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Detroit Police Investigate Connections Between Shootings of LGBT Men

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Police in Detroit are investigating whether or not recent shootings (one fatal) of three men had anything to do with their sexuality.

Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
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.

Gabriel Hernandez, 8, was allegedly murdered by his mother and her boyfriend. (handout,)

Abuse of Boy Battered to Death By Mother Who Called Him 'Gay' Described in Court

CRIME | Aug 21
Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy who was allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend who called him gay.

A 28-year-old man was reportedly stoned and later died from head injuries

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

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

LGBT Groups Voice Support for Family of Michael Brown

CRIME | By Justin Snow | Aug 18
Nearly 20 LGBT-rights organizations issued a letter voicing their solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Magistrate in Ventersdorp

Lesbian Teen Raped and Murdered in South Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 18
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa.

David Diaz in an undated photo

Suspect in SF Park Death Testifies

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 16
The man accused of intentionally choking to death another man during a sexual encounter in Buena Vista Park in 2011 testified this week that he didn't tell police for several weeks because he was "scared."

Bryan Higgins aka Feather Lynn

Assaulted SF Gay Man to be Taken Off Life Support

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 14
A gay man who was brutally attacked Sunday morning in San Francisco's gay-friendly Castro District will be taken off life support Thursday.

Boston Scientific Executive Killed at Gas Station

CRIME | Aug 14
A Boston Scientific executive was shot and killed at a gas station in a Minneapolis suburb, and authorities were seeking a business partner of his.

Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla.

Sources: Justin Bieber Reaches Plea Deal in Fla.

CRIME | By Curt Anderson | Aug 13
Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.