Tag Archives: hate crimes

Intimacy in the Face of Fear

I had been planning a column on rebuilding relationships after a particularly heinous election year. “Elephants Need Love, Too” or something silly like that. But something happened that I didn’t really expect. Donald Trump won the election and the already-strained relationships surrounding his candidacy began to fracture and crumble. I was working out of town

San Antonians Report Post-Election Hate Speech

Originally published in the San Antonio Current By Alex Zielinski For Drew Galloway and his partner Martin, the hardest thing about finding a homophobic slur scrawled on the side of their car was explaining it to their sons. “My oldest, who is 12, already knew what the word ‘faggot’ meant, but my 10-year-old had never

Trial Opens for Accused Shooter of Texas Lesbian Couple

The trial has begun in San Patricio County, Texas for a man accused of raping and shooting a teenage lesbian couple in 2012 in a park near Corpus Christi. David Malcom Strickland of Helotes is accused of sexually assaulting Mollie Judith Olgin (who was 19 at the time) and Kristene Chapa (who was 18 at