Category: Public Safety

Out: How to Help Stop Chechnya’s Gay Concentration Camps
The persecution of gay people in Chechnya has only worsened since I wrote about it in my Blade column last week. Hilton Dresden at Out magazine lists several things you [...]
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Service with a Smile
The attorney for Dr. Dao of the United Airlines “Rhapsody in Black and Blue” incident invoked this classic scene from “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” It is apt. Trigger warning: lots [...]
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Fewer guns, more mental health care
Another deadly shooting in San Bernardino, this time in a school, where a woman’s estranged husband went to her workplace to kill her and then himself. He also shot two [...]
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Rhapsody in Black and Blue
I have not yet found a version of this appalling video set to the famous United Airlines Gershwin theme, but it seems inevitable. United is apologizing for their treatment of [...]
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State Dept. Urges Russia to stop Chechen murders and torture
Joe My God reports: Yesterday the State Department called on Russia to investigate reports that Chechen police are rounding up and murdering gay men. Tonight the State Department has issued [...]
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NYT: Chechen authorities arresting and killing gay men
Horrifying news from what might euphemistically be called Russia’s sphere of influence: First, two television reporters vanished. Then a waiter went missing. Over the past week, men ranging in age [...]
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Parents in India seek ‘corrective rape’ for son after finding out he is gay
Parents in India seek ‘corrective rape’ for son after finding out he is gay https://t.co/D4Ncqrb5K7 pic.twitter.com/PIAT135sJf — GSN (@gaystarnews) January 17, 2017 No matter how bad things get, never say [...]
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Gay Man Has Skull Fractured by Masked Men in Target Parking Lot in Dallas
Gay Man Has Skull Fractured by Masked Men in Target Parking Lot in Dallas https://t.co/61QKwKoCwT pic.twitter.com/g6pxrrnyXm — Towleroad (@tlrd) January 17, 2017
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Jan. 20 – Gays Against Guns D.C. hosts GAG Ball at Cobalt
Gays Against Guns D.C. hosts the GAG Ball at Cobalt https://t.co/7ugqoaIGFu — Washington Blade (@WashBlade) January 15, 2017 Don’t take the acronym too seriously. This is not a quiet bunch.
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Mesha Caldwell, first reported trans murder victim of 2017
Mississippi transgender woman Mesha Caldwell is first reported trans killing of 2017 https://t.co/BovFXePQJq via @mic pic.twitter.com/8eAXXkuOQa — Trans Equality (@TransEquality) January 6, 2017 Bigotry kills. The grim evidence continues.
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