebook pictures reveal Dylann Storm Roof wore a jacket featuring white supremacist patches on it. …

Robyn Pennacchia / June 18, 2015

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a city bus. The teen suffered second and third degree burns in the attack. Why was Sasha targeted? The teen identifies as agender rather than male

Claire Hannum / December 2, 2013

Two More Anti-Gay Attacks In New York City

On Monday in New York City, thousands of people marched in honor of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old man who was shot to death this weekend for being gay.  Protesters, which included the openly gay City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, shouted, “We’re here. We’re queer. Homophobia has got to go!”

Yet acro…

Sarah Gray / May 22, 2013

Leave The Goths Alone!

Manchester, home of the original goth Morrissey, is the first city to recognize alternative subcultures as motivation for hate crimes. Just last week the police force announced that it will now be illegal to harass or harm in any way goths, punks and emos. The police were inspired to protect these groups against hate crime…

Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2013

Gay Couple’s Pink Poodle Prompts Alleged Hate Crime

David Beltier and his boyfriend Jeremy have three poodles, Muffin, Beauty, and Princess, each with brightly colored fur dyed with Kool-Aid. Last week David and Jeremy were walking their pink poodle, Beauty, down the street of their Portland suburb when a SUV pulled up alongside them and the male driver started yelling anti-gay slurs. The…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2013

Dharun Ravi, Roommate Of Gay Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi, Found Guilty Of Hate Crimes

Dharun Ravi, the former roommate of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University student who committed suicide, was convicted this morning of hate crimes. Twenty-year-old Ravi used a webcam set up in the dorm room they shared to spy on Clementi on several occasions, which he announced over Twitter to classmates and watched from a friend’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012

Girl On Girl: I Remembered That Some People Still Hate Us

This month, the world went crazy. I don’t know if you noticed it where you live, but in my corner of the world—New York City—gay bashing and hate crime violence seemed to skyrocket. A few weeks ago, I was working at my newspaper job in the Bronx when we got a call about a body…

Nikki Dowling / October 14, 2010