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Police Dept. Replaces Gay Couple’s Rainbow Flag Targeted by Arsonist, Releases Surveillance Video of Moment It Was Lit on Fire: WATCH

Jon Murad, the deputy police chief of Burlington, Vermont, hand-delivered an LGBTQ Pride flag to a gay couple whose flag was targeted by an arsonist on June1 as it hung from the couple’s porch. The couple was not at home at the time but said they feared for their house and their lives. The Burlington Free Press reports: ‘Tucked into the new flag was a handwritten card from Police Chief Brandon del Pozo. He wrote about Stonewall, the 1969 riots against police violence in Manhattan, and the historical oppression of...
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Police Arrest MAGA Biker for Trashing Rainbow Crosswalks with Burnouts in Albuquerque

Police have arrested one of the bikers responsible for trashing a set of $30K rainbow crosswalks in Albuquerque installed for Pride Month. The biker, 32-year-old Anthony Morgan, bragged about the deed on Instagram, which led to his arrest. In other photos from the social media platform published by KOB4, Morgan can be seen in selfies wearing a MAGA hat, the headgear worn by supporters of Donald Trump. KOB reports: “Police said they were able to identify Morgan as one of the bikers by comparing pictures on his Instagram account to...
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Florida Governor Sets Execution Date for Killer of 6 Gay Men

Gary Bowles Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has set the execution of Gary Bowles for August 22 at 6 pm. Bowles received the death penalty for the 1994 murder of Walter Hinton, but later confessed to the murder of five additional gay men whom he said he killed because of their sexual orientation. FOX 13 reports: “In November 1994, Bowles helped Hinton move from Georgia to his mobile home in Jacksonville. In exchange, Hinton let Bowles live with him. One night, while Hinton slept, Bowles dropped a concrete block on his...
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Florida Serial Killer To Be Executed For Murders Of Six Gay Men

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the death warrant for serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. Bowles, 57, was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Walter Hinton, but he also confessed to killing five other men in Florida, Georgia, and Maryland. The State said evidence gathered by police suggest Bowles possessed a hatred of homosexuals and targetted his victims because they were gay. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The governor’s office said Bowles’ execution is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2019, at 6 p.m. The...
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Virginia Woman Finds Her Car’s LGBTQ Pride Stickers Covered with Homophobic Hate: WATCH

A Norfolk, Virginia woman returned to her parked car to find that the LGBTQ Pride stickers she had affixed to the back of it were covered with new anti-LGBTQ stickers claiming gays are AIDS-infected child molesters who have more than 1,000 partners and die 30 years younger than the general population, among other things. Said Cynthia Moore to WTKR: “If you were trying to hurt my feelings, you didn’t! You just pissed off a whole bunch of people. It definitely didn’t damper my spirits. I’m still going to be just...
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Vandals Target Gay High School Student’s Home with ‘Kill Yourself’ Graffiti, Forks, and Suicide Hotline ‘For-Sale’ Sign: WATCH

A gay high school student’s suburban Chicago home was targeted by vandals who placed a “for-sale sign” against a tree with “a toll-free suicide prevention hotline number, an obscenity and ‘KYS’ — a known acronym for kill yourself,” written on it. The vandals also stuck several hundred plastic forks in the lawn. The Daily Herald reports: ‘ Nelles said his daughter, who will be a Barrington High School junior, was harassed on social media a week earlier for being openly lesbian. He said his family has been gratified by the...
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LGBT-Themed Play Canceled After Assailants Strike Actors with Stones in Homophobic Hate Crime

The cast of Rotterdam / Facebook A theatre in Southampton, UK canceled a performance of Rotterdam, an Olivier Award-winning play about an LGBT couple, after two of the play’s actors were assaulted in a hate crime in which stones were thrown at them from a moving car. Lucy Jane Parkinson said they were kissing their girlfriend Rebecca Banatvala, when the attack happened. Said the play’s producers in a tweet: “Two actors were assaulted today on their way to work at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres. The assailants verbally abused them and...
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Motorcycle Gang Vandalizes $30,000 Rainbow Crosswalk, Police Investigating As Possible Hate Crime

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); New Mexico police are investigating reports that dozens of motorcyclists vandalized a brand new rainbow-colored crosswalk installed to honor Pride Month, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is now investigating the act of vandalism as a possible hate crime. Video of the incident shows dozens of bikers riding over the crosswalk in the middle of town and leaving tire marks from “burnouts” on the freshly painted rainbow crosswalk. One rider even blew out a tire and can be seen walking his...
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