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1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

Jul 29, 2021

Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater.

TikTok Star Wounded, Friend Fatally Shot Watching 'Purge'

TikTok Star Wounded, Friend Fatally Shot Watching 'Purge'

Jul 28, 2021

Authorities are appealing for help as they investigate a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater.

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

By Stefanie Dazio | Jul 28, 2021

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.

Prosecutors Air More Claims in R. Kelly Case; 1 Involves Boy

Prosecutors Air More Claims in R. Kelly Case; 1 Involves Boy

By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 24, 2021

Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims.

Five Arrested in Dublin Sting on Dept. Store Rest Room

Five Arrested in Dublin Sting on Dept. Store Rest Room

Jul 22, 2021

In Dublin, a public toilet in a major department store, Marks & Spencer, has seen a number of arrests in the past month that were conducted by country's national security services.

9 Arrested in Maryland May 20 'Operation,' 4 Charged with 'Perverted Sexual Practice'

9 Arrested in Maryland May 20 'Operation,' 4 Charged with 'Perverted Sexual Practice'

Jul 22, 2021

The Washington Blade reported a Maryland county's sheriff office arrested four men on a charge of Perverted Sexual Practice under the state's sodomy law during a May 20 raid on the Bush River Books & Video store.

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2021

A transgender woman who was allegedly beaten and kicked repeatedly in the head by at least one boot-wearing assailant said she is convinced the assault was driven by anti-trans hatred.

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

Jul 22, 2021

Three men were arrested on capital murder charges in the fatal shootings of four people at a home in East Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Watch: Gay Asian American Man Found Critically Injured, Lying on Train Tracks in Atlanta

Watch: Gay Asian American Man Found Critically Injured, Lying on Train Tracks in Atlanta

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 19, 2021

A gay Asian American man in Atlanta, Georgia, was found on train tracks with severe head injuries his partner said have left him "fighting for his life."

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 17, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Out Democratic Donor's Trial Centers on Alleged Injection Fetish

Out Democratic Donor's Trial Centers on Alleged Injection Fetish

By Brian Melley | Jul 17, 2021

Nearly two years after Ed Buck was arrested and charged by federal prosecutors, the wealthy Democratic donor is going on trial Tuesday on charges of providing fatal doses to two men, running a drug den and persuading others to travel for prostitution.

'They Brought Popcorn': Gay Couple Attacked by 20 in French Village While Townspeople Watched

'They Brought Popcorn': Gay Couple Attacked by 20 in French Village While Townspeople Watched

Jul 16, 2021

A French gay couple was attacked in a Corsican village by an anti-gay group as townspeople cheered on.

Murder of Aidelen Evans Brings Year's Anti-Trans Death Toll to 30

Murder of Aidelen Evans Brings Year's Anti-Trans Death Toll to 30

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 16, 2021

The year's grim, growing toll of deadly anti-trans violence claimed the life of 24-year-old Aidelen Evans, whose death marks at least 30 deadly acts of violence targeting trans people in America.

Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crimes in Slashing of Gay Victim

Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crimes in Slashing of Gay Victim

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 16, 2021

A homeless man suspected to have slashed a victim's face during an attack in which he hurled anti-LGBTQ slurs has been charged with several hate crimes.

Palm Springs Man Severely Beaten in Early Morning Attack

Palm Springs Man Severely Beaten in Early Morning Attack

Jul 12, 2021

A California man remains in critical condition after suffering severe head and neck injuries from an altercation in the early morning hours of July 9 according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

Drake Bell Receives Probation on Child Endangerment Charge

Drake Bell Receives Probation on Child Endangerment Charge

By Mark Gillispie | Jul 12, 2021

Drake Bell, the former star of the popular Nickelodeon show "Drake & Josh," is was sentenced in Cleveland on Monday to two years' probation on charges relating to a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Ohio when she was 15.

Two Arrested After Homophobic, Slur-Filled Beating in Liverpool

Two Arrested After Homophobic, Slur-Filled Beating in Liverpool

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 12, 2021

Two men have been arrested following the June 10 anti-LGBTQ, epithet-filled beating of a 24-year-old gay man in Liverpool, England.

Brazilian Woman Killed by Gunman After She Came Out, Ex-Husband Charged

Brazilian Woman Killed by Gunman After She Came Out, Ex-Husband Charged

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 12, 2021

A Brazilian woman was brutally slain outside her apartment building after coming out as a lesbian. Her ex-husband has been charged in the crime, which authorities suspect was a killing for hire.

Passenger Arrested After Taking Over Small Plane in Alaska

Passenger Arrested After Taking Over Small Plane in Alaska

By Becky Bohrer, Mark Thiessen | Jul 9, 2021

A passenger on a small plane bound for a tiny western Alaska community said he tried to end his life when he took control of the plane's yoke and caused it to nosedive before the pilot was able to regain control.

Spate of Anti-LGBTQ Attacks in NYC Continue with Queens Assault

Spate of Anti-LGBTQ Attacks in NYC Continue with Queens Assault

Jul 8, 2021

The recent spate of anti-LGBTQ attacks in New York City continued when it was reported an anti-gay assault in Jackson Heights early Tuesday morning, July 6.

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