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Hate Crimes

2014 transgender violence statistics sobering thus far

As the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches on May 17, the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) has released its first report -- in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.

Lesbian sister accuses brother of hate crime

A 22-year-old lesbian from Lincoln, Neb., has accused her brother of an anti-gay hate crime, telling authorities that he and a friend attacked her and her fiancee with a crowbar and later tried to ram their car into oncoming traffic.

Hate crime attack leaves man paralyzed

An openly gay man who is a church choir conductor will be paralyzed from the waist down after being viciously attacked in New Glasgow in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Man walks on technicality in gay assault case

A Brooklyn man accused of brutally beating a man while yelling anti-gay slurs was let loose without an assault charge because of “technical issues” — and now police are hunting for the out-on-bail brute so he can be charged with assault as a hate crime, according to cops and court records.