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SAN FRANCISCO: Police Ask For Help In Brutal Pink Saturday Attack

Via the Mercury News: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that brutally beat and helped rob a woman and may have attacked others early Sunday after the city’s “Pink Saturday” Pride weekend event. The attack is not believed to have been a hate crime, police said. Around 1:50 a.m., the woman was approached by a …

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NEW YORK CITY: Young Pride Goers Harassed And Assaulted On Subway

My pal Damian alerts us to a video taken as two men harassed and then assaulted a group of young New York City Pride goers on the subway. From the clip’s description: On Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 PM, I was riding home on the Queens-bound F train following a day of LGBT Pride festivities. Two men were loudly …

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ISRAEL: Police Ask Gay Activist To Turn State’s Witness In 2009 Shooting Spree

Tel Aviv police are asking a well-known gay activist to admit to molesting a gay teen so that they can prove that he was known to the three men suspected in the 2009 shooting spree at an LGBT teen center that left two people dead. The activist is himself a suspect in the Barnoar club attack in which a gunman …

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Boston Cops Warn Of Hook-Up Crimes

Boston police have issued a warning to the LGBT community after a rash of crimes that involved hook-up sites and cell phone apps. Multiple reports have been filed by gay men who say they were drugged and then robbed. Gay rights groups responded to the reports on Monday and expressed their concern in the community. ”We are saddened by the …

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NEW JERSEY: Internet “Celebrity” Sought In Grisly Murder Of Gay Man

A homeless viral video star famed on the internet as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” is being sought for the murder of a gay New Jersey man. The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old who is well known on Facebook and YouTube. An arrest warrant has been issued for McGillvary in the homicide of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in …

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WASHINGTON: Man Accused Of Gay Rape After Growlr App Crime Spree

A Washington state man has been arrested and charged with rape after victimizing several gay men he met on the Growlr dating app. Accused in a gunpoint rape, Leverne Lee Maxwell is currently jailed on seven felony charges related to the purported crime spree. The most serious allegations center on the April 7 sexual assault, which Maxwell is alleged to …

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TENNESSEE: Former Politician Tried For Masturbating Out Car Window At 90mph

So this happened. Somehow. A former Tennessee politician was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly masturbated out his car window while driving 90 mph on Interstate 26 earlier this year. Apparently this is not a new multi-tasking endeavor for the former Mount Carmel vice mayor — the charges mirror complaints made him against him several years ago …

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Anti-Gay Assault In West Village

The NYPD has released a blurry surveillance photo of a man suspected of using anti-gay slurs before smashing a woman in the face with a ketchup bottle in a West Village diner. The victim, 33, whose identity was not immediately released, was dining in the Waverly Restaurant, 385 Sixth Ave., with several other women when the suspect and a group …

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Another Violent Mugging In The Castro

The Castro continues to be plagued by a string of violent muggings, many of which involve the theft of personal electronics. Castro Biscuit reports on the latest: Around 9PM, Dalton Huckaby, popular personal trainer and 2013 Bare Chest Calendar participant, was on his way home from work walking down 17th Street near Noe St speaking to a friend on his …

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SAN DIEGO: Former Mayor Strikes Deal To Repay $2M Embezzled From Non-Profit

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor has struck a deal to repay $2 million to a non-profit ceated by her late husband. O’Connor allegedly took the money to feed a billion dollar gambling habit. O’Connor, 66, appeared in federal court and pleaded not guilty to a charge of misappropriating the funds as part of a deferred prosecution. Under the arrangement, …

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Arrest Made In NYC Gay Murder

New York City police have arrested a 22 year-old man in connection to one of the three strangling murders of middle-aged gay men that have occurred in the last two weeks. The victim, Joseph Benzinger, 54, of Middle Village, was found with a shirt wrapped around his neck Saturday night in a room at the Crown Motor Inn on Queens …

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Serial Killer Stalking NYC Gay Men?

The NYPD and openly gay NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm are urging caution after a gay man was found strangled in a Queens hotel room this weekend. Three gay men have been murdered in New York City in the last three weeks. Police say that two of the men appear to have met their killers online.  “It’s frightening,” said City Councilman …

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FLORIDA: Former GOP Head Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering And Theft

Former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty to money laundering and theft in an Orlando courtroom today. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, but neither Greer nor prosecutors appeared in the courtroom. The only sign of Greer’s presence in the Orange County Courthouse was his wife and infant daughter. Greer had earlier pleaded not guilty to allegations …

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FRC Shooter Pleads Guilty

The man who last October shot a security guard at the Washington DC headquarters of the Family Research Council today pleaded guilty to several felony charges related to the shooting. Floyd Corkins pleaded guilty to one federal count of crossing state lines with guns and ammunition. He also pleaded guilty to one count of intent to kill while armed and …

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BULGARIA: Jammed Gun Foils Would-Be Assassination Of Political Leader

Reuters reports: A man jumped on stage and pointed a gun at the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a televised conference on Saturday. Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the attacker had targeted him …

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BROOKLYN: Hassidic Advocate For Abuse Victims Attacked With Bleach

One day after the conviction of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader on 59 counts of child molestation, a Brooklyn advocate for the victims of Hasidic sex abuse was sprayed in the face with bleach. Nathan (Nuchem) Rosenberg, 62, said the vicious attack was linked the the bombshell sex abuse conviction Monday of prominent Satmar sect counselor Nechemya Weberman. Rosenberg attended every …

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BROOKLYN: Hassidic Leader Found Guilty On 59 Counts Of Child Molestation

Brooklyn Hassidic leader Nechemya Weberman, who reportedly sits on his highly secretive sect’s committee to impose “modesty” up on its young women, has been convicted on 59 felony counts of sexually abusing a teenage girl. “The veil of secrecy has been lifted,” said Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney. “The wall that has existed in parts of these communities …

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BROOKLYN: Hasidic Leader Forced Young Girl To Reenact Porn Scenes

According to yesterday’s testimony by the alleged victim of Brooklyn Hasidic leader Nechemya Weberman, he made made her reenact porn scenes during years of molestation that began when she was 12 years-old.  Weberman sits on his sect’s modesty committee, which enforces strict rules of dress and behavior for female members. During her fourth grueling day on the stand, the teen …

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NYC Has Day Without Violent Crime

The police can’t recall the last time this happened: For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime. The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history. Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a …

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