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homophobic abuse

Video of a man shouting homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple on the street in Portland, Oregon has been making the rounds on social media. It all started when Trudy Dragoon and her wife, Wendy, found a lost dog and went door-to-door looking for its owner. How exactly things escalated is unclear, but what happened next is truly horrific. “You look like a f*cking man, let’s go,” the unidentified man says in the video, raising his fists as if preparing to...
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A murderer on death row has asked for mercy, blaming his crime on “homosexual panic.” Robert Van Hook, 56, has been sentenced to die for murdering David Self in 1985. He met Self at the Subway Bar in Cincinnati, Ohio, before the two went together to Self’s flat. It was here that Van Hook strangled Self until he was unconsciousness before stabbing him multiple times in the neck. The murderer proceeded to cut open his abdomen before stabbing his internal organs, court records...
attack

Hate crimes against the LGBTI community have risen significantly in Germany in 2017 Three gay sex workers were beaten up in Cologne yesterday (29 April). One is reportedly in a coma and is ‘near-death’. Three men, a 30-year-old, a 31-year-old and 40-year-old, were together near the street at Cologne Eifeltor. It is alleged a 50-year-old and a 53-year-old man, at 1am, paid the men for sex. During the encounter, three darkly dressed men and attacked the sex workers with crowbars. The two men fled towards...
attack

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested over an attack on two gay men. Two unsuspecting men in Dordrecht in the Netherlands were attacked after being lured to a ‘hook-up’ via a fake profile via the dating app Grindr. The men were allegedly lured to a car park in the early hours to meet their ‘date’ – then set upon by a gang and violently assaulted. The first victim, aged 28, was hospitalised with minor injuries after being attacked late on Friday night. The...
InstinctBernstein

Last week, we shared with you the story of Blaze Bernstein and Samuel Woodward. Now, we have new information that Woodward has ties to several neo-Nazi and extremist groups. Bernstein, who was an Ivy league student at the University of Pennsylvania, was visiting his family in California at the start of January. During that time, Bernstein went missing and his family looked towards the police to help find him. Unfortunately, Bernstein’s body was found in a park a few days later and...
WIckwire

Two men from Orange County, California are currently in custody and undergoing pre-trials for harassing a gay couple. 18-year-old Samuel Blake Wickwire (seen above) is facing two felony counts. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, one of those counts is for criminal threats and the other for violation of civil rights. On top of that, these crimes have been counted as hate crimes, which has extended his possible sentencing time to a potential six years in prison. In addition,...
turkish

Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has banned any and all public LGBT events until further notice, citing public safety. The Governor's Office released a statement saying, Starting from Nov. 18, 2017, concerning our community’s public sensitivity, any events such as LGBT... cinema, theater, panels, interviews, exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province to provide peace and security,” the governor’s office said in a statement. The statement also said it may cause animosity among different Turkish groups "posing an open and...
kedarie-johnson

A 23-year-old has been found guilty of killing a genderfluid teenager in a brutal, premeditated attack. Jorge “Lumni” Sanders-Galvez kidnapped, suffocated and murdered 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson after he and his cousin discovered that the teenager was non-binary. He will be sentenced next month, but faces mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole. His cousin, Jaron Purham, is in the process of being tried separately for the same crime of first-degree murder. Kedarie, who did not identify as trans, enjoyed dressing in...
blackmailing

Two men have been imprisoned for blackmailing a man out of more than £3000 so that they would keep his sexuality secret. Michael Rose, 20 and Elliot Haynes, 19, who live in Portsmouth, subjected their victim to a series of taunts and threats in a bid to extract £3600 from their victim in order to keep his sexuality quiet. Messages were sent over Facebook to the victim, which branded him a “sick paedophile”, reports The Plymouth Herald. The victim was allegedly accepting...
police-tape

Three in ten LGBT+ people avoid certain streets because they do not feel safe Hate crime committed against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the UK has risen by 78% since 2013, according to a shocking new report. The research, conducted by Stonewall, showed that one in five LGBT+ people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months. The number of lesbian, gay and bi people in Britain who...
danielle

Victims Were Mother and Daughter A double homicide in Camden County, Missouri is being investigated as an anti-LGBT hate crime by local and federal officials. Steven Ray Endsley, 54, was arrested for the murders of out-lesbian Danielle M. Smith, 27, and her mother, Teresa A. Jackson, 61, on Saturday. Smith’s and Jackson’s bodies were discovered in the remains of their burned out trailer home on the morning of Aug 29, according to a press release. Their identities had not been released until their...
Hate Crime

Austin Richardson looks like a greeter at your local Abercrombie & Fitch chain, but don’t let that fool you. The 18-year old, arrested in June after firing paintball pellets at revelers hanging outside a gay bar in Stockton, California, was charged on Tuesday in connected with the attack. The incident occurred at the Paradise Club on June 12th, just as two customers were leaving the establishment. 19-year-old Branden Staples and an unnamed 16-year-old were also apprehended. The three youngsters have been charged with assault...
trans murdered

A 28-year trans woman in Columbus, Ohio, was shot and then brutally beaten by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, who was living with the family at the time. Rae’Lynn Thomas is the 19th trans person known to have been murdered in the U.S. this year, and the fifth transgender women to have been killed in the past two months. Thomas’ mother, Renee Thomas, shared her daughter’s final words with the local news station: “Mom, please please don’t leave me. Mom, I’m dying,” she said....
hate

“You faggot!” That’s what a 28-year-old New York man heard shortly before being stabbed in the left side of the chest. The unnamed victim was sitting with his sister and boyfriend on the 1 train on Saturday evening around 7 p.m., heading towards the 110th Street station in Morningside Heights. The attacker allegedly became incensed upon realizing the victim and his friend were a couple. An argument ensued, which culminated in the thug breaking out a knife and stabbing the victim. The suspect...

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