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Trans Woman Felycya Harris Found Shot to Death in Georgia

Trans Woman Felycya Harris Found Shot to Death in Georgia

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2020

Felycya Harris, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman, was found dead of a single gunshot wound in Augusta, Georgia, on Oct. 3. Her death, initially classified as "suspicious," is now being treated as a homicide.

Ex-Pro Baseball Player Sought in Woman's Killing Found Dead

Ex-Pro Baseball Player Sought in Woman's Killing Found Dead

Oct 4, 2020

A former professional baseball player sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Grand Canyon, police said.

More Details Emerge in Murder of Puerto Rican Trans Women Michellyn Ramos Vargas

More Details Emerge in Murder of Puerto Rican Trans Women Michellyn Ramos Vargas

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 3, 2020

More details have emerged regarding the murder of a transgender women in Puerto Rico, including the victim's name: Michellyn Ramos Vargas.

Sexual, Gender Minorities Much Likelier to be Crime Victims

Sexual, Gender Minorities Much Likelier to be Crime Victims

By Astrid Galvan | Oct 2, 2020

The first study of its kind found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-confirming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities.

Actor Rick Moranis Sucker Punched While Walking in NYC

Actor Rick Moranis Sucker Punched While Walking in NYC

By Michael R. Sisak | Oct 2, 2020

Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Black Trans Woman Mia Green Shot, Killed in Philadelphia; Suspect Apprehended

Black Trans Woman Mia Green Shot, Killed in Philadelphia; Suspect Apprehended

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 2, 2020

Mia Green, a 29-year-old Black transgender woman, died after being shot in the neck on the morning of Sept. 28. A man who told police that she had been shot was arrested on suspicion of killing her.

Unidentified Trans Woman Shot in Puerto Rico, 6th Killing this Year

Unidentified Trans Woman Shot in Puerto Rico, 6th Killing this Year

By Dánica Coto | Sep 30, 2020

Authorities said a transgender woman was fatally shot Wednesday in southwest Puerto Rico, the sixth such killing this year.

Black Trans Woman Aerrion Burnett Found Shot to Death in Missouri

Black Trans Woman Aerrion Burnett Found Shot to Death in Missouri

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 30, 2020

Aerrion Burnett, a 37-year-old Black trans woman, was found shot to death in the early morning hours of Sept. 19 at a roadside in Independence, Missouri.

Watch: Ed Buck, Suspect in Two Deadly Meth Overdoses, Denied Bail

Watch: Ed Buck, Suspect in Two Deadly Meth Overdoses, Denied Bail

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 29, 2020

A West Hollywood resident suspected in the overdose deaths of two African-American men has been denied bail despite his lawyers' concerns about COVID-19 in jails.

Homophobic BLM Activist Arrested for Fraud

Homophobic BLM Activist Arrested for Fraud

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

A man who claimed to be an activist associated with Black Lives Matter has been arrested on suspicion of spending donations on himself. The suspect has a history of homophobic comments, media sources report.

Upstate NY State Man Pleads Not Guilty for Displaying 7-Foot Yard Peen

Upstate NY State Man Pleads Not Guilty for Displaying 7-Foot Yard Peen

Sep 28, 2020

The upstate New York man who was arrested for displaying a 7-foot yard peen this past June pleaded not guilty this past week.

Austin Police Offer $1K Reward for Suspect in Beating of Gay Couple

Austin Police Offer $1K Reward for Suspect in Beating of Gay Couple

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 24, 2020

A 23-year-old suspect in the beating of two gay men last year is now being sought by police in Austin, Texas, for failing to appear in court. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.

No 'Queer in my Car:' French Uber Driver Assaults Gay Passenger

No 'Queer in my Car:' French Uber Driver Assaults Gay Passenger

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20, 2020

An Uber driver in Paris ordered a gay passenger out of his car, then allegedly beat him while hurling gay epithets.

Watch: So-Called 'Captain America' In Jail after Tearing Down Pride Flag, Attempting Assault

Watch: So-Called 'Captain America' In Jail after Tearing Down Pride Flag, Attempting Assault

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19, 2020

A homeless man known as "Captain America" because of his habit of wearing an American flag-like cape is behind bars after tearing down a restaurant's Pride flag and attempting to assault the owner.

Actor Masterson's Lawyer Denies and Denounces Rape Charges

Actor Masterson's Lawyer Denies and Denounces Rape Charges

By Andrew Dalton | Sep 19, 2020

"That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as "politicized."

'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Arrested on Child Porn Charges

'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Don Babwin | Sep 17, 2020

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series "Cheer," was arrested Thursday on felony charges of production of child pornography.

Meth, Race & Politics. A Year Later, NY Times Looks at the Ed Buck Case

Meth, Race & Politics. A Year Later, NY Times Looks at the Ed Buck Case

Sep 17, 2020

A year after Ed Buck was arrested in connection to the deaths of black men in his LA apartment due to meth overdoses, the New York Times took a comprehensive look into the case. Did he have the political influence some say he had?

Charges, Hate Crime Investigation Follow Bombing of LGBTQ-Owned Gym

Charges, Hate Crime Investigation Follow Bombing of LGBTQ-Owned Gym

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2020

The detonation of an explosive device that damaged a lesbian-owned gym in Gloucester City, N.J., is being investigated as a hate crime.

Gay Man Held Hands with Partner, Then Dragged by Car in Homophobic Attack

Gay Man Held Hands with Partner, Then Dragged by Car in Homophobic Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7, 2020

Three people have been charged in connection with a gay man being dragged more than 75 feet by a car in Orillia, Canada, after the suspects spotted him holding hands with his partner.

Kelly's Lawyers Want to Question Gang Member in Cell Attack

Kelly's Lawyers Want to Question Gang Member in Cell Attack

Sep 6, 2020

Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell.

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