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AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

By Jim Mustian | Feb 27, 2021

A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained.

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

By Stefanie Dazio | Feb 27, 2021

Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said.

Blame Trump' Defense in Capitol Riot Looks Like a Long Shot

Blame Trump' Defense in Capitol Riot Looks Like a Long Shot

By Michael Kunzelman and Alanna Durkin | Feb 27, 2021

The "Trump-made-me-do-it" defense is already looking like a longshot.

Trans Activist, Adult Star Buck Angel Called 911 to Report Gaga's Dognapping; FBI Now Investigating

Trans Activist, Adult Star Buck Angel Called 911 to Report Gaga's Dognapping; FBI Now Investigating

Feb 26, 2021

Adult performer and trans activist Buck Angel called 911 to report the assault of Lady Gaga's dog walker. It's also being reported that the FBI is now on the case.

Watch: Killer Lured Victim with Grindr, Texas Police Say

Watch: Killer Lured Victim with Grindr, Texas Police Say

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24, 2021

Police say a convict in Houston, Texas used Grindr to lure a gay man, intending to rob him but killing him instead. The suspect has been charged with capital murder.

Jailed Insurrectionist, who Identifies as Transgender, Fears For Safety, Seeks Release

Jailed Insurrectionist, who Identifies as Transgender, Fears For Safety, Seeks Release

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 23, 2021

Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper who took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection , wants to be released from custody because she is at "particular risk" from having been "treated harshly" because she is transgender.

Ex-Con Beats Trans Woman Chyna Carrillo to Death

Ex-Con Beats Trans Woman Chyna Carrillo to Death

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 23, 2021

The year's toll in deaths resulting from violence targeting transgender women rose to seven with the beating death of Chynaa Carillo in Pennsylvania on Feb. 18.

Missing SF Man Found Dead in Apartment Building

Missing SF Man Found Dead in Apartment Building

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 20, 2021

A San Francisco man who has been missing for over month has been found dead in his apartment building.

Impeachment Isn't the Final Word on Capitol Riot for Trump

Impeachment Isn't the Final Word on Capitol Riot for Trump

By Colleen Long | Feb 15, 2021

Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he's to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts.

ICE Nearly Released Sex Abuse Convicts Despite Biden Memo

ICE Nearly Released Sex Abuse Convicts Despite Biden Memo

By Nomaan Merchant and Paul J. Weber | Feb 14, 2021

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was prepared to release three men convicted of sex offenses against children in an apparent misapplication of enforcement directives from the Biden administration.

Andrew Gillum Talks March 2020 Hotel Incident with Sex Worker, Drugs

Andrew Gillum Talks March 2020 Hotel Incident with Sex Worker, Drugs

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 13, 2021

Andrew Gillum recently opened up to GQ about his night in a Miami Beach hotel with a sex worker and drugs, and the impact it's had on his marriage.

Iranian Cleric: COVID-19 Vaccine Makes People Gay

Iranian Cleric: COVID-19 Vaccine Makes People Gay

Feb 13, 2021

An Iranian cleric has made an unfounded claim on social media that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people gay.

Springsteen Charged with Drunken Driving; Jeep Ad on Pause

Springsteen Charged with Drunken Driving; Jeep Ad on Pause

Feb 11, 2021

Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him.

Trans Woman's Suit Alleges Sexual Assault by Cops

Trans Woman's Suit Alleges Sexual Assault by Cops

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 10, 2021

A suit brought by a transgender woman against the police department of Watertown, New York alleges that she was arrested simply for being trans and then subjected to humiliation, excessive force, and sexual assault.

Lying on Arrival Could Mean 10 Years in Prison in England

Lying on Arrival Could Mean 10 Years in Prison in England

By Pan Pylas | Feb 10, 2021

Anyone arriving in England and found to have lied about a recent visit to a country on the British government's travel ban list faces up to 10 years in prison under new tough coronavirus border policies announced Tuesday.

Orlando Man Arrested, Charged For Homophobic Attack at Gay Couple's Home

Orlando Man Arrested, Charged For Homophobic Attack at Gay Couple's Home

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 9, 2021

An Orlando man was arrested for cutting the power at a gay couple's home and then violently attacking one of the men outside.

2021 Tally of Trans Killing Climbs: Bianca Bankz, Alexis Braxton, Others Murdered

2021 Tally of Trans Killing Climbs: Bianca Bankz, Alexis Braxton, Others Murdered

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 9, 2021

Four transwomen of color have been murdered in a span of just under three weeks, with the year's total already reaching at least half a dozen victims.

Blackmailer Gets Five Year Sentence for 'Bait Ads' Scheme Targeting Gay Men

Blackmailer Gets Five Year Sentence for 'Bait Ads' Scheme Targeting Gay Men

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 9, 2021

A man who targeted gay victims in an online blackmail scheme got a five-year jail sentence. The scam used "bait ads" to lure men into explicit chats and an agreement to purchase sexual services.

Man Charged with Trespassing After Run on Super Bowl Field

Man Charged with Trespassing After Run on Super Bowl Field

Feb 9, 2021

A Florida man who ran onto the field during the Super Bowl has been charged with trespassing.

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 4, 2021

A New York law commonly referred to as "walking while trans" was repealed on Tuesday.

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