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Pro-Democracy Russian movement leadership rejects LGBTQ activists

Friday, December 30, 2011
MOSCOW -- As tens of thousands of protesters braved sub zero temperatures across the Russian Federation last week to protest against the alleged election fraud and corruption by the Putin led government, demanding more freedom and democracy, leading Russian LGBTQ activists claimed that the opposition movement leadership excluded them. [ Read more → ]
Janice Daniels

Realty office: Report it fired Troy mayor due to anti-gay comments is ‘false’

Thursday, December 8, 2011
TROY, Mich. -- Reports claiming Troy Mayor Janice Daniels was fired from her job at Century 21 Town & Country are not true, according to the manager of the real estate office where Daniels worked. [ Read more → ]

Troy, Mich. mayor confronted by angry citizens over use of gay slur

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
TROY, Mich. -- In a city council meeting that stretched five hours until nearly 1 a.m. Tuesday, residents of Troy, Mich. blasted mayor Janice Daniels over comments she posted to Facebook last June about gay marriage, which included a gay slur. [ Read more → ]
Janice Daniels

Troy, Mich. mayor admits making anti-gay slur on Facebook

Saturday, December 3, 2011
TROY, Mich. -- The blog “Keep Troy Strong” -- which is dedicated to progressive politics in this Michigan city -- has unearthed a June 25 Facebook comment by Troy’s new mayor, Janice Daniels, in which she wrote, “I think I am going to throw away my 'I Love New York' carrying bag now that queers can get married there.” [ Read more → ]

Gay couple says they were threatened, called ‘faggots’ by United Airlines agent

Monday, November 28, 2011
DENVER -- A San Diego gay couple returning home from celebrating Thanksgiving alleges a United Airlines agent bullied and intimidated them, called them "faggots," and threatened with being banned from their flight, all because they complained about poor customer service from United employees. [ Read more → ]
Brett Ratner

Film director Brett Ratner resigns as a producer of Academy Awards telecast following gay slur

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
LOS ANGELES -- Film director Brett Ratner on Tuesday resigned as one of the producers of the annual Academy Awards telecast after igniting a firestorm of criticism for using a gay slur, in which he said "rehearsal is for fags." [ Read more → ]

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 → ]

Gay man attacked outside Salt Lake City dance club in possible hate crime

Friday, September 2, 2011
A Salt Lake City gay man was hospitalized following a brutal attack last Friday night after leaving a downtown dance club on its gay-themed night. It is the second attack on a gay man this year outside the same club. [ Read more → ]
Terry Branstad

Iowa Governor: No connection between anti-gay marriage sentiment and teen’s murder

Monday, August 29, 2011
Iowa’s Republican Governor Terry Branstad on Monday said “there’s no connection at all between Iowa’s debate over gay marriage rights and the death of Waterloo teen Marcellus Andrews.” [ Read more → ]
Marcellus Andrews

Iowa student dies after brutal beating in which attackers shouted gay slurs

Monday, August 22, 2011
Police have confirmed the death of a 19-year-old college student in Waterloo, Iowa, who was brutally beaten in the early morning hours on Friday, and whose attackers shouted anti-gay slurs and kicked him in the face. [ Read more → ]

Gay couple sues California’s Great America theme park over humiliating photo

Thursday, August 11, 2011
A gay couple is suing California's Great America amusement park, claiming that park employees doctored a photograph of them, then displayed it publicly and captioned with a gay slur. [ Read more → ]
Harold Strickland

ACLU settles suit against City of Miami Beach in wrongful arrest of gay man

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The ACLU of Florida on Monday reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the City of Miami Beach and two police officers on behalf of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident wrongfully arrested in March 2009 in retaliation for calling 911 to report that police officers were beating and kicking a man who lay handcuffed on the ground. [ Read more → ]
Dillan Cashman

Portland police make arrest in latest anti-gay bias attack

Monday, July 25, 2011
Police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Dillan Joseph Cashman with intimidation and assault in an early morning attack on a gay man after insulting him and his parter with gay slurs. [ Read more → ]
Bob Vander Plaats

Head of Iowa anti-gay Family Leader enjoys a lame joke at the expense of ‘fags’

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
In a short video clip released Tuesday by independent watch-dog group Think Progress, the homophobic president of the anti-gay, conservative christian group "The Family Leader" is seen erupting in laughter at after being told a joke about "fags." [ Read more → ]
Ian Krol

Oakland A’s suspend pitching prospect over anti-gay tweet

Monday, July 11, 2011
The Oakland Athletics on Sunday suspended indefinitely pitching prospect Ian Krol after he posted an offensive tweet that included an anti-gay slur. [ Read more → ]
DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson apologizes for using gay slur on radio show

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has come under fire for using calling a fan a gay slur during a recent satellite radio call-in show. [ Read more → ]
Les Kinsolving

WND writer attacks Obama for ‘pandering to deadly disease spreaders’

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
On Tuesday, an anti-gay commentary penned by Les Kinsolving, WorldNetDaily’s White House correspondent derides Obama’s support for ‘disease spreaders,’ also known as homosexuals. [ Read more → ]

Gay soldiers in Colorado attacked, beaten in possible hate crime

Monday, July 4, 2011
A group, including two gay soldiers from Fort Carson, a United States Army installation located near Colorado Springs, were attacked in a possible hate crime early Saturday morning. [ Read more → ]
James Taylor

Southwest Airlines pilot issues written apology: ‘I am forever changed’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
A Southwest Airlines pilot, whose profane rant against gays, the obese and the elderly was broadcast over an air-traffic control frequency, has issued a written apology to his co-workers. [ Read more → ]

Southwest Airlines reinstates suspended pilot following profane rant at 30,000 feet

Monday, June 27, 2011
Southwest Airlines has reinstated a tenured pilot after being disciplined for making disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants over an air-traffic control frequency. [ Read more → ]

Appeals court upholds ruling that ‘gay panic’ was not sufficient defense

Monday, June 20, 2011
A Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's decision rejecting use of the so-called "gay panic defense" in a case where the defendant attacked and severely beat another man for what he testified was unwanted sexual advances. [ Read more → ]

Safeway cashier fired after directing anti-gay slur at same-sex couple

Friday, June 17, 2011
A grocery store employee at a Washington D.C.-area Safeway has been fired after directing an anti-gay slur at a same-sex couple last weekend. [ Read more → ]
Matthew Shepard

Bryan Fischer says he’s a victim — Bryan Fischer needs a lesson in hate crimes

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Bryan Fischer, top hate monger and head douche bag at the notoriously anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, is now pissing and moaning that he is the victim of a hate crime being committed by those of us who dare to point out that he is a bigot. [ Read more → ]
Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan to return to Nashville to apologize for anti-gay rant

Monday, June 13, 2011
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has agreed to return to Nashville next week to apologize for his anti-gay tirade during a recent stand-up comedy show, CNN reported. [ Read more → ]
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