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University of North Dakota Plans Its Own Hate Crime Probe

Oct 15
The University of North Dakota plans its own investigation into an incident in which authorities say a reported hate crime on campus turned out to be a fabricated story.

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

UK Bi Teen Lied About Hate Crime Attack, Police Say

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
The claims by a British bisexual teen who said he was viciously attacked because of his sexuality last month are false, according to local authorities.

Tenn. Health Store Owner Accused of Filing False Report

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 30
The owner of a health store in Tennessee who said he was beaten and robbed because he is gay has been charged with filing a false report.

Omaha Gay-Rights Group Seeks Return of Donations

May 22
An Omaha gay-rights group is seeking the return of some $1,800 donated to a woman convicted of lying about being attacked by masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin.

Nebraska Woman Found Guilty of Faking Hate Crime

By Grant Schulte | Dec 11
A Nebraska woman who claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach was found guilty Monday of making a false report.

Neb. Woman Maintains Anti-Gay Attack Happened

Nov 15
A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in emails to news organizations and in an online video.

Gay Wis. GOP Campaigner Lied About Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
A Wisconsin man who said his car was vandalized & he was physically attacked for being a gay Republican admitted on Monday that he made up the incident about the beating.

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