Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law [Updated]

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:16 am

Update (7:30 pm Wednesday): The Delaware Senate has approved the amended bill passed yesterday by the House, and Gov. Markell has signed it into law. Congratulations Delaware! Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws.  From Washington Blade: The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a [...]

Family Research Council Won’t Publicly Repudiate Anti-gay Violence

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 11:14 am

In the wake of the hate-motivated murder last week of Mark Carson in New York City’s Greenwich Village — just one in a string of anti-transgender and anti-gay hate crimes plaguing the city, LGBT rights activist Scott Wooledge challenged LGBT rights opponents to repudiate the violence: LGBT rights orgs have been very clear violence will [...]

Will we ever step up to cleanse our society of bigotry-fueled violence? Can we?

By: Monday August 6, 2012 10:52 am

How do we stop the ignorance, hate, & violence directed against people just trying to live their lives in peace (& in theory, equality)? A simple question. One answer from a post on my Facebook wall: We all have to start standing up to the everyday bigotry we see and hear in our lives. When [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe on South Africa’s ‘corrective rape’ of lesbians

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 8:03 am

To hear of human rights abuses of Uganda’s LGBTQ population is not new, sadly. Gay activist David Kato was the father of the Uganda’s LGBTQ rights movement. To many of his fellow countrymen Kato was a dead man walking once his homosexuality became public. The country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill dubbed “Kill the Gays bill” criminalizes same-sex [...]

Report: anti-LGBT murders jumped 11 percent in 2011

By: Friday June 1, 2012 7:48 am

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report, Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2011 on Thursday, and the statistic that jumped out is the rise in anti-LGBT murders, up 11%. The report is a result of data collected from 16 anti-violence programs in 16 states across the country including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, [...]

Tyler Clementi’s tormentor Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days for Rutgers webcam spying case

By: Monday May 21, 2012 2:29 pm

Wow. It’s hard to fathom that Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi’s tragic death means so little when you hear this verdict. Dharun Ravi, who used a remote webcam in the dorm room he shared with Clementi to capture Tyler’s sexual encounter with another man, has been sentenced to a mere 30 days in jail. You’ll recall [...]

“Beat-Your-Gay-Kids” N.C. Pastor Sean Harris can’t even keep his excuses straight

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 2:01 pm

As word spread — and shocked outage grew — that North Carolina Pastor Sean Harris has been instructing parents to beat their children if the children seem homosexual and/or non-gender conforming, Harris and his Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina are too stupid to get their damage control straight. Harris the baby beater told [...]

The Office of Civil Rights lets gay-bashing Flagler, Florida school administrators off the hook

By: Sunday April 22, 2012 11:09 pm

Out gay student Luke Herbert — now 17 — suffered a blazing, screaming hell of abuses in the Flagler County, Florida public schools between 2008 – 2011. Gay-bashing bullies jeered “Fag!” and “Cock sucker!” at him during his bus rides. Though Flagler policy requires drivers to report such incidents, with offenders disciplined — none of [...]

Tell Puerto Rico: Do Not Eliminate Hate Crimes Protections

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 8:07 am

This is urgent, folks. Public hearings on the proposed revisions of the penal code are scheduled to take place today (Thursday) and Friday. Read Joe’s article below, then click this link and follow Ricky Martin’s lead by signing the petition. ~~Laurel Advocates Tell Puerto Rico: Do Not Eliminate Hate Crimes Protections Guest post by Joe [...]

FBI Report: 2010 Hate Crime numbers remain consistent – and all too high

By: Monday November 14, 2011 10:38 am

Almost a fourth of our 2010 civil rights caseload involved crimes motivated by a particular bias against the victim.” – Eric Thomas, chief of the FBI’s Civil Rights Unit in Washington, DC Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its Hate Crime Statistics report for 2010. In what I suppose we can say is “good news,” the data [...]

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