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Hate Incidents in Philly Have More Than Doubled Since 2016, Says ADL

The New York–based Anti-Defamation League on Thursday released its first-ever hate heat map. Formally known as the ADL H.E.A.T. Map — the acronym standing for […]

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Man Accused of Killing Penn Student Charged With Hate Crime

The 21-year-old California resident accused of killing and burying University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein in a California park in January has been charged with a hate […]

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Philly Just Got a Hate Crimes Hotline

It’s been about a year since former District Attorney Seth Williams (now in prison) created a Hate Crimes Task Force to “vigorously prosecute” hate crimes […]

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PPD Investigating Noose Found in Rittenhouse

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a noose that was discovered in Rittenhouse this morning. According […]

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Pa. Moves to Include LGBTQ Protections in Anti-Discrimination Laws

As it stands right now, Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that doesn’t address LGBTQ people in its hate crime laws – meaning crimes committed […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Was a Hate Crime

“We find community and sanctuary on the dance floor. As Latino gay men, we teach ourselves to break tradition so that we can take the […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: New North Carolina Anti-Gay Law Faces Court Challenge

New North Carolina gay discrimination law is headed to court. A new anti-LGBTQ law that prevents North Carolina municipalities and counties from extending protections to […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: SCOTUS Reverses Alabama Court Ruling on Lesbian Adopting Parent

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Alabama Supreme Court ruling that took away a lesbian mother’s adoption rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in […]

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OPINION: Drag Shouldn’t Be Blamed for Police Insensitivity

Over the past week, news of the Pennsylvania State Police miscategorizing victims of anti-transgender crimes as engaging in male or female “portrayal” has sparked controversy […]

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University of Delaware “Nooses” Turn Out to Be Lantern Remnants

Oops: NOT NOOSES? U of Delaware says items found hanging from tree were remnants of paper lanterns. http://t.co/PmbATc2sgl pic.twitter.com/Z9BiTAIutn — Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 23, […]

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Was Shooting at Danny’s Midnight Confessions a Hate Crime?

The victim of the early morning July 18th shooting at Danny’s Midnight Confessions — the well-known adult shop on 13th Street in the Philadelphia Gayborhood — has […]

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Hate Crime Charges Possible in Delaware Confederate Flag Theft?

Last week, a University of Massachusetts professor advocated in Salon for making it a hate crime to fly the Confederate Flag. This week, New Castle […]

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Gay-Bashing Suspects Appeared in Court Today

Philip R. Williams, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan—the three people accused of gay-bashing two men in Center City last fall–appeared in court this afternoon […]

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WATCH THIS: Opera Diva Joyce DiDonato Singing at Stonewall Will Leave You In Tears

Well, I sure didn’t think I’d be bursting into tears first thing this morning as I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook, but leave […]

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REMINDER: Gay-Bashing Suspects Due In Court Tuesday for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: A judge held the defendants for trial on all charges, with victim Zachary Hesse testifying in open court. Read the full story here. ORIGINAL: […]