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Was an Alabama teen murdered because she was transgender?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercedes Williamson
Alabama 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson's lifeless body was found earlier this month in a field in the rural Mississippi community of Rocky Creek, according to authorities. ...

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Trial ordered for man in slaying of transgender woman

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Raheam Felton
A man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of a transgender woman in north Philadelphia earlier this year. ...

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California lawmakers approve resolution denouncing ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
California state capitol in Sacramento.
Members of the California Assembly are denouncing a Southern California attorney's proposed ballot measure to make it legal to murder gays and lesbians. ...

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Texas man indicted in murder of lesbian daughter, girlfriend

Thursday, June 18, 2015
James Crosby
More than a year after the bodies of a lesbian couple were discovered next to a dumpster behind a convenience store, the father of one of the women has been indicted on a capital murder charge for their deaths. ...

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New York: Suspect in chair-bashing of gay man surrenders

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, walked into a New York precinct with his lawyer on June 16 to surrender for the attack May 5 at a Chelsea Dallas BBQ with a wooden chair. ...

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Suspect charged with shoving trans woman off subway platform pleads not guilty

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto the New York City subway tracks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and attempted assault. ...

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Utah man says he was robbed, had ‘Die Fag’ carved into his arm, forced to drink bleach

Friday, June 12, 2015
Rick Jones
A young man in Delta, Utah was robbed, had “Die Fag” carved into his arm with a knife, and was forced to drink bleach on a Saturday night in late April, but the story doesn't end there. ...

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Transgender human rights activist murdered in El Salvador

Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in a press release cited local media reports that indicate Francela Méndez Rodríguez was murdered by a group of unknown assailants while visiting the home of a friend. ...

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Ex-Marshall player pleads not guilty to attacking same-sex couple over public kiss

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Steward Butler
Former Marshall University football player Steward Butler has pleaded not guilty to charges of beating a same-sex couple after seeing them kiss on a Huntington, W.Va. street. ...

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Transgender woman shoved onto subway tracks in suspected hate crime

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
New York City police say the hate crime task force is now investigating the case of a transgender woman who was shoved onto the subway tracks. ...

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