Topics :: crime

Young Men Molested, Filmed in True Life Hostel Horror

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Sep 13, 2014
At least male victims, many of them young international travelers, were allegedly drugged and raped by a New Zealand hostel owner who made videos of the assaults.

Florida Woman Caught "Torquing It" on Parked Motorcycle

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
A Florida woman searching for the true meaning of the term "crotch rocket" was busted on the evening September 6 when neighbors caught her masturbating on a motorcycle, which was parked in her garage with the door open.

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.

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

Crime Data Show Declines, Stability

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Data on incidents pulled from the San Francisco Police Department's website and analyzed by the Bay Area Reporter show that overall incidents have largely decreased over the past six months or remained stable.

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.

Is Accused Killer Using Social Media to Stay Ahead of the Law?

By AP | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

UK Dad Arrested For Anti-Gay Facebook Post, Says He's Not Homophobic

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A British dad arrested for his July 14 anti-gay rant on Facebook says he's not homophobic -- he was just having a bad day.