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Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman

| Sunday, June 8, 2014
Brittany Stergis (left) and Delshawn Carroll
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have charged a Cleveland man with murder in connection with the fatal December shooting of a 22-year-old transgender woman. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was charged with one count of aggravated murder for shooting and killing Brittany Stergis Dec. 6 as she sat in her car outside public housing.

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Cleveland developing registry of LGBT businesses in time for Gay Games

| Sunday, April 27, 2014
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CLEVELAND — A registry of businesses owned by members of the LGBT community is being developed in time for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled for the Cleveland area in August.

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Cab drivers quit over promotional ads for Cleveland’s Gay Games

| Friday, April 11, 2014
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than a dozen taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at Cleveland’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.

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Cleveland, Akron gear up for fun and ‘Gay Games’

| Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Why does there have to be a Gay Games? Tom Nobbe gets that question a lot — although the reason becomes a lot more obvious every time the International Olympic Committee must issue a statement assuring LGBT athletes and spectators that they won’t be arrested or assaulted during next month’s Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia.

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Cleveland police official: Murders of transgender women were ‘crimes of hate’

| Monday, December 16, 2013
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CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police official says police believe the recent slayings of two transgender women were motivated by hate.

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Advocacy group says deaths of two Ohio transgender women were ‘hate crimes’

BOB VITALE | Outlook Columbus | Monday, December 9, 2013
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Ohio's LGBT community is mourning the deaths of two transgender women in Cleveland last week, and officials of a statewide LGBT advocacy group are calling the deaths hate crimes.

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Life sentence for murderer of Cleveland transgender woman

BOB VITALE | Outlook Columbus | Thursday, November 14, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The convicted killer of Cemia “CeCe” Dove, a transgender woman found murdered earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

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Cleveland police arrest 13-year-old in alleged hate crime at gay bar

| Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Cocktails bar, Cleveland, Ohio.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police in Cleveland, Ohio, have arrested a 13-year-old teen in connection with a second possible hate crime in less than a week at a local gay bar.

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N.Y. man attacked in anti-gay hate crime while visiting family in Cleveland

| Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A New York man visiting family in Ohio was attacked late Saturday night outside a popular Cleveland gay bar in what police are calling an anti-gay hate crime.

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Gay Games gets financial boost with first-ever presenting sponsor

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Organizers for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled next year in Ohio have landed two major sponsors for the event, including the first to pay for its name in the title.

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