Topics :: anti-gay criminal activity

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Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

INTERNATIONAL | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Sisters, Officials Mull Pink Saturday Changes -- or Cancellation

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 12
City officials and organizers of San Francisco's annual Pink Saturday celebration are talking about changes to the event, including possibly ending it, after years of violent incidents.

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

UK Teen Sentenced to 14-Years for Anti-Gay Stabbing

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 20
A 19-year-old British teen was slammed with a 14-year prison sentence for stabbing a gay man in the chest in an anti-gay attack.

Scott Lively Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Apr 16
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Jordan Arrests 10 Gays and Lesbians For Holding a Reception

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 28
Jordan authorities arrested 10 alleged gays and lesbians this week for holding a get-together at a party hall in east Amman.

Uganda Gay Sex Trial Adjourned Until Next Year

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
A British man will have to wait until next year to find out his fate after a Uganda court adjourned his case of "trafficking obscene publications," after his personal sex photos were leaked to a tabloid.

Man Charged With Murder as Hate Crime in Queens, NY

CRIME | Sep 17
The NYPD has charged a 22-year-old man with a hate crime in the stabbing death of a man found under an elevated subway line in Queens.

Gays Targeted for Ongoing Rapes, Assaults in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
Sexual assault targeting gays (or individuals perceived as gay) continue in Russia, with police claiming ignorance even as graphic videos circulate online.

Real Life Superheroes Announce Plans to Patrol West Village

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jun 4
In response to the recent series of hate crimes, a group of real life superheroes announce plans to take to the streets of the West Village in a crusade to rid the city of anti-gay villains.

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