Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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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.

Each man received over 80 lashes for engaging in gay sex.

July 13 2018 1:01 PM

Anthony Avalos had recently come out as gay before he was covered in cigarette burns and beaten to death.

June 28 2018 2:34 PM

The men allege they were robbed and punched by a gang of teens.

June 13 2018 6:07 PM

Terrance Mannery, an employee at a dessert shop, is being hailed as a hero, while activists call for stronger hate-crimes law.

June 06 2018 3:23 PM

Despite reports of multiple threats, officials at a Michigan jail refused to separate a gay inmate from his homophobic cellmate.

June 01 2018 2:08 PM

Police are investigating a potential hate crime that started with a slur and ended with a knife attack.

May 29 2018 2:27 PM Updated

The incident was captured on video on the International Day Against Homophobia.

May 14 2018 2:04 PM