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Israeli police officers and rescue workers at the site of the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Aug. 1, 2009.

Prosecutor: Shooter in attack on Tel Aviv youth center motivated by anti-gay bias

Monday, July 8, 2013
TEL AVIV -- Israel’s state prosecution said Monday that the suspect in the 2009 deadly attack on a gay youth center in Tel Aviv has confessed that the shooting was motivated by anti-gay bias. [ Read more → ]
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NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

Sunday, July 7, 2013
NEW YORK — New York City police are asking for the public's help in locating two men who allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at a group on a subway train and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident. [ Read more → ]
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D.C. police investigating six attacks in LGBT community in recent weeks

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Police in the District of Columbia are investigating six reported attacks, which include a fatal shooting, a beating, a stabbing, a sexual assault, and two non life-threatening shootings against members of the LGBT community over the past two weeks. [ Read more → ]
Ariel Schalit, AP (File)Israeli police officers and rescue workers  at the site of the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Aug. 1, 2009.

Israeli police arrest three suspects in 2009 shooting at gay youth center

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
TEL AVIV -- Israeli police have arrested three suspects in connection with a shooting at Tel-Aviv’s gay youth center that took place in 2009. The three suspects were arrested Wednesday and will appear in court Thursday for a remand hearing. [ Read more → ]
The two victims in the Friday morning attack in New York. (Names withheld.)

Police arrest two men in beating of gay men in New York City

Saturday, May 11, 2013
NEW YORK — Two men were arrested in connection with the beating of two gay men in Manhattan early Friday and police are investigating whether there is a link to an earlier anti-gay attack in the same area on Sunday. [ Read more → ]
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Paris gay couple say they were beaten amid rise in homophobic attacks

Monday, April 8, 2013
PARIS -- A gay couple in Paris said they were attacked and beaten on Saturday for walking arm-in-arm in what LGBT advocates in the country say is indicative of a rise in anti-gay attacks in France since Parliament began debating a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Mallory Owens, photographed at the University of South Alabama Medical Center following the Nov. 22 attack.

Victim of Thanksgiving Day attack says beating was not a hate crime

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
MOBILE, Ala. -- An Alabama woman who was allegedly beaten by her girlfriend's brother on Thanksgiving Day, says the attack was not a hate crime, and is now recovering at the home of her attacker's parents where the assault occurred just days ago. [ Read more → ]
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Family says Thanksgiving beating of lesbian was a ‘hate crime’

Monday, November 26, 2012
MOBILE, Ala. -- An Alabama man has been charged with second-degree assault for brutally beating a woman because she is in a relationship with his sister and he does not approve. [ Read more → ]
Lou Rispoli

N.Y. gay rights leader, victim of brutal attack, dies after being removed from life support

Friday, October 26, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. -- A prominent figure in the local gay community died Thursday after being removed from life support. Lou Rispoli, 62, died from injuries sustained in a savage, early morning attack last week. [ Read more → ]
Lou Rispoli

N.Y. gay rights activist, community leader near death after savage beating

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Lou Rispoli, a well-respected and beloved community leader in the Queens, N.Y., gay neighborhood of Sunnyside, has been removed from life support and remains in hospice care, the result of an early morning attack last week. He is not expected to survive. [ Read more → ]
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Three indicted on hate crime charges for June D.C. stabbing

Monday, October 15, 2012
A D.C. Superior Court Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman on hate crime charges in connection with the June stabbing of a 16-year-old male outside D.C.’s Howard Theatre whom the defendants believed to be gay. [ Read more → ]
Dustin Martin

Gay couple attacked, beaten on Asheville street after called gay slurs

Sunday, October 14, 2012
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A gay couple from Charlotte, N.C. said they were attacked and beaten on the street during a recent visit to Asheville, and claim they were attacked because they're gay. [ Read more → ]
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Austin police release video of alleged anti-gay assault during gay pride

Friday, October 5, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Mercedes M. Ayers

17-year-old Missouri teen pleads guilty to hate crime against lesbian

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A 17-year-old Missouri teen has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge in the July 24 beating of a local lesbian resident. [ Read more → ]
Kayla Elliott suffered a head wound requiring 18 stitches, and defensive wounds to both hands in the August 14 attack..

Months of anti-gay slurs escalate into brutal attack on Oklahoma lesbian

Friday, August 17, 2012
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- An Oklahoma lesbian was attacked this week after months of anti-gay slurs and verbal harassment escalated into a brutal assault. [ Read more → ]
Jeana Terry shows the facial injuries she received last week after she said she was beaten by three siblings who live in her neighborhood.

Lesbian couple attacked by neighborhood youth in alleged hate crime

Thursday, August 2, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A lesbian couple in southeastern Missouri is recovering from an alleged attack by three neighborhood youths in what the couple claims is hate crime motivated by the sibling’s discrimination of their sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Charlie Rogers

Victim in Nebraska hate crime comes forward, speaks out publicly

Friday, July 27, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- In her first appearance since suffering an alleged attack in a home invasion last week that police officials are investigating as a possible hate crime, Charlie Rogers of Lincoln, Neb., said, “I’m not hiding from this anymore.” [ Read more → ]
Michael Hall Jr.

D.C. yoga instructor suffers broken jaw in possible hate crime attack

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia police on Monday acknowledged that a hate crime investigation is under way after a gay couple’s Saturday night out ended in a brutal beating. [ Read more → ]
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CSU students report attack by football players shouting anti-gay slurs

Monday, April 9, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- An alleged attack by three Colorado State University football players has resulted in their suspension, and left four classmates, all freshman, recovering from injuries inflicted during the attack, which allegedly included anti-gay slurs. [ Read more → ]
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Two gay men beaten with baseball bats in Dallas hate crime

Thursday, March 15, 2012
DALLAS -- Two gay men were the victims of a brutal early morning attack on Tuesday and were beaten with baseball bats in what Dallas police are classifying as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Daniel Zamudio

Chilean leaders call for hate crimes law following brutal attack on gay man

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A brutal attack on a gay Chilean man over the past weekend has drawn sharp criticism over the lack of LGBT-inclusive hate crime laws in the South American country. [ Read more → ]
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Three suspects charged in beating of Texas gay man

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RENO, Lamar County, Texas -- The Lamar County District Attorney's office told LGBTQ Nation Wednesday that three men have been arrested and charged in the malicious wounding of 26 year old Burke Burnett last weekend in Reno, Texas. [ Read more → ]
Burke Burnett

Texas gay man attacked at private party, claims assault was a hate crime

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
RENO, Lamar County, Texas -- An openly gay Texas man was brutally attacked at a private party early Sunday, sustaining second-degree burns and severe bruises, and requiring over 30 stitches to close stab wounds to his torso, forearm, and forehead near his left eye. [ Read more → ]
Danny Hawkins

Gay rights advocate claims hate crime attack outside Spokane gay bar

Monday, October 10, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane man says he was attacked early Saturday morning because he is gay, but police called the incident a "bar fight gone bad" and refused to classify the attack as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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Pastor accused of attack on gay son now facing theft charges

Friday, October 7, 2011
The Gibson County, Tenn., pastor accused of attacking his gay son and partner when they tried to attend church services last Wednesday, is now facing charges in another crime. [ Read more → ]
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