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UK Man Jailed for Stabbing Ex’s Boyfriend While Wearing Bunny Costume

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
A gay British man was sentenced to nearly nine years in jail Wednesday after admitting to stabbing his ex-boyfriend’s new lover in the neck and hip while wearing a bunny costume last year.

Musab Musmari

Seattle Gay Club Arson Suspect Provoked by ’Sex Slave’ Email?

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
The man accused of attempting of setting a popular Seattle gay club on fire on New Years Eve may have been provoked to do so via an explicit email.

Taj Patterson

4 NYC Hasidic Men Arrested for Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Four Hasidic men were arrested this week for the brutal attack against a gay black man in Brooklyn, New York, last December.

Cop Becomes Amish Cross Dresser to Bust Sex Offender

CRIME | Apr 19
A police officer dressed in the bonnet, apron and cloak of an Amish woman in the hopes of catching a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. KDKA-TV’s Mary Robb Jackson reports.

Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Apr 18
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Anita T. Hill

Ala. Woman Charged With Murder for Allegedly Shooting Son’s Partner

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
An Alabama woman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son’s boyfriend. Investigators are not calling the incident a hate crime, however, and believe she shot him because he was violent with her son.

Lawrence Featheroff

Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to ’Push the Gay’ Out of Brother

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
An Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling.

Attorney General Eric Holder

Feds to Probe Hate Crimes Link in Kansas Shootings

CRIME | By Pete Yost | Apr 14
Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

mugshot of Douglas Spady / Casey

Suspect Identified in Alleged Gay Dating App Rape & Robbery

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Philadelphia police are asking the public’s help in finding a man they identified who allegedly raped, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist he met on popular gar dating app Grindr, Wednesday

surveillance photo of the suspect

Canadian Man Raped and Robbed by Grindr Hook Up in Philadelphia

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia got more than he expected when he logged onto Grinder, Wednesday. The expected tryst turned into a harrowing experience that included a sexual assault at gunpoint and $3,000 in theft.