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Hate crime

  • 3rd May 2011

    Death of gay New York man ‘not a hate crime’

    Louis Duffy has been charged with second degree murder

    3:36 PM — The killing of a New York state gay bar owner was not motivated by homophobia, police said today. Clinton ‘Billy’ Lewis, who owned Club Chili and helped organise Pride events in Elmira, was shot dead early on Sunday morning at his home.

  • 27th April 2011

    Gay man beaten in homophobic south London attack 229

    Chas Andersen was attacked on Clapham High Street

    1:21 PM — A gay man has received hospital treatment after being beaten up in an unprovoked homophobic attack at the weekend.

  • Horses killed in Midwestern barn fire in apparent gay-hate arson attack 25

    Police are treating the arson attack in Ohio as a gay hate crime

    11:47 AM — Eight horses owned by a gay man were killed in a barn fire in Ohio on Monday in what police believe was a homophobic hate crime.

  • 3rd March 2011

    North London man given curfew for harassing gay couple 23

    Dean Orrow was charged in court last week after verbally abusing a gay couple in North London

    2:11 PM — A man who harassed a gay couple in Islington, North London, has been banned from going out after 10pm and given a community service order.

  • 2nd February 2011

    Police launch new hate crime website 8

    Police say hate crime is under-reported

    11:40 AM — A new website to encourage people to report hate crime has been launched. True Vision gives information on what hate crime is and how to report it.

  • 28th January 2011

    London anti-hate crime charity opens drop-in service 2

    Galop has opened a drop-in centre

    4:10 PM — London charity Galop is offering a new drop-in service for LGBT people affected by hate crime, discrimination and domestic abuse. The service will also offer LGBT people the chance to talk to a sexual abuse caseworker in confidence about incidents, whether recent or from childhood.

  • 17th January 2011

    Brazilian gay group says 250 LGBT people killed in a year 8

    Brazil celebrates gay Pride but activists say the LGBT murder rate is high

    5:23 PM — A Brazilian gay group claims that 250 LGBT people were killed in hate crimes in 2010. Grupo Gay da Bahia is part-way through compiling a report on the issue but says that the latest figures show that an LGBT person is being killed at a rate of one every day and a half.

  • 1st December 2010

    Men plead guilty to New York anti-gay robbery

    The attack took place in New York city last year

    3:53 PM — Two New York men have pleaded guilty to an anti-gay robbery which left their victim in hospital for three weeks. Daniel Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel Aleman, 27, admit robbery as a hate crime for the attack on 49-year-old Jack Price in October last year in the Queens neighbourhood.

  • 24th November 2010

    Figures show decrease in US anti-gay crime 2

    Reports of hate crime are decreasing, the figures said

    5:40 PM — FBI figures for 2009 show that reports of anti-gay hate crimes in the US have decreased. However, a recent study claims that gays are more likely to be victims of violent hate crime than any other minority group.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

  • 7th October 2010

    Accused Stonewall Inn ‘gay basher’ denies he’s a homophobe 5

    The alleged homophobic assault took place at New York City's Stonewall Inn last Sunday

    11:11 AM — Matthew Francis, one of the two men accused of assaulting a gay man in New York City's Stonewall Inn early last Sunday, claimed in a prison interview yesterday that he doesn't hate gay people.

  • 28th June 2010

    Two men beaten in homophobic attack in Londonderry 26

    The attack is being treated as a homophobic hate crime

    10:40 AM — Two men were beaten in Londonderry this weekend in what police are treating as a homophobic attack. The couple, aged 22 and 38, were set upon by three men in the city centre at about 2am BST on Saturday morning.

  • 15th January 2010

    New York men charged with hate crime over gay beating

    The men were charged with hate crimes

    6:40 PM — Two men from the Queens area of New York have been charged with hate crimes after an attack on a gay man. Daniel Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel Aleman, 26, are accused of beating and robbing 49-year-old Jack Price.

  • 6th January 2010

    Video: David Letterman attacked for skit on Obama-appointed trans woman 20

    David Letterman was criticised for the skit

    1:18 PM — US television host David Letterman was attacked for a joke about Amanda Simpson, the trans woman appointed by President Barack Obama.

  • 17th December 2009

    Gay activist killed in Honduras 12

    Walter Trochez was a well-known campaigner in Honduras

    11:32 AM — A gay rights activist has been killed in Honduras in a drive-by shooting. Walter Trochez, 25, was well-known for campaigning for equality in the country and had reportedly been harassed and beaten recently.

  • 15th December 2009

    Man, 19, kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Texas 1

    The attack took place in Brewster County, Texas

    6:02 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 19-year-old man in west Texas. The victim was reportedly picked up in a bar before the attack took place.

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