There has been a lot more than just one. There is a list of other anti-gay hoax examples in the article in post #2 of this thread. And the article came out October 29, 2013 before this one became exposed as a hoax. From the article:
This is not surprising. Indeed, in recent years, America has seen a rash of “hate crimes” committed against homosexuals…which have subsequently turned out to be hoaxes, often perpetrated by the supposed “victim” him or herself. This has happened with a number of high-profile cases of “homophobic hate crimes” – once the police start investigating, the claim starts to fall apart.
Earlier this year, University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons, an outspoken campus advocate for gays and feminism, faked a hateful, rape-threatening post to her own Facebook page. Police investigation tracked the post back to her own computer.
In August of 2012, a gay man in Missoula, Montana, claimed to have been beaten up by three men because he was gay. Subsequent investigation turned up a video of the man, apparently drunk, doing a back flip on a paved street and hitting his own face on the pavement.
In May of 2012, a lesbian couple in Colorado woke up to find “Kill the Gay” spray-painted on their home and a noose hanging at their door. The FBI and local officials later determined that they had done these things themselves.
In 2012, former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star Charlie Rogers was caught faking a violent anti-gay attack in her home.
In 2011, a freshman at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill falsely claimed that he was approached by a man who called him an anti-gay slur and pressed a piece of hot metal onto his wrist. Campus police investigation indicated that he had made up the incident.
In 2005, a lesbian student at Tamalpais High School (California) vandalized her own car and spray painted anti-gay slurs on the walls at her school, and was caught after she filed false police reports.
In 2004, an Independence, Missouri man claimed he was attacked by knife-wielding assailants who branded him and carved an anti-gay slur into his forehead. He later admitted to making up the story when police pointed out that the word had been carved backwards, indicating he had done it himself while looking in a mirror.
In 2002, a gay student at the College of New Jersey was arrested after sending himself a series of false death threats and reporting it to the police.
As far back as October on 1998, a lesbian student at St. Cloud State University claimed she was assaulted by two men who shouted anti-gay slurs at her, punched her, and carved her chest. After being presented by police with a number of inconsistencies in her story, she admitted to falsifying her police report.
These are just the tip of the iceberg with respect to fake hate crimes that left-wingers have perpetrated themselves to try to gin up sympathy for various aspects of the cultural Left agenda. Apparently Oberlin College, a liberal arts school (with emphasis on the “liberal”) in Ohio, is especially notorious for the number of students, and even professors, who have faked hate crimes of various sorts (anti-gay as well as others).