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FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

By Frank Bajak | Oct 30, 2020

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system.

Reports: Two Dead in Shooting Outside Puerto Vallarta Gay Bar

Reports: Two Dead in Shooting Outside Puerto Vallarta Gay Bar

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29, 2020

Two people were reported dead following a shooting outside a gay bar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

Oct 29, 2020

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

Watch: Suspect Released Without Bail in 'Fix the Gay' Rape Case

Watch: Suspect Released Without Bail in 'Fix the Gay' Rape Case

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 27, 2020

A Salt Lake City man accused of raping a lesbian woman and telling her that he was going to "fix the gay" has been released from prison without bail pending his next court date.

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

Oct 21, 2020

Sex workers have been saying they face significant violence from police and clients for decades and it is time that we all listen to these voices when determining how to improve safety for sex workers," says an ACLU representative.

'Cheer' Star to Remain Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

'Cheer' Star to Remain Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

Oct 17, 2020

"Cheer" star Jerry Harris will remain in jail while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, a federal judge in Chicago said Friday.

Watch: Trans Woman Sara Blackwood Shot and Killed in Indianapolis

Watch: Trans Woman Sara Blackwood Shot and Killed in Indianapolis

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 16, 2020

Sara Blackwood was shot and on the evening of Oct. 11 while walking home from work and died soon after in the hospital. She is the 33rd transgender or gender non-conforming person to die violently this year.

Watch: Hate Crime Suspect Spat in Victim's Face; NYPD Investigates

Watch: Hate Crime Suspect Spat in Victim's Face; NYPD Investigates

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14, 2020

New York police have released security camera footage of a man they say spat in the face of a 57-year-old gay man in a hate crime that included homophobic language.

Megan Thee Stallion Pens op-ed; Lanez in Court Over Shooting

Megan Thee Stallion Pens op-ed; Lanez in Court Over Shooting

By Andrew Dalton | Oct 13, 2020

An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez had his first court hearing on felony charges alleging he shot her.

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2020

A suspect in three shootings in Waco, Texas has been arrested for murder in the shooting death of a man on Aug. 17. That victim, and at least one other man, was lured using Grindr.

Security Guard Jailed in Deadly Shooting at Denver Protests

Security Guard Jailed in Deadly Shooting at Denver Protests

Oct 12, 2020

A private security guard working for a Denver TV station is behind bars and accused in the deadly shooting of another man during dueling right- and left-wing protests, police said Sunday.

Transgender Woman Nicole López Beaten, Stabbed in Puerto Rico

Transgender Woman Nicole López Beaten, Stabbed in Puerto Rico

Oct 9, 2020

Nicole López, a transgender woman, was hospitalized Thursday after police said she was stabbed and violently beaten in the latest case involving a member of the U.S. territory's LGBTQ community.

Watch: Trans Woman Daniela Hernandez Survives Throat Slashing, 16 Stab Wounds

Watch: Trans Woman Daniela Hernandez Survives Throat Slashing, 16 Stab Wounds

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 8, 2020

A transgender woman in Los Angeles, Daniela Hernandez, survived an attack that left her with a slashed throat and 16 stab wounds.

Trans Woman Felycya Harris Found Shot to Death in Georgia

Trans Woman Felycya Harris Found Shot to Death in Georgia

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2020

Felycya Harris, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman, was found dead of a single gunshot wound in Augusta, Georgia, on Oct. 3. Her death, initially classified as "suspicious," is now being treated as a homicide.

Ex-Pro Baseball Player Sought in Woman's Killing Found Dead

Ex-Pro Baseball Player Sought in Woman's Killing Found Dead

Oct 4, 2020

A former professional baseball player sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Grand Canyon, police said.

More Details Emerge in Murder of Puerto Rican Trans Women Michellyn Ramos Vargas

More Details Emerge in Murder of Puerto Rican Trans Women Michellyn Ramos Vargas

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 3, 2020

More details have emerged regarding the murder of a transgender women in Puerto Rico, including the victim's name: Michellyn Ramos Vargas.

Sexual, Gender Minorities Much Likelier to be Crime Victims

Sexual, Gender Minorities Much Likelier to be Crime Victims

By Astrid Galvan | Oct 2, 2020

The first study of its kind found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-confirming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities.

Actor Rick Moranis Sucker Punched While Walking in NYC

Actor Rick Moranis Sucker Punched While Walking in NYC

By Michael R. Sisak | Oct 2, 2020

Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Black Trans Woman Mia Green Shot, Killed in Philadelphia; Suspect Apprehended

Black Trans Woman Mia Green Shot, Killed in Philadelphia; Suspect Apprehended

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 2, 2020

Mia Green, a 29-year-old Black transgender woman, died after being shot in the neck on the morning of Sept. 28. A man who told police that she had been shot was arrested on suspicion of killing her.

Unidentified Trans Woman Shot in Puerto Rico, 6th Killing this Year

Unidentified Trans Woman Shot in Puerto Rico, 6th Killing this Year

By Dánica Coto | Sep 30, 2020

Authorities said a transgender woman was fatally shot Wednesday in southwest Puerto Rico, the sixth such killing this year.

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