Crime

Taya Ashton, a 20-year-old Black woman. (Twitter) Taya Ashton, a 20-year-old Black woman, was shot to death Saturday (17 July) in Maryland, US, in the latest transphobic killing that has left activists alarmed. Slain in her Suitland-Silver Hill apartment in Prince George’s County, Ashton, was found by law enforcement suffering from a gunshot wound. Ashton,
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Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer (L), Brittney Monique Mills (C) and Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo (R) were arrested over the shocking video. (Atlanta Police Department) Three people have been arrested on child cruelty charges after video footage was circulated online showing a 12-year-old boy being abused for doing “gay s**t”. Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18, Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 19,
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In a Washington DC laundromat, a trans woman was stabbed in the head during a brawl between her and three others. (Screen captures via Twitter/@ Killmoenews1) A trans woman was stabbed in the head in a laundrette in what police suspect may have been a hate crime. Disturbing video footage captured the moment three assailants –
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Alireza Fazeli-Monfared was reportedly killed and beheaded by family after they found out he was gay. (Twitter) An Iranian gay man was brutally murdered and beheaded by his family in a horrific “honour killing” after they found out he was gay. Alireza Fazeli-Monfared, 20, was reportedly murdered by his brother and cousins on Tuesday (4
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Amsterdam Pride 2019. (Getty/ Soccrates/ Eric Verhoeven) A man from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has been cleared of terrorism charges after he tried to buy an AK-47 online, claiming he “needed it for the gay Pride parade”. The 32-year-old, identified as “Tahsin E”, was arrested on 7 August, 2020, according to DutchNews, after Dutch security service
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Taylor Parker-Dipeppe. (Pinellas County Jail) A trans man who threatened journalists as part of an interstate intimidation effort by a neo-Nazi ring against the press has been spared jail. Taylor Parker-Dipeppe pleaded guilty last year to federal charges over his involvement in a sprawling plot to harass reporters critical of the Atomwaffen Division. Atomwaffen is a small,
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John Copley-Hammond (L) filmed the several occasions in which builders brazenly threw homophobic abise at him and his husband, Chris. (Screen captures via John Copley-Hammond/Metro.co.uk) A police probe has been launched after a gay couple alleged builders targeted them with homophobic abuse in Gloucestershire, England. Chris Copley-Hammond and husband John, both 49, captured on video what
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Grindr on the App Store. (CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images) An elderly man in Australia was lured by a 21-year-old via Grindr and subjected to hours of torture with a “horrifying array of weaponry”. Charlie Michael Edward Caire pleaded guilty at the District Court of South Australia to multiple crimes, including false imprisonment, aggravated blackmail and
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A gay man who was left scarred for life after a brutal homophobic hate crime has called for “tougher penalties” for attackers. Aspiring drag artist Ryan Turner, 24, was knocked unconscious by Brandon Forrester, 19, during the brutal assault on 13 July, 2019, in Preston, Lancashire. Before the attack, Forrester and others in the group
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Alexus Braxton. (Facebook) Alexus ‘Kimmy Icon’ Braxton, a Black trans woman and “beloved daughter”, was found dead 4 February amid a surge of unrelenting violence that has left LGBT+ activists drained and alarmed. Braxton, 45, was killed in Miami, Florida, in an apartment complex in the northern Andover Lakes Estates neighbourhood. She was based in the
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