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'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2021

A gay couple in Edinburgh, Scotland, was beaten and robbed in a sudden attack perpetrated by four men. Witnesses also claim anti-LGBTQ slurs were hurled during the assault.

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

Aug 1, 2021

A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife,

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Jul 31, 2021

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

Jul 31, 2021

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday,

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Jul 30, 2021

A judge on Friday said he would not kick one of Jussie Smollett's attorneys off the case even though he believes the attorney spoke to two men the actor allegedly hired to help him carry out a staged attack.

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 30, 2021

For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

By David Koenig | Jul 30, 2021

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Jul 30, 2021

A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jul 30, 2021

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1974.

1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

Jul 29, 2021

Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater.

TikTok Star Wounded, Friend Fatally Shot Watching 'Purge'

TikTok Star Wounded, Friend Fatally Shot Watching 'Purge'

Jul 28, 2021

Authorities are appealing for help as they investigate a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater.

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

By Stefanie Dazio | Jul 28, 2021

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.

Prosecutors Air More Claims in R. Kelly Case; 1 Involves Boy

Prosecutors Air More Claims in R. Kelly Case; 1 Involves Boy

By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 24, 2021

Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims.

Five Arrested in Dublin Sting on Dept. Store Rest Room

Five Arrested in Dublin Sting on Dept. Store Rest Room

Jul 22, 2021

In Dublin, a public toilet in a major department store, Marks & Spencer, has seen a number of arrests in the past month that were conducted by country's national security services.

9 Arrested in Maryland May 20 'Operation,' 4 Charged with 'Perverted Sexual Practice'

9 Arrested in Maryland May 20 'Operation,' 4 Charged with 'Perverted Sexual Practice'

Jul 22, 2021

The Washington Blade reported a Maryland county's sheriff office arrested four men on a charge of Perverted Sexual Practice under the state's sodomy law during a May 20 raid on the Bush River Books & Video store.

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2021

A transgender woman who was allegedly beaten and kicked repeatedly in the head by at least one boot-wearing assailant said she is convinced the assault was driven by anti-trans hatred.

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

Jul 22, 2021

Three men were arrested on capital murder charges in the fatal shootings of four people at a home in East Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Watch: Gay Asian American Man Found Critically Injured, Lying on Train Tracks in Atlanta

Watch: Gay Asian American Man Found Critically Injured, Lying on Train Tracks in Atlanta

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 19, 2021

A gay Asian American man in Atlanta, Georgia, was found on train tracks with severe head injuries his partner said have left him "fighting for his life."

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 17, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Out Democratic Donor's Trial Centers on Alleged Injection Fetish

Out Democratic Donor's Trial Centers on Alleged Injection Fetish

By Brian Melley | Jul 17, 2021

Nearly two years after Ed Buck was arrested and charged by federal prosecutors, the wealthy Democratic donor is going on trial Tuesday on charges of providing fatal doses to two men, running a drug den and persuading others to travel for prostitution.

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