The victim of a hate crime comes forward after being attacked, saying, 'Everyone’s a person.'
The words 'gay' and 'bitch' were spray-painted on the car, and red nail polish dripped across the hood.
The activist is ecstatic that Laramie — the city where her son was fatally attacked — finally moved to protect its LGBT citizens, but laments inaction in other parts of Wyoming and the nation.
While times are changing for LGBT people, we still face the threat of violence simply because of who we are. On International Day of Homophobia and Transphobia, we remember some of the most high-profile victims of hate.
The city became the first in Wyoming to adopt an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law.
Paul Wettengel is accused of punching and grabbing the victim after yelling transphobic and homophobic slurs.