"It's not a hate crime at all," said Ally Hawkins. "We both know the reason why this happened, and it doesn't make any excuses for him, I'm not defending him at all. I know why he was angry, and that will come out."
In its newest edition of CD Summary, the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, explores health disparities experienced by those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, versus those who identify as heterosexual.
Openly gay former TCU linebacker Vince Pyror writes a letter to Cleveland Browns player Tank Carder following Carder's use of an anti-gay slur, saying, "Everyone who plays sports should be able to play without fear that their identity will affect how others view them as an athlete. I was fortunate to have that chance in the last game of my career."
Should the Supreme Court decide on Friday that it is not going to consider an appeal of the challenge to California's anti-gay Proposition 8, the City of San Francisco is asking for "24 hours advance notice" before an appeals court takes the final step to allow same-sex couples there to marry.