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Report: Anti-Trans Violence Soars Even as Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Decrease

Report: Anti-Trans Violence Soars Even as Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Decrease

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1, 2021

A new report on hate crimes statistics for 2020 shows that while crimes motivated by sexual orientation decreased slightly last year, anti-trans violence and harassment continues to rise.

'AntiVaxMomma' Accused of Selling Bogus Vaccination Cards

'AntiVaxMomma' Accused of Selling Bogus Vaccination Cards

Aug 31, 2021

A New Jersey woman calling herself the AntiVaxMomma on Instagram sold several hundred fake COVID-19 vaccination cards at $200 a pop to New York City-area jab dodgers, including people working in hospitals and nursing homes.

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? And What's the Penalty?

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? And What's the Penalty?

Aug 31, 2021

In practice, the law gives prosecutors and judges huge discretion on how to charge and sentence offenders. But for years, it's been a federal crime to make or use "any materially false writing in any matter involving a health care benefit program."

Scenes From Week 2 of the R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial

Scenes From Week 2 of the R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial

By Tom Hays | Aug 28, 2021

The second week of the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial in New York City proved to be an exercise by prosecutors to paint the "I Believe I Can Fly" R&B star as a man-child control freak and a compulsive sex offender.

Porn actor Ron Jeremy Indicted on Over 30 Sex Assault Counts

Porn actor Ron Jeremy Indicted on Over 30 Sex Assault Counts

By Andrew Dalton | Aug 26, 2021

A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said.

Lesbian Couple Found Dead after Voicing Worries about 'Creepy Guy'

Lesbian Couple Found Dead after Voicing Worries about 'Creepy Guy'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 25, 2021

A newlywed lesbian couple were camping in Moab, Utah, when they were shot to death. Shortly before they died, they had voiced concerns about a "creepy guy" who was camping nearby.

Josh Duggar Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Child Porn Charges

Josh Duggar Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Child Porn Charges

Aug 24, 2021

Attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have filed motions seeking to dismiss child pornography charges against him.

One Arrest, More Suspects Sought in UK Vicious Anti-Gay Attack

One Arrest, More Suspects Sought in UK Vicious Anti-Gay Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 24, 2021

One suspect has turned himself in and police are still seeking two others in connection with an "appalling hate crime" in which two married men were beaten and gashed with broken bottles.

His Thirst Traps Did Him In: How IGs Led to the Capture of Capitol Insurrectionist

His Thirst Traps Did Him In: How IGs Led to the Capture of Capitol Insurrectionist

Aug 18, 2021

The FBI arrested a Michigan man, known by the moniker #CatSweat, for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in part from his IG thirst-traps.

Gay Couple Gashed with Glass Bottles in 'Appalling Hate Crime' in England

Gay Couple Gashed with Glass Bottles in 'Appalling Hate Crime' in England

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17, 2021

A gay couple were gashed with bottles by a gang of four men in an attack described by police in a gay neighborhood in Birmingham, England, as an "appalling hate crime."

Bi Irish Olympian Left Bloodied in Random Dublin Attack

Bi Irish Olympian Left Bloodied in Random Dublin Attack

Aug 15, 2021

Out bisexual Irish Olympian Jack Woolley was left drenched in blood and will require facial reconstructive surgery after a dozen people battered him in Dublin, Ireland.

Police: School Shooting Victim Went to Aid Boy Being Bullied

Police: School Shooting Victim Went to Aid Boy Being Bullied

Aug 15, 2021

It's only a few days into the new school year, but New Mexico's largest district is reeling from a shooting that left one student dead and another in custody after, according to police, the victim tried to protect another boy who was being bullied.

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2021

A Weare, N.H. school board member hurled anti-gay slurs as police placed her under arrest for interfering with them during a traffic stop. The moment was recorded and shared online.

NYC Police Seek Anti-LGTBQ+ Assailant

NYC Police Seek Anti-LGTBQ+ Assailant

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 11, 2021

An assailant hurling anti-LGBTQ+ slurs assaulted three people on a late-night train. The NYPD is now looking for tips that might lead to his arrest.

3 Men Sentenced in Beating of Gay Couple in Austin, Texas

3 Men Sentenced in Beating of Gay Couple in Austin, Texas

Aug 11, 2021

Three men won't serve any additional jail time after reaching plea deals in an assault on a gay couple in downtown Austin.

Ex-Detroit Councilman Pugh Gets Parole in Sex Case with Teen Boy

Ex-Detroit Councilman Pugh Gets Parole in Sex Case with Teen Boy

Aug 11, 2021

The former president of the Detroit City Council has been granted parole about five years after his conviction for having sex with a teenage boy when he previously worked as a TV journalist.

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 10, 2021

For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.

Homicide of Tierramarie Lewis in Cleveland Marks 33rd Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Homicide of Tierramarie Lewis in Cleveland Marks 33rd Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 10, 2021

Tierramarie Lewis, 36, is the 33rd known victim of deadly violence directed at the transgender and gender non-conforming community this year.

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Puerto Rico Transgender Killing

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Puerto Rico Transgender Killing

Aug 7, 2021

Three men have been charged with hate crimes after being accused of using a paintball gun to shoot at a transgender woman in Puerto Rico who was later found dead, federal authorities said Friday.

Police Allege Hillsong Founder Concealed Child Sex Abuse

Police Allege Hillsong Founder Concealed Child Sex Abuse

By Rod McGuirk | Aug 6, 2021

The founder of the Sydney-based global Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing child sex offenses, police said Thursday.

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