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San Antonio Gay Bar Workers Beaten in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
Employees of the San Antonio, Texas gay bar, the Saint Showbar, said they were brutally beaten outside their place of employment in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 17, and they believe it was because they are gay.

Murder of LA Transwoman Marks a Dozen This Year

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez, who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles on December 3. The murder marks a dozen transgender people murdered this year.

Pa. Legislative Session Ends Without a Hate Crimes Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 16, 2014
Pennsylvania's state legislative session comes to a close without a vote on the LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes bill.

LGBT Activists Rally in Brooklyn After Attack on Trans Woman

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
A rally was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night in response to the attack on a transgender woman by a group of men Sunday night.

Report: 216 LGBT Related Murders in Brazil in 2014

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 2, 2014
There have been 216 LGBT related murders in Brazil this year.

Female Suspect in Anti-Gay Philly Attack Fired From Job

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
The female suspect in the Sept. 11 anti-gay Philadelphia attack has been fired from her hospital job Friday after controversial tweets she made regarding patient information went viral.

3 Charged in Gay Assault; Lawyer Denies Homophobia

By Sean Carlin | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a "fist fight ... got out of hand," and not, as Philadelphia police believe, during a homophobic attack.

3 Surrender in Philadelphia Gay Beating Case

By Sean Carlin | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Female Suspect in Philly Gay Bashing Has Reported History of Anti-Gay Tweets

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
The young woman accused of the Sept. 11 Philadelphia anti-gay attack apparently has a history of making insensitive and anti-gay remarks on social media.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

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