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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who says he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million.

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Man convicted in gang rape of lesbian gets 400 year prison sentence

| Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A California man who was convicted of orchestrating the 2008 gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years in prison.

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

| Saturday, April 12, 2014
Douglas Spady
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.

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Calif. man convicted of orchestrating gang rape targeting lesbian victim

| Thursday, December 19, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A 36-year-old Northern California man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian.

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Lesbian victim testifies in trial of man accused in alleged 2008 gang rape

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — Five years after a Northern California woman said she was gang-raped while her attackers taunted her for being a lesbian, the trial of one of the four men charged in the assault has gotten underway in a Contra Costa County courtroom where the 33-year-old victim is testifying.

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Anti-gay activist: Tyler Clementi killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles

CARLOS MAZA | Equality Matters | Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tyler Clementi
WASHINGTON -- Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez believes that Tyler Clementi – the 18-year-old Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate secretly recorded video of him kissing another man – actually killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles when he was a teenager.

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Gay British lawmaker denies allegations of sexual assault, rape

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nigel EvansAP
LONDON – British media are reporting that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another.

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Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ remarks draw attention to candidate’s anti-gay record

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Monday, August 20, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate W. Todd Akin
The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri has been thrust into the national spotlight following comments he made suggesting a woman can resist becoming pregnant after a “legitimate rape” — prompting LGBT advocates to decry not only his views on women but also his long history of opposition to LGBT rights.

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Anti-gay hazing, attempted rape of sailor leads to firing of top Navy officer

| Monday, June 25, 2012
USS Florida
NORFOLK, Va. -- A sailor targeted for harassment aboard the nuclear submarine USS Florida became the center of a homophobic hazing case that led to the firing of the vessel's top enlisted officer.

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Gay celebrity photographer cleared on allegations of raping toddler daughters

| Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Paul Rusconi
MALIBU, Calif. -- Famed Malibu celebrity photographer Paul Rusconi has been cleared of criminal allegations that he raped his 20-month-old twin daughters.

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