Topics :: bias crime

Defendant in Gender-Nonconforming Skirt Burning to Remain in Adult Court

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
A judge in Oakland last week ruled that the teenager who allegedly burned the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen should remain in adult court.

Trial Date Set in D.C. Transgender Assault Case

By John Riley | Saturday Sep 7, 2013
Michael McBride, the man accused of stabbing a transgender woman anywhere from 35 to 40 times in June in the District’s Fort Stanton neighborhood, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Sept. 3 to set a date for his trial.

HIV Group in Roswell has Tires Slashed

Friday Aug 2, 2013
Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime in Roswell after employees of an HIV support group had their tires slashed.

Arrests Made In June 23 Assault

By John Riley | Sunday Jul 14, 2013
Two women pleaded not guilty in D.C. Superior Court July 3 to charges of simple assault related to a June 23 incident involving a gay man.

Gay Could Awarded $147,000 in Iowa Bias Case

Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
A Council Bluffs jury has awarded a gay couple $147,000 in their discrimination lawsuit.

Gay Man Attacked in Prospect Park

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 31, 2013
A young man was attacked in Prospect Park in another example of the spate of anti-gay bias crimes that has been sweeping New York City this year.

UCLA Hate Crime Highlights the Rise in Anti-Gay Violence in L.A.

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Sunday Feb 17, 2013
A mid-January assault on a UCLA student by two men who used anti-gay slurs during the attack is part of a rise in anti-gay attacks in LA.

UVA Assault Prompts Call for Expanded Protections

By John Riley | Saturday Dec 8, 2012
A Virginia nonprofit organization is calling on the members of the General Assembly to add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia laws regarding bias-motivated assaults following a Nov. 15 attack.

Suspect in February Homicide Pleads Not Guilty

By John Riley | Sunday Nov 18, 2012
The man accused of fatally stabbing Deoni Jones, a transgender woman, at a Northeast D.C. bus stop in February pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of first-degree murder while armed.

NYC Gay Activist Murder Spurs Charges of Hate Crime

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 31, 2012
On Oct. 26, Lou Rispoli, 62, died, after suffering a brutal assault at the hands of two men in the early morning hours of Oct. 20 near his home in Sunnyside, a quiet neighborhood in New York City. Police have yet to classify it as a bias crime.