Tag Archives: hate crimes

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

What Is "Agender"?
Neither man nor woman, but definitely fabulous. Read More »
What Queerness Means
My queerness includes attraction to men and that's okay. Read More »
My Transition Story
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Attacked For Wearing A Skirt

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 or female and is an activist for agender Americans. Sasha has gathered 27,000 online signatures in hopes of capturing President Obama’s attention on the issue. Keep reading »

Two More Anti-Gay Attacks In New York City

Gay Man Murdered
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A gay man was murdered in NYC. Read More »
Poodle Prompts Hate Crime
Gay couple's pink poodle prompts alleged hate crime. Read More »
Lesbian Assaulted
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Teen boy in Alabama assaults his sister's girlfriend on Thanksgiving. Read More »

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 across town, hate crime violence persisted: more men were attacked in NYC because of their sexual orientation that same evening.  Keep reading »

Leave The Goths Alone!

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Ami has advice for these angsty celeb teens. Read More »
Field Guide: Scene Kid Hair
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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 crimes after 20-year-old goth girl Sophie Lancaster was attacked in a Manchester park in 2007 and died. Keep reading »

Gay Couple’s Pink Poodle Prompts Alleged Hate Crime

Anti-Gay Diana Medley
This teacher is trying to create a "traditional prom" with no gays allowed. Read More »
Hate Crimes Charges
Tyler Clementi's roommate Dharun Ravi faces hate crimes charges. Read More »
Anti-Gay Slur
Escobar suspended for writing anti-gay slur on his face. Read More »
Gay Scaremongering
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This gay marriage scaremongering ad is so bad it's good. Read More »

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 man’s ire seemed to be sparked by the color of the couple’s poodle, which he called “Un-American” (yes, seriously).

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

Tyler Clementi's Story
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18-year-old Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being outed. Read More »
Hate Crimes Charges
Tyler Clementi's roommate Dharun Ravi faces hate crimes charges. Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
Gay Marriage Ad
This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
Dharun Ravi tweets

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’s room. Clementi — who knew about the webcam spying, requested a room change, and had complained to an RA about his roommate — eventually jumped off the George Washington Bridge. Keep reading »

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 floating in the Harlem River. I didn’t know it then, but that body was a Rutgers University student who leaped to his death off the George Washington bridge after his classmate broadcast his gay hookup on the internet. Then, two men were arrested for attacking a gay man in the bathroom of the Stonewall Inn, one of my favorite gay bars and the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Keep reading »

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