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Gay SF man's 2018 killing gets new look from TV's Grace

Gay SF man's 2018 killing gets new look from TV's Grace

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 11, 2023

Nationally known legal commentator and television personality Nancy Grace is blasting the San Francisco Police Department's handling of the grisly killing of a gay man in 2018.

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 10, 2023

A Washington state man was sentenced October 3 to four years in prison after being convicted of a federal hate crime in an arson incident three years ago near an LGBTQ nightclub in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Oakland LGBTQ Port Bar vandalized overnight, co-owner says

Oakland LGBTQ Port Bar vandalized overnight, co-owner says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 4, 2023

The sun came up over Oakland's Port Bar this morning with its two front windows and glass entrance door apparently shot through in what its co-owner believes was an intentional act.

SFPD: Two suspects get away after Castro bar break-in

SFPD: Two suspects get away after Castro bar break-in

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 3, 2023

Two suspects got away after allegedly breaking into the Lookout bar in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

SF LGBTQ bar vandalized with anti-trans slur

SF LGBTQ bar vandalized with anti-trans slur

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 27, 2023

The Cinch Saloon, the last LGBTQ bar on Polk Street in downtown San Francisco, was vandalized with graffiti containing an anti-trans slur.

SF DA says Tenderloin stabbing was alleged anti-LGBTQ hate crime

SF DA says Tenderloin stabbing was alleged anti-LGBTQ hate crime

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 21, 2023

A stabbing inside a permanent supportive housing building in the Tenderloin that left a man seriously injured was an anti-LGBTQ hate crime, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins stated in a news release Thursday.

FBI agents come to Castro as part of anti-hate crimes fight

FBI agents come to Castro as part of anti-hate crimes fight

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 31, 2023

With seven-in-10 reported hate crimes in San Francisco occurring against gay men — the FBI is fully committed to enforcing federal hate crimes statutes regardless of who is in the White House, agents told an audience in the Castro.

San Jose LGBTQ nightclub vandalized just days after Pride

San Jose LGBTQ nightclub vandalized just days after Pride

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 30, 2023

An LGBTQ nightclub in San Jose's Qmunity District was vandalized just days after Pride festivities in the South Bay city — leading to the bar being closed all day Tuesday, the owner said.

Man charged with hate crime in Emeryville senior housing incident

Man charged with hate crime in Emeryville senior housing incident

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 25, 2023

The Alameda County District Attorney's office has charged a 64-year-old man with hate crime vandalism alleged to have happened in the lobby of a senior housing facility.

Prelim hearing date set in gay Oakland murder case after discovery woes resolved

Prelim hearing date set in gay Oakland murder case after discovery woes resolved

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 25, 2023

The attorney defending the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland earlier this year said his problems receiving evidence from prosecutors are getting resolved.

Southern California shop owner shot to death over Pride flag, authorities say

Southern California shop owner shot to death over Pride flag, authorities say

  • by by Brody Levesque, Los Angeles Blade
  • Aug 21, 2023

A Southern California woman was shot to death August 18 after a man reportedly removed a Pride flag from outside her clothing store and the woman confronted him about it.

Family of gay photographer killed at Twin Peaks exasperated by further delays

Family of gay photographer killed at Twin Peaks exasperated by further delays

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 17, 2023

The partner and sister of a gay San Francisco man killed five years ago are frustrated with delays in the effort to retry the defendants after a mistrial was declared earlier this year.

Castro dog groomers Mudpuppy's damaged after DUI crash, SFPD says

Castro dog groomers Mudpuppy's damaged after DUI crash, SFPD says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 15, 2023

The storefront of a pet grooming store in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood was damaged after it was hit by a car, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

SF drag legend loses car to arson

SF drag legend loses car to arson

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 1, 2023

The car of a San Francisco drag icon was torched in the Bayview just before Pride weekend, and answers have been hard to come by.