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Civil Rights

Christian High School Bans Student’s Transgender Boyfriend From Senior Prom (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM April 16, 2014
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A New York City private Christian high school has banned one student’s boyfriend from accompanying her to the senior prom because he is transgender.

Hate Crimes

69-Year Old NYC Anti-Gay Hate Crime Murder Victim Wasn’t Gay

by David Badash ● 4:36 PM September 17, 2013
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69-year old Ever Orozco was stabbed to death, allegedly by 22-year old Steven Torres, who reportedly claimed the victim had blown him kisses. But Orozco’s wife is certain he wasn’t gay.

Hate Crimes

69 Year Old Man Stabbed To Death In Broad Daylight — Attacker Thought He Was Gay

by David Badash ● 9:39 AM September 17, 2013
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A 69-year old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon by a 22-year old man who thought his victim was gay. The anti-gay hate crime murder took place in the New York City borough of Queens.

Hate Crimes

Another NYC Hate Crime: 3 Physically Attacked By Men Using Homophobic And Racial Slurs (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:31 AM August 19, 2013
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A straight couple and a friend who is gay were verbally and physically assaulted as they left a Long Island City neighborhood restaurant in Queens, New York.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Anti-Gay Subway Riders Assault, Threaten To Rape And Kill NYC Pride Attendees

by David Badash ● 8:08 AM July 3, 2013
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A group of LGBT teens returning home Sunday from Pride seems to have been physically and/or verbally assaulted by two men riding the New York City subway as this graphic video shows.

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.

Asides

Why Gawker Wants You To Vote Against Monserrate

by David Badash ● 8:30 PM March 8, 2010

Why Gawker Wants You To Vote Against Monserrate. Gawker very kindly linked to my “Anti-Gay Flyers Distributed In NYC Churches By Monserrate Supporters” piece today. Politics Staff Writer Alex Pareene, in “Face-Slasher Hiram Monserrate Just Getting More Vile Every Day,” wrote, Peralta, who (as far as we know) has never violently attacked the woman he [...]