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Man's Fall From Cliff Ruled a Hate Crime 30 Years Later

Man's Fall From Cliff Ruled a Hate Crime 30 Years Later

By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10
With his clothes folded neatly into a pile and student I.D. left out along with other miscellaneous items, young gay teen Scott Johnson fell to his death from a cliff in Sydney, Australia. The year was 1988.

Mother of Slain Genderfluid Teen Calls Out Feds Joining The Trial

Mother of Slain Genderfluid Teen Calls Out Feds Joining The Trial

By Donyae Lewis | Oct 29
The Department of Justice has signed on to assist with the prosecution in the murder case of a genderfluid high school student in Burlington, Iowa. However, the slain teen's mother has a lot to say to the Trump administration.

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

By Danica Kirka | Aug 22
British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people.

Man Faces Hate Crime Trial in SF

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 29
Marquis Deon Joyce, 24, is charged with felony counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and battery causing serious bodily injury, misdemeanor battery, and hate crime and other allegations.

Hate Crimes Up in California

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 15
Hate crimes rose in California by about 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report from state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

In South Florida, Pulse Remembrance Events Only the Beginning

By Jose Cassola | Jun 25
Law enforcement and community leaders have taken steps to ensure a tragedy the magnitude of the Pulse nightclub massacre never takes place in gay centric cities like Wilton Manors or Miami.

Idaho Hate Killer Gets 28 Years in Murder of Gay Man

By John McDonald | May 7
Kelly Schneider, 23, was sentenced on April 27 in U.S. District Court. He was prosecuted by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Orlando Mayor Omits 'LGBT' and 'Latinx' from Pulse Memorial

By Brittany Ferrendi | Apr 2
The mayors of Orlando and Orange County have designated June 12 as "Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness" in recognition of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. However, they left out two marginalized communities.

Florida Activist Confronts Gov. Scott Over Omissions

By John McDonald | Apr 2
Broward County human rights activist Michael Rajner confronted Florida Governor Rick Scott this week in Tallahassee over the Governor's failure to mention the LGBT community in his annual State of the State address.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

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