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Gay man who went to meet someone from Grindr ambushed and attacked by teen gang with hammers

A gay man from Dublin, Ireland, has opened up about the horrifying homophobic attack he experienced this week after arranging a date through Grindr. Marc Power was talking to a man on gay dating app Grindr and arranged to meet him on Tuesday evening at an Odeon Cinema in Dublin, RTÉ reports. However, when he arrived at the location, a group of teenage boys arrived wielding hammers. “They tried to kill me with these weapons,” Power wrote in a Facebook post. “They were trying to hit me on the head...
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Drag Queen Recovering After Hit-and-Run Thought to Be Intentional: WATCH

Sasha Markgraf, a popular Los Angeles drag performer is recovering after being struck in an apparently intentional hit-and-run accident last week in West Hollywood after he left the Flaming Saddles bar on Santa Monica Boulevard. The incident was captured on a disturbing surveillance video which shows Markgraf being struck. Said Markgraf to CBS Los Angeles: “The driver swerved and the next thing I knew I saw headlights. I saw headlights and the next thing I knew I was hitting a tree that was next to me. And waking up 10...
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Gay man’s teeth removed after homophobic attack left them ‘beyond repair’

A gay man in Wisconsin told police that a homophobic attack by three men, who beat him so severely he had to have all his teeth removed, taunted him for his sexuality before beating him up. The man, who has not been named, had to have all of his teeth removed by doctors because his jaw was so badly broken, according to reports in The Journal Times, a local newspaper. The attack took place in Racine, Wisconsin, when the man was confronted by three men at an intersection. The man...
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Church’s Rainbow Flag Torn Down and Burned: WATCH

Yet another rainbow flag has been torn down from a building and burned, this time at a Unitarian Universalist church in Syracuse, New York. WSYR reports: “Police say it happened at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society on East Genesee Street on Sunday. The church posted a message on their Facebook page on Tuesday morning saying, in part ‘Our flag may have been burned, but our resolve to affirm the worth and dignity of every person will never be destroyed.’ Syracuse police are investigating and asking for the public’s help.” The...
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Gay couple attacked with pepper spray for kissing have a defiant message for their attackers

A young gay couple who were doused in pepper spray at a bus stop in south London have said they won’t be forced out of the city. Matthew, a 23-year-old charity worker, was covered in pepper spray with his boyfriend by a stranger who told them: “We don’t want your kind around here.” The couple had been kissing at the bus stop in Brixton when they were attacked without warning. Bodycam footage from a paramedic who helped the couple shows them expressing fears that they would be permanently blinded. Matthew...
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Man who fractured a woman’s spine after she kissed a female friend on the subway pleads guilty

A man who fractured a woman’s spine in a violent homophobic attack has pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime and will face up to three years in prison. The 20-year-old victim was on a rush hour subway train travelling through Queens, New York, when she leaned in to kiss a female friend on the cheek, The New York Post reported. “Kiss her again you d**e b****,” shouted Allasheed Allah, a 54-year-old from Manhattan, according to a court release. The woman and her friend exited the train, at which point...
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