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Charges dropped against Florida family accused of blinding gay man in brutal assault

The alleged victim said the family was upset after discovering he was romantically involved with one of the sons.

Ohio man sentenced to 18 years in prison after firebombing church for hosting drag events

Aimenn D. Penny admitted to attacking the Community Church of Chesterland on March 25 using homemade Molotov cocktails, citing anger at two upcoming drag events.

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.

Minnesota Investigators Weigh Whether Killing of Transgender Woman Was a Hate Crime

Savannah Williams was shot in the head shortly after a sexual encounter with the suspect, according to authorities.

Nearly 30 Years Later, Lesbian Couple's Murder in National Park Remains Unsolved

Julianne "Julie" Williams and Laura "Lollie" Winans' killer is still unidentified after their 1996 slayings in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.

Murders of LGBTQ+ People Often Go Unsolved. We're Telling Their Stories.

In an ongoing series in The Advocate, we're looking into cold cases in hopes of shedding new light on the investigations.

Two Men Sentenced for Videotaped Hate Crime Attack on Murdered Trans Woman

Alexa Neulisa Luciano was murdered not long after the two men attacked her.

Election Offices Targeted with Fentanyl-Laced Letters and Pride Flags

Suspicious letters containing fentanyl were sent to multiple states’ election offices, and the inclusion of the Progress Pride Flag raises questions about the sender’s motives.

Neo-Nazi Ex-Soldier Targets Drag Queen Story Hour in North Carolina

Previously, Jarrett William Smith was convicted of disturbing bomb-making instructions and was charged with encouraging the assassination of former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

Gay Dads Call for Hate Crimes Charge After Being Attacked in Front of Daughter

The two husbands were taking their daughter for a day trip when they were attacked by a man with a metal broomstick.

No Hate Crime Charges in Shooting Death of California LGBTQ+ Advocate Despite Antigay Slur

Daniel Landeros was celebrating his birthday when he was shot dead in a Bakersfield park.

Arson Suspected After San Diego Queer Women's Bar Set on Fire

Damage was limited to the bar's front patios. The fire remains under investigation.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Vandals Wage War on Washington's Safe Spaces

A local youth support group, an independent bookstore, and a candidate for political office have been targeted.

2 Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Against Trans Woman Hours Before Her Murder

The men harassed and shot Alexa Neulisa Luciano with paintballs; she was found shot dead the following day.

This Transgender Harvard Law Instructor’s Front-Row Seat to Domestic Terrorism

Alejandra Caraballo has been copied on dozens of email bomb threats made across the country.

Library That Kicked Out Moms for Liberty Group Suffers Third Bomb Threat

The far-right group’s expulsion from the space seems to have sparked a spate of bomb threats against the library.

New Pride Flag Pays Tribute to California Mother Killed for Allyship

The community remains in mourning after Laura Ann Carleton's death.

Minneapolis Mass Shooting Leaves Transgender Community Fearful

One person was killed and six injured in a mass shooting at a venue popular among transgender patrons.

17-Year-Old Indicted on Hate Crime Charges for O’Shae Sibley Murder

Dmitry Popov faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Oregon Medical Clinic Received Bomb Threat After Libs of TikTok Spotlight

The clinic was highlighted a day before a bomb threat was made.