Santa Barbara Beating Labeled Hate Crime
January 04 2012 9:25 PM ET

Santa Barbara Beating Labeled Hate Crime

Winston Gieseke

Two men who were attacked after leaving a bar in Santa Barbara, California, Sunday night are the victims of a hate crime, say police.

Police Homeless Man Killed Over Gay Advance
January 04 2012 8:00 PM ET

Police: Homeless Man Killed Over Gay Advance

Winston Gieseke

A Connecticut man is accused of murdering a disabled homeless veteran over a perceived sexual advance.

Man Sentenced in DC Shooting of Trans Woman
December 07 2011 4:40 PM ET

Man Sentenced in D.C. Shooting of Trans Woman

Winston Gieseke

A Washington, D.C., man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a transgender woman in September.

Detroit Police Search For Missing Trans Teen
November 09 2011 3:20 PM ET

Detroit Police Search for Missing Trans Teen

Winston Gieseke

More details have emerged in the case of a transgender teenager from Detroit who went missing two weeks ago.

Police Spokane Beating Not Hate Crime
October 10 2011 2:15 PM ET

Police: Spokane Beating Not Hate Crime

Winston Gieseke

A man who was badly beaten outside of a Spokane, Wash., gay bar was not the victim of a hate crime, say police.

Sending Trans Porn Gets Texas Police Chief in Hot Water
October 09 2011 4:10 PM ET

Sending Trans Porn Gets Texas Police Chief in Hot Water

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A police chief in Texas was forced to resign after texting transgender porn photos to his opponent.

Police Find Nothing Criminal About Rodemeyer Bullying
October 06 2011 7:27 PM ET

Police Haven't Found Any Crime in Rodemeyer Bullying

Advocate Contributors

The local police chief said Jamey Rodemeyer's phone and computer are being examined by a forensics lab in search of a pattern of cyberbullying that could be punished.

Transgender Man Alleges Police Mistreatment at Occupy Wall Street
October 04 2011 10:00 AM ET

Transgender Man Alleges Police Mistreatment at Occupy Wall Street

Advocate.com Editors

Justin Adkins, a transgender activist and assistant director of the Multicultural Center at Williams College, released a statement detailing mistreatment by the police following his arrest at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City on Saturday.

Arrest Made Police Say Iowa Man Was Beaten With Bat
September 09 2011 4:39 PM ET

Arrest Made; Police Say Iowa Man Was Beaten With Bat

Lucas Grindley

Police have made an arrest in the case of Marcellus Andrews, a Waterloo, Iowa, man who was beaten to death on a friend's front porch while being called antigay slurs.

Off Duty DC Police Shooter Ordered To Stay in Jail
September 06 2011 7:02 PM ET

Off-Duty D.C. Police Shooter Ordered to Stay in Jail 

Winston Gieseke

A Washington, D.C., Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a police officer who was arrested after using his weapon in an off-duty shooting should remain in jail.

The Greatest LGBT Heroes
August 05 2011 6:00 AM ET December 13 2012 4:00 PM ET

LGBT Heroes to Remember

Neal Broverman

On the following pages, read about acts of bravery by LGBT Americans, some of who have shaped the course of history. All came to the aide of another person in imminent danger, including young Allan Fonseca who guided customers to safety during a mall shooting in Oregon. We welcome suggestions for other LGBT people who deserve their own medal of honor; send to [email protected]

The House at Heartland Crossing
April 06 2009 12:00 AM ET

The House at Heartland Crossing

Tim Murphy

When a male couple in their 70s were brutally killed in their Indiana home last fall, it seemed like a clear-cut hate crime. No one suspected that the killer might be a man whom one of the elderly victims had met while cruising online.

South Florida Awaits Justice for Slain Teenager
February 27 2009 1:00 AM ET

So. Florida Continues to Seek Justice for Slain Teen

Michelle Garcia

No one has come forward in the murder of teenager Simmie Williams, who was slain a year ago in Fort Lauderdale, but many in the community still continue the fight to find his killer.

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