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Arrest made in stabbing death of transgender woman in Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
London Banks
Raheam Felton, 31, of Southwest Philadelphia, was charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the killing of London Banks earlier this week. [...]

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Suspect identified in chair bashing attack on gay couple in Manhattan restaurant

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
New York police say the man pictured here,  El-Amin Bayna, is wanted in connection with the attack on two men in New York on May 5.
New York police say they have identified the suspect in an attack earlier this month inside a Manhattan restaurant in which a same-sex couple was bashed over the head with a wooden chair. [...]

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Obama administration: Gambia president’s anti-gay threats ‘unconscionable’

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Susan Rice
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice condemned on Saturday the president of Gambia’s pledge to slit the throats of gay men in his country as “unconscionable.” [...]

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Attack on transgender man to be prosecuted as hate crime

Friday, May 15, 2015
Paul Wettengel
Paul Wettengel has been charged with third-degree assault and a bias-motivated crime after police said he punched and groped a man who is transgender. [...]

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Gambia’s president threatens to slit the throats of gay men

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh is one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders and has previously threatened to behead sexual minorities found in his country. [...]

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Behind Brazil’s gay pride parades, a struggle with homophobic violence

Monday, May 11, 2015
People dance under a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.16, 2014.
“I was walking to the elevator when he came up behind me. ‘This’ll teach you to never look at a real man again. Now you’re going to die, faggot!’ he screamed, before stabbing me in the neck.” [...]

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Gay couple bashed over head with chair in Manhattan restaurant attack

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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The beating came after the attacker lobbed several gay slurs at the couple. [...]

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Marshall University football player charged with beating same-sex couple

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Steward Butler was arrested early Wednesday on battery charges alleging that he beat a same-sex couple. [...]

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Georgia church posts sign calling for death to gay people

Friday, May 1, 2015
Pastor Robert Lee of The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga.
The sign for The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga., reads “Homosexuality is a Death Worthy Crime.” [...]

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Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A judge has refused to downgrade charges against three people accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street in September. [...]

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