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Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 23
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

FBI Director: Better Hate Crime Tracking Needed

CRIME | Apr 29
State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it," FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

Ohio State Rep Pushes for Hate Crime Bill

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 29
As northeast Ohio prepares for Gay Games 9 next summer, one politician is introducing a bill that would make targeting someone because of his or her sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability a hate crime.

Drag Queens Plunge Into Icy Boston Harbor to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Prevention

LOCAL | By Dan Meyer | Mar 9
Boston’s GMDVP has changed its name to the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, but continues to help the community, most recently via an icy plunge in the Boston harbor, all to raise funds for their programs.

Judge Gives 10 Years To Attackers in Atlanta Gay Bashing

CRIME | By Troy Petenbrink | Aug 15
A judge delivered 10-year sentences to the attackers of young, gay Atlanta man Brandon White, beaten up this February in a gay bashing that his attackers videotaped and posted online.

Chilean Hate-Crime Legislation Signed into Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Luis Andres | Jul 13
Chile’s president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body.

D.C. City Council Committee Holds Hate-Crime Hearing

LOCAL | By John Riley | Jul 11
Members of the D.C. City Council chastised the Metropolitan Police Department for a perceived failure to effectively engage local community members on initiatives aimed at combating hate crimes against the LGBT community during a June 29 hearing.

Nevada Lawmakers Strike Down Hate Crimes Bill

NATIONAL | By Deb Weinstein | Apr 26
Nevada lawmakers on Monday, April 25, struck down a bill that would have added gender identity and expression to the state’s hate crimes law.

Obama keeps word on hate crime, but has yet to honor other promises to GLBTs

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Oct 30
Obama was keeping a campaign promise to gays and lesbians by putting his signature on a bill to include violence against gays in federal hate crimes law. Of several such commitments to gay and lesbian supporters, it’s the first one he’s kept. Other promises are either pending or stalled entirely, proving a source of continued dismay for gay and lesbian advocates who worked to help him get elected.

Christian Right Claims Hate Crime Law Will Ban Free Speech

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29
President Barack Obama’s historic signing of the firs federal law offering protections to GLB T people has been met with cries of warning from the Christian right that before long the government will use the law to suppress religious freedom of expression.

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