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Arson suspect in Seattle gay bar fire may have been provoked by sex ‘slave’ email

Thursday, April 24, 2014
SEATTLE — The man accused of a setting fire to a gay nightclub on New Year's Eve may have been provoked by an email he received from someone offering to be his sex "slave." [ Read more → ]
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Fla. man charged with attempting to burn, kill lesbian couple and their eight kids

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MIAMI -- A Florida man faces ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of arson for allegedly attempting to burn and kill a lesbian couple and their eight children. [ Read more → ]
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Seattle police make arrest in New Year’s Eve arson at gay nightclub

Saturday, February 1, 2014
SEATTLE — A 30-year-old man suspected of starting a fire at a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been arrested, police said Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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Investigators say New Year’s Eve fire at Seattle gay nightclub was arson

Thursday, January 2, 2014
SEATTLE -- Police and fire investigators said Thursday that a New Year Eve's fire at a popular Seattle gay nightclub was most likely arson. [ Read more → ]
LGBTI Center in Skopje, Macedonia

LGBTI center in Macedonia torched in latest wave of anti-gay violence

Saturday, July 6, 2013
SKOPJE, Macedonia – The country’s LGBTI Support Center has been set on fire by unknown arsonists. At around 4:20 a.m., on July 5, an unknown number of people climbed on to the roof of the center, punched a hole in the tiles and poured gasoline on the roof planks, setting them on fire. [ Read more → ]
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Deadly arson in New Orleans gay bar remembered 40 years later

Monday, June 24, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- Forty years ago, on June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the UpStairs Lounge, a popular gay bar on the corner of Iberville and Chartres Streets in New Orleans. [ Read more → ]
This entrance and sign are all that remain of South Bloomingville Christian Church. It was burned nearly to the ground Friday morning. Some suspect arson.

Residents suspect LGBT-tolerant church targeted by arsonist

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
SOUTH BLOOMINGVILLE, Ohio — All that remains of South Bloomingville's last historic landmark are smoldering embers and the bell that once could be heard throughout the community. Residents woke early Friday morning saddened to find that the South Bloomingville Christian Church was burned nearly to the ground. [ Read more → ]
Club JAM, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Flaming projectiles aimed at gay nightclub in Salt Lake City

Friday, August 17, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY -- Police and fire investigators In Salt Lake City are actively seeking the identities of three or four people in their late teens or early 20s who launched flaming projectiles at Club JAM, a gay patronized nightclub located north of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown. [ Read more → ]
Jon Ferguson looks over the damage to his burned car.

Oklahoma man suffers burns after vandals scrawl gay slur, set car on fire

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
EDMOND, Okla. -- An Oklahoma gay man says he awoke in the early morning hours on July 21 to the noise two men dressed in black and wearing face masks vandalizing his car -- he said one of the suspects threw something in his vehicle that caused an explosion and fire, while the man other fled. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian couple who lost home in suspected arson fire, sued by insurance company

Monday, May 30, 2011
A lesbian couple in Tennessee whose home was burned to the ground last September, is now the target of a federal lawsuit by their insurance company, who claim the couple themselves caused the fire. [ Read more → ]
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Arson, hate crime suspected in barn fire that killed eight horses

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
An overnight barn fire in Ohio earlier this week that killed eight horses is being called a hate crime after police said they found homophobic messages painted outside the building, leading them to believe the fire was deliberately set. [ Read more → ]
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Arson suspected in possible hate crime against harassed gay couple

Monday, February 7, 2011
CLAYTON, N.C. -- A fire that gutted the home of a gay couple who had been victims of harassment for more than a year, is being investigated as arson, and possible hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Carol Ann and Laura Stutte

Lesbian couple suing next-door neighbor for alleged arson

Sunday, February 6, 2011
VONORE, Tenn. -- A lesbian couple in Tennessee who home was burned to the ground last September, has filed a lawsuit against the woman they believe set the fire -- their next-door neighbor. [ Read more → ]
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Georgia man targeted with anti-gay slurs, arson in possible hate crime

Monday, January 24, 2011
A Georgia man says his home was set on fire just hours after someone threw a rock through his window with a note wrapped around it containing anti-gay slurs. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigators are investigating what appears to be arson and a possible hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian couple victims of arson, gay slurs in suspected hate crime

Sunday, September 12, 2010
A lesbian couple in Tennessee are afraid to return to their charred remains of their home after it was burned to the ground and the word "Queers" was spray painted on their garage in what is being investigated as a potential hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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