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Boy, 13, Arrested in Killing of Barnard College Freshman

Boy, 13, Arrested in Killing of Barnard College Freshman

By Michael R. Sisak | Dec 14
A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams.

Gay Belfast Man Assaulted in Bold Daylight Attack

Gay Belfast Man Assaulted in Bold Daylight Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 12
A 31-year-old gay man in Belfast was attacked in broad daylight by two men after leaving a gay bar on the afternoon of Dec. 7. He believes that he was a target for having kissed another man while at the bar.

Gay Rapper Saucy Santana Shot, Wounded in Florida Drive-By

Gay Rapper Saucy Santana Shot, Wounded in Florida Drive-By

Dec 12
The rapper known as Saucy Santana said he was one of three people shot and wounded during a drive-by shooting near Miami early Wednesday morning.

Fewer Kids Report Sex Abuse in US Juvenile Detention Centers

Fewer Kids Report Sex Abuse in US Juvenile Detention Centers

By Rebecca Boone | Dec 12
A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. compared with past years.

New Jersey Mayor Says Attackers Targeted Jewish Market

New Jersey Mayor Says Attackers Targeted Jewish Market

By David Porter and Jim Mustian | Dec 11
The man and woman who stormed a Jewish market in a deadly shooting in Jersey City clearly targeted the place, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing fears the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.

Reports: British Gay Couple Beaten by Masked Teen Assailants

Reports: British Gay Couple Beaten by Masked Teen Assailants

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 11
A British gay couple say they were set upon by three teens wearing balaclavas and hoodies and brutally beaten in the village of Sholing, England.

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction

By Maryclaire Dale | Dec 10
Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court ruled in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Italian Mafia Now Accepts Gay Members

Italian Mafia Now Accepts Gay Members

By Sam Cronin | Dec 10
A new article by the New York Post details a striking revelation about the Italian mafia- it's now no longer fiercely homophobic and accepts gay members.

Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

Dec 9
Boston man Eddie Smith is due to be arraigned on assault and battery, mayhem, and committing a hate crime charges after he allegedly "hit a 25-year-old man in the head with a snow shovel and slashed his eye with a box cutter" Tuesday. Watch below.

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

By Merryn Johns | Dec 9
At least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in the U.S. this year — 91 percent of them were black women. We are a community in crisis. How is the nation responding?

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