Many people even in our own community have no idea the amount of violence that is committed against our community everyday worldwide. Others, living in their own little gay worlds, believe that the violence is subsiding and homophobia is almost eradicated. The truth is, violence against LGBT people has been steadily on the incline for several years. We are under attack.
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(Albuquerque, New Mexico) Gay community leaders are seeking answers about a police raid on an Albuquerque bathhouse where officers allegedly were wearing bullet proof vests and armed with semiautomatic weapons. - 365gay.com
(Athens, Tennessee) The FBI is expected to join local and state investigators later this week in hunting down whoever burned a cross at the home of a gay Athens man. - 365gay.com
NEW YORK - While cities around the world hosted upbeat gay pride parades in recent weeks, human-rights activists kept watch on a contrasting set of developments: gays beaten by demonstrators in Moscow, convicted on sodomy charges in Cameroon, targeted by sweeping anti-gay legislation in Nigeria. - Bradenton Herald
(Boston, Massachusetts) Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, fighting for an amendment to the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage has become the biggest contributor to a similar campaign in South Carolina a Boston newspaper reports. - 365gay.com