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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
Patrick Reed
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 a gay slur.

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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 sight.

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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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Gay couple’s park wedding interrupted by string of homophobic slurs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- An Arizona couple is speaking out, denouncing those responsible for a string of homophobic slurs that interrupted their wedding ceremony in a San Diego-area park last month. Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson – frequent visitors to San Diego – picked Coronado's Centennial Park for their Aug. 17 wedding, attended by dozens ...

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S.D. man left bloody, bruised after telling woman not to use gay slur

Friday, September 19, 2014
Drew Bartscher
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota man says he was just doing the right thing when told a passer-by on the street not to use anti-gay slurs, but what happened next left him bloody and bruised. Drew Bartscher, 27, says he was in crowd with two of his friends outside a tavern in Sioux Falls early Sunday morning when he heard a woman use a derogatory term for gays.

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Photographer blinded by gasoline in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tyler Maddick
SWANSEA, Wales -- A freelance photographer has been blinded in one eye following an alleged anti-gay hate crime late last week in which his attackers threw gasoline in his face. Tyler Maddick, 20, says he was targeted by three or four men in a car as he walked home in Swansea on Sept. 11, reports the BBC.

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19-year-old Wis. assembly candidate apologizes for Tweet calling gays ‘fags’

Monday, September 15, 2014
Jacob Dorsey
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin state Assembly has apologized for describing gays as "fags" in a Christmas day Twiiter post expressing disapproval over a same-sex marriage ruling. Five months before announcing his candidacy, Jacob Dorsey tweeted “fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone" after the ...

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S.D. teen: Taco Johns manager forced him to wear name tag with gay slur

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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YANKTON, S.D. — An openly gay South Dakota teenager is accusing the fast food restaurant where he worked of forcing him to wear a name tag with a homophobic slur.

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