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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 16th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Today is the 16th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community.

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Texas man sentenced to 15 years in brutal attack on gay man he met online

Monday, November 17, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A federal judge has sentenced a North Texas man to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and severely beat a gay man he met through an online service.

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Gay veteran beaten, burned in fire allegedly set by man he met at gay bar has died

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Stephen Patrick White
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A gay veteran who was brutally beaten and severely burned following following an alleged attack in a Greensboro, N.C., hotel room by a man he met earlier that evening at a gay bar, has died.

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Two arrested, third sought in ambush, attack on gay man in California

Friday, November 14, 2014
Ethan Walker is wanted in connection with the Oct. 28 attack on a gay man in Victorville, Calif.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- Authorities in Southern California have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third they say led an attack on a man who was struck with rocks, bottles and a wooden board because he's gay.

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Victim burned in fire allegedly set by man he met at gay bar has most of both arms amputated

Friday, November 14, 2014
Stephen Patrick White
A North Carolina man has had most of both arms amputated after he was severely burned following an alleged attack in a Greensboro, N.C., hotel room by a man he met earlier that evening at a gay bar.

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New Mexico county faces lawsuit in death of gay man

Friday, November 14, 2014
New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The family of a gay New Mexico man who was abducted and brutally beaten to death is suing a sheriff's office for not protecting him. A lawyer for the family of Leon Sanchez filed a federal lawsuit last week against Lea County Sheriff's Department and accused the agency of not properly investigating the case.

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N.C. man in critical condition after being set on fire by attacker he met in gay bar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Garry Joseph Gupton
A North Carolina man is in critical condition following an attack in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 in a downtown Greensboro, N.C., hotel. Police say Garry Joseph Gupton, 26, attacked Stephen Patrick White, 46, and set him on fire, reports QNotes.

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Family, activists want attack on gay Texas teen investigated as a hate crime

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Dylan Beard
HOUSTON -- The family of a Texas teen who says he was lured to a local park only to be jumped and beaten because he is gay, is calling for the attack to be investigated as a hate crime. Dylan Beard, 17, suffered a bloodied tongue, a broken nose, a black eye, a bruised rib, chipped teeth and lacerations to his knees and elbows after the alleged ...

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Macedonia: Gay rights activists attacked in Skopje cafe, two wounded

Friday, October 24, 2014
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them. Friday's assault occurred at a coffee shop in the Old Bazaar section of Skopje, the capital, as the LGBT Association of Macedonia was...

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Marine suspected of trans woman’s murder transferred to Philippine custody

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport...

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