L.A. Weekly obtained unprecedented access to the ward occupied by gay men and transgender women inside the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail.
David Strickland was arrested in connection to a violent attack on a lesbian couple.
Boyd Kodak faced three days of horror, he says, when he was detained by police and placed in women's facilities where he was stripped, forced to wear women's clothing, and humiliated by other inmates.
The men are accused of beating a gay man with rocks, bottles, and a board, and the one suspected of planning the attack remains at large.
A man is in police custody after inflicting life-threatening burns upon a gay man in Greensboro, N.C., over the weekend.