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An attacker fired a pellet gun at 4 LGBTQ+ bars in California. The community wants answers

A staff member at one of the bars said their establishment has been the target of several anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the past, and they suspect the threats will continue.

A cop allegedly shot and killed his Lyft driver, claiming he was being kidnapped for a 'gay fraternity'

Koby Minor has been charged with murder and aggravated assault after allegedly shooting 35-year-old Reginald Folks to death in his car.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month events could be targets of foreign terrorists, security officials warn

Federal law enforcement officials say that organizations like ISIS may be considering attacks on June’s Pride events.

‘Faces of Gun Violence’ exhibit unveiled at inaugural survivors’ summit

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hosts a powerful new exhibit to memorialize victims and foster dialogue on gun violence prevention.

NYPD officers involved in fatal shooting of gay Black man Kawaski Trawick won't be disciplined

Five years after the Black gay man was fatally shot in his Bronx apartment, the NYPD’s decision not to discipline the involved officers has sparked widespread anger and calls for accountability.

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

Watch alarming video of Nex Benedict explaining to police that they were bullied

The Owasso Police Department released a series of videos related to Nex Benedict’s death. One confirms that Nex was bullied.

Headaches continue for St. Louis gay bar after cops crashed SUV into building

After months of wrangling, the city of St. Louis first warned the building owners where the bar resides of the property’s condemnation before backing off.

Pennsylvania man rants about ‘LGBTQ+, woke-left mob’ in YouTube video with his father’s severed head: report

A son was arrested after filming himself with his father’s decapitated head, unleashing a tirade against President Joe Biden, the LGBTQ+ community, and ‘far-left woke mobs.’

California judge blocks rule requiring police to disclose their gender identity

In response to a lawsuit, a Sacramento County judge temporarily stoped enforcement of a rule requiring law enforcement officers to report their gender identity.

New video from St. Louis police crash into gay bar shows aggressive officer, raises questions

The police officer threatened a bystander with arrest after handcuffing the bar’s owner for raising his voice.

Florida Men Arrested in Brutal Beating of Group of LGBTQ+ Women

Two men have been arrested and charged with battery with prejudice for assaulting a group of LGBTQ+ women in November.

Police Officers Crash Their SUV Into St. Louis Gay Bar, Then They Arrest the Bar Owner

A late-night collision involving a police vehicle and a popular LGBTQ+ bar in south St. Louis sparks controversy.

Sexual Assault, Secret Throuple: New Allegations Against Florida GOP Power Couple

Party chair Christian Ziegler faces a sexual battery investigation amid reports of a three-way relationship. His wife, Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, who was reportedly part of the throuple, has been a vocal supporter of the state's "don't say gay" law.

Sylvia Swayne Aims to Make History as Alabama’s First Trans State Representative

Swayne came in second during a primary this week and will head to a runoff election.

Massachusetts Police Department Blames 'Hacker' for Anti-Transgender Post

The chief says the officer responsible for administrating the account was locked out.

Why Was This Gay Man Killed in His Kitchen?

Personal trainer Kawaski Trawick died at the hands of the NYPD. Activists say he would still be alive if trained mental health experts, and not cops responded to mental health calls.

Cop Posts Antigay Message, Quits Force, Does Right-Wing Media Tour

Jacob Kersey resigned from his position because he says he's afraid of repercussions from making future offensive posts.

White Cops Tackle, Arrest Black Gay TV Reporter During Press Conference

"This is what it's like to be a Black reporter in 2023," Evan Lambert said after being thrown to the ground and arrested for allegedly speaking too loudly at a press conference.

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