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Masterson and his partner Peter Moore were physically attacked on a NYC Subway platform last Sunday morning by a man screaming anti-gay slurs.
Bryan Fischer is trying to lead America into war against LGBT people. Not a figurative one, but one with real violence.
Last week, the lawyer for a man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in New York told a judge that his client's sentence should be lessened because the victim was a transgender woman and allegedly involved in sex work.
GLAAD's Acting President, Dave Montez, reflects on GLAAD's role on anti-LGBT violence, from Matthew Shepard's murder to today.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its report yesterday of Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ, and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2012. The timing of the report could not have been better, with today being The United Nation's sponsored "International Day of Non-Violence".
Prosecutors said there isn't enough evidence to pursue hate crimes charges against a against the man accused of fatally stabbing a 69-year-old man in a Queens subway station after claiming the victim blew kisses at him.
Islan Nettles, a New York City transgender woman, has died after an attack on the early morning hours of August 17. Ms. Nettles was taken to Harlem Hospital for her injuries and, on Thursday, was taken off of life support and died.
2012 saw the 4th highest murder rate of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in history, according to the annual Hate Violence Report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report analyzes statistics collected in 18 states about survivors and victims' age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and type of violence experienced in order to track trends in the violence directed at the LGBTQH community.
After thousands of local advocates, including GLAAD, marched through New York City's West Village in response to the recent series of alleged anti-LGBT attacks, and to mourn the murder of Mark Carson, and openly gay man of color, more attacks have been reported.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.