by Tim Regan October 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm 4 Comments

Logan Circle hate crime photo by Glynn

Someone etched a racist message on a car belonging to a Logan Circle couple in a suspected hate crime earlier this month.

A vandal carved the word “n—-r” into the front passenger side of a Corvette Z06 parked in an alley along the 1400 block of Corcoran Street NW sometime on Saturday, Oct. 1, according to a police report.

The man who owns the car, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, Glynn, said he believes he was targeted because he’s black and his wife is white.

“I don’t think this is a random act. Especially when somebody’s going to use that particular slur,” Glynn told Borderstan.

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by Andrew Ramonas May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

2100 block of 4th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)An attacker used a bolt cutter to belt a man and a woman in a suspected anti-LGBT hate crime near the southeast edge of Howard University’s campus last night, police said.

The assault happened on the 2100 block of 4th Street NW about 10:30 p.m.

The victims were preparing to get into their car in an alley in the area when a man drove up to them in his vehicle, according to authorities.

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by Borderstan.com September 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm 0

We have the good fortune to live in one of the most tolerant, open and diverse neighborhoods in a tolerant and diverse city. But, if you are gay, you KNOW that gay bashing still exists, still happens and is very real — even in a place like Borderstan.

So, be aware, be careful and remember: not everyone is as tolerant (or mentally balanced) as the huge majority of Borderstanians.

The following story about an incident in Adams Morgan is from the Washington City Paper: “Little Progress in Gay-Bashing Case; Beating victim discovers key evidence, arrests don’t follow.”

Early on July 13, Todd Metrokin and two of his friends figured they’d wind up a night at Town, the dance club, with a jumbo slice in Adams Morgan. At a joint around the corner from their friends’ apartment, Metrokin bought two slices and then quickly realized he’d gone overboard. He offered his second slice to a man standing nearby and, after taking it, the man said loudly into his cell phone: “Some faggot just gave me a slice of pizza.”

Read entire story at Washington City Paper.

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