Posts Tagged “Hate Crimes”

Do hate-crime laws really protect the LGBT community?

By | February 9, 2015

  We recently saw some of the quickest and most efficient action I’ve seen in a while when Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously voted (17-0) to pass an ordinance that imposes punishments for violent attacks based on gender identity, sexual orientation or disability status. Mayor Michael Nutter summarily signed it into law. The measure was in […]

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Top LGBT moments of 2014

By | February 9, 2015

The LGBT communities had a lot to celebrate in 2014, with amazing legislative, judicial and cultural victories. While there are truly countless victories I could mention, here are some of the highlights:

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Changing the State of Hate-Crime Laws in Pennsylvania

By | September 29, 2014

On Sept. 11, two gay men, ages 27 and 28, were brutally gay-bashed, allegedly by a group of young people who were dining earlier that evening at La Viola in Philadelphia. The two men went to the hospital with injuries, one with a broken jaw that needed to be wired shut, all of which police […]

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Charge the recent attackers of gay men with federal hate crimes

By | September 19, 2014

Last Thursday, two gay men, ages 27 and 28, were brutally gay-bashed allegedly by a group of young people who were dining earlier that evening at La Viola. Today, Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office asking the Department of Justice to partner with the city’s D.A. and police to […]

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Serving and Protecting at Pride Events

By | November 1, 2013

By Angela D. Giampolo, original article appears in Philadelphia Gay News YouTube videos of a Philadelphia gay man being forcefully subdued by Philadelphia Police started popping up shortly after the incident occurred at Philadelphia’s annual OutFest Oct. 13. The videos depict Anthony Reto, 23, being put in a headlock by police and held to the […]

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