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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 → ]
KOMO-TVNeighbors bar, Seattle.

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 → ]
Central Station, Moscow.

Popular gay dance club in Moscow targeted with second attack this month

Monday, November 25, 2013
MOSCOW -- A Moscow dance club popular with the LGBT community suffered its second attack in as many weeks when unknown assailants late Saturday night released an as yet identified noxious gas inside the main portion of the club. [ Read more → ]

SPLC files lawsuit against Miss. town for denying business license for LGBT bar

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Shannon, Miss., its mayor and its aldermen for denying a business license to a bar catering to the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
Nickie Antonio

Ohio lawmaker to introduce hate crimes bill following attacks outside gay bar

Monday, September 30, 2013
CLEVELAND — An Ohio state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next week that would make crimes targeting someone because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Cocktails bar, Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland police arrest 13-year-old in alleged hate crime at gay bar

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police in Cleveland, Ohio, have arrested a 13-year-old teen in connection with a second possible hate crime in less than a week at a local gay bar. [ Read more → ]

Cameroon rally targets suspected gay bars amid rise in anti-LGBT tensions

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
DOUALA, Cameroon -- More than 100 young men and women in Cameroon's capital posted anti-gay signs on bars suspected of being gay-friendly during a rally organized amid mounting threats and acts of violence targeting the country's sexual minorities. [ Read more → ]

Sports Illustrated captures cheers, kisses at San Francisco gay sports bar

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the pages of Sports Illustrated, many readers will get a glimpse into a Bay Area 49er fan celebration they may not be familiar with. [ Read more → ]

Indy gay bar owner claims alleged drive-by shooting a ‘hate crime’

Monday, July 23, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. -- The owner of a gay bar in Indianapolis said he is certain that a blown out window at his establishment is more than a random act of violence, he thinks it may be a hate crime. [ Read more → ]

Chicago-area gay club burns, fire seen as suspicious

Monday, June 4, 2012
OAK PARK, Ill. — A fire destroyed The Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, an Oak Park, Ill., gay nightclub in what the owner suspects as an anti-gay arson early Sunday morning, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. [ Read more → ]
The Abbey, West Hollywood, Calif.

Iconic gay bar, The Abbey, bans bachelorette parties until marriage legal for gays

Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Abbey, the iconic West Hollywood gay bar twice-named the “Best Gay Bar in the World,” has banned bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage becomes legal. [ Read more → ]
Jacqueline Kasha

Uganda’s only gay bar shut down for attracting ‘strange’ persons

Thursday, October 6, 2011
The only openly gay and lesbian Bar in Uganda has been forcibly closed, according to its owner. The landlord padlocked by the property and said the bar was noisy and attracted “strange” persons frequenting it. [ Read more → ]

Six police officers fired, nine disciplined over botched raid of Atlanta gay bar

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Six Atlanta police officers have been fired following an investigation into the botched raid of an Atlanta gay bar in 2009. [ Read more → ]
Louis Duffy

Police make arrest in murder of gay bar owner in Elmira NY

Monday, May 2, 2011
Police in Elmira, N.Y. have arrested Louis Duffy, 20, in the murder of Clinton "Billy" Lewis, the owner of Club Chill, a local gay bar just blocks from his home. [ Read more → ]

Shanghai police raid gay bar on complaints of ‘pornographic’ shows

Monday, April 4, 2011
Police in Shanghai raided a popular gay over the weekend, taking more than 60 people into custody for several hours. [ Read more → ]
Lindsay Harmon

Woman charged in hate crime attack outside Buffalo gay bar

Sunday, January 24, 2010
A woman is now charged with a hate crime, after a New Year's Day stabbing outside a gay and lesbian bar in Buffalo, NY. Suzanne-Deanna Grover, 21, was charged with assault and a bias-motivated crime -- or a hate crime -- for a stabbing outside... [ Read more → ]

Suspect in alleged hate crime attack at gay bar surrenders to police

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A Redwood City man wanted for allegedly beating up a man because of his sexual orientation turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office around noon Wednesday, reports the Mercury News. Cole White, 24, surrendered a day after a judge signed a... [ Read more → ]
Cole White

Arrest warrant issued for CA man suspected of hate crime attack at gay bar

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A judge signed a $50,000 arrest warrant Tuesday for a Bay Area man suspected of attacking a gay man at a downtown nightclub early Sunday because of his sexual orientation. Watch the report from KGO-TV: Cole White, 24, is wanted for... [ Read more → ]
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