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Gay Bashing

Unfortunately, many of the high-profile news stories involving LGBT people are stories of gay bashing. From middle schoolers being taunted with antigay slurs to lesbians being murdered for showing affection in public, bias-related violence continues to threaten the LGBT community. But some good has come out of it too: Some of the more poignant gay-bashing incidents have lit a fire under politicians to help include sexual orientation and gender identity in the categories of things that make an act of violence a hate crime. The Advocate has all the latest news on gay bashing and the fight to end anti-LGBT violence.

Eric Elkins faces aggravated battery charges in the September attack at a Chicago gay club last year.

May 08 2019 1:57 PM

Two people are in custody, accused of assaulting gay tourists for their choice in swimwear.

October 29 2018 4:03 PM

Members of the Proud Boys, a violent Trump-loving group, were filmed beating men to the ground while hurling homophobic slurs.

October 16 2018 4:15 PM

NYPD investigators are searching for the suspect.

September 24 2018 4:50 PM

The assailants shouted homophobic slurs while attacking the couple, who were wearing T-shirts bearing the name of an LGBTQ sports league.

September 24 2018 4:35 PM

The gay teen was stabbed 20 times, and a classmate turned neo-Nazi is charged with his murder.

August 02 2018 8:15 PM

Attacking an LGBT person after they make an unwanted sexual advance is indefensible, opponents say.

July 13 2018 2:41 PM