In both crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Saturday, January 2, 2016The last of the 10 people serving time for the 1991 gay-bashing death of a Houston banker has left prison on parole.
- Monday, December 28, 2015A Virginia man who was savagely attacked over the holiday weekend says he's "so very thankful to be alive."
- Thursday, December 24, 2015The city's Oak Lawn gayborhood, which is home to over a dozen gay bars, has seen a frightening uptick in antigay bashings since September.
- Saturday, December 19, 2015Carlton Champion, 21, was found guilty of murder in the Jan. 26, 2015, shooting of Ty Underwood.
- Friday, December 18, 2015"She left (one victim) laying there in a pool of blood, and just went off and went about her merry way," said one juror.
- Friday, December 18, 2015The teenage boys are accused of murder after reportedly attacking a gay man and filming it on a mobile phone.
- Friday, December 18, 2015A jury on Friday acquitted Kathryn Knott of four counts, including aggravated assault on each of the victims.
- Thursday, December 17, 2015A young man claiming to be Knott’s cousin has come the defense of the 25-year-old police chief’s daughter accused of a brutal hate crime.
- Friday, December 11, 2015Assistant D.A. Allison Ruth's opening statement: "'You dirty fu**ing fa**ot. Is that your f**king boyfriend? F**king fa**ot, f**king fa**ot...'"