Category Archives: Jorge Steven López Mercado

Do Laws Effectively Deter Anti-LGBT Attacks?

There are some stories that simply leave even the most cynical bloggers and journalists speechless. The brutal attack of a gay Chilean man earlier this month is one of them. Raúl Alfonso López Fuentes, Alejandro Axel Angulo Tapia, Patricio Iván … Continue reading

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Has Anything Changed in Puerto Rico Since Jorge Steven’s Murder?

Today marks the second anniversary of Puerto Rican gay teenager Jorge Steven López Mercado’s brutal murder. Juan José Martínez Matos stabbed Jorge Steven López Mercado to death on Nov. 13, 2009, before he decapitated, dismembered and partially burned his body. … Continue reading

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Queens man succumbs to injuries after alleged anti-gay attack

Not again! An 18-year-old Queens man died at Jamaica Hospital yesterday after four teenagers beat him in what police said was an anti-gay attack. The Daily News reported four teenagers—Alex Velez, Nolis Ogando, Christopher Lozada and Luis Tabales—attacked Anthony Collao … Continue reading

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RIP Jorge Steven

Today marks the first anniversary of the brutal murder of gay Puerto Rican teenager Jorge Steven López Mercado. Juan José Martínez Matos stabbed López to death on Nov. 13, 2009, before he dumped the teenager’s decapitated, dismembered and partially burned … Continue reading

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New York City Council honors Jorge Steven López Mercado’s family

I always get extremely anxious when I have to potentially interview someone in Spanish because it is not my first language, but the questions I wanted to ask Myriam Mercado and Jorge López almost instantly came to mind while I … Continue reading

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More than winning a verdict

As I look forward to another weekend on Fire Island, I would be completely remiss to not acknowledge a Puerto Rican family continues to grieve the loss of their beloved son. Juan José Martínez Matos confessed on Wednesday he stabbed … Continue reading

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Gay Puerto Rican teenager’s alleged killer returns to court on Wednesday

As the man who allegedly murdered Jorge Steven López Mercado prepares to return to court on Wednesday, April 14, one question I hope to investigate is whether the public outcry over the gay teenager’s brutal death has translated into any … Continue reading

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