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Mississippi man says attack on gay man was not a hate crime, victim threatened to out him

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
James Scott is charged in the beating of Devin Norman on March 20 in Corinth, Miss.
A Mississippi man accused of brutally beating a gay man says the attack was not a hate crime, and that the victim had threatened to expose his sexual orientation. [...]

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Trial begins in Philippines of U.S. Marine charged with trans woman’s murder

Monday, March 23, 2015
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is charged with murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The court registered a not guilty plea for him last month after he refused to enter a plea. [...]

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Mississippi man says parking lot assault was an anti-gay hate crime

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Devin Norman says he was attacked because he is gay.
Police in Corinth, Miss., say James David Scott, 23, of Tishomingo County, confronted the victim, Devin Norman, 26, of Corinth, in a Walmart parking lot on Friday concerning an alleged post made on social media. [...]

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stabbing transgender girl on D.C. train

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. says Reginald Klaiber stabbed the 15-year-old transgender girl last July "solely because of who she is." [...]

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New York man charged in 2013 death of transgender woman

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Islan Nettles
James Dixon was arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter and assault charges in connection with the 2013 fatal beating of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman in Manhattan. [...]

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Philippine court enters not guilty plea for Marine charged in trans woman’s murder

Monday, February 23, 2015
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
A Philippine court entered a not guilty plea Monday for a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino, allegedly after he discovered her biological sex when they checked into a hotel. [...]

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Confrontation sparked by alleged gay slur leads to hit and run caught on camera

Sunday, February 22, 2015
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An altercation outside a Phoenix record store escalated into a hit and run that was caught on camera, and the victim says the incident all started with a gay slur. [...]

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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Friday, February 20, 2015
Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. [...]

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Memphis woman accused of beating son for being ‘too feminine and too gay’

Friday, February 20, 2015
Jacqueline Alexander
A Tennessee woman is charged with domestic assault after allegedly punching her son in the face for being “too feminine and too gay." [...]

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Reports: Transgender Americans face staggering rates of poverty, violence

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces. [...]

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