Hate Crime

Brutal hate crime in North Texas

Aaron Keahey, a 24-year-old gay man living in the small community of Springtown in northern Texas, was not doing anything unusual when he agreed to meet 18-year-old stranger Brice Johnson at his home over Labor Day weekend.

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August 19, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Anti-LGBT violence, Uganda vs. Scott Lively, and CAP's newest member Randy Thomasson

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 14, 2013

Two gay men beaten in Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, Christine Quinn and community "appalled" by attacks

Early this morning two men holding hands outside a Chelsea movie theater were senselessly beaten and called antigay slurs. Both required hospitalization for injuries. One of the man's injuries were so brutal he required stitches on his face.

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Philadelphia trans community and allies gather in Love Park, hold vigil for Diamond Williams

Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.

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July 15, 2013

Chicago hate crime: one of many

A horrific story of anti-LGBT violence in Chicago, where as many as 10 men attacked a lesbian couple.

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GLAAD and thousands of New Yorkers gather to mourn victim of anti-gay hate violence

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.

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May 9, 2013

Cemia Acoff, transgender murder victim, gets best reporting and representation from gay and trans blogs

Following the discovery of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman found dead in a pond after being reported missing for little over a month, media is still ignoring both the AP stylebook, which has included guidelines on transgender reporting since 2001, and GLAAD who has demanded fair reporting on transgender issues.

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March 15, 2013

Story to Watch: Investigation into Murder of Marcus McMillian

As the investigation into McMillian's murder continues, his sexual orientation will undoubtedly be brought up a lot. It is of the utmost importance that the media refute such victim blaming as another form of homophobia.

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Murdered Mississippi mayoral candidate's family says death was a hate crime

The family of murdered Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian now believes his death was a hate crime. The family said they had received information from the Coahoma County coroner's office regarding the state of McMillian's body, which led them to believe that "this was not a random act of violence."

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