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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 transgender woman was stoned to death in India. According to EastMojo, a mob stoned a transgender woman to death in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The victim was traveling from town to town in order to beg for money. When she passed through the town of Nagrakata, she found that people were already alarmed at the possible presence of a child kidnapper in their midst. Several children had already been abducted, according to local sources. The town formed a vigilante...

A lesbian couple in New York was brutally attacked by a group of men, leaving the victims scared. Kimberly Page is speaking out publicly about a violent attack as police search for suspects. Page said that she and her girlfriend were out late with friends in a town on Long Island on July 7. At around 3:30 a.m., Page and her girlfriend were alone when a group of men approached them and taunted them. They “started saying obscene things to my girlfriend and...

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...

Several high school students who vandalized their school with hateful slurs were caught because their phones automatically connected to the school’s wireless network. Seth Taylor, Tyler Curtiss, Joshua Shaffer, and Matthew Lipp were seniors at Glenelg High School in Maryland last year when they broke into the school for a senior prank at nearly midnight one day in May. They said that they intended to paint “Class of 2018” in the school, but instead they painted racist, homophobic, and anti-semitic slurs,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two women in London were attacked in a bus when they refused to kiss for straight men’s viewing pleasure. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend Chris were taking a night bus in London on May 30. According a Facebook post Geymonat wrote about the incident, she kissed Chris and then four young men started harassing them. The couple and the young men were alone together in the top level of the bus. “They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so...

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