Topics :: anti-gay police actions
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By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
Six police officers involved in the 2009 raid on a gay bar, the Atlanta Eagle, have reportedly been fired for lying about what happened on the evening in question. The raid has roiled the city’s politics and brought scrutiny to the police’s tactics.
By Angela K. Brown | Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit.
By Juliana Barbassa | Thursday Nov 18, 2010
After initially denying involvement, the Brazilian army is holding 2 soldiers after the shooting of a gay youth at Rio de Janiero’s Gay Pride celebrations in what is considered one of the world’s more tolerant metropolises.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 21, 2010
Atlanta police defied a court order and destroyed evidence pertaining to a raid on a gay bar, a suit filed in federal court alleges.
By Gillian Wong | Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
Beijing police raided a popular outdoor hangout for gay men and took dozens in for questioning over the weekend as part of a security sweep ahead of China’s National Day holiday, an activist said Tuesday.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 16, 2010
Russian GLBT equality advocate Nikolai Alekseev has been placed under arrest and has seemingly disappeared into a bureaucratic netherworld. One report suggests he may be in the hands of the Russian secret police.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 29, 2010
A controversial sex sting that took place last year in Palm Springs continues to tarnish the city’s gay-friendly reputation and threaten its tourist industry.
Monday May 24, 2010
A defense attorney says police in Zimbabwe have arrested two members of a local gay organization.
By Raphael Tenthani | Tuesday Feb 16, 2010
Police in Malawi say they have arrested a man in what they describe as a sweep against homosexuals.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 28, 2009
Following an incident in which a party of gay men were thrown out of an El Paso restaurant, the city council had reaffirmed a commitment to diversity.
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