Hate crime reports up in Chicago last year, particularly among Jews and LGBT people

Antae Manierre, who is gay, runs hot dog stand Haute Diggity Dawgs in North Lawndale, shown Dec. 13, 2019. He reported to police an argument with a customer ended with the customer calling him a "f----t ass." He said, "When you hear that word, you pay attention ... because the next thing you know, they gonna gay-bash." (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

By Dan Hinkel

A transgender woman was walking in South Austin early one morning about a year ago when four people got out of a car, yelled that she’s “not a real woman” and slashed her arm with a knife, sending her to the hospital.

A few months later […]


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