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97-year-old gay war veteran robbed and assaulted after helping attacker
On Monday (18 May), Rupert Starr – known to his friends as ‘Twink’ – was out for a walk on Neil Avenue in Columbus’ Victorian Village when a stranger approached him and asked for money.
According to Sergeant James Fuqua from the Columbus Division of Police, Starr – in an act of kindness – “decided to give this man a dollar to help this person during this crisis. He felt it would be appropriate to help him.”
Truck painted with “OPEN OUR GYMS F****T” cruises Colorado to protest safer-at-home order
Customer calls sassy Costco employee a “pussy little bitch” when asked to wear a mask
White Supremacists Deface Pulse Mural at Orlando LGBTQ+ Center
Queer People See More Harassment in Dating Apps Than Straights
LGBTQ People Must Condemn Violence Against Asian-Americans
Being an immigrant born in South Korea is always a factor in who I am and how I am treated in America. However, the xenophobia I am experiencing related to the COVID-19 pandemic is heartbreaking. In the past month alone, a mother yanked her child away from me while saying disgustedly, “Those people,” and a man turned his entire body away from me in an airport.
The disgust, anger, and fear that people are directing toward Asian-Pacific Islander folks in the United States is palpable.
The violence against API folks is drastically increasing as a result of xenophobia and fear due to COVID-19. In Midland, Texas, a man stabbed three members of an Asian-American family — including a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old — because of their race. The FBI has since ruled this attack as a hate crime, and ABC News reports the agency’s analysis of crimes against API individuals is expected to surge in the coming weeks.
A New Law Will End Gender Recognition. Now Trans People Are Speaking Out.
A trans woman was stabbed 20 times and had her eye gouged out to ‘send a message’ to Colombia’s LGBT+ community
Cop under investigation after allegedly telling a man he’d get him a police job in exchange for gay sex
Lesbian couple’s house vandalized with hate speech & obscene drawings
LGBTQ Military Service Members At Higher Risk Of Sexual Harassment, Assault, Stalking
Televangelist Pat Robertson says God will only cure coronavirus if people ‘confess and forsake’ gay weddings
Italian mob seeks to profit from coronavirus crisis, prosecutors say
Italy’s mafia clans are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to buy favour with poor families facing financial ruin, prosecutors and officials say, and are offering loans and food in what is seen as an age-old recruitment tactic.
After decades of campaigning to curb the influence of the mafia in its traditional strongholds of southern Italy, officials and charitable groups say the pandemic has created new opportunities for organised crime to regain people’s loyalties.
“We know that ‘families of friends’, all of them loan sharks, are making themselves available to give money to the people in difficulty,” said Amedeo Scaramella, using a euphemism by which clans of the Camorra criminal syndicate are known.
Scaramella, a lawyer by training, heads the San Giuseppe Moscato Foundation, a Catholic group in Naples that fights loan sharking, in part by guaranteeing bank loans to people normally considered credit risks.
He told Reuters the sharks start by offering loans at rates that compete with banks and later entrap borrowers by driving them up to 300%.
Two felons break out of Wisconsin prison, residents told 'lock your doors'
Freed thugs sow fear in NYC during coronavirus lockdown: Devine
Sisters encouraged gunman to shoot teens as they fled, Houston police say
Former Regina residents conned victims out of $2 million in online romance scams: RCMP
Commercial pilot charged after allegedly writing racist graffiti on bathroom wall
A commercial pilot has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly writing racist and pro-Trump graffiti at the Tallahassee, Florida, airport, court documents show.
Police charged James Ellis Dees, now a former Endeavor Air employee, with nine counts of criminal mischief after he admitted he wrote such slurs as "#MAGA =NO N**S =NO SP**S" -- derogatory terms toward African Americans and Hispanics -- multiple times, according to court documents. The graffiti was found mainly in airport bathrooms and the parking lot elevator.
Airport police approached Dees and asked about the graffiti earlier this month. When police told him he was identified as the writer after a camera was installed in the parking lot elevator where the graffiti was discovered, the court document said, Dees admitted to writing some of it.
Firefighter allegedly set recovered SUV on fire because minorities may have driven it
A firefighter in Connecticut torched his SUV after it was recovered by cops because it may have been driven by minorities, police said.
Matthew David Bittner, a 38-year-old volunteer fireman for Stepney Fire Department in Monroe, is facing charges including first-degree arson and insurance fraud in connection with a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe that was registered to his girlfriend, the Connecticut Post reported.
The SUV had been initially reported stolen to cops in Monroe on Oct. 21. One day later, police in Bridgeport found the vehicle and released it to Bittner, who repeatedly told investigators he no longer wanted the stolen ride because he wasn’t sure where it had been, the newspaper reported.
Iowa Man Sentenced for Burning Rainbow Flag, Other Charges
The man who set fire to an Iowa church’s rainbow flag has received a 15-year prison sentence.
Martinez previously told KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, he had no regrets over the crime.
“This was about homosexuality?" a reporter for the station asked him.
"Yes, yes, yes. Exactly," Martinez replied. "I burned down their pride, plain and simple … I'm guilty as charged.” And in court, just before receiving his sentence, he said he was "living by God's laws" and would never cease to do so, the Tribune reports.
New Jersey mayor calls LGBTQ rights movement 'an affront to almighty God'
A New Jersey mayor called the LGBTQ rights movement "an affront to almighty God" at a town council meeting and warned that people who support "unrighteous laws" will be held accountable.
Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli, a former assistant principal, began Tuesday by condemning a state law that requires LGBTQ-inclusive material be taught in public school. He said the law "crossed over the line into absurdity" and politicians "have no right to promote the LGBT agenda."
NYPD Seeks Man Who Sprayed ‘Kill The Gay Away’ on Side of Building: WATCH
George Michael’s Ex Arrested for Allegedly Smashing Up the Late Singer’s Mansion
“Police were called to the North London mansion after neighbours reportedly saw Fawaz, 46, standing topless on the roof. According to The Sun loud smashing noises could be heard inside the building and water was seen gushing out of the front door.”
According to police a man had been seen on the roof of the mansion but was not there when police arrived. Fawaz was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal damage.
Trans woman attacked 3 strangers with an axe after being shamed by her date
Hate crime? NYPD investigates vandalized Megan Rapinoe posters
The New York Police Department (NYPD) assigned its hate crimes task force to investigate vandalized posters of Megan Rapinoe found in a Manhattan subway station.
Misogynistic and homophobic graffiti covered the posters of the US soccer star.
According to USA Today, people found and reported the vandalized posters on Monday (8 July). Only a day before, Rapinoe, as co-captain, helped lead the US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) to their fourth World Cup title.
The posters featured Rapinoe in her kit and read: ‘Dream with us.’
NYPD detective Hubert Reyes said authorities quickly worked to clean and replace the ruined posters at the Bryant Park station.
Reyes added the NYPD hate crimes task force is currently investigating one suspect.
Gay Star News
Man arrested for 'murdering man by slashing his genitals after sex'
Police arrested a man suspected of murdering a drunk man by cutting his genitals after having sex.
K Muniyasamy, 35, is suspected of two crimes in the Indian city of Chennai. They are a murder on 25 May and attempted murder of another drunk man on 1 June. Police apprehended him on Wednesday (12 June).
The accused allegedly engaged in sex with men under a flyover in Retteri, north Chennai.
The first victim died of his injuries in hospital. However, before he died he told police he was not sure if someone else did it or he injured himself. According to police, he reported being drunk and depressed.
According to the Times of India, police received a tip from Muniyasamy’s employer after CCTV footage of a man appeared on TV channels.
Gay Star News
London: Teen girl and man arrested after gay man is raped and killed
OUT NEWS Woman found anti-LGBTQ sticker on her car. Police reached out to help.
Police Arrest MAGA Biker for Trashing Rainbow Crosswalks with Burnouts in Albuquerque
‘The Notebook’ author Nicholas Sparks tried to ban LGBTQ club at school he co-founded, lawsuit claims
Straight Oklahoma Ally Creates Anti-Bigot Pride Truck, Ends Homophobia
A straight man in Oklahoma became a viral queer ally after decorating his truck in honor of Pride month. Cody Barlow used colored duct tape to create a rainbow flag on the back of his truck, writing on Facebook that he’d “found a way to show my support for pride month” with the flag and using mailbox letters to write a message: “Not all country boys are bigots. Happy Pride month.”
“This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with hatred and judgement simply for who they are, and/or who they love, for far too long,” wrote Barlow. “Obviously doing this isn’t going to change the minds of those who are intolerant, but hopefully it can help drown out the hatred with love.”
Vandals Target Gay High School Student’s Home with ‘Kill Yourself’ Graffiti, Forks, and Suicide Hotline ‘For-Sale’ Sign:
1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in the Past Year
White supremacist appears to urinate on an Israeli flag as nationalist group interrupts LGBT celebration in Detroit by tearing apart Pride flags and giving Nazi salutes
Gay man, 28, robbed, shot, and murdered in Atlanta, Georgia
HALSEY GIVES EMPOWERING SPEECH IN LONDON AFTER HOMOPHOBIC BUS ATTACK
Activists Call for Resignation of Mayor Who Posted About Killing Gays
Theater cancels shows after actors targeted in homophobic assault
Mom who won marriage equality now in a fight against 'religious freedom'
Texas school district donates cash from antigay church to local Pride festival
Ohio Gay Couple's Car Torched as Neighborhood Dispute Escalates
A gay couple in southern Ohio say their car was torched as part of an ongoing campaign of homophobic harassment by a neighbor, and now they fear for their lives.
One of the men, Nathan Paris, found the car burned last week when he met a reporter from Cincinnati TV station WKRC at the home, located near Sardinia in Brown County. “Oh, my God, it’s burnt,” Paris told the reporter, who was there to do a story on the previous harassment. “He burnt it.” A neighbor had previously turned the car upside down and fired shots at Paris and his partner, the station reports.
Neighbors come together after Charleston family's pride flag is burned
A family in Charleston, South Carolina, said their rainbow pride flag was torn down from the front of their house and burned in their driveway last weekend.
“We were taken aback and thought, ‘Wow, somebody must be really bothered by this to go to this end here to do this.’ But we called the police to let them know about it,” the homeowner, who lives with his wife and three young children, told NBC News.
“There's people on our street that have South Carolina flags, United States flags, different college flags, garden flags … obviously the rainbow is what attracted them to ours,” the homeowner, who asked that his name not be printed to protect his family’s safety and privacy, added. “I wouldn't be surprised if the people who did this didn't even know who we were or who lived in the home, that it was just the fact that it was a rainbow flag, and they didn't agree with that.”
After a Dallas woman was violently attacked by man, she was charged. Now she's cleared.
Prosecutors in Dallas County, Texas, are dropping a criminal mischief charge against a woman violently attacked by a man last month following an argument.
On Tuesday, Dallas Police Deputy Chief Thomas Castro said a warrant had been issued for the arrest of L'Daijohnique Lee for allegedly smashing the windows of Austin Shuffield's truck during an altercation in Dallas on March 21.
The district attorney's office however, said Wednesday that it was dropping the charge against Lee and recalling the arrest warrant.
Creep sucker-punches woman who told him to stop harassing women
Arizona police officers forcibly removed 2-year-old boy with fever from home, video shows
An Arizona lawmaker is questioning a local police department's use of force in removing a feverish child from a home after a doctor reported the parents to the state's Department of Child Safety.
On Feb. 25, the mother of a 2-year-old child, who is not vaccinated, took the child to a naturopathic doctor with a fever of 105 degrees, ABC Phoenix station KNXV reported.
The doctor instructed the mother to take the toddler to the emergency room as soon as possible, but since the child's fever later broke, she took him back to their home in Chandler, about 25 miles southeast of Phoenix, instead, according to a statement from the Chandler Police Department.
When the doctor learned from the Cardon Children's Hospital that they parents never showed up with the child, she called Arizona DCS, who then contacted the Chandler Police Department for assistance, an incident report shows.
Chicago Police with guns drawn raid wrong home, crash 4-year-old's birthday, family claims
Police chief, friend charged with raping child over 7 years