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Man arrested after volunteer assaulted at Pacific Center

Man arrested after volunteer assaulted at Pacific Center

  • by Tony Taylor
  • Oct 25, 2017

Chalk messages of support were written on the sidewalk outside the Pacific Center for Human Growth's office in Berkeley following an incident last week in which a volunteer was physically assaulted and a rainbow flag was burned.

Defense Accuses Dead B.A.R. Writer of Sexual Attack

Defense Accuses Dead B.A.R. Writer of Sexual Attack

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Oct 14, 2017

The attorney for the man accused of fatally strangling former Bay Area Reporter writer Dan Aiello is claiming that his client, Kyle Billy Fletcher, had been "in fear of a sexual assault," and Fletcher "was defending himself."

Gay Man Assaulted in the Castro

Gay Man Assaulted in the Castro

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 14, 2017

Gary McCoy, an advocate for people who are homeless and for people living with HIV, was assaulted in the Castro Sunday morning, October 8.

Suspects in Killing of Gay SF Man Deny Charges

Suspects in Killing of Gay SF Man Deny Charges

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 19, 2017

The two people accused of fatally shooting a gay San Francisco man at Twin Peaks in July have pleaded not guilty.

Pacifica Man Pleads No Contest to Rapes

Pacifica Man Pleads No Contest to Rapes

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 19, 2017

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men is expected to serve almost 30 years in prison after pleading no contest in the case.

Convict in California Trans Murder Granted Parole

Convict in California Trans Murder Granted Parole

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Nov 5, 2016

Parole has been granted for one of the men who murdered transgender teenager Gwen Araujo in 2002, while parole for another one of Araujo's killers has been denied.

Alleged Castro Arsonist Freed After Plea Deal

Alleged Castro Arsonist Freed After Plea Deal

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Oct 1, 2016

A San Francisco man convicted of accidentally choking to death a sex partner in 2011 and then arrested again last year for allegedly starting fires in the Castro district was released after reaching a plea deal.

Conviction in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

Conviction in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 27, 2016

A San Francisco Superior Court jury convicted Michael Sione Green of first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Melquiesha "Mel" Warren.

Jury Still Out in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

Jury Still Out in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 20, 2016

Jurors continued deliberating this week in San Francisco Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a lesbian in the city almost three years ago.

More Victims of San Mateo Rapist Come Forward

More Victims of San Mateo Rapist Come Forward

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Aug 20, 2016

Several more men have come forward saying they're victims of a San Mateo County man who's already charged with raping other men, according to police.

Lesbian Visitor Murdered in Austin

Lesbian Visitor Murdered in Austin

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 7, 2016

This was the happiest time in Teqnika Moultrie's life, but it was tragically cut short early Sunday morning in Austin, Texas.

More Testimony in SF Lesbian Murder Trial

More Testimony in SF Lesbian Murder Trial

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jul 30, 2016

The woman who survived the 2013 shooting that killed a friend near a gay San Francisco nightclub this week contradicted other friends' descriptions of the shooter.

Testimony Heard in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

Testimony Heard in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Jul 24, 2016

Friends of a lesbian who was shot to death in a parking lot near a gay San Francisco nightclub in 2013 described in court how she had put up her hands and pleaded with the suspect before he shot her and a friend.

Hit-and-run defendant remains jailed after judge rejects release efforts

Hit-and-run defendant remains jailed after judge rejects release efforts

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Apr 21, 2016

The man accused of fatally striking a gay San Francisco man with his car and fleeing the scene will remain in jail after a judge today (Thursday, April 21) denied a motion to reduce his $400,000 bail or release him on his own recognizance.