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Gay Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims was recently banned from Facebook (and subsequently reinstated) for sharing a post with an anti-gay slur that was directed at him. While posting homophobic messages does go against the social network’s community standards, its rules allow people to post slurs when quoting others or ascribing such terms to themselves (i.e. “I’m such a hot f*ggot”). Sims’ original post was from an alleged Baltimore resident named Jill Freb who sent him a message stating, “You...

A Portland man was arrested for threatening to bomb his gay neighbors. According to news source Koin6, court documents filed in Mutnomah County Circuit Court last week reveal that a man named Scott Wayne Smith was charged with one count of intimidation. Smith threatened to bomb an apartment complex called Hopewell Apartments where people living with HIV/AIDS reside. Smith apparently lives in a trailer on a friend’s property that’s located near the apartment complex. On top of threatening to bomb the building,...
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A gay man from Brighton gave two homophobes a hell of a surprise. To prepare for Brighton Pride, 27-year-old Nick Hurley just happened to have a bag of glitter on his person. This became an unfortunate coincidence for two homophobes who passed him. As Hurley was walking around, a car stopped beside him. One of the two men inside decided to yelled out the anti-gay slur “f*****.” Hurley, the quick thinker, then thought up a creative way to combat the hate. “In a...
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In April, a gay couple got beaten for holding hands outside a public restroom after Miami Beach Gay Pride by four young men shouting anti-gay slurs. Now one of the attacker’s father is saying that his son couldn’t have committed commit a hate crime because he grew up with gay dads. Juan Lopez said that he raised his son, Juan Carlos Lopez, with his partner of 15 years. “I’m sure 100 percent” that his son and his friends wouldn’t attack anyone...
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Is FIFA finally about to get serious on the issue? FIFA has opened disciplinary hearings against Mexico after its fans chanted the anti-gay slur “puto” during the team’s 1-0 win over Germany at the World Cup. Mexico fans also chanted the slur during the World Cup four years ago, and during qualifying matches leading up to the games in Russia. FIFA leveled fines against Mexico in the past for the offensive behavior of its fans, but sanctions have been relatively minimal and...
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Hate crime charges have now been filed against the four men over last month’s incident Four men who assaulted and allegedly used anti-gay slurs at two men following last month’s Miami Pride festival face a potential maximum of 30 years in jail each. Prosecutors have added hate-crime charges to the aggravated battery charges the four were already facing. If found guilty, this raises the maximum jail time from 15 years to 30 years and takes the charge from second-degree to first-degree felony. Rene...

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