Tag Archive | Hate Crime

UK: Two women injured in homophobic attack ‘for refusing to kiss’

UK: Two women injured in homophobic attack ‘for refusing to kiss’

(Reuters) – Two women were punched and robbed, in what police on Friday called a disgusting homophobic assault on a London bus, after one of the victims said their attackers tried to force them to kiss each other. The incident took place in the early hours of May 30, after the women, in their 20s, […]

UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

A comedian, and a former policeman, reprimanded by the police for making public comments on transgender issues, have backed a new lobby group set up to push for police guidelines to be changed. Fair Cop, launched this week, argued that British police are misusing hate crime laws to “harass” those who question whether trans women […]

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

(Reuters) – Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault, and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Smollett, 36, an openly-gay African-American performer, who plays a gay character on […]

Assault on ‘Empire’ actor Smollett investigated as hate crime

Assault on ‘Empire’ actor Smollett investigated as hate crime

(Reuters) – Chicago police said on Tuesday they were investigating an assault on ‘Empire’ actor, Jussie Smollett, as a possible hate-crime, after two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs and wrapped a rope around his neck. The 36-year-old African-American actor, who is gay, was reported to be in good condition after taking himself to a […]

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

(Reuters) – Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood. “When I was three years old I came back from school and said to my mother that when I grew up I was going to be a man called Oscar”, he says. Supported by […]

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

A gay British former international rugby star said on Sunday he had chosen to ask for an apology rather than criminal charges after being attacked for being gay, in a bid to send out a “positive message”. Gareth Thomas, former Wales rugby captain, posted a video on social media, sporting cuts and bruises to his face, […]

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

Reported hate crimes against LGBT people in England and Wales have risen by 28 percent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a “wake-up call”. Police recorded nearly 13,300 crimes in the year to the end of March, though rights group Stonewall said its research showed four in five incidents went unreported, with younger […]