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Young Americans Worry Over Extremist Threat

LEGAL | By Melinda Deslatte | Aug 11
The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, that fear is matched or surpassed by worries about violence from white extremists.

SF Woman Denies Threat, Hate Crime Claims

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | May 8
A San Francisco woman has been accused of threatening to kill two drag performers outside a gay South of Market nightclub while wielding a knife and yelling anti-gay and anti-trans slurs.

Texas Men Who Tortured Black Gay Man Indicted

CRIME | By John Riley | Aug 22
A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Jimmy Garza, Jr., 32, and Ramiro Serrata, Jr., 22. The men are accused of a hate crime involving alleged sexual violence.

Phoenix Man Says Group Called Him Gay Slur Before Hit and Run

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
A Phoenix man said that a group of people called him a gay slur outside a local record store, and after he retaliated, hit him with their car.

Defendant in Gender-Nonconforming Skirt Burning to Remain in Adult Court

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 25
A judge in Oakland last week ruled that the teenager who allegedly burned the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen should remain in adult court.

Trial Date Set in D.C. Transgender Assault Case

CRIME | By John Riley | Sep 7
Michael McBride, the man accused of stabbing a transgender woman anywhere from 35 to 40 times in June in the District’s Fort Stanton neighborhood, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Sept. 3 to set a date for his trial.

HIV Group in Roswell has Tires Slashed

CRIME | Aug 2
Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime in Roswell after employees of an HIV support group had their tires slashed.

Gay Could Awarded $147,000 in Iowa Bias Case

A Council Bluffs jury has awarded a gay couple $147,000 in their discrimination lawsuit.

UCLA Hate Crime Highlights the Rise in Anti-Gay Violence in L.A.

CRIME | By Holly Grigg-Spall | Feb 17
A mid-January assault on a UCLA student by two men who used anti-gay slurs during the attack is part of a rise in anti-gay attacks in LA.

Clementi Roommate Headed to Trial

NATIONAL | By Geoff Mulvihill | Oct 21
A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s intimate encounter with another man turned down a plea deal that could have limited his time behind bars to five years or kept him out of prison altogether.

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