Shit has been going down in Edmonton the last week or two. On Monday the Edmonton Pride center was broken into, vandalized and had equipment stolen. On Saturday a lesbian was viciously assaulted by men yelling homophobic slurs. The worst part is the Edmonton police service didn't even file a report on what was obviously a hate crime. Check out the links above for more information.
This is not the first time EPS has failed to do something about an obvious gay bashing i know of a few incidences where someone had the absolute shit kicked out of them and nothing was done. There seems to be a cavalier attitude to these kinds of attacks in this city however I am not sure what. The media does not seem to do much about these types of things. You usually end up hearing about them via facebook through status updates.
A few years ago I was pondering compiling a Google map based database that users could submit gay bashing incidents to and you could track the areas where there was likely to be trouble. I lacked the back end knowledge to build it so I let it go. I still think there should be a place were we can safely and openly talk about these kinds of incidents.