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Hate Crimes

Pair arrested in assault, burning of Texas gay man

Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault, stabbing and burning of a gay man early Sunday in Reno, Texas — which the victim and his friends say was a hate crime.

Man reports hate crime in Palm Springs

A man leaving an LGBT ceremony tells police he was beaten in the face with a rock by two men who demanded his wallet and yelled homophobic slurs.

Vandals target rainbow flags at Unitarian churches

The Unitarian Universalist Association, which opposes discrimination against gay people, said marriage equality banners and rainbow flags have become easy targets because of congregations’ visibility and support of gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual issues.