Posts Tagged ‘hate crimes’

Sexist Beatdown: Chivalrous Dudes Punching Chivalrous Dudes, For Chivalry Edition

And which knave am I to bludgeon on your behalf today, milady?
In ye olden times, chivalric codes were drafted in the interest of guiding the courting behavior of men toward women: "Thou shalt avoid avarice like the deadly pestilence and shalt embrace its opposite"; "Thou shalt keep thyself chaste for the sake of her [...]

Actually, They Do Lock You Up For That

Commenters eager to debate the merits of hate-crime legislation have got a new local case over which to mull:
District resident Anthony Wright, 42, has been found guilty of "Bias-Related Simple Assault and Bias Threats To Do Bodily Harm" for harassing and threatening a neighbor over a period of two years. The harassment, which centered on [...]

Man Sentenced to 120 Days for Assaulting Gay Women

Last week, 27-year-old Christopher McDonald was sentenced to 120 days in jail for his "unprovoked assault on a group of gay women" in Adams Morgan last year. McDonald approached the women while they ate pizza on the 18th street sidewalk. Then, he made derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation and then threatened them with [...]

The State of Transgender Hate Crimes in D.C.

Last month, D.C. police released a report breaking down every hate crime reported in D.C. [PDF] over the past five years. In 2007, changes to the D.C. Human Rights Act required police to begin recording hate-bias crimes motivated by the victim's "gender identity or expression"—in other words, crimes that specifically target transgender victims. Since then, [...]

How Catholic University’s Gay Student Group Survives Without Talking Marriage, Sex, or Politics

Last week, the Washington Post profiled Catholic University's very unofficial gay group, CUAllies. The group, whose mission is "Making Catholic U Safer for GLBTQ Students," was denied official student group status last summer. According to Catholic U. spokesperson Victor Nakas, recognizing the group would have forced the university to support "positions contrary to church teachings." [...]

Ex-Gay Group Calls Hate Crime Laws “Anti-Ex-Gay”

Remember Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), that rag-tag group of heterosexual activists that just can't seem to find many "ex-gay" people to advocate for? Last we heard from PFOX, the group was celebrating a court decision which said that "ex-gays"—people who were once gay, but are now totally heterosexual—should be covered under [...]

“Armed Gays Don’t Get Bashed”

The shit these people come up with. In a bizarre opposite marriage of viewpoints, The Washington Independent is reporting that "a small number of Senate Republicans" are looking to pad the Matthew Shephard Hate Crimes Prevention Act with a conceal-and-carry gun provision:
"It makes sense for a group of people who would be protected by hate [...]

Anti-Hate Crime Group To Meet With Lanier

GLOV (Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence) is holding an open community forum on Tuesday, June 2, with D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier.
The deets:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Foundry United Methodist Church
5:00 – 6:00 pm Community discussion on public safety and anti-GLBT crime
6:00 – 7:00 pm DC Chief of Police Cathy Lanier joins the discussion
According to the press [...]

I Demand Hate Crime Legislation For Toucherists!

From yesterday's House hearing on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act: Rep. Alcee Hastings apologizes to the transcriber before reciting a long list of sex acts another represenative proposed in order to mock the proposed legislation. The legislation would extend federal hate crime protection for crimes based on "sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, and disability."
"We had [...]

House to Vote on Hate Crimes Prevention Act Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the U.S. House will vote on HR 1913, the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act." Also known as the "Matthew Shepard Act," it would add the categories of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and disability to federal hate crime legislation.
The Human Rights Campaign is urging you to voice your support of the bill [...]