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Crystal Jackson (left), and Britney Cosby were murdered last week and found dumped near a convenience store in Port Bolivar, Texas.

Police hope discovery of murder victim’s vehicle will provide new clues in case

Sunday, April 20, 2014
HOUSTON — A vehicle that had been sought in connection with the murder of a lesbian couple in South Texas last month has been recovered, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Dutro

Woman gets life in prison for murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Friday, April 18, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son who she believed was gay. [ Read more → ]
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Woman charged in murder of son’s partner after shooting him in the back

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- An Alabama woman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son's long term partner in the back at a truck stop in McCalla, Ala., on Monday evening. [ Read more → ]
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Fla. man charged with attempting to burn, kill lesbian couple and their eight kids

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MIAMI -- A Florida man faces ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of arson for allegedly attempting to burn and kill a lesbian couple and their eight children. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Dutro

Jury finds mother guilty of murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Thursday, April 3, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors said Jessica Dutro believed her son was gay, and that was the motive behind the beatings that led to his death. [ Read more → ]
David Olyn

South African man murdered after attacker told witnesses he was ‘going to kill a fag’

Monday, March 31, 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A 21-year-old man in South Africa has been tortured and brutally murdered in what has been reported as an anti-gay hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Dutro

Prosecutor says mom killed 4-year-old son she perceived to be gay

Thursday, March 27, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon woman on trial for the murder of her 4-year-old son believed the boy was gay and that was a motive behind the deadly beatings, a prosecutor said. [ Read more → ]
Crystal Jackson (left), and Britney Cosby were murdered last week and found dumped near a convenience store in Port Bolivar, Texas.

Relatives speak out about lesbian couple found murdered in Texas

Saturday, March 15, 2014
GALVESTON, Texas — Relatives of one of two Houston women found dead near a garbage bin are offering different takes on the relationship between the woman and her father. [ Read more → ]
James Crosby

Father suspected in double homicide jotted anti-gay notes on his Koran

Friday, March 14, 2014
HOUSTON -- A family spokesperson says James Larry Cosby, the father of one of two women whose bodies were found dumped outside a South Texas convenience store last week and now in custody in connection with their murders, is a practicing Muslim who made notes about his anti-gay views on his Koran. [ Read more → ]
James Crosby

Father of victim in Texas double homicide arrested in connection with murders

Thursday, March 13, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — The father of one of two women whose bodies were found dumped outside a South Texas convenience store last week has been arrested in connection with their murders. [ Read more → ]
Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (left), and a police sketch of a man sought in connection with their murders.

Autopsies reveal causes of death in murders of Texas lesbian couple

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas -- Officials in Galveston County, Texas, said Monday that the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston have officially been ruled as homicides. [ Read more → ]
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Investigators release sketch of suspect in murder of Texas lesbian couple

Monday, March 10, 2014
GALVESTON, Texas — Investigators in Galveston County, Texas, have released a sketch of a suspect in connection with the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston whose bodies were found outside a South Texas convenience store on Friday. [ Read more → ]
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Police investigating murder of lesbian couple found near store dumpster

Sunday, March 9, 2014
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas -- Deputies in Galveston County, Texas, are investigating the murder of a lesbian couple from Houston whose bodies were discovered next to a convenience store dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas, on Friday morning. [ Read more → ]
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Father gets life imprisonment for murdering gay son in Turkey

Monday, February 10, 2014
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- In a landmark Turkish case, a man who murdered his son because he was gay and “shaming” the family, has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison. [ Read more → ]
Bruno Borges de Oliveira

Brazil police arrest ‘skateboard Nazis’ in brutal murder of gay teen

Monday, February 3, 2014
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian police on Sunday arrested a gang of neo-Nazi skateboarders for the brutal murder of an 18 year-old gay teen last weekend in São Paulo. [ Read more → ]
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Russian court sentences three men for murder of man they believe was gay

Monday, February 3, 2014
A Russian court has sentenced three men who were found guilty of the brutal murder of a man they stabbed and set on fire because they believed that he was gay. [ Read more → ]
Derrick Burden

Ga. man sentenced to life in prison for killing Black Gay Pride attendee

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
ATLANTA — A Georgia man convicted in the deaths of two men he robbed and shot in an Atlanta town home has been sentenced to two life prison terms. [ Read more → ]
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Cleveland police official: Murders of transgender women were ‘crimes of hate’

Monday, December 16, 2013
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police official says police believe the recent slayings of two transgender women were motivated by hate. [ Read more → ]
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Mother says gay son tortured, killed in Honduran prison after illegal deportation

Friday, December 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The United States illegally deported a gay asylum-seeker to months of torture and death in a Honduran prison, his mother claims in court. [ Read more → ]
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Fla. teen gets 25 years in prison for attempted murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 9, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida teenager in has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
Brittany Stergis

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

Monday, December 9, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Peru gay teen murdered, dismembered, burned in brutal hate crime

Friday, December 6, 2013
LIMA, Peru -- A 19-year-old gay was tortured and brutally murdered in Peru, according to local reports that surfaced earlier this week. [ Read more → ]
Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar

Attorney: Transgender murder victim’s life not as valuable as higher class victims

Friday, December 6, 2013
NEW YORK -- A New York attorney on Thursday said the life of a murdered transgender woman wasn’t worth the same punishment as if his client had killed someone “in the higher end of the community.” [ Read more → ]
Tarence Mitchell

High school football star accused in deadly stabbing of male lover

Saturday, November 23, 2013
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. -- A high school football captain has been charged with fatally stabbing his lover with a steak knife after an argument over ending their relationship. [ Read more → ]
Cemia Dove

Life sentence for murderer of Cleveland transgender woman

Thursday, November 14, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The convicted killer of Cemia “CeCe” Dove, a transgender woman found murdered earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. [ Read more → ]
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