Dutch men hold hands in solidarity with beaten gay couple

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AMSTERDAM (AP)- In a simple act of solidarity, same-sex couples and many others across the Netherlands have held hands this week to protest the beating of two gay men- an attack that shook a nation that has long prided itself on its tolerance.

The beating in the eastern city of Arnhem was far from isolated in the Netherlands, long seen as one of the world’s most welcoming to same-sex couples. The city’s mayor conducted the world’s first gay marriages in 2001.

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Two arrested in beating of gay man

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Orlando – Police have tracked down two suspects and are searching for others after releasing a video of a gay man being beaten by a mob in Parramore.

According to Orlando Police, the victim left his house the evening of March 26 and was walking east when about a dozen black males approached him and several of them started kicking and punching him. Police say the suspects removed the man’s pants and took his wallet and cell phone before running away.

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NC church members face charges in beating of gay man

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Spindale, N.C. (AP) – For Matthew Fenner, a crowd of parishioners gathering around him in a church sanctuary after a prayer service was a sign of trouble.

Within minutes, he said they began to berate him because he was gay. One woman told him he was “disgusting.” Then for two hours, they pushed and hit Fenner, screaming at him as they tried to “break me free of the homosexual `demons,”’ he said in a police affidavit about the Jan. 27, 2013 attack.

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3 charged with beating gay couple are free on bail

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Philadelphia have been released on bail.

KYW-TV reports that 24-year-old Philip Williams of Warminster, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott of Southampton and 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan of Warrington left the police department’s Central Detectives division at about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 25.

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3 surrender in Philadelphia gay beating case

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Police say 24-year-old Philip Williams, 24-year-old Katherine Knott and 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan surrendered Sept. 24. Prosecutors say they each face charges including aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy.

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Church school fires coach tied to beating of gay couple

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Philadelphia – Church officials have fired an assistant basketball coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten.

The identities of the men and women involved in the Sept. 11 beating became known when surveillance video was released and social media users helped connect names to pictures. No arrests have yet been made.

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Daytona man attacked for dressing as a woman

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Daytona – A Daytona man is calling for the arrest of a group of men who were caught on video beating him at a gas station while he was dressed as a woman.

William Jackson, the victim, said it started when he broke up a fight that his girlfriends had with other another group of girls. Thirty minutes later, a group of men beat him up at the Citgo on International Speedway Boulevard. Jackson said he wants the men found and arrested. As of press time, Daytona police said there have been no arrests in the case.

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