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Club Q shooter sentenced to 55 life sentences plus 190 years in prison for federal hate crimes

Anderson Lee Aldrich pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for federal hate crimes and firearms charges for the mass shooting that left five people dead and around 20 injured.

A neighborhood approach to combating hate crimes in Los Angeles

“Because of our past conduct in law enforcement, and the government, there’s this built-in distrust of us, which to be frank, we’ve earned,” one police official said.

Transgender 17-year-old Tayy Dior Thomas shot to death in Alabama

A 20-year-old man, who her family says she had been dating, is charged with her murder.

Drag Queen Story Hour U.K. founder suffers antigay attack after proposing to boyfriend

Sebastian Samuel and his boyfriend were assaulted just a few hours after they became engaged.

Third lesbian killed after boardinghouse arson attack in Argentina

The attack has sent a chill through Argentina’s LGBTQ+ community.

'Abhorrent:' Man sets lesbian couples on fire, killing one and injuring several others

The attack at a boarding house that killed one and left seven others injured has been called "one of the most abhorrent hate crimes in recent years."

Las Vegas man shot at his gay neighbors while screaming homophobic slurs, police say

75-year-old Larry Walraven was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, as well as a hate crime enhancement.

Judy Shepard more than deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom for what she's done to protect LGBTQ+ lives

Judy took on all of our anger, sadness, fear, and hope after losing the hope in her life.

A gay designer was attacked at a California fashion show in 2019. His assailant was just sentenced

After years of legal proceedings, justice is served in the high-profile hate crime assault on fashion designer Pol’ Atteu.

Trans woman Andrea Doria Dos Passos beaten to death in Miami Beach; arrest made

Dos Passos's body was found outside the Miami City Ballet building.

Black trans woman África Parrilla García shot to death in Puerto Rico

Few details have emerged about her life and death, as initial reports deadnamed and misgendered her.

Former Marine sentenced for Planned Parenthood firebombing also targeted Dodger Stadium Pride Night

The disgraced neo-Nazi Marine and his civilian accomplices hated all non-white people and hoped to start a race war, authorities say.

With visibility comes violence: Increased awareness of transgender people leads to more hate crimes

Exclusive data shows in L.A. County and beyond, transgender people face increased risk of violent crimes as a result of their identity.

Louisiana theatre students take to the state capitol's steps to protest ‘don’t say gay’ bill

Thirteen students traveled from New Orleans to Baton Rouge on March 27 to protest several anti-LGBTQ+ bills up for consideration by the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Flight or fight? Niles Woods and the refugee crisis among trans Americans

As the trans community faces discrimination and violence in the U.S., the question remains: should we stay and fight or flee before it's too late?

If Nex Benedict's autopsy is part of a cover-up, Oklahoma officials are playing a dangerous game

Oklahoma officials have treated Nex's death as 'less than,' and if they are hiding behind suicide to protect Nex's assailants, they are putting the lives of other queer youth at risk in more ways than one.

Anti-transgender hate crimes spike, leading to calls for a public health emergency

An Advocate data analysis found that in Los Angeles County and across the country, hate crimes against transgender people are reaching historic highs.

In GOP-led states with anti-LGBTQ+ laws, school hate crimes quadruple: report

A recent analysis highlights the rise in incidents and the critical role of crisis services for LGBTQ+ youth in the wake of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Nex Benedict’s tragic death further proves that Oklahoma is not OK

One activist spent time in the area following the tragedy, and while the local LGBTQ+ community remains strong — so does its opposing forces.

Surf City USA bans Pride flags

The measure requires a unanimous Huntington Beach city council vote to approve non-governmental flags.