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Gay man beaten, left for dead, dies after being removed from life support

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Bryan Higgins
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco gay man who was beaten and left for dead in the city's Castro District on Sunday was taken off of life support Wednesday afternoon while more than 100 people gathered in a silent vigil on a hill in a nearby park. Police are now investigating his death of Bryan Higgins, 31, as a homicide.

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Coroner says illicit silicone injection killed transgender woman

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
Armani Nicole Davenport is accused in the homicide of Brenisha Hall.
NEW ORLEANS -- A black-market silicone injection killed a transgender woman earlier this year, the Orleans Parish coroner's office says. On Friday, the office ruled that the New Year's Day death of 25-year-old Brenisha Hall was a homicide.

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FBI ‘monitoring’ investigation of gay Miss. mayoral candidate’s death

| Thursday, March 7, 2013
Marco McMillianPhoto: Troy Catchings, The Clarksdale Press Register/AP
JACKSON, Miss. -- The FBI said Wednesday that it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn't indicate it had opened its own investigation.

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Two brutal murders of gay men in New York City concerns LGBT community

| Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) said Wednesday that it has learned of two brutal murders of gay men in New York City that occurred over a three-day span of time.

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Why I’m going to a Texas vigil to mourn a lesbian couple

| Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mary Christine Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin
I’m going to Texas on Friday to mourn the loss of a beautiful young girl at a vigil in the park where she and her girlfriend were shot. But I’m also hoping this tragedy wakes people up to the nightmares on the horizon that are sure to come if our foes don’t halt their rancid and reactionary rhetoric.

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Teenage lesbian couple found shot in Texas park, one fatally wounded

| Monday, June 25, 2012
Mary Christine Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin
PORTLAND, Texas -- A teen-aged lesbian couple has been found shot in a public park in this small Texas resort community just northeast of Corpus Christi.

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Police investigating homicide of transgender person in Minneapolis

| Friday, January 14, 2011
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Minneapolis police are investigating the homicide of a 45-year-old transgender person was found stabbed to death Tuesday in her apartment. The medical examiner has identified the victim as Christopher P. Bates, whom friends and neighbors knew as Chrissy.

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