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Lawrence Featheroff

Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to ’Push the Gay’ Out of Brother

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
An Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling.

Attorney General Eric Holder

Feds to Probe Hate Crimes Link in Kansas Shootings

CRIME | By Pete Yost | Apr 14
Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

mugshot of Douglas Spady / Casey

Suspect Identified in Alleged Gay Dating App Rape & Robbery

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Philadelphia police are asking the public’s help in finding a man they identified who allegedly raped, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist he met on popular gar dating app Grindr, Wednesday

surveillance photo of the suspect

Canadian Man Raped and Robbed by Grindr Hook Up in Philadelphia

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia got more than he expected when he logged onto Grinder, Wednesday. The expected tryst turned into a harrowing experience that included a sexual assault at gunpoint and $3,000 in theft.

This chart shows rates of DV in college people

More than 40% LGBT College Students Report Partner Violence

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 5
More than 40 percent of LGBTQ college students report that they have experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationships, a rate that generally aligns with the rate of violence among heterosexual couples.

Madonna’s famed Gaultier cone bra was fortunately not one of the undies stolen from a recent photo shoot.

Lingerie Allegedly Stolen From Madonna Photo Shoot

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 4
Someone allegedly stole designer lingerie the "Material Girl" was supposed to wear from the set of a photo shoot last month in New York City.

Eraca Dawn Craig

CA Lesbian Couple Charged with Starving Kids

FAMILY | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 4
A female Salinas couple is facing charges that they starved and neglected their three children, including allegedly chaining one to a wall.

Jessica Dutro and Brian Canady

Mom Convicted in Death of Son She Perceived as Gay

CRIME | Apr 3
Oregon jurors took a little more than an hour to convict a 25-year-old woman of murder in the death of her 4-year-old son.

Sex Offender Sets Fire to Lesbians’ Trailer, Faces Hate Crime Charges

CRIME | Apr 3
A registered sex offender who lives at a South Florida trailer park has been charged with setting fire to another trailer, where a lesbian couple and eight children live.

Mario Careaga

Did Anti-Gay Bias Play a Role in Guilty Verdict?

CRIME | By Jason Parsley | Apr 2
In a trial that had nothing to do with sexual orientation, that issue suddenly became the focus after an alternate juror accused another juror of anti-gay bias against Mario Careaga, who was convicted last week of a DUI manslaughter.

Mich. Lesbian Says She Was Attacked After Appearing on TV

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
A 28-year-old Michigan, woman who married her partner in Michigan last month, says she was attacked and knocked unconscious by a group of men after she appeared on TV and gave an interview about her marriage,