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Rape Allegation, Race, Glare Of National Media Divide Town

By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 30
Allegations of prolonged racist taunts and physical abuse were revealed this month when an Idaho family filed a $10 million lawsuit against their school district.

Gay Couple Attacked? In West Virginia, It's Not A Hate Crime

By Jonathan Matisse | May 29
Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a Huntington street, left a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men.

'Glee''s Puck Indicted on Child-Porn Charges

May 28
Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Beating Gay Couple With Chair at NYC Restaurant

May 26
The self-defense plea of the 6-foot-6-inch man, accused of beating a New York City gay couple with a chair last year, didn't work out so well for him.

Teen Sues in Locker Room Rape, Alleges Lengthy Racist Abuse

By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 26
A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.

Screech in the Slammer: Dustin Diamond Back in Jail

May 26
Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole.

Calif. Police: Carjackers Arrested After Using Grindr to Lure Victims

May 25
Police from San Bernardino, Calif. arrested two men this month, claiming they used the gay hookup app Grindr to lure their victims, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

'Pawn Stars' Star Chumlee Taking Plea Deal to Avoid Jail

By Ken Ritter | May 23
One of the stars of the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" told a judge on Monday he's taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.

Utah Police Suspect Ex-Husband in Arson That Killed LGBT Activist, Restaurateur

May 23
Salt Lake City police believe the ex-husband of an LGBT rights activist and restauranteur, who died in a house fire Sunday, is responsible for setting the blaze.

Police: Trans Woman Attacked By 5 Men in NYC

May 23
New York City police said a transgender woman was attacked by a group of at least five men last week as she walked from a subway in Brooklyn, New York City.

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