Several years before the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City, LGBT movement's first Black activist got involved in both the Black Freedom Movement and the Daughters of Bilitis, the very first lesbian civil rights organization in the United States.
Many cases of missing transgender and non-binary people go unresolved because their bodies do not match the descriptions listed in their missing persons reports. The Trans Doe Task Force wants to help fix that.
After Charles Rhines, a gay man, was convicted of murder, jurors weighing a death sentence argued that sending him to prison for life would have been “sending him where he wants to go” because of all the men there.
Wako John Hawk Co-Cke' says that discrimination stemming from colonization and church tyranny continues to affect indigenous gender non-conforming people, who face higher threats of violence than the rest of the population.
There are a few notable cases where defendants in murder trials used the legal strategy of blaming the victim's sexual or gender identity — which is no longer legal in some states — to soften their sentences.
Baltimore Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for setting two fires that resulted in four homes being "engulfed in flames" and caused three injuries. The arsons were reportedly committed at homes decorated with LGBTQ+ flags and decorations.
With members of the neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, arrested in Idaho for conspiracy to riot at a Pride event, experts warn that increasing LGBTQ hate speech could lead other extremists to see an invitation to mobilize.
Kenshaun Sheffield, 20, allegedly hid his boyfriend Rashid Young’s corpse in a recycling storage container at his own mother’s home before digging a hole and burying his boyfriend in a Philadelphia arboretum.
Isimemen Etute claims he "never intended to harm anyone" when he went to the apartment of a woman named Angie with whom he'd had a sexual encounter and discovered he had been intimate with Jerry Paul Smith. Smith was found dead the next day, having sustained multiple blunt force traumas to his face and head.