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Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

Remembering Satendar Singh

July 21 marks the birthday of Satendar Singh, the victim of a 2007 anti-gay hate crime in Lake Natoma State Park in California. Russian evangelical Christians mobbed Satendar, shouted homophobic slurs, and beat him severely enough to cause a fatal brain injury. What began as a day to picnic and dance with friends is now a day of mourning for the LGBT community.

On Satendar’s birthday, we remember and celebrate his life.  Singh would have been 28 years old today.


This “Being Gay Today” video describes the events leading to Satendar Singh’s death:

July 21, 2008 - Posted by | Asian Americans, Beatings and battery, California, gay men, mob-violence and lynching, religious intolerance, Remembrances, Slurs and epithets | , , , , ,


  1. I had no idea of the crimes against Sean Kennedy and Satendar Singh until I reached your website.

    I report on Racial Crimes, but I have found it necessary to report on antiGay crimes like those of Matthew Shepard in Laramy, Wyoming or Lawrence ( Larry ) King, which I have posted in my pages, with help from the YouTube Videos.

    I was moved by Senator Tom Duane that spoke in the New York rally of Jose Sucuzhanay, recently murdered with anti Latino and anti gay slurs. He was beaten with a baseball bat.

    Christine Quinn, City Councilor Speaker also spoke there and I found their words to be beautiful and inspiring. Bravo for senator Duane and Councilor Quinn !.

    As I understand the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Act is stalled. What a shame !

    I am making a roster of hate crimes, Racial, Gay, etc ..
    And I am also reporting crimes of Sexual Slavery or others, usually against Women or Children.

    Thanks for letting me write here and I will continue getting some information on these Horrible Events from your site “Unfinished Lives”…

    Thanks for Reporting !


    Vicente Duque

    Comment by Vicente Duque | December 17, 2008

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