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Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Jun 29, 2022

Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year.

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 28, 2022

A man arrested after flashing gun outside of Florida gay bar. According to a police report, the man flashed a fully loaded firearm with one round in the chamber outside of Gym Bar in Florida's Wilton Manors neighborhood.

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month Attack Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month Attack Won't Talk to Police

By Kostya Manenkov | Jun 27, 2022

The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks.

San Francisco Police Release Photo of Alleged Subway Shooter

San Francisco Police Release Photo of Alleged Subway Shooter

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jun 24, 2022

Police in San Francisco were searching Thursday for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city's historically LGBTQ neighborhood.

California Eyes Banning Loitering for Prostitution Arrests

California Eyes Banning Loitering for Prostitution Arrests

By Don Thompson | Jun 21, 2022

California lawmakers on Monday finally sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a hot potato of a bill that would bar police from making arrests on a charge of loitering for prostitution, nine months after the measure passed the Legislature.

Watch: Fires Set to Pride Decorations Burn Baltimore Homes, Leave 3 People Hospitalized

Watch: Fires Set to Pride Decorations Burn Baltimore Homes, Leave 3 People Hospitalized

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 17, 2022

Four homes were burned in a Baltimore arson attack that hospitalized three victims. Of the fires that were reportedly started, one was on a Pride flag, and another was on a home "adorned with Pride decorations."

Attacker Sentenced to 'Up to Five Years' for Brooklyn Hate Crime Stabbing

Attacker Sentenced to 'Up to Five Years' for Brooklyn Hate Crime Stabbing

Jun 16, 2022

A convicted assailant received a prison term of up to five years for a hate crime attack in which he stabbed a woman while hurling homophobic and transphobic slurs.

Watch: Gay Couple Viciously Attacked on Camera During Sacramento Pride Weekend

Watch: Gay Couple Viciously Attacked on Camera During Sacramento Pride Weekend

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 14, 2022

A gay couple was attacked at Sacramento restaurant during Pride Weekend. The couple said they were targeted while in Sacramento's LGBTQ-friendly Lavender Heights district.

Hate Crime Probe after Group Disrupts Drag Queen Story Hour

Hate Crime Probe after Group Disrupts Drag Queen Story Hour

Jun 13, 2022

Authorities were investigating a possible hate crime after a group of men allegedly shouted homophobic and anti-LGBTQ slurs during a Drag Queen Story Hour at a San Francisco Bay Area library, a sheriff's official said.

Patriot Front Leader Among those Arrested Near Idaho Pride

Patriot Front Leader Among those Arrested Near Idaho Pride

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Sam Metz | Jun 12, 2022

After the arrest of more than two dozen members of a white supremacist group near a northern Idaho Pride event, LGBTQ advocates said polarization and a fraught political climate are putting their community increasingly at risk.

Man who Damaged LGBTQ+ Streetscape Sentenced to Probation

Man who Damaged LGBTQ+ Streetscape Sentenced to Probation

Jun 8, 2022

A man convicted of burning tire marks across a gay pride streetscape in South Florida while participating in a rally for former President Donald Trump last summer has been sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Todd and Julie Chrisley Found Guilty on Federal Charges

Todd and Julie Chrisley Found Guilty on Federal Charges

Jun 8, 2022

Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality television show "Chrisley Knows Best," were found guilty Tuesday in Atlanta on federal charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.

Gay Man Victim of Alleged Hate Crime Shooting in San Francisco

Gay Man Victim of Alleged Hate Crime Shooting in San Francisco

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2022

As the victim tells the story, the shooter made it clear right away that a hate crime was happening: He allegedly yelled "Faggot!" just before opening fire.

3 Dead, 11 Wounded in Downtown Philadelphia Shooting

3 Dead, 11 Wounded in Downtown Philadelphia Shooting

Jun 5, 2022

Police officers were patrolling the area on South Street in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and witnessed several suspects firing into a large crowd just before midnight.

25-Year-Old Gay Man Found Dead in Cab after Leaving NYC Club with 3 Men

25-Year-Old Gay Man Found Dead in Cab after Leaving NYC Club with 3 Men

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2022

25-year-old Julio Ramirez left a gay club in New York's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood with three other men. Not long after, he was found dead in a taxi, and days later money disappeared from his bank accounts.

Source: Whitmer, McConnell, Evers on Wisconsin Gunman's List

Source: Whitmer, McConnell, Evers on Wisconsin Gunman's List

By Dave Kolpack and Mike Balsamo | Jun 5, 2022

A gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge had a list that included Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers,

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in 2019 Death of Gay Man, Trust Fund Heir

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in 2019 Death of Gay Man, Trust Fund Heir

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 4, 2022

Twenty-two-year-old Rashid Young was reported missing December 2019. An investigation into his death has led authorities to his ex-boyfriend.

Settlement Ends Police Stings in NYC Bus Terminal Bathrooms

Settlement Ends Police Stings in NYC Bus Terminal Bathrooms

By David Porter | Jun 2, 2022

The police agency that patrols New York City's main bus terminal has agreed to stop sending plainclothes officers into its public bathrooms to try and catch people propositioning strangers for sex.

Former Virginia Tech Player Acquitted in 2021 Beating Death

Former Virginia Tech Player Acquitted in 2021 Beating Death

May 30, 2022

A jury on Friday acquitted a former Virginia Tech football player who had been accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed from a Tinder match to be a woman.

NRA Speakers Distort Gun and Crime Statistics

NRA Speakers Distort Gun and Crime Statistics

By Amanda Seitz | May 28, 2022

Speakers at the NRA annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics.

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