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Gay man ‘tortured’ in Qatar for his sexuality is sentenced: 'This is a breach of my human rights'

Forty-four-year-old Manuel Guerrero Aviña was detained in February after being entrapped by law enforcement through a fake Grindr profile, his family says.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania state trooper who violently arrested Black transgender official on video is fired

The unnamed trooper was fired after the arrests of Celena Morrison-McLean and her husband on March 2.

Sharon Lubinski, first out LGBTQ+ U.S. marshal and Minneapolis police officer, has died at 71

Lubinski eventually became assistant Minneapolis police chief.

New Mexico high school principal replaced after prom drag performance

The show, shared online by far-right accounts, divided the local community and reportedly led to death threats against the performer.

It's unanimous — Sacramento is now a sanctuary city for transgender people

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said that "we debate the many issues in our city, but there's no shade of gray when it comes to civil rights."

Neo-Nazis suspected of killing 72-year-old gay man after escaping from prison

Authorities have linked the deaths of two Idaho civilians to escaped white supremacist prison gang members.

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.

Gay hate-crime survivor becomes police officer in Georgia

Brandon White was attacked for his sexual orientation. Now he's working in public safety.

LGBTQ+ people have been arrested through social media. Meta must protect them, says human rights groups

Human Rights Watch and other LGBTQ+ rights groups are calling on Meta to prevent social media from being used against queer people, particularly in places where their identities are criminalized.

How America's most famous heiress got away with killing her gay confidant

Eduardo Tirella's career as a film set designer was cut short after he was run over by Doris Duke in 1966. But was it an accident?

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.

3 transgender people were slain in just two weeks. The community wants answers

Samantha Gómez Fonseca, a transgender activist and politician, was shot multiple times inside a car in south Mexico City on Sunday.

Police Questioned a Prime Suspect in a Utah Gay Man’s Murder. Why Is the Case Still Cold?

Bruce Hughes admitted to threatening to kill Doug Coleman. But Salt Lake City police never made any arrests.

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty in 2018 Excessive Force Case Involving Gay Man

It follows a hefty settlement and mandatory LGBTQ+ training following a lawsuit in the case.

LGBTQ+ Cold Case Files: What Really Happened to Marsha P. Johnson?

More than three decades after her murder, Johnson’s case remains unsolved.