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2021 Tally of Trans Murders Climbs to 14 with Deaths of Jaida Peterson and Dominique Luscious

2021 Tally of Trans Murders Climbs to 14 with Deaths of Jaida Peterson and Dominique Luscious

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 14, 2021

With the recent deaths of Jaida Peterson in North Carolina and Dominique Lucious in Mississippi, the tally of trans murders in 2021 continues to climb.

Las Vegas Family Awarded $29.5 Million in Allergic Reaction Case

Las Vegas Family Awarded $29.5 Million in Allergic Reaction Case

Apr 12, 2021

A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013.

Mother Arrested after 3 Children Found Slain in Los Angeles

Mother Arrested after 3 Children Found Slain in Los Angeles

By Olga R. Rodriguez and Damian Dovarganes | Apr 11, 2021

The mother of three children — all under the age of 5 — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said.

Ex-NFL Player's Brain To Be Probed for Trauma-Related Harm

Ex-NFL Player's Brain To Be Probed for Trauma-Related Harm

By Meg Kinnard and Michelle Liu | Apr 10, 2021

The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes.

Australian Man Enters Guilty Plea in Grindr Torture Case

Australian Man Enters Guilty Plea in Grindr Torture Case

Apr 4, 2021

A 21-year-old defendant has pleaded guilty of brutally torturing an elderly Grindr date with shears, knives, a taser, an electric drill, and a hypodermic needle the victim was told contained blood with HIV.

Chauvin's Trial Leaves Many Black Viewers Emotionally Taxed

Chauvin's Trial Leaves Many Black Viewers Emotionally Taxed

By Noreen Nasir and Corey Williams | Apr 3, 2021

For some it's too much to watch. Others just can't turn away.

No Prison Time for Transgender Ex-Neo-Nazi in Threat Case

No Prison Time for Transgender Ex-Neo-Nazi in Threat Case

By Gene Johnson | Apr 1, 2021

A federal judge declined to impose prison time on a former member of a neo-Nazi ring that threatened journalists, finding the 21-year-old — who concealed his transgender identity from his co-conspirators — had already suffered enough in his young life.

2 Members of Salt Lake City's 'Real Housewives' Arrested

2 Members of Salt Lake City's 'Real Housewives' Arrested

Mar 31, 2021

Two members of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" appeared in court for the first time Tuesday after being arrested on federal fraud charges alleging they cheated hundreds of people nationwide over a 10-year period in a telemarketing scheme.

Vietnam Flight Attendant Gets Probation for Quarantine Slip

Vietnam Flight Attendant Gets Probation for Quarantine Slip

Mar 30, 2021

A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced a flight attendant to two years probation for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, become the first person in the country to stand trial for such offenses

2 Men and 1 Teen Found Guilty for Killing of Gay Man 'Because they Wanted to'

2 Men and 1 Teen Found Guilty for Killing of Gay Man 'Because they Wanted to'

By Brendan Walker | Mar 26, 2021

A case where three men, and one 15-year-old-teen beat a gay man to death with bricks in 2019 reached a resolution, after they were found guilty following a two year legal battle in the U.K.

Colorado Shooter Posted Anti-LGBTQ Comments to Social Media

Colorado Shooter Posted Anti-LGBTQ Comments to Social Media

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 24, 2021

New reports reveal that Ahmad Alissa, the 21-year-old suspect in the Boulder, Colorado, mass shooting regularly posted homophobic content to social media.

A Not Guilty Plea to US Hate Charges in Attack on Gay Man

A Not Guilty Plea to US Hate Charges in Attack on Gay Man

Mar 23, 2021

A Louisiana man pleaded not guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges alleging that he tried to kill and dismember a gay man.

Colorado Baker Sued Again Over Alleged LGBTQ Bias

Colorado Baker Sued Again Over Alleged LGBTQ Bias

By Colleen Slevin | Mar 23, 2021

A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple went on trial Monday in yet another lawsuit, this one involving a birthday cake for a transgender woman.

Miami Sets Earlier Curfew After Spring Break Crowd, Fights

Miami Sets Earlier Curfew After Spring Break Crowd, Fights

Mar 21, 2021

Officials are imposing an emergency 8 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for Miami Beach, effective immediately after hard-partying spring break crowds trashed restaurants, brawled in the streets and gathered by the thousands without masks or social distancing.

Spa Shootings Could be First Test of Georgia's Hate Crimes Law

Spa Shootings Could be First Test of Georgia's Hate Crimes Law

By Kate Brumback | Mar 20, 2021

The murder case against a white man charged with shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses this week could become the first big test for Georgia's new hate crimes law.

Lawsuit: NJ Prison Guards Kicked, Punched Transgender Woman

Lawsuit: NJ Prison Guards Kicked, Punched Transgender Woman

By Mike Catalani | Mar 20, 2021

New Jersey prison guards punched and kicked a transgender woman during an attack on inmates in January and struck her so forcefully about a month later that she had to be hospitalized, according to a lawsuit.

Lesbian Couple Attacked by Trio of Assailants in Supermarket, Shelter in Security Office

Lesbian Couple Attacked by Trio of Assailants in Supermarket, Shelter in Security Office

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 19, 2021

Police in English county Kent have released images captured by security cameras of three suspects in an alleged hate crime incident in late January.

Prosecutor: Louisiana Man Tried to Kill, Dismember Gay Man

Prosecutor: Louisiana Man Tried to Kill, Dismember Gay Man

By Kevin McGill | Mar 19, 2021

A southwest Louisiana man was charged with federal hate crime and kidnapping charges Thursday by prosecutors who said he tried to kill and dismember one of three men he abducted after luring them using social media and a dating app.

LA Police: Armie Hammer Under Sexual Assault Investigation

LA Police: Armie Hammer Under Sexual Assault Investigation

Mar 18, 2021

Actor Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

British Police Officer Sacked for Sharing Explicit Pics While on Duty

British Police Officer Sacked for Sharing Explicit Pics While on Duty

Mar 10, 2021

A British counter-terrorist officer was sacked from the force after having sent an explicit video of himself in uniform to someone he met on a dating app.

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