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Suspect in the Colorado LGBTQ Shootings Faces Hate Crimes Charges — What Exactly Are They?

Suspect in the Colorado LGBTQ Shootings Faces Hate Crimes Charges — What Exactly Are They?

Nov 28, 2022

Hate crimes have unique legal requirements. And even when police and prosecutors believe the elements of a hate crime are present, such crimes can be difficult to prove in court.

Watch: Colorado Springs Shooting Suspect's Dad Relieved They aren't Gay: 'We Don't Do Gay'

Watch: Colorado Springs Shooting Suspect's Dad Relieved They aren't Gay: 'We Don't Do Gay'

Nov 25, 2022

When Aaron Franklin Brink, the father of accused Colorado Springs shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, was told of the mass-killing in a gay bar, he had a most visceral response.

Vandal Terrorizing NYC Gay Bars Is Apprehended - Personal Revenge Cited as Motive

Vandal Terrorizing NYC Gay Bars Is Apprehended - Personal Revenge Cited as Motive

Nov 22, 2022

The brick-throwing vandal who has been terrorizing gay bars in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood was apprehended on Tuesday.

Watch: Brick-Throwing Perp Caught on Video Vandalizing NYC Gay Bar

Watch: Brick-Throwing Perp Caught on Video Vandalizing NYC Gay Bar

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 21, 2022

Manhattan gay bar VERS was targeted three times by a brick-hurling vandal before the fourth time turned out to be a charm and a suspect was caught in the act on security video.

Colorado Mass Killing Update: Police Say Gunman Entered Gay Club, Immediately Started Firing

Colorado Mass Killing Update: Police Say Gunman Entered Gay Club, Immediately Started Firing

By Thomas Peipert And Jesse Bedayn | Nov 20, 2022

A 22-year-old gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and immediately began firing from a "long rifle," killing at least five people.

Suspect Identified in Shooting at Colorado Gay Club

Suspect Identified in Shooting at Colorado Gay Club

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20, 2022

Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado said early Sunday morning that a Saturday night shooting at a gay club killed at least five people and injured more than a dozen others. A suspect is in custody.

Gay New York on Alert after Attacks as Other Victims Describe Similar Encounters

Gay New York on Alert after Attacks as Other Victims Describe Similar Encounters

Nov 19, 2022

After the deaths of two gay men in New York City due to similar circumstances, a number of men have stepped forward to describe how they were assaulted in a similar manner, but survived.

Coroner: Idaho Students Were Stabbed to Death in their Beds

Coroner: Idaho Students Were Stabbed to Death in their Beds

Nov 19, 2022

Four University of Idaho students who were found dead in a rental house near campus were stabbed to death in their beds and likely were asleep when they were attacked, a county coroner told a cable news channel.

Report: At Least 32 Transgender People Killed in US in 2022

Report: At Least 32 Transgender People Killed in US in 2022

By Hannah Schoenbaum | Nov 16, 2022

At least 32 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed in the United States in 2022, the Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday in its annual report ahead of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

2 Missouri Cops Plead Guilty to Assaulting Transgender Woman

2 Missouri Cops Plead Guilty to Assaulting Transgender Woman

Nov 14, 2022

Two former police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting a Black transgender woman during an arrest that was caught on video.

More Victims' Parents Come Forth in Wave of 'Roofie' Attacks at Gay Men in NYC Bars

More Victims' Parents Come Forth in Wave of 'Roofie' Attacks at Gay Men in NYC Bars

Nov 12, 2022

The recent spat of targeted attacks on gay men in NYC bars has led to more parents stepping forth to complain about official response to the crimes, the New York Post reports.

Dead Victim's Mom Seeks Action, Says NYC Gang Targeting Gays

Dead Victim's Mom Seeks Action, Says NYC Gang Targeting Gays

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10, 2022

The mother of a gay man who died after leaving a New York club with three unidentified men is demanding action, saying her son's death is part of a pattern targeting gay men in the city.

Underreported Murders in NYC Echo 'AHS' Narrative

Underreported Murders in NYC Echo 'AHS' Narrative

Nov 7, 2022

A pair of underreported murders of gay men in NYC eerily reflect the narrative of the current season of "AHS: NYC."

Gay Man Describes Terrifying Gang Rape by Police in Qatar

Gay Man Describes Terrifying Gang Rape by Police in Qatar

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 7, 2022

Qatar is hosting this year's World Cup, to the consternation of human rights watchers. One gay man's story of entrapment and gang rape by police illustrates why many are skeptical ahead of the event.

Watch: Oklahoma Donut Shop Targeted with Arson Attack after Drag Event

Watch: Oklahoma Donut Shop Targeted with Arson Attack after Drag Event

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 6, 2022

A masked, red-hat-wearing vandal smashed a donut shop window and threw a Molotov cocktail into the business in an arson attack that took place after the shop hosted a drag event.

Authorities Seek Info in Provincetown Murder Cold Case

Authorities Seek Info in Provincetown Murder Cold Case

Nov 4, 2022

Authorities in Massachusetts who identified the "Lady of the Dunes," the woman whose mutilated body was found on Cape Cod in 1974, are now looking for information about a man she may have married.

Victim in Provincetown Murder Mystery Identified after Half a Century

Victim in Provincetown Murder Mystery Identified after Half a Century

Nov 1, 2022

Officials used investigative genealogy to identify a woman whose mutilated body was found on the Cape Cod National Seashore nearly 50 years ago, solving the mystery of the "Lady of the Dunes."

Suspect in Assault at Pelosi Home Had Posted about QAnon

Suspect in Assault at Pelosi Home Had Posted about QAnon

By Michael Biesecker and Bernard Condon | Oct 29, 2022

The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's California home and severely beating her husband with a hammer appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online.

Gay Afghan Student 'Murdered by Taliban' As Violence Rises Against LGBTQ+ People

Gay Afghan Student 'Murdered by Taliban' As Violence Rises Against LGBTQ+ People

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 20, 2022

Aspiring medical student Hamed Sabouri was reportedly abducted, tortured and murdered after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint.

Connecticut Gay Bar Owners Demand Assault Incident Be Treated as 'Hate Crime'

Connecticut Gay Bar Owners Demand Assault Incident Be Treated as 'Hate Crime'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 19, 2022

The police investigating the incident however say there is no evidence to suggest a "hate crime" and believe the incident is isolated.

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