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Knoller case may be headed to Newsom's desk

Knoller case may be headed to Newsom's desk

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jan 9, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom may be confronted with an unprecedented ethical faceoff next month in connection with San Francisco's infamous 2001 dog-mauling case.

LGBT woman fatally stabbed near her home

LGBT woman fatally stabbed near her home

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jan 9, 2019

On Christmas Eve, LGBT community member Christine Moyer was stabbed to death in the South of Market neighborhood at 5:38 p.m. blocks from her home, according to authorities.

Man who stole rainbow flag back in jail

Man who stole rainbow flag back in jail

  • by Alex Madison
  • Dec 26, 2018

The man convicted of stealing a rainbow flag from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole in June has been arrested for violating his probation relating to the petty theft charge.

Gay SF pastor arrested on child porn charges

Gay SF pastor arrested on child porn charges

  • by Alex Madison
  • Dec 5, 2018

A gay San Francisco pastor, who has historically fought for gay rights in the Lutheran Church, was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

LGBT hate crimes increase, FBI reports

LGBT hate crimes increase, FBI reports

  • by Alex Madison
  • Nov 20, 2018

Since President Donald Trump took office, hate crimes have increased by 17 percent nationally in 2017 and 5 percent among LGBT people compared with the previous year, according to the new hate crime statistics report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Man convicted in SF's infamous dog mauling case dies

Man convicted in SF's infamous dog mauling case dies

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Nov 14, 2018

The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday.

Jury convicts Phillips on all charges in murder of friend

Jury convicts Phillips on all charges in murder of friend

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 24, 2018

Gay man Michael Phillips was found guilty of first-degree murder and every offense he was charged with by a San Francisco Superior Court jury Thursday, October 18.

Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 19, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found gay city resident Michael Phillips guilty of first-degree murder Thursday, October 18 for the killing of his elderly gay friend, James Sheahan.

Phillips trial goes to jury

Phillips trial goes to jury

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 17, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday in the Michael Phillips murder trial.

Police remain mum in Egg case

Police remain mum in Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 10, 2018

San Francisco Police Department brass are still not saying whether the department's handling of the Brian Egg homicide case violated department policy on well-being checks for missing people.

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 10, 2018

The defense's case opened and closed in two days in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Closing arguments are expected next week.

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 10, 2018

Norman Tanner, a gay man who was a nationally prominent leader in HIV prevention and support, died Friday, October 5, two days after a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco. He was 60.

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 3, 2018

Forensic and other scientific evidence was the main topic for witnesses in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court October 1-2.

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 27, 2018

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the headless torso found in a fish tank in a South of Market home last month as Brian Egg, 65.