When a July 5, 1995. attack in the lesbian-friendly Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., left Sylvia Lugo dead and her girlfriend, Amanda Leach, wounded and raped, many thought the police bungled the case. Leach said a Hispanic man had attacked the couple, but police thought Leach was to blame and the case was played out for months in the media.
Friends of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers University student convicted of webcam spying in the high-profile suicide case of Tyler Clementi, have urged the court for probation, not jail time, in sentencing. In letters filed to the court Friday, friends portrayed Ravi as a good person who had no malicious intent in the recording and broadcasting of an intimate encounter between Clementi and another man. Clementi committed suicide in 2010 by jumping off the George Washington Bridge following the incident.
Seamus Johnston says the University of Pittsburgh is retaliating for a months-long debate over trans rights at Pitt.
A 20-year-old Marine in Washington, D.C. has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a fellow service member — an attack that allegedly began with an antigay slur.
One night in front of a Minneapolis bar has changed CeCe McDonald's life forever.
Government officials in Nova Scotia are seeking to determine how a suspect accused of beating gay activist Raymond Taavel to death was granted a temporary release from a psychiatric hospital for patients in custody of the correctional system.