The 20-year-old suspect claims the attack on a transgender SUNY Geneseo student was the result of 'drunken stupidness,' but some are pushing the local district attorney to pursue hate crime charges.
Hundreds gathered in Love Park despite the rain to demonstrate the need for hate-crimes law revisions.
'There is no place in Pennsylvania where people are pretending that [LGBT people] don't exist more than they are here in the capitol,' says the out lawmaker.
A gay couple attacked by a large group say they were definitely singled out for their sexual orientation.
Police believe the chilling Seattle murder of two young gay men is a hate-crime.
In its annual report, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs provides dire news for intersectionally oppressed LGBT people.
Those accused of beating fashion student Taj Patterson reportedly used antigay slurs, but they were not charged with a hate crime.