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Russian LGBTQ activist Yelena Grigorieva was found murdered in near her home in St. Petersburg last Saturday after anti-LGBTQ people put her personal information online. Eight stab wounds were found in her body, and investigators also found evidence that suggests she was strangled. Activist Dinar Idrisov wrote on Facebook that Grigorieva had received death threats online and that she had “been a victim of violence” and was “regularly threatened with murder.” She also said that her personal information was listed on...

A gay teen who stabbed a classmate to death and critically wounded another after they allegedly bullied him for years was found guilty of manslaughter. In 2017, New York City high school student Abel Cedeno, who was then 17, stabbed Matthew McCree, 15, and Arane Leboy, 16, in history class. Cedeno stabbed McCree in the chest, and he died in a hospital from the wounds. Cedeno was charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon for the switchblade...

A gay man was was severely beaten by homophobic attackers, and a picture of his injuries is being shared widely on Facebook. Ryan Williams, 22, said that he and his friends were going to a McDonalds in Preston, England, early in the morning this past Saturday when some people shouted anti-gay comments at them. “There was a group of people nearby in the street and they started calling me and my friends gay,” he told the Mirror. “We went over and told...

A Michigan man is being prosecuted for the murder of a gay man and the shooting another in what prosecutors say was an anti-gay attack. Demetris Nelson has been charged with first degree murder, felony murder, attempted murder, and assault with intent to rob in the murder of a gay man in Detroit last week. Prosecutors believe that Nelson, 26, met up with Brian Anderson, 31, and Malcolm Drake, 26, on July 6 at 4 a.m. after they connected through Grindr. Nelson...

Posters of soccer star Megan Rapinoe were defaced in New York City with homophobic slurs. The posters in the NYC subway showed Rapinoe in her U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team uniform with the phrase “Dream with us,” meant to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory. Police said that eight posters around the Bryant Park subway station in Manhattan were defaced with homophobic messages on Monday, just days before Rapinoe and her teammates came to New York for a ticker tape parade. “Hate...

A hair salon received a threatening note not about its rainbow flag. Issam Bajalia owns Salon U in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. He said that he had just returned home from World Pride in New York City when he found a note taped to his business telling him to remove his rainbow flag “before it is too late.” Facebook/Ryan Taylor THIS IS NOT SAN FRANCISCO OR DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM THIS IS HOMEWOOD WHICH IS A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILY CITY WE SUGGEST THAT...

Two gay married owners of the Fine Fellows Creamery ice cream shop in Cape May, New Jersey, say that they’ve been subject to vandalism and homophobic comments after displaying rainbow flags and stickers during Pride Month. Dustin Piccolo and his husband David Kinsey say that the large and smaller rainbow flags they put up this year were torn down and stolen, as was a small rainbow flag sticker on their shop’s front door. Piccolo told 6abc.com: This year we celebrated pride month...

An 18-year-old gay man in Chile was stabbed by his own father, who said he was ashamed of his son. The attack occurred in the city of Quilpué, but none of the family members’ names have been released to the press. According to the mother of the victim, the father came to her apartment and became belligerent. She asked him to leave. “In the middle of the argument, he told me to my face that my son is gay,” the mother said....

A man in D.C. was recorded tearing down a rainbow flag and beating it on the ground while shouting slurs. Video was captured by a D.C. resident, who posted it to Twitter using the handle @mjasonrhoades and to the blog Popville. In the video, a man can be seen walking down the street and then walking into the yard of a house where there is a rainbow flag flying. The man grabs the flag and beats it on the ground. He can...

Tony Lima, the executive director of South Florida’s longest-running LGBTQ organization, has been placed on paid leave after comments he made two weeks ago praising four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year. Lima said that the four men, who were in the audience at the group’s June 14, 2019 Champions of Equality Gala, were “wrongly accused” after security video went viral of the four men beating Rene Chalarca and...

Four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year were honored at a gala for a local LGBTQ organization. SAVE touts itself as “South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.” But at their Champions of Equality Gala two weeks ago, SAVE honored four men known for anything but protecting LGBTQ people: Juan Carlos Lopez, Luis M. Alonso Piovet, Adonis...

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested following a shocking knife attack on a gay couple in England. Police are still searching for two other boys after the gang of pre-teens stabbed the men multiple times. According to police, the two men, who are in their 30’s, were walking down a road on Saturday evening when they were approached by three teen boys. The boys, who are believed to be between ages 12 to 15, shouted homophobic insults at the men. One...

A church is planning out planting “hundreds” of Pride flags after their flags fell victim to vandalism. The Wicker Park Lutheran Church in Chicago flies a rainbow flag and a transgender flag year-round outside its doors. Over a week ago, someone tore down the flags. The church put them back up, but then over the weekend they were vandalized. At 3 am this past Sunday, someone was caught on video spray-painting in black on the flags. The vandal painted a giant “X”...

Several teenagers attacked two gay men with a knife in what appears to be a homophobic hate crime. According to police, the two men, who are in their 30’s, were walking down a road at 9:20 p.m. this past Saturday in Liverpool, UK, when they were approached by three teen boys. The boys, who are believed to be between ages 12 to 15, shouted homophobic insults at the men. One of them pulled out a knife and attacked the men. One of...

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