Reported attacks were up for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Anti-Violence Project.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the video of the alleged F train incident, police said.
All proceeds from the $5 "Shot of Love" will go toward the Anti-Violence Project.
A study, which does not include recent incidents, found gay hate crimes rose for a fourth-straight year.
Takei shared the story with his 4-million-plus fans on Facebook amid a flood of social-media support.
LGBT advocates charge that cops routinely taunt, shame and arrest transgender people on false pretenses.
The mural was designed and painted by high school students who worked with two Brookyn artists.
The dream of kissing another man without fear will push one marathon runner across the finish line Sunday.
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