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Long Island Man Arrested for Threatening Violence Against LGBTQ Community

Long Island Man Arrested for Threatening Violence Against LGBTQ Community

Dec 7, 2021

A Long Island, New York man was arrested for allegedly mailing letters threatening members of the LGBTQ community.

Long Island Man, 74, Arrested for Threats to Bomb, Shoot NYC Pride

Long Island Man, 74, Arrested for Threats to Bomb, Shoot NYC Pride

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 7, 2021

A 74-year-old Long Island man was arrested after allegedly sending threats to bomb and shoot LGBTQ+ events, organizations, and people over an eight-year period, including last summer's NYC Pride March.

Defense Accuses Brother in Smollett Case of Having Sex with the Actor in Bathhouse

Defense Accuses Brother in Smollett Case of Having Sex with the Actor in Bathhouse

Dec 5, 2021

The defense in the Jessie Smollett trial went on the offensive this week when cross-examining the two brothers whom the ex-"Empire" actor was said to have hired for a staged hate crime incident in Chicago in January 2019.

Explainer: Jussie Smollett's Turn to Testify. Will He?

Explainer: Jussie Smollett's Turn to Testify. Will He?

By Don Babwin | Dec 5, 2021

The big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not Jussie Smollett will tell his side of the story.

Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

By Corey Williams and Ed White | Dec 4, 2021

A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

Explainer: How Unusual to Charge Parents in School Shooting?

Explainer: How Unusual to Charge Parents in School Shooting?

By Ed White | Dec 4, 2021

Guns used in U.S. school shootings have often come from the homes of young perpetrators, but parents are rarely charged for the violence that occurs, experts say.

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

Nov 28, 2021

Jussie Smollett is about to stand trial on charges he faked a racist attack.

2021 Now Deadliest Year on Record, with 45 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

2021 Now Deadliest Year on Record, with 45 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 26, 2021

With reports of the death of Marquiisha Lawrence, violent killings of transgender people in 2021 has reached at least 45 known victims — the most ever in a single year.

Explainer: Trio Guilty of Killing Ahmaud Arbery. What Now?

Explainer: Trio Guilty of Killing Ahmaud Arbery. What Now?

By Kate Brumback | Nov 25, 2021

The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun.

Fatal Shooting of Angel Naira Marks 47th Known Anti-Trans Killing of 2021

Fatal Shooting of Angel Naira Marks 47th Known Anti-Trans Killing of 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2021

The shooting death of Angel Naira, 36, a trans woman of color, marks the year's 47th known murder of a transgender or gender non-conforming person.

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

An 18-year-old college student says he's more careful after a Grindr hookup led to a horrific assault, but he still uses hookup apps.

Oregon Man Who Attacked Gay Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime

Oregon Man Who Attacked Gay Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 18, 2021

An Oregon man who reportedly used Grindr to find gay men to assault has been charged with a hate crime.

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

By Finbarr Toesland | Nov 16, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community is disproportionally affected by the U.S. prison system, but a crusade for change is underway.

Explainer: What the Defense in Arbery's Killing Is Arguing

Explainer: What the Defense in Arbery's Killing Is Arguing

Nov 14, 2021

The defense strategy in the Arbery Killing case depends on Georgia's citizen's arrest and self-defense laws.

Texas Man Gets 37 Years for Murdering Transgender Woman

Texas Man Gets 37 Years for Murdering Transgender Woman

Nov 12, 2021

A Texas man who strangled a transgender woman to death and dumped her body in a lake in 2019 was sentenced Thursday to 37 years in prison.

Explainer: Prosecutor's Questions to Rittenhouse Anger Judge

Explainer: Prosecutor's Questions to Rittenhouse Anger Judge

By Todd Richmond and Corey Williams | Nov 11, 2021

The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse flirted with a mistrial Wednesday after the lead prosecutor angered the judge with his questioning of the defendant.

Rittenhouse Gives Account of Shootings: 'I Defended Myself'

Rittenhouse Gives Account of Shootings: 'I Defended Myself'

By Michael Tarm, Scott Bauer and Kathleen Foody | Nov 11, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse told jurors at his murder trial that he tried to get away from his pursuers the night he shot three men.

Arrest Made in Small Fire at Memorial for Pulse Gay Club Shooting

Arrest Made in Small Fire at Memorial for Pulse Gay Club Shooting

Nov 10, 2021

A man has been arrested for setting fire to some banners at a temporary memorial honoring the 49 victims who died in a massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Florida five years ago, and one of the survivors played a role in catching the suspect.

LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Says All Guests Safe in Resort Shooting

LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Says All Guests Safe in Resort Shooting

Nov 5, 2021

LGBTQ tour operator VACAYA released a statement saying all guests are safe after a shooting at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun.

Illegal Pot Edibles Sold in California as Popular Snacks

Illegal Pot Edibles Sold in California as Popular Snacks

Oct 30, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert Thursday about illegal, potent cannabis edibles for sale that are being packaged to look like snack and candy brands.

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