Anti-LGBT violence

Peruvian father accused of setting son on fire because he is gay, HIV+

A Peruvian father faces allegations of setting his 22-year-old son on fire after learning he is gay and HIV positive.

Hitler Baneo Núñez, 49, allegedly tried to burn his son — identified in reports as Roberto — after becoming tired of jokes about his son’s sexual orientation, reports the Peruvian daily newspaper La Región.

Ex-Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges.

Paris gay couple say they were beaten amid rise in homophobic attacks

PARIS — A gay couple in Paris said they were attacked and beaten on Saturday for walking arm-in-arm in what LGBT advocates in the country say is indicative of a rise in anti-gay attacks in France since Parliament began debating a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Davis, Calif., police ID suspect in possible hate crime attack on gay man | VIDEO

DAVIS, Calif. — Police in Davis, Calif., have identified a suspect in a brutal attack on a gay man last weekend, and said they were investigating the violent beating as a possible hate crime.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Glenn Glasgow told LGBTQ Nation on Thursday that a 911 call was received at about 3:50 am Sunday morning reporting a male had been attacked.

The police report indicated that Mikey Partida, 32, was leaving a party when he was “violently attacked and beaten.”

Family says Thanksgiving beating of lesbian was a "hate crime"

MOBILE, Ala. -- An Alabama man has been charged with second-degree assault for brutally beating a woman because she is in a relationship with his sister and he does not approve.

Travis Hawkins Jr., 18, was booked into Mobile, Ala., jail on Sunday after turning himself in to authorities for the Thanksgiving Day assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens. Hawkins bonded out the same day.

Key West police make investigation of anti-gay hate crime top priority

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Police in this island resort city are labeling the beating of two men on November 10 an anti-gay hate crime and designated the investigation the department's top priority.

"The whole Police Department is focused on this," Mayor Craig Cates told reporters.

Federal officials "shocked" at transgender violence and discrimination in Puerto Rico

Editor's Note: In Puerto Rico, the word transexual is used to refer to a person whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth.  Transexual people may or may not decide to alter their bodies hormonally and/or surgically. Puerto Ricans use the word transgender to refer to people who adopt the dress or manner of the opposite sex but are not interested in transitioning their gender.  The terms used in this article reflect those usages.

Remembering Dr. Gaurav Gopalan, 35, murdered in DC

This week, communities in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Maryland have organized candlelight vigils to mourn the loss of Dr. Gaurav Gopalan, a 35-year-old gay South Asian aeronautics engineer and theater artist who was murdered near his home in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10, 2011.