Topics :: assaults

Suspect in Recent NYC Hate Crime Claims Self-Defense, Apologizes

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 29, 2013
The 19-year-old accused of assaulting an LGBT activist in New York City last weekend says he was only defending himself and that he isn’t homophobic. He also apologized for the incident.

2 Russians Arrested For Brutal Homophobic Killing

Monday May 13, 2013
Investigators say a 23-year-old Russian man was brutally beaten and left to die by his companions after drunkenly telling them he was gay.

Gay UK Lawmaker Denies Sex Assault, Rape Allegations

Sunday May 5, 2013
A senior British Conservative Party politician arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault said Sunday the allegations against him are "completely false."

7-11 Clerk Says He Was Assaulted, Fired for Being Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 12, 2013
A gay man from Virginia claims he was fired from 7-Eleven after a man allegedly forcefully kissed him and then attacked him.

Russian Activist Beaten After City Bans Gay Pride

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 29, 2013
An organizer for a gay pride parade in a Russian city was beaten soon after the local government announced it had banned the event from taking place.

Street Crime Casts Pall on San Francisco’s Castro

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 15, 2013
The Castro has been hit with a string of violent muggings that involve the robbers’ stealing the victim’s cell phones.

N’ern Calif. Gay Man Attacked in Alleged Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 15, 2013
A gay man from Davis, Calif., says he was verbally and physically attacked by a neighbor on Sunday. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

LGBT Youth Leader Fights Assault Charge

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Dec 22, 2012
LGBT community members, along with close friends and family, are rallying around Latina queer youth activist Elvira Zayas as she faces trial on an assault charge.

NY Firefighter Acquitted of Assault Against Transgender Girlfriend

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 17, 2012
A hunky New York firefighter has been cleared of several assault charges brought on by a transgendered ex-girlfriend who accused him of choking her last year.

Battered Transgendered Model Under Fire on Witness Stand

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
A former transgender contestent on "America’s Next Top Model" gave a bizarre testimony against her firefighter model boyfriend who is accused of brutally beating the model.