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No prison time for Army veteran who attacked gay men at Austin pride

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Lambert Borgardt
Lambert Borgardt was sentenced to 10 years probation and 200 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to assault charges. [...]

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Egypt’s gay community goes deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Friday, December 19, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, an Egyptian lesbian poses for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.”
Gays in Egypt are taking precautionary measures by avoiding public places where they used to gather and by staying away from Internet and dating applications, fearing police traps. [...]

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Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Douglas Gutridge
The arrest last week is the first for a newly formed Orange County cold case task force. [...]

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Alleged Philadelphia gay bashers to face trial for aggravated assault, conspiracy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A Philadelphia judge has ordered three young adults to stand trial for an alleged attack on a gay couple in September that left one of the men with a broken jaw. [...]

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Report: Russian authorities fail to prevent, prosecute anti-LGBT attacks

Monday, December 15, 2014
In 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 says growing numbers of LGBT people have been attacked and harassed across Russia in the lead-up and aftermath of the adoption of the 2013 anti-LGBT “propaganda” law. [...]

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U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender woman

Monday, December 15, 2014
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Prosecutors say there is "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude in a Philippines motel room in October. [...]

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Case continued for man charged in North Carolina hotel homicide

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Garry Joseph Gupton
Garry Gupton (pictured) is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 9 death of Stephen White at a North Carolina motel. [...]

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ISIS jihadists say gay man thrown off rooftop, stoned to death for sodomy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has posted photographs appearing to show jihadists throw a "gay" off a rooftop and then stoning him to death. [...]

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FBI: 20 percent of 2013 hate crimes were motivated by sexual orientation bias

Monday, December 8, 2014
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The FBI has released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, revealing that more than 20 percent of hate crime offenses in 2013 were due to bias based on sexual orientation. [...]

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Appeals court: ‘Crimes against humanity’ case against Scott Lively can proceed

Monday, December 8, 2014
Scott Lively
A federal appeals court has rejected a petition by anti-gay activist Scott Lively to dismiss a complaint that alleges he violated U.S. law by influencing the laws of Uganda. [...]

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