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Strong Reactions to Upcoming White Nationalist College Stop

By Dan Sewell | Dec 15
The decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Cincinnati is generating strong reactions from the school community.

White Supremacists Chant 'F*ck You F*ggots' at Charlottesville March

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 19
Violence, racism, xenophobia and homophobia took over Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

Colleges Brace for More Violence Amid Rash of Hate on Campus

By Collin Binkley and Michael Kunzelman | Aug 18
At college campuses, far-right extremist groups have found fertile ground to spread their messages and attract new followers.

Creep of the Week: Alex Jones

By D'Anne Witkowski | May 6
Picture a mentally unstable person boiling over in rage and ranting about conspiracy theories on a street corner. That's Alex Jones, except instead of a street corner, he has his own radio program and video show on the internet.

College's Holiday Break Starts Early After Social Media Hate Speech

By Dona Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Latvia Bans Russian Actor Who Says Gays Should Be 'Burned Alive'

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 27
The country of Latvia banned Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin from entering their country after he said that gay people should be "burned alive."

"We're All Transphobic" :: Vice Mag Co-Founder Slams Trans People, Gripes About Backlash

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Vice Magazine founder Gavin McInnes lashed out at transgender people in a vulgarity-laced essay last month. When GLBTs and thoughtful straight supports spoke up in turn, McInnes complained that his exercise of free speech was being attacked.

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 9
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

UK Dad Arrested For Anti-Gay Facebook Post, Says He's Not Homophobic

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A British dad arrested for his July 14 anti-gay rant on Facebook says he's not homophobic -- he was just having a bad day.

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