'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.
With nearly half of all transgender individuals unwilling to report crimes to police for fear of being further harassed and mistreated by officers, the U.S. Department of Justice is working to remedy this ongoing issue.
The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force has been assigned to the case involving the assault on a transgender woman in an Astoria diner.