Kansas teacher moves after receiving threats for being gay

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SENECA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teacher said he abandoned his job and home state following months of harassment for being gay.

Former Nemaha Central High School teacher Michael Hill was the target of cyberbullying and received threats by mail after revealing his sexual orientation in October, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

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Gay man who threatened U.S. senators pleads guilty

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of National Gay Media Association
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In a little-noticed development, a 28-year-old gay man arrested last June at his home in Alexandria, Va., for allegedly making threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators in the face in a series of Twitter messages pleaded guilty in December to making interstate threatening communications.

Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Kyler George Schmitz to two years of supervised probation and 90 days of home detention.

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LGBT festival canceled in Haiti amid threats, government order

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Sept. 27 that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

The four-day Massimadi film, art and performance event was supposed to start Sept. 27 in the capital, Port-au-Prince, but organizers said it had to be postponed after a prominent Haitian cultural institution known as FOKAL and other co-hosts were threatened with arson and other attacks.

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Grand jury indicts South Florida man over online LGBT threats

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man who authorities say used a Facebook post to threaten an attack on the LGBT community in South Florida.

Court documents filed Sept. 15 show 50-year-old Craig Allen Jungwirth of Orlando is charged with interstate transmission of a threatening communication, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

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Florida man making Pulse-like threats arrested by FBI

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr., Washington Blade
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A man who posted messages on Facebook last week threatening to carry out a Pulse nightclub type shooting against LGBT people on Labor Day in the gay enclave of Wilton Manors, Fla., was arrested by the FBI in Orlando on federal charges of making threats to injure people.

Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, who had been promoting a gay event in Wilton Manors and nearby Fort Lauderdale known as Beach Bear Weekend, was initially arrested on Saturday, Sept. 3, by the Florida Highway Patrol in Osceola County, Fla. near Orlando on an unrelated charge of driving with a suspended license, according to Orlando police.

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FBI: Man linked to LGBT threats facing federal charge

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge.

According to the FBI, 50-year-old Craig Jungwirth was arrested Sept. 3 for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case.

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