Tag Archives: hate crimes

On violence, hate and gender non-conformity

Tweet*Trigger warning* The first time I was the target of anti-transgender violence I didn’t know I was transgender. I heard the three guys coming up behind me, talking, even laughing a little. I know they chose me specifically to jump, and I know it was about how I was perceived. My clothes, the way I [...]
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Breaking: Gabrielle Giffords Will Survive Gunshot Wound; Remains in Critical Condition

Tweet Great news this morning: Gabrielle Giffords’ will survive the gunshot wound to the head she sustained during the Tucson shooting this weekend. As reported by Talking Points Memo, one of the surgeons treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says her chances for survival are “100 percent,” and that he’s optimistic “she’s not going to be in [...]
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Urine found on at least 40 LGBT books in a Harvard library.

TweetYes, you read that right. Forty or so books were found to be vandalized in Lamont Library by urine. Since the books have to do with LGBT issues and gay marriage, the incident is being investigated as a hate crime, as it should be. Marco Chan ’11, co-chair of the Harvard College Queer Students and [...]
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Ugandan hit list further confirms an age of rampant homophobia

TweetIf one needs more evidence beyond teen suicides and the uphill DADT battle to realize that the state of rampant, unchecked homophobia is at an all-time high, check out this recent issue of the Ugandan Rolling Stone Newspaper: This issue featured the pictures, names and addresses of gays and lesbians in Uganda. And just in [...]
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