Murderer of Mississippi Trans Teen Mercedes Williamson May Face Hate Crime Charges

Trans Teen's Murderer May Face Hate Crime Charges

A grand jury in Mercedes Williamson's home state of Mississippi may be given the option to indict her suspected killer on hate-crime charges.

Op-ed: Charleston Calls Us to Love Bravely

Op-ed: Charleston Calls Us to Love Bravely

Ensuring the safety of people of color — be they young black men, transgender women, or church families — requires all of us to act, says this out minister.

REPORT: Hate Crimes ‘Routine’ in U.K.

REPORT: Hate Crimes ‘Routine’ in U.K.

A new report says unreported hate crimes — numbering in the tens of thousands — are a fact of life in the United Kingdom.

WATCH: NY Gay Couple Shot at for Holding Hands Spread Message of Equality

Gay Teen Shot At for Holding Boyfriend's Hand

The victim of a hate crime comes forward after being attacked, saying, 'Everyone’s a person.'

Anti-LGBT Violence Down, Anti-Trans Hate Crimes Up
June 15 2015 3:58 AM ET

REPORT: 'It Is Still Dangerous To Be LGBTQ'

While overall violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people is down, trans women and LGBTQ people of color are more and more likely to be attacked, even killed.

Salvadoran Trans Activist's Murder Stirs International Outcry
July 20 2015 5:28 PM ET

International Outrage Over Trans Activist's Murder

Salvadoran police are being urged to consider whether Francela Méndez Rodríguez was killed because of her LGBT rights work or her trans identity.

Transgender Woman Pushed Onto NYC Subway Tracks
June 04 2015 12:59 PM ET

Hate Crime: Trans Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks

New York City Police are hunting for the deranged man who assaulted a transgender woman and pushed her off a subway platform.

WATCH: Virginia Couple's Car Defaced in Antigay Attack

WATCH: Virginia Couple's Car Defaced in Antigay Attack

The words 'gay' and 'bitch' were spray-painted on the car, and red nail polish dripped across the hood.

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

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.

Receipt Printed With Antigay Slur Goes Viral

Receipt Printed With Antigay Slur Goes Viral

An Ohio bartender found herself in hot water after 'joking around' turned into a viral sensation.

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