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News

Breaking: Louisiana City Passes Ordinance Banning Anti-Gay Discrimination

by David Badash ● 7:19 PM December 10, 2013
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The Shreveport City Council minutes ago passed an ordinance banning employment, housing, and public space discrimination against LGBT people.

Civil Rights

In Unanimous Vote, Russia Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

by David Badash ● 10:12 AM June 11, 2013
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Russia today is voting on a Vladimir Putin supported bill that makes it illegal to tell children gay people exist or that homosexuality is equal to heterosexuality, and provides for fines, jail time, and deportation for those who violate the law.

Hate Crimes

Watch: NYC Mayoral Hopeful Christine Quinn Talks With Thomas Roberts About Anti-Gay Violence

by David Badash ● 3:04 PM June 7, 2013
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NYC Speaker Christine Quinn, running for Mayor, talked with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about the rise in anti-LGBT hate crime violence, her upcoming mayoral race,and Anthony Weiner.

News

As May Ends, Two More Violent Anti-Gay Hate Crimes In NYC Put Month’s Total At 11

by David Badash ● 12:58 PM June 1, 2013
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Two more violent anti-gay hate crimes in New York City over the past week are now being reported, closing the month of May at an astounding eleven, and putting this year’s total at about 30 — more than double last year’s year-to-date total.

News

Governor Of Puerto Rico: ‘My Duty As A Christian’ To Sign Anti-Discrimination Laws

by David Badash ● 5:11 PM May 29, 2013
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The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, today signed two bills banning anti-LGBT discrimination into law, calling it his “duty as a Christian.”

Hate Crimes

Cardinal Dolan Spends A Few Seconds Mentioning Violence Against ‘Some Homosexuals’

by David Badash ● 6:25 PM May 28, 2013
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Finally, ten days after the murder of a gay man in NYC, Cardinal Timothy Dolan today denounced anti-gay violence that has increased dramatically — sort of.

Hate Crimes

Watch: Victim Of NYC’s Ninth Violent Anti-Gay Hate Crime This Month Speaks

by David Badash ● 9:41 AM May 28, 2013
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Eugene Lovendusky, who late Friday became the ninth NYC violent anti-gay hate crime victim this month, urges other victims to report hate crime violence immediately.

Hate Crimes

NYPD Arrests Suspect In Hell’s Kitchen Anti-Gay Hate Crime

by David Badash ● 4:09 PM May 26, 2013
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A nineteen year old has been caught and charged with the bias crime after he allegedly physically and verbally assaulted the co-founder of a NYC anti-violence LGBT direct action group.

Hate Crimes

Cardinal Dolan Calls For Anti-LGBT Sermons In Shadow Of Violent Anti-Gay Hate Crime Wave

by David Badash ● 3:38 PM May 26, 2013
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Not only has Cardinal Dolan not acknowledged the wave of anti-LGBT hate crimes, he has contributed to the hate. How many more LGBT people will suffer or die before Dolan denounces the violence?

Civil Rights

Watch: LGBT Activists Respond To NYC Anti-Gay Violence With ‘I’m A Homosexual’ Street Campaign

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM May 26, 2013
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In response to the anti-gay hate crime attack on Eugene Lovendusky and others, Alan Bounville and friends braved NYC’s Penn Station, bravely holding signs that read, “I Am A Homosexual.”

Bigotry Watch

LGBT Activist Becomes Victim Of Anti-Gay Violent Attack In NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen

by David Badash ● 9:55 PM May 25, 2013
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Eugene Lovendusky, a member of the LGBT direct action group Queer Rising, reportedly was himself the victim of a violent anti-gay attack last night in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Discrimination

Murder Of Mark Carson Is Fifth Anti-LGBT Violent Hate Crime In NYC In Under Two Weeks

by David Badash ● 9:26 PM May 19, 2013
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The murder of Mark Carson Friday night was the fifth — not third, as far too many mainstream media outlets and others are reporting — violent anti-gay hate crime in New York City this month.

Actions

Thursday: Rally To Protest Four Anti-LGBT Violent Attacks This Month In NYC

by David Badash ● 4:51 PM May 15, 2013
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Queer Rising will hold a rally to protest and bring awareness to the four recent anti-LGBT violent attacks that have occurred over the past ten days. The rally will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, outside Madison Square Garden at 7:00 PM EDT.

Education

Right Wing Education Reform Org: We Didn’t Know Our ‘Reformer Of The Year’ Was Anti-Gay

by David Badash ● 10:10 AM April 30, 2013
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StudentsFirst yesterday was forced to issue a statement on Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, after having awarded the bill’s author and top House sponsor, Rep. John Ragan, the “Reformer Of The Year” award.