Supreme Court Wont Hear Case of Brandon Teenas Killer
March 28 2012 10:25 PM ET

Supreme Court Won't Hear Case of Brandon Teena's Killer

Neal Broverman

The Supreme Court denied the appeal of John Lotter, who sits on Nebraska's death row for killing Brandon Teena, a transgender man, in a grisly 1993 triple murder depicted in the film Boys Don't Cry.

Albanian Official Beat Gays with a Stick
March 28 2012 8:52 AM ET

Albanian Official: Beat Gays with a Stick

Advocate.com Editors

The European Union on Tuesday condemned remarks by an Albanian official who advocated violence against LGBT people at an upcoming gay pride festival.

March for Antigay Crimes in DC Draws Large Crowd
March 21 2012 4:42 PM ET

March to Protest Antigay Crimes in D.C. Draws Large Crowd

Josh Hinkle

Approximately 700 people marched in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night to stand up against crimes committed on LGBT people within a recent two-day period.

Transgender Woman Sues Claiming Police Harassment
March 13 2012 6:00 PM ET

Transgender Woman Sues, Claiming Police Harassment

Trudy Ring

A young transgender woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she was harassed and discriminated against by police officers in Cicero, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Are Hate Crime Laws Necessary
March 08 2012 12:55 PM ET

Are Hate Crime Laws Necessary?

Advocate.com Editors

As the trial proceeds against Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi, proponents and opponents of hate crime statutes discuss whether the laws are needed.

Iraq Sees Wave of Brutal Antigay Murders
March 06 2012 3:25 PM ET

Iraq Sees Wave of Brutal Antigay Murders

Trudy Ring

In a recent wave of antigay violence, about 40 Iraqis have been killed, in some cases by a concrete block to the head.

Suspect in Brutal Texas Beating Sentenced
February 29 2012 6:00 PM ET

Suspect in Brutal Texas Beating Sentenced

Winston Gieseke

The first of three men charged in the brutal beating of Burke Burnett has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Lesbians Charged in Alleged Hate Crime Against Gay Man
February 26 2012 2:20 PM ET

Lesbians Charged in Alleged Hate Crime Against Gay Man

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Three lesbians in Boston have been arrested for attacking a gay man.

Mass Woman To Stand Trial For Murdering Wife in Milestone Case
February 24 2012 9:10 PM ET

Mass. Woman To Stand Trial For Murdering Wife in Milestone Case

Winston Gieseke

Cara Lee Rintala, 45, is currently awaiting trial for killing her wife in Massachusetts’s first ever same-sex spouse murder case.

Possible Hate Crime in Boston
February 24 2012 3:30 PM ET

Possible Hate Crime in Boston 

Winston Gieseke

Boston police are investigating the alleged attack of a man at an MBTA station as a possible hate crime.

Chicago to Consider Transgender Policy for Police
February 23 2012 11:15 PM ET

Chicago to Consider Transgender Policy for Police

Trudy Ring

Chicago alderman Proco Joe Moreno plans to introduce an ordinance to regulate how police deal with transgender arrestees.

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested
February 23 2012 5:10 PM ET

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested 

Winston Gieseke

Police in Pittsburgh, Pa., say the third suspect in the videotaped assault of Brandon White in Atlanta is now in custody.

Italy Transgender Woman Survives Valentines Day Beating
February 21 2012 5:06 PM ET

Italy: Transgender Woman Survives Valentine's Day Beating

Michelle Garcia

A 22-year-old transgender woman is in critical condition after being brutally beaten in Catania, Italy outside of a pub on Valentine's Day.

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