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Man not charged in Pride stabbing

Man not charged in Pride stabbing

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 4, 2018

An 18-year-old Hispanic man who was arrested in connection to a stabbing over Pride weekend has not been charged in the incident, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's office.

SFPD investigating suspicious death in Castro

SFPD investigating suspicious death in Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 29, 2018

San Francisco police were investigating what they are terming a "suspicious" death of a man in the Castro district early Friday morning, across the street from the gay nightclub Badlands.

Hate crime charge reinstated in Guerneville case

Hate crime charge reinstated in Guerneville case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 27, 2018

The Guerneville man who was arrested for threatening to kill LGBTs is once again charged with a felony hate crime after a judge reversed an earlier dismissal at a June 22 hearing.

SFPD may have a break in 'Doodler' cold case

SFPD may have a break in 'Doodler' cold case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 27, 2018

San Francisco police may have a suspect in the cold case involving the serial killer known as the "Doodler," who preyed on gay men in the mid-1970s, but the department would only say it is "actively" working the case.

Two injured in Pride weekend stabbings

Two injured in Pride weekend stabbings

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 27, 2018

Two men were stabbed during the Pride celebration Sunday, June 24, according to San Francisco police.

Man robbed at knifepoint in Castro

Man robbed at knifepoint in Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 21, 2018

A man was robbed at knifepoint early Sunday morning (June 17) in the Castro district, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Robert Rueca. It is not known if the victim is a member of the LGBT community.

Police investigating alleged attack on drag queen as possible hate crime

Police investigating alleged attack on drag queen as possible hate crime

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 20, 2018

The San Francisco Police Department said this week that it is investigating an alleged attack against a local drag queen as a possible hate crime, according to SFPD spokesman Officer Robert Rueca.

Global gay rights activist beaten in Oakland

Global gay rights activist beaten in Oakland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2018

Longtime American global LGBT rights activist Scott Long was brutally attacked and hospitalized June 9 in Oakland.

Castro bar owner spit on, called 'faggot' by car driver

Castro bar owner spit on, called 'faggot' by car driver

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jun 13, 2018

The owner of Last Call Bar in the Castro district, Kevin Harrington, was allegedly spit on and called a faggot twice by a young man Monday morning.

Gay Oregon college student in coma after possible attack near Truckee

Gay Oregon college student in coma after possible attack near Truckee

  • by Alex Madison
  • May 23, 2018

Family seeks answers in gay college student's severe injures while on Amtrak near Truckee, CA. Truckee Police chief responds to media attention, says gay college student never got off Amtrak train in the town near Lake Tahoe.

Man pleads not guilty in Sonoma threat, flag case

Man pleads not guilty in Sonoma threat, flag case

  • by Charlie Wagner
  • May 16, 2018

A man whom Sonoma County sheriff's deputies said threatened to bomb gays and allegedly stole rainbow flags from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance this week.

Man pleads no contest to violating Castro stay away order

Man pleads no contest to violating Castro stay away order

  • by Alex Madison
  • May 9, 2018

Juan Carlos Mesen can't seem to stay away from the Castro district.

Rainbow flags disappear in Guerneville

Rainbow flags disappear in Guerneville

  • by Charlie Wagner
  • May 9, 2018

Guerneville residents gathered to raise another rainbow flag in the town's plaza last week, after previous ones were apparently stolen.

Popular Castro barbershop burglarized

Popular Castro barbershop burglarized

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 4, 2018

Over $5,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Daddy's Barbershop, 4102 19th Street (near Castro) when burglars smashed a front window after the shop closed on Saturday night, April 28, the owner said.