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Douglas Spady

Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

Saturday, April 12, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr. [ Read more → ]

Canadian visitor assaulted, beaten, robbed after meeting man on Grindr

Friday, April 11, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia for an education conference says he was sexually assaulted, beaten and robbed after meeting another man on the gay hookup app Grindr. [ Read more → ]
Chris Brown

Judge lets Chris Brown skip DC court date in alleged homophobic assault

Friday, November 22, 2013
WASHINGTON — A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court. [ Read more → ]
APChris Brown

Chris Brown, companion throw punches: ‘I’m not down with that gay shit’

Monday, October 28, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Chris Brown is accused of punching a man who says he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside a hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy Award-winning artist. [ Read more → ]
Justin Sims (Booking photo)

Five sentenced for assaulting gay man after luring him to park for sex

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. — Five teenagers accused of luring a 24-year-old gay man to a Gresham park to beat and rob him have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2 ½ years in prison. [ Read more → ]
Nigel EvansAP

Gay British lawmaker denies allegations of sexual assault, rape

Saturday, May 4, 2013
LONDON – British media are reporting that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another. [ Read more → ]

Austin police release video of alleged anti-gay assault during gay pride

Friday, October 5, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- Police in Austin, Texas on Friday released surveillance video which shows a violent attack on two men in the city’s downtown that occurred during last month gay pride. [ Read more → ]
Thomas Manger

MD police official: Transgender rights bill did not lead to rapes, assaults in public restrooms

Friday, January 20, 2012
TOWSON, Md. -- Montgomery County police chief Thomas Manger says that allegations that rapes and sexual assaults occurred in public restrooms following passage of a transgender accommodation law are "untrue." The assertion comes in response to opposition to a transgender rights bill introduced Tuesday in Baltimore County, Md. -- the bill would protect transgender people and allow use of restrooms according to their gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Zach Huston and his mother Rebecca Collins

Ohio teen sentenced to 90 days for video recorded attack on gay classmate

Thursday, December 1, 2011
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A judge has sentenced 15-year-old Levi Sever to a 90-day sentence in a juvenile detention center for the October assault on an openly gay classmate that was recorded on video and then posted to Facebook. [ Read more → ]

ACLU to represent gay teen whose attack was captured on video, posted to Facebook

Monday, November 14, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on Monday announced it would represent the family of a Chillicothe, Ohio gay teen who was assaulted last month because of his sexual orientation. The brutal attack captured national attention when a video of the assault was later posted to Facebook. [ Read more → ]

Student charged with felony assault in video beating of Ohio gay teen

Thursday, November 3, 2011
A student at Unioto High School has been charged with felony assault in the beating of gay teen whose mother said he was targeted because of his sexual orientation. The beating was captured on video using a cell phone and later posted to Facebook. [ Read more → ]

School officials say video of attack on gay teen surfaced after its investigation

Friday, October 28, 2011
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Authorities and school officials at at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, are once again investigating the attack on a gay teen whose mother is calling the assault a hate crime, now that video evidence has surfaced that was not previously known to exist. [ Read more → ]

Attack on gay teen caught on video; mother seeking hate crime charges

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The mother of a 15-year-old gay teen who was brutally attacked because he is gay, is seeking to have hate crime charges brought against her son's assailant. The beating, captured on video using a cell phone, was then posted to Facebook. [ Read more → ]
Sams (left) and Schwab

Kentucky teens accused of trying to kill gay classmate

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Two teenagers charged in an attack on a gay classmate in eastern Kentucky have been released from jail. [caption id="attachment_7717" align="alignleft" width="235" caption="Sams (left) and Schwab"][/caption] The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that 18-year-old Ashley N. Sams and 18-year-old Corrine M. Schwab were released Wednesday after posting... [ Read more → ]
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