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Bigotry Watch

Have You Seen These Men? NYPD Releases Sketch Of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Attackers

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM August 16, 2013
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The NYPD just released the above sketch and poster of two of the six men wanted in an anti-gay hate crime attack this week of two men in Manhattan’s historically gay Chelsea neighborhood.

News

Christian Polling Group Finds Atheists Divorce Less Than Christians

by David Badash ● 11:10 AM July 2, 2013
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An Evangelical Christian pollster finds that atheists commit less crimes, divorce less, and are better educated than their fellow Christians.

News

NYC: Gay Man’s Attackers Sought By NYPD After Brutal Beating In Queens

by David Badash ● 9:12 PM October 25, 2012
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The New York Police Department is asking for help finding the men who brutally beat a 62-year old gay man and LGBT activist in Sunnyside, Queens, Lou Rispoli.

News

GOP Candidate: Rape Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock — For The Father

by David Badash ● 4:40 PM August 27, 2012
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Tom Smith, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania says that becoming pregnant via rape is “similar” to having a baby out of wedlock — for the father.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Spying And Bias Crime Case

by David Badash ● 12:47 PM May 21, 2012
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Dharun Ravi was sentenced to only 30 days as part of a probationary sentence that was designed to be “a measured response, … balanced… and constructive.”

Bigotry Watch

Madonna May Face Russian Jail For Mentioning Homosexuality

by David Badash ● 12:16 PM March 23, 2012

Madonna may be looking at the inside of a Russian jail this summer when she takes her concert to St. Petersburg, home of a new “Don’t Say Gay” law that prohibits promoting homosexuality. Via ABC News: The Material Girl said in a Facebook posting this week that she plans to speak out against the law [...]

Bigotry Watch

No Hate Crime Charges For 2 Arrested In Texas Anti-Gay Beating And Burning?

by David Badash ● 11:48 AM November 2, 2011
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It appears unlikely that two men arrested for the hate crime beating and burning of a Texas man this weekend will face hate crimes charges, despite anti-gay slurs.

Hate Crimes

Obama Signed Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill Into Law 2 Years Ago Today

by David Badash ● 12:55 PM October 28, 2011
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President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law two years ago today.

Bigotry Watch

Mistrial Declared In Shooting Hate Crime Murder Of 15-Year Old Larry King

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM September 2, 2011

A mistrial has been officially declared in the shooting hate crime murder trial of Lawrence “Larry” King, killed by Brandon McInerney in 2008 in California.

News

Lawrence King Murder Trial: Jurors Deadlocked. Mistrial Possible.

by David Badash ● 4:55 PM September 1, 2011

Jurors are deadlocked in the murder trial of Brandon McInerney, the 17-year old accused of shooting to death his gay classmate, Lawrence King, in 2008.

Bigotry Watch

McDonald’s Transgender Hate Crime Attacker Finally Charged With Hate Crime

by David Badash ● 5:08 PM May 16, 2011
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One of two teens arrested for the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, at a Baltimore McDonald’s, has been charged with a hate crime.

Asides

British Teens On Trial For Manslaughter Called Victim “Fucking Faggot”

by David Badash ● 2:06 PM May 6, 2010

British Teens On Trial For Manslaughter Called Victim “Fucking Faggot.” One male and two female British teens, Joel Alexander, Ruby Thomas, and Rachel Burke, are all facing charges for manslaughter. In 2009, Ian Baynham died of a head trauma said to have been sustained during an exchange with the teens. During this encounter Mr. Baynham [...]