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Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Video Captures Alleged Police Brutality at Pittsburgh Pride Parade

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
A disturbing video surfaced June 15, showing what appears to be a police officer attacking a teen during Pittsburgh’s PrideFest.

Rights Group Reports Abuses by Lebanese Police

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
An international human rights group says Lebanon’s police forces are mistreating and torturing people including drug users, sex workers and homosexuals.

Video of Police Brutality Against Three Gay Men Released by AVP: Press Conference Scheduled for Tuesday

By EDGE | Monday Jun 10, 2013
The New York Anti Violence Project issued a community alert and announced plans for a press conference to address an incident of police brutality in Brooklyn on June 3rd involving three gay men.

Police Brutality at Sydney’s LGBT Mardi Gras Sparks Controversy

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
Australian police have been accused of brutality after a video surfaced that shows officers roughly handling a man during the city’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

Case Alleging Sodomy by Police Emerges in NY Court

By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister | Tuesday Dec 7, 2010
A Wall Street financial worker says New York City police officers responding to a noisy domestic dispute in 2004 sodomized him with a baton, allegations that recall the more notorious cases of a Brooklyn tattoo parlor employee in 2008 and Haitian immigrant Abner Louima a decade earlier.

NY Man Loses Case Alleging Anal Rape by Cops

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 1, 2010
A New York City man who claimed two years ago to have been held down and raped in public by several NYPD officers has lost a federal suit against the accused officers.

Okla. Man Who Tried to Get ’Gay’ License Plate Found Dead

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Apr 1, 2010
An Oklahoma man who came to the attention of the gay press for his suit to obtain a vanity license plate reading "IM GAY" was found dead at a friend’s home

The Gates Affair: More Police Pride-Not Prejudice

By | Sunday Jul 26, 2009
The media frenzy over the dispute between a Cambridge, Mass., professor and a policeman shouldn’t obscure the fact that police should know their place, and that Gates had the right to question anyone who came to his home.

Ft. Worth City Council Asks for U.S. to Look Into Bar Raid

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Jul 22, 2009
Ft. Worth’s city council has upped the ante in the controversial June 28 bar raid by asking for a federal investigation.