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Donovan Lamar Haynes

Mich. Dad Who Beat Daughter to Death to 'Turn Her Gay' Sentenced

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
A Michigan man who told police he beat his two-year-old daughter to death in 2011 in an attempt to turn her gay so she would avoid men was sentenced to 40-years in prison with a non-parole period of 18-years and nine months Monday.

Murder suspect Samuel Bristol set himself on fire

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

Ali Muhammed Brown

Man Suspected in Double Murder of Seattle Gay Men Arrested in NJ

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A man who authorities believe killed two gay men in Seattle last month was arrested in New Jersey Friday.

DA to Charge Wisconsin Police Chief

CRIME | By Todd Richmond | Jul 17
A prosecutor plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.

Clippers guard Reggie Bullock

Slain Transgender Woman was NBA Player's Sibling

CRIME | Jul 17
A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player.

NM Woman Allegedly Beat and Sexually Assaulted Teen Daughter for Being Gay

CRIME | By EDGE | Jul 17
A New Mexico woman has been arrested for allegedly physically and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter for being gay. Local officials have enhanced the charges because they say the incident qualifies as a hate crime.

Pastor Duane Youngblood

Pa. Pastor Charged with Sexual Assault of Teen During 'Ex-Gay' Counseling

CRIME | By EDGE | Jul 14
A Pennsylvania pastor, married father of five, published author of an "ex-gay" handbook and registered sex offender, is facing criminal charges for molesting a teenager who came to him for counseling over the course of two-and-a-half years.

Eric Williams and his boyfriend Diego

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Gay Club Bartender

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 10
Police arrested the suspect Wednesday who punched a gay club bartender in the head earlier this week during an argument over a dog in New York City's Hell'sed Kitchen.

Man Breaks Into Seattle Home Naked and Starts Reciting Scripture

CRIME | Jul 9
It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

Dong-Pyou Han leaves the federal courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa

AIDS Research Team in Iowa Loses $1.38M Grant

CRIME | By David Pitt | Jul 9
An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results, the NIH said Tuesday.