Topics :: GLBT victims

German Gay Rights Activist Beaten in Belgrade

Sunday Sep 14, 2014
A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said.

Drag Star Arthur Galster Dies

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Friday Sep 5, 2014
A beloved San Francisco drag star who had traveled the world and was known for his impeccable performances as Patsy Cline died August 25 after an altercation in Dolores Park.

Witness Describes Attack on Gay Man

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests.

Trial Begins in Park Death

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
A man accused of murder for fatally choking another man during a sexual encounter in Buena Vista Park in 2011 is "a sweet kid" who was involved in "a terrible accident," his attorney said this week as the trial in the killing opened.

Family, Friends Remember Slain Trans Woman

By John Riley | Friday Feb 14, 2014
It’s been two years since Deoni Jones, a 23-year old transgender woman, was stabbed in her face and killed while waiting at a Northeast D.C. bus stop. For family and friends the mourning continues.

’Beyond the Fence’ :: Matthew Shepard Lives in Musical Tribute

By Chris Carpenter | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
South Coast Chorale (SCC) will pay tribute this month to a gay martyr’s legacy with a world premiere musical production, "Matthew Shepard - Beyond the Fence."

Transgender Homicides in Baltimore and Elsewhere Raise Alarm

By John Riley | Thursday May 9, 2013
The New York-based National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) and the D.C.-based National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) are calling for action after recent killings of young transgender women of color.

Ugandan Court: 30 Years for Killer of Gay Activist

Thursday Nov 10, 2011
A high court judge on Thursday handed down the sentence to 22-year-old Sidney Nsubuga Enoch, who admitted that he bludgeoned David Kato to death with a hammer in January.

Two Arrested After Texas Gay Beat-Down

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Nov 3, 2011
Texas authorities have placed two men under arrest in connection with a vicious beating that targeted a gay man. Assailants stabbed him with a broken beer bottle and tossed him into a blazing fire, according to reports.

Teen Suspect In Scottish Gay Slay Makes Court Appearance

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Nov 2, 2011
A teenage male suspect in the horrifying beating and burning death of an openly gay Scottish man appeared in court on murder charges on Oct. 31.