Topics :: arson

Accused Seattle Gay Club Arsonist Pleads Not Guilty

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
The man who is accused of setting a popular Seattle gay club on fire on New Years Eve pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment Tuesday.

Suspected Seattle Arsonist:: "Homosexuals Should Be Exterminated"

By EDGE | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
Documents filed in King County Superior Court say that suspected arsonist Musab Masmari, 30, told a friend who is a member of the local Muslim community that "homosexuals should be exterminated." The friend-turned-informant contacted the FBI.

Bail Set at $1M for Accused Seattle Gay Bar Arsonist

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
A judge has set a $1 million bail Tuesday for the man police believe set a popular Seattle gay bar on fire just after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Suspect in Seattle NYE Gay Bar Fire Arrested

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
A Libyan Muslim man was arrested Saturday in connection to a fire that ignited on New Year’s Eve in a Seattle gay club.

Authorities Investigate Arson at Seattle Gay Club’s NYE Party

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Police and fire officials are currently investigating a fire that broke out at a popular gay club in Seattle, soon after midnight New Year’s Eve.

Remembering New Orleans’ UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack

By Antoinette Weil | Monday Jul 15, 2013
Forty years after New Orleans’ tragic UpStairs Lounge arson attack, local activists are continuing to do their part and getting the nation to pay attention to one of the most horrific attacks in LGBT history.

Police Suspect Arson in Ill. Gay Club Fire

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 5, 2012
A gay club outside of Chicago was set on fire last weekend. Local authorities now say that the fire was set intentionally.

Horses Torched in Suspected Anti-Gay Arson

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
Eight horses, including a newborn foal and an expectant mare, perished in a blaze that authorities suspect was set as an anti-gay arson attack against the animals’ owner.

North Carolina Gay Couple Burned Out of Home

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Feb 9, 2011
A gay couple in North Carlina lost their home in what authorities have deemed a suspicious fire. The men had been harassed and threatened for a year prior to the blaze.

String of Fires in Castro Has Residents Worried

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Feb 8, 2011
A series of fires in San Francisco’s Castro district that officials have deemed "suspicious" has residents of the famous gay neighborhood worried that an anti-gay arsonist may be targeting the area.