Newark Man Acquitted in Murder of Transgender Model
May 26 2012 11:38 AM ET

Newark Man Acquitted in Murder of Transgender Model

Trudy Ring

Alrashim Chambers was acquitted Friday of the murder of transgender model Victoria Carmen White (pictured).

Waffle House in Ohio Turns Violent as Homophobes Attack Customers
May 24 2012 2:17 PM ET

Homophobes Attack Patrons at Ohio Waffle House

Neal Broverman

Police want your help in finding two violent homophobes.

Man Found Dead in West Hollywood
May 22 2012 11:51 AM ET

Man Found Dead in LA's Gay Neighborhood

Michelle Garcia

Gay makeup artist Bobby Khamvongsa was found dead with multiple stab wounds in West Hollywood near the Beverly Center over the weekend. Police arrested Richard Herrera, 29, who also went to high school with Khamvongsa in Kalihi, Hawaii, according to KITV News. Khamvongsa's family does not know what kind of relationship the two men had.

Dharun Ravi to be Sentenced Monday
May 21 2012 6:37 AM ET

Dharun Ravi Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Julie Bolcer

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman said that the defendant acted out of “colossal insensitivity.”

Did Lesbian Couple Fake Hate Crime
May 19 2012 10:12 PM ET

Did Lesbian Couple Fake Hate Crime?

Jeremy Kinser

  A lesbian couple in Parker, Colorado who claimed to be the victims of a hate crime last October when the home they share was vandalized, have been arrested for false reporting.

Breaking News Four Gay Men to Be Hanged in Iran for Sodomy
May 14 2012 4:13 PM ET

Four Gay Men to Be Hanged in Iran for Sodomy

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Four Gay Men to Be Hanged in Iran for Sodomy

Transgender Woman Killed in Suspicious Fire in Brooklyn
May 14 2012 3:10 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 2:36 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 4:19 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 1:22 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 12:56 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 2:24 PM ET

CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty, Headed to Prison

Neal Broverman

A report indicates McDonald has accepted a plea.