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Gay man assaulted, called ‘faggot’ inside D.C. grocery store

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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A Washington, D.C., gay man says he was attacked July 2 inside a Safeway store by an unidentified woman who punched him several times in the face while calling him a faggot, reports the Washington Blade. The victim, Mark Rutstein, said Safeway employees told him they believe the suspect, who is a regular customer, might be associated with gang members ...

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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who says he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million.

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Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

| Saturday, April 12, 2014
Douglas Spady
PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr.

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Canadian visitor assaulted, beaten, robbed after meeting man on Grindr

| Friday, April 11, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia for an education conference says he was sexually assaulted, beaten and robbed after meeting another man on the gay hookup app Grindr.

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Judge lets Chris Brown skip DC court date in alleged homophobic assault

| Friday, November 22, 2013
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WASHINGTON — A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court.

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Chris Brown, companion throw punches: ‘I’m not down with that gay shit’

| Monday, October 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Chris Brown is accused of punching a man who says he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside a hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy Award-winning artist.

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Five sentenced for assaulting gay man after luring him to park for sex

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Five teenagers accused of luring a 24-year-old gay man to a Gresham park to beat and rob him have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2 ½ years in prison.

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Gay British lawmaker denies allegations of sexual assault, rape

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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LONDON – British media are reporting that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another.

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Austin police release video of alleged anti-gay assault during gay pride

| Friday, October 5, 2012
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Police in Austin, Texas on Friday released surveillance video which shows a violent attack on two men in the city’s downtown that occurred during last month gay pride.

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MD police official: Transgender rights bill did not lead to rapes, assaults in public restrooms

| Friday, January 20, 2012
Thomas Manger
TOWSON, Md. -- Montgomery County police chief Thomas Manger says that allegations that rapes and sexual assaults occurred in public restrooms following passage of a transgender accommodation law are "untrue." The assertion comes in response to opposition to a transgender rights bill introduced Tuesday in Baltimore County, Md. -- the bill would protect transgender people and allow use of restrooms according to their gender identity.

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