Topics :: anti-gay assault

Witness Describes Attack on Gay Man

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests.

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

By David McFadden | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Sisters, Officials Mull Pink Saturday Changes -- or Cancellation

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
City officials and organizers of San Francisco's annual Pink Saturday celebration are talking about changes to the event, including possibly ending it, after years of violent incidents.

Police Investigate Anti-Gay Attack on London Train

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 11, 2014
London police are investigating an alleged anti-gay assault that occurred on a train on July 15.

Case of Killer South African Ranger's "Gay Cure" Camp Continues

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
As the case of the man charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy in his South African "gay cure" camp drags into its third year, the ranger says he is not to blame.

'Kidnapped for Christ' -- The Interview

By Gary M. Kramer | Saturday Jul 26, 2014
Kate Logan's investigative documentary was originally meant to be an evenhanded examination of Escuela Caribe, but when she captured institutional abuses on camera, she was compelled to take action. Executive Producer Mike C. Manning chats about the doc.

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

By John Riley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.