Ed Team

Definition of a Hate Crime

Filed By Ed Team | July 12, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: leslie mora, pauline park, transgender, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

"If that's not a hate-crime, what is? Do you need a signed letter saying 'we attacked her motivated by hate'?"

-- Pauline Park of the Transgender Legal Defense Fund and the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, on the beating attack against Leslie Mora, a transgender woman living in Queens, NY. Mora's attackers followed her from a gay club and called her "faggot" as they beat her.

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leapinleopard | July 13, 2009 12:09 AM

This is becoming more frequent recently, and I'm beginning to think it may be the beginning of the inevitable backlash against the steady progress of gay marriage (now 5 states and counting) and the continued push for equality and specific legislation in Congress now being considered (ENDA, DADT, etc.)