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Remembering victims of transphobia

On Sunday, shortly after dark, a small crowd will gather in the chill of Monument Square for the Portland version of a vigil happening all over the world: the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Several speakers — some trans, some allied — will a
In Memoriam
By LISA BUNKER  |  November 18, 2011

Review: The Laramie Residency

You can't accuse "The Laramie Residency" of being anything less than exhaustive in its four-and-a-half-hour series of interviews about the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder.
The Laramie Project updates itself at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 01, 2010

Tyler Clementi: What's hate got to do with it?

Lisa W. Foderaro's page one story in today's New York Times, "Private Moment Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump," demonstrates how society's increasing reliance on...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  September 30, 2010

Charges against former UMass student to be dropped

A Mattapan man's 28-month legal ordeal ended in a Northampton courtroom last week, as the Northwestern District Attorney's office agreed to drop all charges against him pending an additional two months of incident-free pre-trial probation.
Justice Is Served Dept.
By JEREMY C. FOX  |  June 11, 2010

UMass racial-confrontation case may finally come to a close

A racial incident that rocked Western Massachusetts two years ago may finally be laid to rest this week, as a black former UMass Amherst student charged with aggravated assault returns to court, apparently having reached an agreement with the Northwester
Is justice being served?
By JEREMY C. FOX  |  April 02, 2010

Obama signs hate crime bill

Yesterday, Obama signed a bill making it a federal crime to assault a person based on their sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Matthew Shepard and...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 29, 2009

Co-opting the Media: White-supremacist code printed nationwide

The white supremacist who is accused of shooting an African-American man at the US Holocaust Museu...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 12, 2009

Co-opting the Media: White-supremacist code printed nationwide

The white supremacist who is accused of shooting an African-American man at the US Holocaust Museu...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 12, 2009

Hate-crime victim needs help, justice

In response to a hate crime and the serious injuries inflicted on its victim over the weekend, there will be a concert at 9 pm Friday at the Asylum.
Public safety
By JEFF INGLIS AND DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Anti-Noose Laws

By Wendy Kaminer Reacting predictably to spate of noose hanging incidents in late 2007, New Yor...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  May 19, 2008

Graffiti and Hate Speech: Breaking the Cycle of Outrage

Every few weeks a story pops up about how someone – often a college student or an employee who has b...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  May 01, 2008

Hateful holidays

I’d like to wish you all Bloodless Holidays.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 12, 2007

Hanging Offense

 By Wendy Kaminer              It’s not exactly an epidemic, but about a dozen racial incidents involving the universal symbol for lynching –...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  October 13, 2007

P-town’s not-so-secret vice

Something went seriously awry in Provincetown this summer, where several attacks with possible homophobic overtones were ignored by, and in one case was committed by, the town’s own law-enforcement officials.
Beating up gay guys appears to be all the rage ,  and   police and the DA are part of the problem
By EDITORIAL  |  October 03, 2007

Taking tolerance overseas

Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007

Quaking in their cleats

America’s leading health-fad-and-campaign-dreck news mag named Guilford College, a Quaker school in North Carolina, the “hottest for social conscience” in 2006.
Sports blotter: "Bad timing by Newsweek " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 31, 2007


AG’s office deploys new tool against hateful speech

Freedom of speech is a hallmark of American democracy.
Civil rights
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  August 02, 2006

In a pig's eye

Well, I guess I spoke too soon a few columns back when I made passing reference to Lewiston and its newest residents of African descent and that all was well.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 27, 2006

By any other name

From being physically harassed in my middle-class catholic high school in the mid 1960s to being assaulted in boston’s outdoor cruising areas, i’ve seen a lot of anti-gay violence up close.
Gauging the distance between a horrific attack and a hate crime
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  February 10, 2006