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Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2, 2020

Family and friends are grieving Chae'Meshia Simms, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in Richmond, Virginia, in her mother's rental car on Nov. 23, just after the end of Transgender Awareness Week.

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

A man targeted Laverne Cox and her friend with anti-trans hostility and violence in a Los Angeles park, Cox revealed on social media.

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

By Colleen Long | Nov 30, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

Nov 28, 2020

The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

A woman in Washington State is accused of assaulting and robbing a man her son met on Grindr. The woman's son and another man also reportedly joined in on the beating.

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Nov 23, 2020

A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Feds Charge Man in Armed Robbery of Kardashian Pal Cheban

Feds Charge Man in Armed Robbery of Kardashian Pal Cheban

Nov 21, 2020

Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

By Alanna Durkin Richer, Michael Balsamo | Nov 20, 2020

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said.

Poky Pals? Bride-to-be Says that Convicted Killer's Vaseline Found in Her Fiancé's Cell Doesn't Mean He's Gay

Poky Pals? Bride-to-be Says that Convicted Killer's Vaseline Found in Her Fiancé's Cell Doesn't Mean He's Gay

Nov 17, 2020

The bride-to-be of a convicted felon insists that her fiancé' is not gay after personal items from another inmate, including vaseline, were found in his cell. The owner of the items is convicted killer Chris Watts.

Hate Crimes In US Reach Highest Level in More than a Decade

Hate Crimes In US Reach Highest Level in More than a Decade

By Michael Balsamo | Nov 16, 2020

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s.

Watch: Suspect in Murder of Trans Woman Dominique Fells in Custody

Watch: Suspect in Murder of Trans Woman Dominique Fells in Custody

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15, 2020

Police in Los Angeles say they have apprehended the suspect in the gruesome slaying and dismemberment of a trans woman, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, in Philadelphia last June.

Suspect Arrested In Attack on Actor Rick Moranis

Suspect Arrested In Attack on Actor Rick Moranis

Nov 15, 2020

A New York man was arrested Saturday in connection with an unprovoked assault against Rick Moranis that occurred as the 67-year-old actor was walking near Central Park in October.

White Supremacist Sentenced to 2 Years In Bomb Plot Case

White Supremacist Sentenced to 2 Years In Bomb Plot Case

By Ken Ritter and Michael Kunzelman | Nov 14, 2020

A white supremacist who told an undercover FBI agent about his plans to firebomb a synagogue or attack a Las Vegas bar catering to LGBTQ customers was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Watch: Canadian Man Says Police Not Protecting Him from Violent Neighbor after Alleged Hate Crime

Watch: Canadian Man Says Police Not Protecting Him from Violent Neighbor after Alleged Hate Crime

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 14, 2020

A gay Halifax man says that local police are doing too little to ensure his safety after a next-door neighbor subjected him to a vicious, slur-filled assault.

Out Actor Found Dead with Fatal Level of Date Rape Drug in System

Out Actor Found Dead with Fatal Level of Date Rape Drug in System

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 14, 2020

An inquest has been opened into the death of a young gay actor who was found to have high levels of a date rape drug in his system.

Guilty Verdict for Gay Couple in Murder, Dismemberment of Lesbian

Guilty Verdict for Gay Couple in Murder, Dismemberment of Lesbian

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 12, 2020

A British gay couple have been found guilty in the 2019 slaying and dismemberment of a lesbian woman they brought to their apartment, a dwelling the prosecution called a "flat of horrors."

New York AG: Sotheby's Helped Rich Art Lover Skirt Taxes

New York AG: Sotheby's Helped Rich Art Lover Skirt Taxes

By Jennifer Peltz | Nov 7, 2020

Sotheby's helped an art collector dodge millions of dollars in New York sales taxes, the state attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Friday.

Wichita Police Arrest Man for Falsifying Urine Test with Unique Device

Wichita Police Arrest Man for Falsifying Urine Test with Unique Device

Nov 6, 2020

Police in Wichita, Kansas arrested a man for "falsifying a drug test by using a fake penis."

Police Arrest Suspect after Stabbings in Quebec City Kill 2

Police Arrest Suspect after Stabbings in Quebec City Kill 2

Nov 1, 2020

Police in Quebec City early Sunday arrested a man on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage on Halloween near the provincial legislature.

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