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Oklahoma gay man files federal civil rights lawsuit after home is burned to the ground following months of racist and homophobic attacks PDF Print E-mail
Aug 06, 2017 at 06:49 PM

This week, Randy Gamel-Medler, an Oklahoma gay man, filed a federal equal protection lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma against nine defendants from Blaine County, Oklahoma, including Mayor of Hitchcock Rick Edsall, Sheriff of Blaine County Tony Almaguer, and Undersheriff of Blaine County David Robertson.

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FBI Reports 11 Percent Increase in Victims of Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation in 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Nov 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded today to the Federal Bureau of Investigation report which showed the number of victims of bias-motivated crimes based on sexual orientation increased by 11 percent in 2008. The statistics show that reported hate crimes against the LGBT community have increased for the third year in a row. Hate crimes based on sexual orientation remain the third most common type of hate crimes, behind race and religion.

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Recent Hate Crimes Highlight Need to Teach Respect as Students Commemorate Transgender Day of Rememb PDF Print E-mail
Nov 20, 2009 at 03:02 PM

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is proud to support students and Gay-Straight Alliances across the country participating in the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance today to bring attention to bullying based on gender identity/expression and to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

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