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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...
miami-beach-attackers

On the afternoon of April 8, two gay men were the target of a violent anti-LGBT attack that occurred in Miami Beach shortly after the city's Pride Parade. The couple, Dmitry Logunov and Rene Chalarca, were severely beaten by four men as they walked home after celebrating LGBT Pride. Surveillance cameras outside the Miami Beach bathroom, located near the beach along Ocean Drive and Sixth Street, recorded the assault. The victims said they were targeted for their sexual orientation as their assailants...
grindr

The men used the app to coax men into sharing their home addresses so they could barge in and rob them. Last year, four men used Grindr to target gay men to rob them. On Monday, the last two of those men were sentenced to prison time. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Anthony Shelton, 20, and Cameron Ajiduah, 19, were sentenced to 20 and 15 years in prison respectively for charges of home invasion for violently robbing gay men...
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While LGBTQ representation in Hollywood is slowly but surely getting better, more often than not it’s in independent short films where the real issues are explored. Hold Hands or Hide is a 10-minute film that follows gay couple Adam and Stuart on a night out at a local boozer, but after they show some public affection towards each other they fall victim to a hate crime. It was written and directed by Simon Wegrzyn and stars Rick Yale and Kevin Grogan. “Adam...
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We have an update concerning the Australian man who was attacked while enjoying a night out with his sister. Earlier today, we shared with you the story of Bradley and Amanda Skinner from Mackay, Northern Queensland, Australia. After that post was published, Instinct Magazine reached out to the Skinners for further comment. What we received was their full perspectives on the dreadful attack. The night started out wonderfully with the siblings and best friends enjoying a slice of pizza at a...
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Bradley Skinner believes he was the victim of a hate crime and claims his attacker called him a ‘faggot’ A gay man has recounted the vicious attack that landed him in hospital last week. Bradley Skinner, 25, lives in Mackay Region, Northern Queensland, Australia. On Sunday 15 April he was out enjoying dinner with his sister, Amanda. The two had begun their evening with drinks at a bowling club beforehand. ‘I was two bites into my pizza around when this young man...
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The Northern Irish victim was kicked and called an "HIV-ridden bastard." A gay man in Northern Ireland is living in fear after being kicked and called an “HIV-ridden bastard” during a horrific homophobic attack. Dean Wheeler, a 23-year-old retail worker, was attacked earlier this month while walking back home from a night out in Enniskillen, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Prior to the incident, Wheeler heard an unidentified man shouting “queer boy.” https://twitter.com/BelTel/status/987227982220681216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Fnorthern-ireland-hate-crime-dean-wheeler%2F04%2F2018%2F “After that, I heard ’faggot’ being shouted and the next thing I...
TaRon-M.-Carson

Police are still investigating the murder of Kansas City resident Ta’Ron Carson. 24-year-old Carson, whose friends also called him Rio, left club Aura early Sunday morning on March 4. As he sat at a bench on the corner of 39th and Main, Carson was shot by two people in a black SUV. Brittany Bronson, a friend of Carson told Kansas City Fox News that she saw his final moments. The two had split up after exiting the club, and Bronson got...
Mr Gay

A Friday night out did not end up well for Mister Gay Belgium 2017. While out in his home town of Roeselare, Belgium, Mister Gay Belgium 2017, Jaimie De Blieck was attacked from behind, pushed to the ground, stomped on, and called him a 'fucking homo.' Saturday morning, after reporting the attack to the police and from the hospital, Jaimie posted a message on Instagram: The translation is: Attacking me from behind and stamping is one thing. Calling me "fucking gay" after...
CharlesDavis

A Fort Bliss soldier says he’s the victim of a hate crime. 1st Sgt. Charles William Davis II has spent 19 years in service with the U.S. Army and is currently stationed at Fort Bliss. "I've been to Bosnia, I've been to Iraq and I've been to Afghanistan three times,” he said. Unfortunately, Davis recently experienced what he believes to be a hate crime while in celebration in town. Davis gave KFOX14 his first hand account of the situation. He says he was out...
murder

OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas: 'This is a senseless murder' Authorities found 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein stabbed and buried in a shallow grave at a California park on 9 January. Bernstein went missing 2 January after his parents noticed he failed to show for a scheduled dentist appointment. After an eight day search, authorities found his body at Orange County’s Borrego Park. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was arrested on Friday (12 January) in relation to the crime. Prosecutors filed one felony...
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Man who used Grindr to rob gay men at gunpoint sentenced to 15 years jail The Department of Justice sentenced a man who used Grindr to rob gay men at gunpoint to 15 years jail yesterday (3 January). 21-year-old Nigel Garrett was among four men charged with an 18-count indictment alleging they preyed on men in Texas. The DoJ charged the Dallas-area men with hate crimes, kidnappings, carjackings and using firearms to commit violent crimes. A Department of Justice press release stated: ‘Garrett...
Justices

Guess what? If you get attacked because you’re gay in the state of West Virginia, the justice system won’t protect you. This past Tuesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the hate crime law in the state doesn’t apply to anti-gay assaults or any crime based on sexual orientation. This ruling came down to a 3 to 2 vote that will now greatly affect the LGBTQ people living in the state. Now those people will have no protection...
attack

After a night of dancing, Argentinian rugby player Jonathan Castellari was out picking up breakfast in Buenos Aires last week with his friend Sebastian. While waiting for their order, a group of 8 drunk men between the ages of 20-25 approached the two after laughing and mocking them with effeminate gestures. The group is thought to have been provoked by Castellari’s shirt that read Hetero el que lee (Hetero if you can read). Castellari and Sebastian felt uncomfortable so...

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