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Biphobia Blamed in Brutal Knife Attack

Biphobia Blamed in Brutal Knife Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 9, 2022

An LGBTQ+ witness to a brutal knife attack in Britain says biphobia drove the "animalistic rage" of the 16-year-old perpetrator.

Arbery Killers Get Life in Prison; No Parole for Father, Son

Arbery Killers Get Life in Prison; No Parole for Father, Son

By Russ Bynum | Jan 8, 2022

Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son.

2021 Ends as Deadliest Year on Record, with 51 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

2021 Ends as Deadliest Year on Record, with 51 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 6, 2022

With reports of the death of Ke'Yahonna Stone, violent killings of transgender people in 2021 reached a tally of 51 known victims — the most ever in a single year.

Amarey Lej the First Known Victim of Lethal Anti-Trans Violence in 2022

Amarey Lej the First Known Victim of Lethal Anti-Trans Violence in 2022

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 6, 2022

2021 ended with a record-setting number of transgender victims of lethal violence. The new year had barely begun when the killing resumed: Amarey Lej was shot to death early on Jan. 1 in Pittsburgh.

Trans 'Jeopardy!' Champion Amy Schneider Robbed at Gunpoint

Trans 'Jeopardy!' Champion Amy Schneider Robbed at Gunpoint

Jan 5, 2022

Reigning "Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider was robbed at gunpoint over New Year's weekend in Oakland, California.

Gay Man, Still on S. Carolina Sex Offender Registry for Anti-Sodomy Law, Sues

Gay Man, Still on S. Carolina Sex Offender Registry for Anti-Sodomy Law, Sues

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 4, 2022

"John Doe," a South Carolina man convicted under an anti-sodomy law and put on a sex offender registry in 2001, is suing to have his name taken off the list at long last.

Rapper Kodak Black Arrested on Trespassing Charge in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black Arrested on Trespassing Charge in Florida

Jan 2, 2022

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested on a trespassing charge Saturday in South Florida, authorities said.

California Man Faces Hate Crime Charge in Alleged Assault of Neighbor

California Man Faces Hate Crime Charge in Alleged Assault of Neighbor

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 28, 2021

A San Diego area man, whom reports say is a supporter of a neo-Nazi group, has been charged after allegedly striking his neighbor in the face while hurling anti-LGBTQ+ invective.

Gay Nightclub Worker Shot in San Antonio

Gay Nightclub Worker Shot in San Antonio

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 22, 2021

An employee of a gay nightclub in San Antonio, Texas, was shot after patrons got into a fight on Dec. 15.

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 | Dec 20, 2021

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

Shooting Death of Nikai David Marks 50th Known Trans Murder of 2021

Shooting Death of Nikai David Marks 50th Known Trans Murder of 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 10, 2021

Nikai David, a 33-year-old trans woman of color, was gunned down in Oakland, California, on Dec. 4. Her murder marked the 50th known murder of a trans or gender-nonconforming person this year.

Jussie Smollett Guilty Verdict Latest in Polarizing Case

Jussie Smollett Guilty Verdict Latest in Polarizing Case

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 10, 2021

Jussie Smollett's conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized political landscape.

Reality TV's Josh Duggar Convicted of Child Porn Possession

Reality TV's Josh Duggar Convicted of Child Porn Possession

Dec 9, 2021

A federal jury in Arkansas on Thursday convicted former reality TV star Josh Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography.

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.

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