Robert Clark Geddes, 27, of Boone, Iowa, was arrested after leaving handwritten notes reading, “Burn that gay flag”
The charges resulted from the call to Kettering Fairmont High School after the student body made history by crowning two LGBTQ+ students
HRC declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ people citing, among other factors, the "wave of harmful and discriminatory legislation"
The OPD announced the arrest of Matthew Michael Robinson, a 34-year-old white male who was charged with 3 counts of Criminal Mischief
A lifelong ally of the LGBTQ+ community, she proudly flew the instantly recognizable rainbow pride flag- and was killed for it
Capitola Police said repeated thefts of the flags appear “isolated and targeted toward the demonstration of this particular flag”
GLAAD & ADL's research also found “more than 160 attacks against drag events and performers over the last year
NYPD's 66th Precinct homicide investigators along with the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force (HCTF) are searching for a teenage suspect
"The effects of a hate crime can be devastating and long-lasting for both the individual victim and the larger community"
“Hateful rhetoric or prejudice of any kind is inexcusable and we have zero tolerance for it within our community,” Mayor Strickland said