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Family of gay, Black teen who was shot to death say police are too biased to investigate possible hate crime

The family of a gay, Black teenager who was shot dead last week have claimed their local sheriff has a “conflict of interest” that prevents him from investigating the death as a hate crime. An attorney told Eyewitness News that the family of Ja’Quarius Taylor has engaged the services of a legal team as they want to ensure that a “full, fair and just investigation” takes place. “We hope the FBI will get involved because of the perceived conflicts of interest and family relations the local sheriff may have,” the...
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Suspect Admits to Vicious Hate Crime Triggered By Gay Man Putting Arm Around Boyfriend at NY State Fair

Image via Syracuse.com A Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to felony hate-crime charges stemming from a brutal attack on a gay couple outside the New York State Fair in August. Nicholas Ferlenda, 28, is expected to be sentenced to six months in jail, as well as five years of probation and diversity training, after agreeing to the plea bargain on Tuesday. Ferlenda attacked the couple in the parking lot outside a Breaking Benjamin concert after one of the victims put his arm around the other. The drunken suspect hurled gay...
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Gay Teen Brutally Murdered in Possible Hate Crime in Rural Louisiana: VIDEO

A black, gay high school senior was reportedly found tied up and shot to death in a wooded area near Varnado, Louisiana, on Jan. 12.  Now, an attorney for the family of 17-year-old Ja’Quarius Taylor says he believes the murder was a hate crime based on race and sexual orientation.  View this post on Instagram . A post shared by Jayd (@supreme.jayd) on Dec 31, 2019 at 3:26pm PST “The family has a legal team to help ensure a full, fair, and just investigation is happening,” the attorney told WWL...
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BBC called on to stop using ‘homophobic’ terms after defending Gavin & Stacey ‘f****t’ slur

A petition is calling on the BBC to stop allowing “homophobic terms” after the public broadcaster defended its decision not to censor “f****t” from the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special. The BBC comedy divided viewers on Christmas Day, when karaoke duo Bryn and Nessa took to the stage for their “biannual singalong” – but inexplicably opted for an uncensored version of the Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’, which includes the slur “f****t”. The BBC defended its decision not to censor “f****t”, saying that the ‘Fairytale of New York’ lyrics are...
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Woman Threatened To Bomb Catholic School Over Policy Celebrating Same-Sex Marriages

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A California woman was indicted on federal charges for allegedly making voicemail threats to blow up a prestigious D.C. girls’ Catholic school after the school announced it would include news of graduates’ same-sex unions in its alumni magazine. Sonia Tabizada has been charged with one count of obstructing religious exercise by threat and another count of transmitting bomb threats in interstate commerce. According to court documents, Tabizada called Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a private all-girls school in Washington, D.C., and threatened to “blow up the...
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Attacker Shouts Homophobic Slurs, Douses Gay Man With Bleach While Volunteering At Charity Shop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); On the same day a new report revealed that homophobic hate crimes in London have increased by 55% over a five-year period, a horrifying homophobic attack was reported by the victim’s partner, reports The Independent. “Today Joe was attacked,” Alex Redfern wrote about his partner, Joe Shannon, in a now-viral Twitter post. “He was covering a charity shop on what was meant to be his day off, someone came in doused him in bleach whilst shouting homophobic abuse,” he wrote. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});...
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More than 50 homophobic hate attacks take place in London every week, new figures show

The number of homophobic hate attacks taking place in London has risen by 22 per cent in the last year alone, amounting to more than 50 incidents per week, according to City Hall figures. According to the Evening Standard, there were 2,835 hate crimes based on sexual orientation reported to the Metropolitan Police in the last 12 months compared with 2,307 in 2018. Numbers have seen a 122 per cent increase since 2011. In the last five years, hate crimes against trans people have nearly quadrupled, with 2,333 reports last year....
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Lord Maginnis, who now denies calling MP a queer, says he can’t be homophobic because of friends in ‘LGBT brigade’

Lord Ken Maginnis, who was reported to police for a homophobic hate crime by SNP MP Hannah Bardell, is now denying that he ever called her a “queer”. Bardell, who is in a relationship with a woman, accused the member of the House of Lords of “abusive behaviour” towards security on Wednesday, January 8, and said it was “one of the worst cases of abuse of security staff” she had seen during her time as an MP. Maginnis, who has previously compared being gay to bestiality, responded to the accusation by telling HuffPost...
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