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UMD Killing Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

UMD Killing Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

May 23
The FBI is investigating if race played a role in the murder of a black man by a white student on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. Police say 23-year-old Richard Collins III was stabbed and killed by Sean Urbanski.

Idaho Hate Killer Gets 28 Years in Murder of Gay Man

Idaho Hate Killer Gets 28 Years in Murder of Gay Man

By John McDonald | May 7
Kelly Schneider, 23, was sentenced on April 27 in U.S. District Court. He was prosecuted by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Orlando Mayor Omits 'LGBT' and 'Latinx' from Pulse Memorial

Orlando Mayor Omits 'LGBT' and 'Latinx' from Pulse Memorial

By Brittany Ferrendi | Apr 2
The mayors of Orlando and Orange County have designated June 12 as "Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness" in recognition of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. However, they left out two marginalized communities.

Florida Activist Confronts Gov. Scott Over Omissions

Florida Activist Confronts Gov. Scott Over Omissions

By John McDonald | Apr 2
Broward County human rights activist Michael Rajner confronted Florida Governor Rick Scott this week in Tallahassee over the Governor's failure to mention the LGBT community in his annual State of the State address.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Bay Area LGBTs Condemn Attacks on Jewish Community Nationally

Bay Area LGBTs Condemn Attacks on Jewish Community Nationally

By Heather Cassell | Mar 16
Bay Area Jewish LGBTs have condemned the more than 100 anti-Semitic bomb threats that have occurred at Jewish community centers and other places around the country and vow that they won't be deterred from being open and welcoming.

Shots Fired Into Tulsa, Oklahoma LGBT Equality Center

Shots Fired Into Tulsa, Oklahoma LGBT Equality Center

By Tucker Berardi | Mar 12
On Monday, March 6 at 12:20 in the morning, a white four door truck drove in front of the Tulsa, Oklahoma LGBT Equality Center and unloaded 13 pellet shots into the front of the building.

Florida Governor Fails to Mention LGBT, Latinx Communities When Talking About Pulse

Florida Governor Fails to Mention LGBT, Latinx Communities When Talking About Pulse

By Tucker Berardi | Mar 12
Florida Governor Rick Scott expressed his heartbreak for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in his State of the State Address on Tuesday. He did not, however, go into specifics on who exactly those victims were.

Police Investigate Suspected Hate Crime Against U.S. Citizen of Indian Descent

Police Investigate Suspected Hate Crime Against U.S. Citizen of Indian Descent

Mar 7
Police in Washington state are investigating a suspected hate crime against a U.S. citizen of Indian descent. He was shot near Seattle.

Prosecutors Urge Hate Crime Reporting

Prosecutors Urge Hate Crime Reporting

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Mar 5
Trump's bigoted rhetoric has been reflected in his Cabinet choices and drawn support from white supremacists and other hate groups.

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