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Mich. RNC member: I won’t resign for ‘filthy homosexuals’ Facebook post

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Dave Agema
LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan member of the Republican National Committee said Thursday he will not resign after posting an article critical of gay people on his Facebook page, despite calls from members of his own party that he step down.

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U.K. man gets 42-months for killing autistic, gay teen by setting him on fire

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Steven Simpson (via Facebook), and Jordan Sheard (via South Yorkshire police).
A young British man has been sentenced to 3 ½ in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of an openly gay, autistic teen at his birthday party last year by dousing him in oil and setting him on fire.

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Audio recording emerges of singer Michelle Shocked’s anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Michelle Shocked
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked's performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour.

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Michelle Shocked says she was misunderstood; distances herself from anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Michelle Shocked
Folk singer Michelle Shocked, who stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, “God hates fags," only to see the remaining dates of her U.S. tour cancelled, has now issued two rambling statements in which she distances herself from the tirade that has brought her widespread criticism from the LGBT community and allies.

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Singer Michelle Shocked declares ‘God hates fags’ during San Francisco show

Monday, March 18, 2013
Michelle Shocked
SAN FRANCISCO -- Folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, "God hates fags."

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Davis, Calif., police ID suspect in possible hate crime attack on gay man

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.
DAVIS, Calif. -- Police in Davis, Calif., have identified a suspect in a brutal attack on a gay man last weekend, and said they were investigating the violent beating as a possible hate crime.

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Director Brett Ratner to receive GLAAD ‘Ally Award’ one year after ‘fags’ slur

Monday, March 11, 2013
Brett Ratner
Film Director Brett Ratner, whose homophobic slur in 2011 resulted in a controversy that forced him to step down as co-producer of the 2012 Academy Awards broadcast, will receive GLAAD's Ally Award in recognition for his participation in a series of public service announcements featuring straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of LGBT equality.

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Mexico’s high court: Homophobic slurs not protected as freedom of expression

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that two homophobic words commonly used in Mexico to humiliate gay men are not protected as freedom of expression under the constitution, allowing those offended by them to sue for moral damages.

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Sounders’ Marc Burch opens up about his suspension for homophobic slur

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Marc Burch
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burchsaid Tuesday the suspension he received for using a homophobic slur during a playoff game last season needed to be harsh and was deserved.

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Ohio mayor resigns over accusations she called gay police officer a ‘queer’

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Mary McAngus
The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment.

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