Transgender Woman Killed in Suspicious Fire in Brooklyn
May 14 2012 4:10 PM ET

Transgender Woman Killed in Suspicious Fire in Brooklyn

Diane Anderson-Minshall

As residents streamed out of a building in New York, escaping the three-alarm fire that had engulfed their four-story complex in a gritty neighborhood of Brooklyn, one woman wasn't with them: Lorena Escalera, a 25-year-old transgender woman who was called  the "Puerto Rican Beyoncé" by neighbors, fans, and fellow performers. 

Police in Arkansas Search for Killer of Trans Woman
May 12 2012 3:36 PM ET

Police in Arkansas Search for Killer of Trans Woman

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Marcel Camero Tye, a 25-year-old transgender woman in Arkansas, was murdered over a year ago, but despite criticism from local advoctes, investigators say they haven't stopped looking for her killer even though the case is cold. According to a new report on KTHV, Tye was found on Highway 334 in St. Francis County, Ark., in March 2011. She had been shot to death and, most likely, dragged beneath a vehicle as the killer fled the scene.

Cold Blood Tackles Brutal Lesbian Murder in Park Slope
May 09 2012 5:19 PM ET

'Cold Blood' Tackles Brutal 1995 Lesbian Murder in Park Slope

Diane Anderson-Minshall

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 Plead for Probation Instead of Jail Time
May 05 2012 2:22 PM ET

Friends of Dharun Ravi Ask Court for Probation, Not Jail Time


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.

13 Charged in Hazing Death of Gay Florida AM Drum Major
May 03 2012 1:56 PM ET

13 Charged in Hazing Death of Gay, Florida A&M Drum Major

Diane Anderson-Minshall


Accused Trans Woman CeCe McDonald Accepts Second Degree Manslaughter Plea
May 02 2012 3:24 PM ET

CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty, Headed to Prison

Neal Broverman

A report indicates McDonald has accepted a plea.

Transgender Woman Killed in Oakland California
May 01 2012 2:45 PM ET

Transgender Woman Killed in Oakland

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A transgender woman was gunned down in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend in what many believe is a hate crime.  

Transgender Man Beaten In Memphis
April 28 2012 12:45 PM ET

Transgender Man Beaten In Memphis

Josh Hinkle

A Memphis transgender man was taken to a nearby hospital with bruises and a concussion after being beaten Saturday night.

Trans Woman Among Nations Top Crime Fighters
April 26 2012 2:35 PM ET

Trans Woman Among Nation's Top Crime Fighters

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Victoria Cruz was just honored by the Justice Department for her work with abuse survivors.

Transgender Student Fights FBI Over Bomb Threat Accusation
April 23 2012 5:35 PM ET

Transgender Student Fights FBI Over Bomb Threat Accusation

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Seamus Johnston says the University of Pittsburgh is retaliating for a months-long debate over trans rights at Pitt.

Police Suspect in Marines Death Used Antigay Slur
April 23 2012 9:49 AM ET

Police: Suspect in Marine's Death Used Antigay Slur Editors

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.

Fighting for her Life Trans Woman Charged With Murder
April 20 2012 7:00 AM ET

 Fighting For Her Life: Transgender Woman Charged With Murder

Diane Anderson-Minshall

One night in front of a Minneapolis bar has changed CeCe McDonald's life forever.

Two Men Dead in Murder Suicide
April 19 2012 1:50 PM ET

Two Men Dead in Murder-Suicide

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A New York man killed another, then turned the gun on himself.