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Some people just never learn. 30-year-old Charles Yarbrough is being charged with multiple hate crimes after repeatedly breaking into and vandalizing a local church in Connecticut because he believed its congregation members and pastor “were supporting and pushing the LGBT agenda.” Yarbrough was arrested on June 27 after police say he broke into the Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Milford, Connecticut and slashed two chairs on the church’s altar and carving into an antique wooden banister. He was upset because the...

The Can’t Pass It On campaign feature an image of two men lying together along with the message that people on effective HIV treatment with an undetectable viral load can’t pass HIV on – proven by the landmark PARTNER and PARTNER 2 studies. Posters from the campaign have appeared on billboards and phone boxes across the country, but some have been targeted by unknown vandals who are whiting out the image of two men lying together, in what appears to...

The New York City Police Department has opened a hate crime investigation into the vandalism of subway ads for Nike featuring out lesbian Megan Rapinoe, the USWNT co-captain and World Cup MVP. The vandalism was discovered Monday night in the 42nd Street subway station beneath Bryant Park in Manhattan, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Someone scrawled the words “screw this ho” and “sheman” on her forehead on several posters. The slurs were scrubbed off by MTA maintenance workers before someone snapped...

New York Police are investigating after eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were found vandalized with homophobic slurs. The New York Police Department (NYPD) hate crimes task force said it was investigating after the posters were vandalized with derogatory slurs at the Bryant Park subway station in New York. Police confirmed to USA Today on Wednesday that the posters were cleaned or replaced with help from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after the vandalism was discovered early Monday morning. Rapinoe...

A Washington D.C. resident posted disturbing surveillance video of an unidentified man defacing the Pride Flag outside his home while screaming homophobic slurs. The resident, identified on Twitter as @MJasonRhodes, shared a 30-second video of a man yelling “f*ggot motherf*cker” and “drag queen motherf*ckers” among other antigay slurs while tearing down the flag on July 2. In the video, the man violently rips the flag pole off the exterior wall of the home, smashes it against a fence, and leaves it...

Homophobic vandal caught ripping down Pride flag (screen capture) A man in Washington D.C. was caught on video walking into a resident’s front yard and ripping down a rainbow Pride flag, all while yelling homophobic slurs. The 30-second security camera video shows the man walking down the sidewalk, seemingly talking to himself. In the clip’s audio, he can be heard shouting, “F*gg*t motherf**ker, you f*gg*t flag-flying motherf**ker.” Clear as day, the man enters the yard, striding right up to the flag and...

The vandalized flags hanging from Wicker Park Lutheran Church (image via WGN screenshot)It seems like vandalizing pride flags has become a pastime for haters. The most recent instance happened this last Sunday near 3 a.m. when a vandal was caught on camera jumping a fence at Wicker Park Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois to spray paint two flags hanging outside the church. The vandal spray-painted a black “X” on the transgender flag and “We love kids” on the Pride flag,...

Nathan PriceNathan Paris and his same-sex partner say that their neighbor in Brown County, Ohio has increasingly threatened them in a dispute that began with the neighbor calling them “f*gs” and “queers” and escalated to the neighbor allegedly shooting at them, flipping their car over and setting it on fire. The local news affiliate visited the two-acre parcel of land where Paris lives with his partner in a shipping container that they converted into a makeshift “tiny home.” Paris says that...
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Early on Saturday morning, 19-year-old William Gomez was thrown out of the historic Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, NYC while hanging out with his co-workers. Gomez returned at 4:30 a.m. and smashed the window of the Stonewall and left damaged that cost almost $7,000 to repair according to the NY Daily News. The Stonewall Inn is the site of the riots that started the LGBTQ rights movement and pride month observances. Gomez, who is not gay and is expecting his...

The capital of Poland has celebrated Pride with an “unbreakable” monument after the previous one was destroyed. Before the Warsaw Equality Parade on Saturday, a new rainbow monument was unveiled at a busy intersection in the country’s capital, where a rainbow is formed by light bouncing off of water vapour, producing a holographic rainbow. The monument is stationed at a busy intersection in the city on the site of a previous rainbow monument before it was repeatedly vandalised. Organisers hope the rainbow...
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A gay-friendly church in Charlotte, North Carolina has been vandalized, not once but seven times, but its members are staying strong. Wedgewood Church members woke up to find “F****** are Pedofhiles” (yes, misspelling and all) displayed across their rainbow-colored building early Wednesday. This was discovered just hours after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted to protect LGBTQ students. “It could be related to the school board meeting, but it’s hard to tell since it’s the seventh time we’ve been vandalized,” said Chris Ayers,...
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"People suck." The windows of an LGBT center in Reno, Nevada, were smashed Tuesday night in an apparent act of vandalism, the latest in a series of attacks on queer organizations across the country in the past year. The glass door and windows of Our Center on South Wells Avenue were hit at around 7pm, while staffers were inside, according to NBC 4. Witnesses reported someone with a mask on shouted for people to get down before they threw a rock...
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An outrageous act of vandalism against gay couple happened again in the Eve of coming Christmas. Fortunately this time nobody suffered just Christmas Display of one gay couple was furiously vanfalized by a group of homophobic teenagers. One question - for what? Just for being of other sexual orientation and for support of other colours? Toronto gay couple were sad to find their festive holiday decorations vandalized. Adam Broker and Chirs Barsnicki have been known for the past 12 years for their big Christmas...
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Paula Devine, 52, says that her 25-year-old son has repeatedly been the target of homophobic attackers in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the past three years. “It started with slurs about six months after he moved in, the name calling, it’s all homophobic abuse, once they found out he was gay that was it,” she told Belfast Live. The abuse escalated until one night, when the victim was leaving his mother’s house to go home, the attackers threw stones at him and...

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