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Confrontation sparked by alleged gay slur leads to hit and run caught on camera

Sunday, February 22, 2015
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An altercation outside a Phoenix record store escalated into a hit and run that was caught on camera, and the victim says the incident all started with a gay slur. [...]

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Alabama to recall vanity license plate containing gay slur ‘NOHOMO’

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Scott Johnson
State officials say the license plate slipped past its three-member review panel. [...]

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FSU faculty member resigns following anti-gay, anti-Muslim Facebook rant

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deborah O'Connor
A college professor has resigned following a Facebook rant where she called another user a "faggot" and referred to Muslims as "filthy rodents." [...]

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Alaska same-sex couple finds anti-gay signs on their car, vandalism to home

Saturday, December 6, 2014
This sign was discovered by a same-sex couple outside of their home in Anchorage.
A gay couple in Anchorage says their home was targeted with acts of vandalism including a soup-like substance on their mailbox and obscene signs left on their car. [...]

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Man sentenced to 6 months for shooting couple with BB gun outside gay bar

Friday, November 28, 2014
Wayne Steven Odegard
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man who harassed customers outside a popular Minneapolis gay bar in September, and after yelling gay slurs, pulled out a CO2 powered BB gun and shot at a same-sex couple, has been sentenced to six months in the Hennepin County adult detention center. [...]

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Bullied teen found guilty of assault in fight that left him with traumatic brain injury

Friday, November 21, 2014
Eric Martin
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Virginia teen who was brutally beaten and left with a traumatic brain injury following a school melee in September, was found guilty Friday on one count of simple assault. [...]

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Two arrested, third sought in ambush, attack on gay man in California

Friday, November 14, 2014
Ethan Walker is wanted in connection with the Oct. 28 attack on a gay man in Victorville, Calif.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- Authorities in Southern California have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third they say led an attack on a man who was struck with rocks, bottles and a wooden board because he's gay. [...]

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Patrick Reed apologizes for calling himself a ‘fucking faggot’ at golf tourney

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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SHANGHAI -- Patrick Reed has apologized for an outburst of language that was caught on camera during the first round of the HSBC Champions. Reed missed a 5-footer for a three-putt bogey on his 10th hole on Thursday when microphones caught him swearing at himself for the bogey and using [...]

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Couple gets ‘do over’ wedding, this time without the homophobic hecklers

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Gary Jackson and Oscar de Las Salas renew their vows at a "do over" wedding ceremony in Coronado, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
CORONADO, Calif. — The first wedding of Oscar de Las Salas and Gary Jackson was interrupted by hecklers yelling homophobic slurs. Now, two months later, the renewal of their vows was attended by some 300 strangers at an exclusive waterfront hotel near San Diego -- and not a heckler in [...]

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Gay couple shot by BB gun-wielding homophobe outside Minneapolis gay bar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wayne Steven Odegard
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man is facing charges after harassing customers outside a popular Minneapolis gay bar, and after yelling gay slurs, allegedly pulled out a CO2 powered BB gun and fired at a same-sex couple. [...]

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