According to reports, the local police are holding and charging suspect, Garry Gupton, 26, of Greensboro in connection with the attack. The victim, Stephen White, had been beaten, robbed, found nude while having been set on fire, after leaving the Chemistry Nightclub with Gupton, where everything seemed to be normal, until arriving at the Battleground Inn, about four blocks away.
If there’s anything that can reduce your sense of security and self-worth, is to be beaten up due to your sexual orientation. As is the case for 17 year old Dylan Beard, who on October 12th was invited to join some friends at Jenkins Park in Baytown Texas.
QUEER RISING TO STAGE “QUEERS TAKE BACK THE NIGHT” RALLY AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN DURING KNICKS GAME TO PROTEST RECENT MIDTOWN HATE CRIMES
New York, NY — On Thursday May 16, during the New York Knicks’ game, Queer Rising — a grassroots organization created to demand full equality for all queer people through nonviolent direct action — will sponsor Queers Take Back the Night: A Rallied Response to Dual Hate-Crimes, a rally and march in response to recent anti-gay hate crimes in the Madison Square Garden area.
After a string of ant-gay vandalism hit an Arlington, Texas neighborhood police have confirmed they have one of the suspects in custody, and have identified four others. All suspects are teenagers from 16-18 years old. Additionally, all suspects well be charged with a hate crime. The other four are expected to be in custody soon, and will be charged between $1,500 – $20,000 for the graffiti.
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Aimee Whitchurch and her partner Christel Conklin of Parker, Colorado were not expecting to find “kill the gay” spray painted on their garage door when coming home last Friday. After chalking it up to neighborhood kids, they took the threat seriously after finding a noose on their doorstep the next day.
In an interview with KWGN, Whitchurch said “You get words like ‘homos’ or ‘you’re going to burn in hell’ and things of that nature, but ‘kill the gay?’ That’s a threat against our lives so it was overwhelming,” Whitecurch continues, “The noose is where it really became shocking and scary”.