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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.

1966 Death of Heiress' Employee Under Renewed Scrutiny

1966 Death of Heiress' Employee Under Renewed Scrutiny

By Mark Pratt | Aug 5, 2021

When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident.

Shai Vanderpump Shot, Killed in NJ, 32nd Trans Murder of 2021

Shai Vanderpump Shot, Killed in NJ, 32nd Trans Murder of 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5, 2021

Trans equality advocate Shai Vanderpump, 23, was shot and killed in Trenton, New Jersey on July 30. Her murder was the 32nd known incident of deadly anti-trans violence this year.

'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4, 2021

A gay couple in Edinburgh, Scotland, was beaten and robbed in a sudden attack perpetrated by four men. Witnesses also claim anti-LGBTQ slurs were hurled during the assault.

Atlanta Mayor: 'Monster' who Killed LGBTQ Parkgoer Must be Caught

Atlanta Mayor: 'Monster' who Killed LGBTQ Parkgoer Must be Caught

By Jeff Martin | Aug 4, 2021

The "monster" who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked in a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city's mayor said Tuesday.

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

Aug 1, 2021

A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife,

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Jul 31, 2021

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

Jul 31, 2021

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday,

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Jul 30, 2021

A judge on Friday said he would not kick one of Jussie Smollett's attorneys off the case even though he believes the attorney spoke to two men the actor allegedly hired to help him carry out a staged attack.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

By David Koenig | Jul 30, 2021

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Jul 30, 2021

A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jul 30, 2021

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1974.

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