Suspect in Brutal Texas Beating Sentenced
February 29 2012 6:00 PM ET

Suspect in Brutal Texas Beating Sentenced

Winston Gieseke

The first of three men charged in the brutal beating of Burke Burnett has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Lesbians Charged in Alleged Hate Crime Against Gay Man
February 26 2012 2:20 PM ET

Lesbians Charged in Alleged Hate Crime Against Gay Man

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Three lesbians in Boston have been arrested for attacking a gay man.

Mass Woman To Stand Trial For Murdering Wife in Milestone Case
February 24 2012 9:10 PM ET

Mass. Woman To Stand Trial For Murdering Wife in Milestone Case

Winston Gieseke

Cara Lee Rintala, 45, is currently awaiting trial for killing her wife in Massachusetts’s first ever same-sex spouse murder case.

Possible Hate Crime in Boston
February 24 2012 3:30 PM ET

Possible Hate Crime in Boston 

Winston Gieseke

Boston police are investigating the alleged attack of a man at an MBTA station as a possible hate crime.

Chicago to Consider Transgender Policy for Police
February 23 2012 11:15 PM ET

Chicago to Consider Transgender Policy for Police

Trudy Ring

Chicago alderman Proco Joe Moreno plans to introduce an ordinance to regulate how police deal with transgender arrestees.

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested
February 23 2012 5:10 PM ET

3rd Suspect in Atlanta Video Attack Arrested 

Winston Gieseke

Police in Pittsburgh, Pa., say the third suspect in the videotaped assault of Brandon White in Atlanta is now in custody.

Italy Transgender Woman Survives Valentines Day Beating
February 21 2012 5:06 PM ET

Italy: Transgender Woman Survives Valentine's Day Beating

Michelle Garcia

A 22-year-old transgender woman is in critical condition after being brutally beaten in Catania, Italy outside of a pub on Valentine's Day.

Colo Football Player Arrested After Bar Fight with Lesbian
February 21 2012 4:20 PM ET

Colo. Football Player Arrested After Bar Fight with Lesbian

Winston Gieseke

A Colorado Mesa University running back was arrested for allegedly assaulting a lesbian outside of a bar in Grand Junction, Colo. early Friday.

Suspect Arrested in Transgender Bus Stop Stabbing
February 10 2012 8:13 PM ET

Suspect Arrested in Transgender Bus Stop Stabbing

Michelle Garcia

A man was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing a transgender woman to death at a bus stop in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Vigil in DC For Murdered Trans Woman
February 08 2012 5:20 PM ET

Vigil in D.C. For Murdered Trans Woman

Advocate Contributors

A crowd of over 200 people attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night Deoni Jones, 23, was fatally stabbed February 2.

Former Sean Cody Porn Star Pleads Guilty to Murder
February 06 2012 7:35 PM ET

Former Sean Cody Porn Star Pleads Guilty to Murder

Winston Gieseke

A former porn star has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lawsuit Gay Clevelanders Abused by Police
February 02 2012 3:40 PM ET

Lawsuit: Gay Clevelanders Abused by Police

Winston Gieseke

A federal lawsuit filed by two men from Cleveland alleges that they were beaten by police officers, humiliated, and denied pants because they were gay.

Four Men Sentenced For Lesbian Killing in South Africa
February 01 2012 6:10 PM ET

Four Men Sentenced For Lesbian Killing in South Africa 

Winston Gieseke

Sentences have been handed down to the four men convicted of the brutal murder of a South African lesbian in 2006.

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