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Matthew Shepard Could Have Been Any of Us

Matthew Shepard
Editorial
My father came in and asked me why I was so emotional over some stranger I didn’t even know. In that moment I was him and he was me. ...
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New Report Shows Highest Ever Rate of LGBTQ Hate Violence Homicides

National
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released their annual national research report on hate violence targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. ...
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Cantwell Leads Call for Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence

Politics
Hate violence is not new in America, but recent data shows that the problem has deepened. According to the FBI, there were 5,580 hate-related crimes in the United States in 2015. Further, 2016 saw a record 139 violent acts perpetrated against mosques. ...
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Statement of Affinity Bar Associations on the Post-Election Increase in Hate Crimes

Politics Editorial
As diverse bar associations, we have a unique opportunity to serve as voices for individuals and communities who are targeted based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. ...
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Gays Against Guns Group Forms, Hundreds to March in New York Pride Parade

Gays Against Guns
National
About 150 people showed up for GAG’s first organizational meeting at the LGBT Community Center on Friday. ...
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Vigil for Murdered Transgender Woman to be Held at Montgomery City Council

Keyonna Blakeney
National
The murder of Blakeney is one of several reported recently. Last week, 34-year-old transgender woman Shante Thompson was fatally shot in Houston. ...
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NerdWallet Lists Top 10 LGBT-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Top News National
In honor of Pride Month, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the most LGBT-friendly cities in the U.S. Where did your city land? ...
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Working Party, 24 EU Member States Discuss Hate Crimes

Top News International
FRA and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted the second meeting of the Working Party on combating hate crime, with 24 EU Member States. ...
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Hundreds Convene at Church to Discuss Hate Crimes

Sawant LGBTQ Hate Crimes Forum/Photo: Matt Landers, GSBA
Top News Local
The overall mood of the debate appeared distressed and yet, at the same time, energized - in part because of the uptick in crime. ...
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Sawant to Hold Capitol Hill Safety Forum Tuesday

This is the corner where the most recent assault on Capitol Hill occurred (January 25). Troy Burns yelled slurs at three men crossing the street at Broadway and Pike, then pulled a knife and approached.
Top News Local
With the upcoming election, Knittel said he saw the forum as a blatantly political move, intended to score points with Capitol Hill voters. ...
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