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Lawrence L. Featheroff

Ohio man gets prison time for trying to ‘push the gay out’ of disabled brother

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
LANCASTER, Ohio — An Ohio man who was caring for his disabled younger brother has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for punching him and threatening to slice off his genitals to “push the gay out of him.” [ Read more → ]
Douglas Spady

Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

Saturday, April 12, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr. [ Read more → ]
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Canadian visitor assaulted, beaten, robbed after meeting man on Grindr

Friday, April 11, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia for an education conference says he was sexually assaulted, beaten and robbed after meeting another man on the gay hookup app Grindr. [ Read more → ]
Braulio Valenzuela

Fla. man charged with attempting to burn, kill lesbian couple and their eight kids

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MIAMI -- A Florida man faces ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of arson for allegedly attempting to burn and kill a lesbian couple and their eight children. [ Read more → ]
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Woman attacked after being recognized from gay marriage interview

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A southeastern Michigan woman says three men attacked her after recognizing her a television news interview after she married her same-sex partner. [ Read more → ]
Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there. Photos: Shakh Aivazov, AP

Radical clerics promise more violence at IDAHOT demonstrations in Georgia

Saturday, March 29, 2014
TBILISI, Georgia -- Radical Orthodox Christians and clerics are warning the LGBT community in this eastern European nation that any demonstrations on the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) would be met with even harsher retaliation that marred the event one year ago. [ Read more → ]
Crystal Jackson (left), and Britney Cosby were murdered last week and found dumped near a convenience store in Port Bolivar, Texas.

Relatives speak out about lesbian couple found murdered in Texas

Saturday, March 15, 2014
GALVESTON, Texas — Relatives of one of two Houston women found dead near a garbage bin are offering different takes on the relationship between the woman and her father. [ Read more → ]
James Crosby

Father suspected in double homicide jotted anti-gay notes on his Koran

Friday, March 14, 2014
HOUSTON -- A family spokesperson says James Larry Cosby, the father of one of two women whose bodies were found dumped outside a South Texas convenience store last week and now in custody in connection with their murders, is a practicing Muslim who made notes about his anti-gay views on his Koran. [ Read more → ]
James Crosby

Father of victim in Texas double homicide arrested in connection with murders

Thursday, March 13, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — The father of one of two women whose bodies were found dumped outside a South Texas convenience store last week has been arrested in connection with their murders. [ Read more → ]
Dmitry Chyzhevsky lost vision in his left eye from injuries sustained in the attack.

Russian law enforcement drops hate crime investigation on anti-LGBT attack

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
ST, PETERSBURG, Russia -- The investigation into a November 2013 attack at a meeting of LGBT rights activists that left a man with the loss of vision in one eye, has been suspended, and will not be investigated as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (left), and a police sketch of a man sought in connection with their murders.

Autopsies reveal causes of death in murders of Texas lesbian couple

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas -- Officials in Galveston County, Texas, said Monday that the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston have officially been ruled as homicides. [ Read more → ]
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Investigators release sketch of suspect in murder of Texas lesbian couple

Monday, March 10, 2014
GALVESTON, Texas — Investigators in Galveston County, Texas, have released a sketch of a suspect in connection with the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston whose bodies were found outside a South Texas convenience store on Friday. [ Read more → ]
Jackson-Crosby

Police investigating murder of lesbian couple found near store dumpster

Sunday, March 9, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas -- Deputies in Galveston County, Texas, are investigating the murder of a lesbian couple from Houston whose bodies were discovered next to a convenience store dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas, on Friday morning. [ Read more → ]
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Victims in NYC subway hate crime say no one came to their assistance

Friday, March 7, 2014
NEW YORK -- The victims of an alleged anti-gay hate crime on a Manhattan subway platform over the weekend are speaking out, and say they are disappointed that none of the more than 50 people nearby called police or came to their assistance. [ Read more → ]
NYPD

Gay couple attacked at NY subway by man shouting ‘Are you faggots?’

Thursday, March 6, 2014
NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has issued a sketch of a man accused of an anti-gay hate crime in a Manhattan subway station early Sunday morning. [ Read more → ]
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Austin dentist provides free dental reconstruction for hate crime victim

Thursday, March 6, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas man who had nine of his teeth knocked out in a violent assault during Austin's gay pride weekend in 2012, is sporting a new smile thanks to the goodwill of an Austin dentist. [ Read more → ]
Nigeria

Four men convicted of gay sex whipped in north Nigerian court

Thursday, March 6, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said. [ Read more → ]
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Transgender student reports attack, sexual assault at Calif. high school

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
HERCULES, Calif. -- A 15-year-old transgender student says he was attacked and sexually assaulted Monday at the same Hercules, Calif., school where another transgender student was involved in a fight four months ago. [ Read more → ]
Idelfonso Mendez

Leader of NYC street gang pleads guilty in brutal 2010 anti-gay attack

Friday, February 21, 2014
NEW YORK — The reputed leader of a New York City street gang has pleaded guilty in a beating authorities called one of the worst cases of anti-gay violence in the city's history. [ Read more → ]
Nigeria

Mob attacks suspected gays in Nigeria to ‘cleanse’ their neighborhood

Saturday, February 15, 2014
ABUJA, Nigeria -- A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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Man convicted in attack during last year’s San Francisco Pride

Friday, February 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco prosecutors say a man has been found guilty for an attack on a woman during the city's gay pride festivities that was caught on surveillance video. [ Read more → ]
Turkey

Father gets life imprisonment for murdering gay son in Turkey

Monday, February 10, 2014
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- In a landmark Turkish case, a man who murdered his son because he was gay and “shaming” the family, has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison. [ Read more → ]
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VIDEO: Russia declares discrimination newest Olympic sport

Monday, February 10, 2014
Set to the music of King Arivel, the metaphor of a rugby team brutalizing a gay couple represents the horrendous climate for LGBT people not just in Russia, but in other parts of the world as well, including Uganda, Belize, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the other 76 nations around the world where being gay is still a crime. [ Read more → ]
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WATCH: British TV documentary reports on brutal attacks on LGBT Russians

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
LONDON – Just days ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new documentary airing Wednesday on Britain's Channel 4 sheds new light on the violent, homophobic attacks on LGBT Russians. [ Read more → ]
Dmitry Lovetsky, APIn this June 29, 2013 photo, riot police (OMON) guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Human Rights Watch video documents increased violence against LGBT Russians

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
NEW YORK -- The advocacy group Human Rights Watch released a video Tuesday documenting the increased violence against LGBTQ Russians. [ Read more → ]
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