Hate Crimes

FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes rise in latest figures

The latest statistics: Surpassing crimes committed on the basis on religion, the number of reported hate crimes committed against gay men and lesbians increased from 1,277 in 2010 to 1,293 in 2011.

Two teens arrested in "robbery, homicide" of openly gay student

Two teens have been arrested in the murder of an openly gay high school senior in what police are ruling a “robbery-turned-fatal-shooting," while the victim's family are calling it an anti-gay hate crime.

Nebraska lesbian who allegedly faked hate crime headed to trial

Lancaster County, Neb., District Court Judge Gale Pokorny continues until Nov. 19 the case against a Nebraska woman charged with providing false information to police in connection to an alleged anti-gay hate crime that investigators now say was an elaborate hoax.