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LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 30, 2022

Grooming, the practice by pedophiles of prepping a child for an eventual sexual connection, has been an accusation long lobbed at LGBTQ people by those who hate them.

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 29, 2022

An Antioch woman is being held in San Rita Jail in Dublin after allegedly attempting to kill a transgender woman in Berkeley's People's Park August 21.

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 11, 2022

Two hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are moving forward in the state Legislature. They come amid a yearslong rise in street harassment and attacks motivated by racial bias toward API individuals.

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 1, 2022

LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are part of a coalition of community groups and state lawmakers pushing to stem a tide of hate crimes against API individuals and others that has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

The burning of an LGBTQ Pride flag at an elementary school in Pacifica earlier this month is bringing community members together Tuesday — June 28 — for a unity event.

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 24, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating two recent telephoned bomb threats against queer youth organization LYRIC, located in the Castro LGBTQ neighborhood, as possible hate crimes.

Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2022

Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate crimes were up 567% in 2021 — a dramatic spike. LGBTQs were the next most-targeted group, with a 50% rise over 2020 numbers.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2009 Obama signs hate crime law

50 years in 50 weeks: 2009 Obama signs hate crime law

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 29, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter's October 29, 2009 issue saved some space on page 1 for the news that then-President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. hate crimes bill into law.

Hate crimes against transgender Californians spiked in 2020, AG reports

Hate crimes against transgender Californians spiked in 2020, AG reports

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 30, 2021

While hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation declined last year in California, state officials recorded a 72.2% rise in anti-transgender incidents in 2020 compared to the year prior.

Queers, allies rally in Castro against AAPI hate

Queers, allies rally in Castro against AAPI hate

  • by Tyler Breisacher
  • Mar 23, 2021

Carrying homemade signs with phrases like "Queers against Asian hate," hundreds of people marched in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community from the Castro Sunday in a show of solidarity .

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Hate crime reports rise in SF, among LGBTs

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Hate crime reports rise in SF, among LGBTs

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 19, 2019

Reported hate crimes in San Francisco rose 58% in 2018 over the previous year even as hate crimes nationwide leveled off after years of increasing, according to statistics released by the FBI Tuesday, November 12.

South Bay supes OK hate crimes task force

South Bay supes OK hate crimes task force

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 18, 2019

A South Bay task force on hate crimes became a reality after the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish it.