Topics :: hate crimes

Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

By EDGE | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

Philly 'Clean Cut' Gay Bashers Turn Themselves In

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Social media, a former TV reality show personality and a Twitter sleuth are being crediting in helping identify members of the "clean cut hate gang" allegedly responsible for the September 11th gay bashing of a male couple in Philadelphia.

Police Release Surveillance Video of 'Clean Cut' Gang Involved in Philly Anti-Gay Hate Crime

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Philadelphia Police are seeking the help of the public to help apprehend a group of young white men and women who attacked and robbed two gay men in their late 20's late in the evening of Thursday, September 11.

Philly Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked by Group in Possible Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 15, 2014
A same-sex couple was attacked and robbed in Philadelphia Thursday night in what may be an anti-gay attack.

Brazilian Gay Teen Found Dead With Broken Neck

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
An openly gay teen from Brazil was found dead Wednesday as a result of what is believed to be an anti-gay attack.

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Lesbian Teen Raped and Murdered in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 18, 2014
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa.

UK Dad Arrested For Anti-Gay Facebook Post, Says He's Not Homophobic

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A British dad arrested for his July 14 anti-gay rant on Facebook says he's not homophobic -- he was just having a bad day.