Topics :: GLBT victims

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.

Gay Brit, Beaten and Burned, Questioned Over ’Child Indecency’ Allegations Prior to Death

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Oct 28, 2011
New details have come to light regarding a gay British man whose badly beaten and burned body was discovered by the side of a road in a rural Scottish village last weekend.

2 British Men Burned in Attack at Gay Pub

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Two men have been attacked and injured after being doused with a flammable substance and set on fire at a gay pub in Leicester, England. The fiery assault came in the wake of a gay man’s assault and burning death in Scotland over the weekend.

Police: British Burning, Beating Victim May Have Been Sexually Assaulted

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Oct 25, 2011
A British gay man whose charred and badly beaten body was found at the side of the road in a rural Scottish village may have been sexually assaulted, police say.