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Ex-SJ leader solves cold case murder of gay porn actor

Ex-SJ leader solves cold case murder of gay porn actor

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 29, 2023

How did a gay stay-at-home married dad end up solving the 33-year-old cold case murder of a Los Angeles gay porn star?

Nashville police say Christian school shooter identified as trans

Nashville police say Christian school shooter identified as trans

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Mar 28, 2023

Nashville police said that a person who opened fire at a private Christian school Monday was a former student who identified as transgender.

Suspect appears in court in Marsh killing

Suspect appears in court in Marsh killing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 21, 2023

A UC employee charged in the stabbing death of an Oakland Black gay man now has an attorney, though his plea date was pushed back to next month as he appeared in an Alameda County courtroom Tuesday.

No arrest made in Davis killing

No arrest made in Davis killing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 21, 2023

Oakland police continue to investigate the shooting death of gay Black man Devonte Davis and no arrest has been made, a department spokesperson said.

Devonte Davis ID'd as Oakland homicide victim

Devonte Davis ID'd as Oakland homicide victim

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 16, 2023

The name of a second gay Black man killed in a nine-day period was released by Oakland police Thursday.

2nd gay Black man killed in Oakland in 9-day period

2nd gay Black man killed in Oakland in 9-day period

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 15, 2023

A gay Black man was killed Sunday morning near the Oakland Coliseum, according to Joe Hawkins, the co-founder and CEO of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.

Police arrest UC employee in Oakland killing of gay man

Police arrest UC employee in Oakland killing of gay man

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 13, 2023

Oakland police have arrested a UC Berkeley employee in the recent stabbing death of a gay man, they confirmed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Oakland police release name of gay man killed Saturday

Oakland police release name of gay man killed Saturday

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 9, 2023

Oakland police have released the name of a 53-year-old gay Black man who was reportedly stabbed after a fire at his home in the city's Adams Point neighborhood Saturday morning, March 4.

Police say no evidence of hate crime in Oakland stabbing death

Police say no evidence of hate crime in Oakland stabbing death

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 7, 2023

Oakland police are investigating the stabbing death of a man but said there is no evidence yet that it was a hate crime.

Jimmy Carter's nephew had tragic connection with Oakland gay couple

Jimmy Carter's nephew had tragic connection with Oakland gay couple

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Mar 2, 2023

Former President Jimmy Carter's closest connection to the San Francisco Bay Area may have been his nephew, William Carter Spann, who called himself the "Bad Peanut."

SF leaders have run-ins with youth near Market Street

SF leaders have run-ins with youth near Market Street

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 23, 2023

Two LGBTQ San Francisco leaders have recently experienced separate run-ins with groups of youth near Market Street — with one incident resulting in injuries.

Updated: Knoller again denied parole in SF dog-maul case

Updated: Knoller again denied parole in SF dog-maul case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Feb 15, 2023

A two-member state Board of Parole Hearings panel denied parole late Wednesday for the woman convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal dog mauling in San Francisco of her lesbian neighbor, Diane Whipple, back in 2001.

Gay man reportedly beaten, hospitalized after leaving SOMA bar

Gay man reportedly beaten, hospitalized after leaving SOMA bar

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2023

A gay man said that he was beaten near a South of Market LGBTQ bar over the weekend, leading to his hospitalization, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for his living expenses.

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 31, 2023

A gay former Sebastopol mayor and cannabis entrepreneur was convicted of six felony crimes involving the sexual abuse of a child.