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Unfortunately, it looks like the "gay panic" defense is alive and well - even in California. For full story, read "Mistrial Declared for Teen Murderer of Gay Teen."
From 2009 to 2010, there was an astounding 23% increase in murders of LGBT and HIV-affected people in the United States, with the second highest yearly total ever recorded by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Read full story here.
A Rock Hill, North Carolina, teenager who was viciously beaten by a group of people at a gas station over the weekend, says he was the victim of a hate crime. Read full story here.
Jay Jordan Hawke is the host of On the Edge and author of the awarding winning Two-Spirit Chronicles, which includes: Pukawiss the Outcast, A Scout is Brave, and Onwaachige the Dreamer.