Tag "Hate Crime"

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Opinion: After Jussie Smollett, Will Real Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes Be Heard?

Jussie Smollett just made it that much harder for the United States to have an honest conversation about anti-LGBT violence. What’s especially painful is how urgent that conversation remains. On

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Reactions to Jussie Smollett case shift to confusion and outrage

The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud

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“Be A Fighter.” Jussie Smollett’s message to LBGTQ community after suspected hate crime

Empire star Jussie Smollett has a message for young people in the LBGTQ community after he survived a suspected hate crime in Chicago last month. “Learn to be a fighter,”

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Actor Jussie Smollett Becomes A Victim Of Homophobic Attack By MAGA Supporters

Empire star Jussie Smollett was reportedly brutally attacked by two men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.” (MAGA stands for

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Gay man thrown off bridge for refusing to have sex with married man

A gay man was thrown off a bridge after rejecting the advances of a married man, according to his partner. Joth Wilson, 25, was found under a train bridge after

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Man who beat transgender teen to death gets first ever hate crime conviction

A man accused of murdering his transgender ex-partner has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge – the first such conviction in US history. 17-year-old Alabama teenager Mercedes Williamson

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There Is No Second Guessing The Consequences Of Hate

Originally published on kritzmoritz.com You don’t have to be a victim to understand the tragic consequences of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen, a trained weapon expert, twice

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‘You Do Not Speak For Us,’ American Muslim Leaders to ISIS

American Muslim leaders have warned ISIS about not speaking for them in the wake of a mass shooting in a gay club which left 50 dead. Nihad Awad, speaking for

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The Piece About How Far Some Will Go To Ignore Homophobia

Written by Owen Jones and originally published on theguardian.com Orlando was both a terrorist attack and a homophobic attack on LGBT people. It was both the worst mass shooting in

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The Pope didn’t acknowledge the homophobic nature of the Orlando shooting

The Pope’s official statement on the terror attacks in Orlando failed to even acknowledge that the attack was homophobic or that it took place in a gay club. 50 people

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