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Attack on gay Philadelphia couple leaves man with broken facial bone

| Saturday, September 13, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia are investigating a downtown attack on two gay men that left one with a broken facial bone. Police are investigating the assault blocks from Rittenhouse Square as a potential hate crime.

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

| Monday, July 8, 2013
Israeli police officers and rescue workers at the site of the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Aug. 1, 2009.
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.

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NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

| Sunday, July 7, 2013
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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.

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D.C. police investigating six attacks in LGBT community in recent weeks

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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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.

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

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ariel Schalit, AP (File)Israeli police officers and rescue workers  at the site of the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Aug. 1, 2009.
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.

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

| Saturday, May 11, 2013
The two victims in the Friday morning attack in New York. (Names withheld.)
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.

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Paris gay couple say they were beaten amid rise in homophobic attacks

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Wilfred de Bruijn (via Facebook)
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.

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

| Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mallory Owens, photographed at the University of South Alabama Medical Center following the Nov. 22 attack.
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.

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Family says Thanksgiving beating of lesbian was a ‘hate crime’

| Monday, November 26, 2012
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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.

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

| Friday, October 26, 2012
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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.

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