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GLAAD-responds-to-weekend-of-anti-LGBTQ-violence-poll-suggests-2-3-of-GOPs-back-discussion-of-LGBTQs-in-schools

  GLAAD responds to weekend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence, poll suggests 2/3 of GOPs back discussion of LGBTQ+s in schools

-- From a press release

(Monday, September 26, 2022) GLAAD condemns a wave of violence against the LGBTQ community across the country and calls for increased protections and support for LGBTQ people and youth, as new data reveals that a vast ...


 
DoJ-announces-22M-to-address-prevent-sexual-assault-on-campuses-

  DoJ announces $22M to address, prevent sexual assault on campuses

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced nearly $22 million in upcoming grant awards to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses; provide services to youth victims and children ...


 
Ban-on-same-sex-relations-overturned-in-Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis

  Ban on same-sex relations overturned in Saint Kitts and Nevis

In a major advance for LGBTQ+ rights in the Caribbean, a court for Saint Kitts and Nevis struck down a colonial-era law that banned the "abominable" crime of "buggery," LGBTQ Nation reported. The same court overturned ...


 
Activists-community-leaders-gather-for-town-hall-meeting-in-wake-of-Jeffery-Pub-hit-and-run

  Activists, community leaders gather for town-hall meeting in wake of Jeffery Pub hit-and-run

In the wake of the investigation and apprehension of a suspect in the vehicular deaths of three gay Black men in the third district of Chicago, a quickly assembled town hall meeting was held Aug. 25 ...


 
Lake-View-church-vandalized-over-pro-abortion-stance

  Lake View church vandalized over pro-abortion stance

A Lakeview church was vandalized Aug. 24 by two women who appeared to be upset by its sign backing reproductive rights, Block Club Chicago reported. Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, 656 W. Barry Ave., put up ...


 
Man-charged-with-killing-three-in-hit-and-run-at-Jeffery-Pub-91UPDATE93

  Man charged with killing three in hit-and-run at Jeffery Pub [UPDATE]

South Side resident Tavis Dunbar has been charged with murder after a hit-and-run crash that killed three people and injured a fourth person outside the Black gay bar Jeffery Pub last week, Block Club Chicago reported. ...


 
Families-and-activists-gather-to-honor-Jeffery-Pub-hit-and-run-victims

  Families and activists gather to honor Jeffery Pub hit-and-run victims

On Aug. 21, a brief memorial service was held at The Rainbow Beach Field House to honor the three victims of a hit-and-run incident that took place in front of the Black gay bar The Jeffrey Pub, located on Chicago's South ...


 
WORLD-Trans-activist-COVID-surveys-Michael-Sam-Saudi-Arabian-sisters

  WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

Some people in London, Ontario, Canada's LGBTQ+ community reacted strongly to how a popular trans activist was treated by London Police Services earlier this month, CBC reported. Clara Sorrenti, 28, known as Keffals on the online ...


 
Suspect-arrested-in-rape-murder-of-Kenyan-non-binary-lesbian

  Suspect arrested in rape/murder of Kenyan non-binary lesbian

The family of Sheila Lumumba—who was raped and murdered in Nyeri County, Kenya, in April—stated that a suspect has been charged in connection with their death, according to openDemocracy. A man was arraigned in court in ...


 
Event-for-Jeffery-Pub-crash-victims-to-be-held-Aug-21

  Event for Jeffery Pub crash victims to be held Aug. 21

There will be an event to remember the victims of the Aug. 14 car crash at Black gay nightspot Jeffery Pub on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. at Rainbow Beach Field House, 3111 E. 77th St. The victims were Devonta ...


 
Brittney-Griner-appealing-conviction

  Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...


 
Three-men-hit-by-car-and-killed-near-Jeffery-Pub-car-found-but-not-driver-91UPDATES93

  Three men hit by car and killed near Jeffery Pub; car found, but not driver [UPDATES]

Three men were killed and another was injured after a hit-and-run crash in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Authorities said the crash happened around 5 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the 7000 block of S. Jeffery ...


 
Judge-Kevin-Spacey-owes-almost-31-million

  Judge: Kevin Spacey owes almost $31 million

On Aug. 4, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed that embattled actor Kevin Spacey must pay House of Cards producer MRC nearly $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the ...


 
Committee-makes-recommendations-for-expanded-court-service-for-Cook-County-domestic-violence-victims-

  Committee makes recommendations for expanded court service for Cook County domestic-violence victims

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 29, 2022) — The Circuit Court of Cook County Committee on Domestic Violence Court has developed a plan to improve court access to help domestic violence victims, which will include an after-hours pilot program ...


 
GoFundMe-page-for-UpRising-Bakery-raises-thousands-of-dollars

  GoFundMe page for UpRising Bakery raises thousands of dollars

A GoFundMe page for Lake in the Hills venue UpRising Bakery and Cafe—an LGBTQ+-owned site that was the subject of protests and vandalism after planning to host a family-friendly drag show that was later canceled—has raised ...


 
Man-arrested-for-vandalism-of-LGBTQ-owned-suburban-bakery

  Man arrested for vandalism of LGBTQ+-owned suburban bakery

Authorities in Lake in the Hills, a suburb of Chicago, have made an arrest in the case of the vandalism of a bakery that had to cancel an all-ages drag show because of the crime, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Joseph I. ...


 
NATIONAL-Miami-textbooks-Lia-Thomas-Florida-churches-Key-West-figure-dies

  NATIONAL Miami textbooks, Lia Thomas, Florida churches, Key West figure dies

Miami-Dade County students could go months without sex-education books after school board members, by a five-to-four vote, rejected two proposed textbooks over concerns they violate the state's Parental Rights in Education bill, known by opponents as ...


 
Man-indicted-for-attacking-men-in-DC-for-their-sexual-orientation

  Man indicted for attacking men in D.C. for their sexual orientation

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Michael Thomas Pruden, 48, with five counts of assault on federal land, one count of impersonating a federal officer and a hate-crimes sentencing enhancement alleging that Pruden assaulted ...


 
More-than-500-women-sue-Uber-over-claims-of-sexual-assault

  More than 500 women sue Uber over claims of sexual assault

Uber is being sued by more than 500 women who claim they were assaulted by drivers who use the ride-hailing platform, CNBC reported. The complaint—filed in San Francisco County Superior Court—claims that "women passengers in multiple ...


 
Kevin-Spacey-pleads-not-guilty-in-London-in-sexual-assault-case

  Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in London in sexual-assault case

On July 14, two-time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pled not guilty of sexual assault in London's Central Criminal Court, according to WAGM-TV. The former House of Cards star, who ran London's Old Vic theater between 2004 ...


 
Reports-Chicago-trans-woman-murdered-in-West-Englewood-neighborhood

  Reports: Chicago trans woman murdered in West Englewood neighborhood

A Chicago trans woman was attacked and died the late evening of July 11/early morning of July 12, according to reports. An individual was found with multiple stab wounds after Chicago Police Department (CPD) answered a ...


 
John-Pennycuffs-memorial-library-at-Unity-Park-is-graffitied

  John Pennycuff's memorial library at Unity Park is graffitied

The John Pennycuff Little Library, at Chicago's Unity Park, was recently sprayed with graffiti. Robert Castillo, Pennycuff's surviving husband, stated on Facebook that some tried to cover the original tagging with their own rainbow-hued graffiti. ...


 
Former-Japanese-prime-minister-dies-after-being-shot-

  Former Japanese prime minister dies after being shot

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on July 8 after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in central Japan, CNN reported, citing public broadcaster NHK. Japanese publication Nikkei also reported that ...


 
Cheer-star-receives-prison-sentence-

  'Cheer' star receives prison sentence

On July 6, Jerry Harris, the former star of hit Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography soliciting sex from minors, Variety noted, citing USA Today. Harris, 22, ...


 
Jeffrey-Epstein-cohort-Ghislaine-Maxwell-sentenced-to-20-years-

  Jeffrey Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years

On June 28, Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime confidante (and former boyfriend) Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage girls, media ...


 
Mass-shooting-takes-place-at-Norwegian-gay-club

  Mass shooting takes place at Norwegian gay club

Oslo's annual Pride parade was canceled June 25 following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack, CNN reported. Two people were killed and eight others taken ...


 
Murdered-mans-brother-continues-search-for-information-about-2004-killing-

  Murdered man's brother continues search for information about 2004 killing

Video below

A Rockford man is continuing to search for clues about the circumstances surrounding his brother's 2004 murder in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood. Kevin Clewer was found murdered in his apartment on the 3400 block of North ...


 
Pride-Flag-arsons-raise-alarm-church-leaders-say

  Pride Flag arsons raise alarm, church leaders say

-- From a Metropolitan Community Church press release

The intentional burning of two LGBT Pride flags in Baltimore earlier this week resulted in three people being seriously injured and significant damage to multiple homes, and leaders of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) are expressing ...


 
Autopsy-shows-manner-of-death-in-Elise-Malarys-death-is-undetermined

  Autopsy shows manner of death in Elise Malary's death is undetermined

The Cook County medical examiner's officer revealed that trans activist Elise Malary died from drowning but that the manner of death could not be determined, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Malary's body was found in Lake Michigan ...


 
Batavia-police-looking-into-Pride-flag-thefts

  Batavia police looking into Pride-flag thefts

In Batavia, four Pride flags displayed on homes were stolen overnight on June 15, causing damage, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Authorities said flagpoles and mounts, which displayed the flags, were broken. Two incidents happened in ...


 
Man-shot-outside-Lake-View-nightspot-

  Man shot outside Lake View nightspot

No one is yet in custody after a shooting along the 3300 block of North Halsted Street during the early morning of June 13. The story was first reported by CWBChicago on June 13. The incident ...


 
Spacey-charged-with-sexual-assault-UK-hearing-set-for-June-16

  Spacey charged with sexual assault; UK hearing set for June 16

British authorities have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault and a further offense, Deadline reported. The actor has also been charged with causing a person to "engage in penetrative sexual activity without ...


 
Idaho-police-arrest-dozens-with-white-nationalist-ties-near-Pride-event

  Idaho police arrest dozens with white nationalist ties near Pride event

In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police officers arrested 31 people on June 11 who are believed to be affiliated with the white nationalist group Patriot Front after they were seen gathering near a Pride parade, CNN reported. ...


 
States-might-make-having-kids-at-drag-events-a-felony-LGBTQ-groups-respond

  States might make having kids at drag events a felony; LGBTQ+ groups respond

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Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini wants to make it a felony for any parent to bring a child to a drag event, WFLA reported. MYSA also noted that Republican Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton announced on ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-survey-Gays-Against-Guns-TIME-100-candidates-crimes

  NATIONAL Trans survey, Gays Against Guns, TIME 100, candidates, crimes

Transgender women experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, poor health services and low pay are less likely to receive necessary HIV prevention support or treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study based on responses from ...


 
Jussie-Smollett-back-to-work-BET-plans-to-show-his-directorial-debut

  Jussie Smollett back to work; BET+ plans to show his directorial debut

Embattled former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is back to work after being convicted of faking a hate crime in Chicago earlier this year, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Smollett, 39, makes his directorial debut in the movie ...


 
Kevin-Spacey-charged-with-sexual-assault-in-the-UK

  Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in the UK

In the United Kingdom, embattled actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent," Variety reported. The decision ...


 
Governor-Pritzker-Lt-Governor-Stratton-comment-on-Texas-tragedy

  Governor Pritzker, Lt. Governor Stratton comment on Texas tragedy

-- From a press release

Chicago — In the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that killed at least 19 students and two adults, Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton released the following ...


 
NBA-coach-former-Chicago-Bull-pleads-for-gun-control-after-Texas-shootings

  NBA coach/former Chicago Bull pleads for gun control after Texas shootings

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed something besides basketball in his pregame news conference heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks on Many 24, ESPN noted. "Since we left ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-signs-legislation-addressing-rise-in-organized-retail-thefts

  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation addressing rise in organized retail thefts

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — On May 13, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates and law-enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts. "This new law represents ...


 
WORLD-South-Africa-Greek-ruling-soccer-items-singer-attacked

  WORLD South Africa, Greek ruling, soccer items, singer attacked

South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa praised his country for creating a conducive environment for LGB people to practice same-sex marriages and partnerships, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, ...


 
Virginia-trans-teen-killed-at-party

  Virginia trans teen killed at party

The life of Black transgender girl Ariyanna Mitchell, 17, ended violently at a party in Hampton, Virginia, on April 2—and the accused killer asked her if she was a boy or a girl before shooting her, ...


 
Moulin-Rouge-performance-canceled-after-Loop-shooting-

  'Moulin Rouge' performance canceled after Loop shooting

Broadway In Chicago canceled the May 1 performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, following the nearby shooting in The Loop, ABC 7 Chicago reported. A 27-year-old man and a 55-year-old ...


 
Rape-murder-of-Kenyan-lesbian-spark-outrage

  Rape, murder of Kenyan lesbian spark outrage

Kenyan authorities said six men who raped and murdered Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba, 25, on April 19 in her home in Karatina actually targeted her because of her sexual orientation, The Washington Blade reported. The body of ...


 
Roommate-indicted-in-death-of-Florida-LGBTQ-rights-activist

  Roommate indicted in death of Florida LGBTQ+-rights activist

A Florida grand jury indicted a man for first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the death of his roommate—LGBTQ+-rights advocate Jorge Diaz-Johnston, brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, CNN reported. ...


 
Cook-County-states-attorney-expunges-15000-cannabis-convictions-

  Cook County state's attorney expunges 15,000+ cannabis convictions

-- From a press release

CHICAGO - On Friday, April 22, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) will present 214 additional cannabis cases to be automatically expunged, bringing the total to 15,191. The Cannabis Expungement Project nears an end following ...


 
Wealthy-California-politico-sentenced-for-deaths-of-two-Black-gay-men

  Wealthy California politico sentenced for deaths of two Black gay men

On April 14, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder sentenced former West Hollywood resident and LGBTQ+-rights activist Ed Buck, 67, to 30 years in federal prison for supplying the methamphetamine that killed two gay Black men—Gemmel ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-lauds-legislation-to-strengthen-Illinois-response-to-military-sexual-violence

  Gov. Pritzker lauds legislation to strengthen Illinois' response to military sexual violence

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — In a nation-leading effort to protect survivors of military sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable, the Illinois National Guard worked closely with state Senate Assistant Majority Leader Tony ...


 
Lynching-now-a-federal-hate-crime

  Lynching now a federal hate crime

After multiple failed attempts that spanned more than a century, there is now a federal law that designates lynching as a hate crime, NPR reported. In a March 29 ceremony at the White House, President Joe Biden signed ...


 
Woman-found-dead-along-Evanston-lakeshore-confirmed-to-be-trans-rights-activist-Elise-Malary

  Woman found dead along Evanston lakeshore confirmed to be trans-rights activist Elise Malary

A woman whose body was found on an Evanston beach the evening of March 17 has been identified as missing activist Elise Malary, Chicago Sun-Times reported. The body was found in Lake Michigan at the 500 ...


 
Barrington-LGBTQ-students-allegedly-targeted-by-pellet-gun-shootings

  Barrington LGBTQ+ students allegedly targeted by pellet-gun shootings

Two Barrington High School students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community were allegedly targeted in a pellet-gun shooting on campus this week, The Chicago Tribune reported. Officials said the incident is likely related to the ...


 
Former-Ind-college-president-pleads-no-contest-to-child-sex-crime-charges

  Former Ind. college president pleads no contest to child sex-crime charges

On March 17, the former president of Indiana's Franklin College pled no contest to child sex-crime charges in a Wisconsin court, WRTV reported. The college fired Thomas Minar in January 2020 after he was arrested on ...


 
Former-Chicago-alderman-sentenced-to-13-months-in-prison

  Former Chicago alderman sentenced to 13 months in prison

On March 17, U.S. District Judge John Kness sentenced former Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz to 13 months in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, The Chicago Tribune reported. Munoz stole tens of thousands of dollars ...


 
Smollett-ordered-released-while-case-is-appealed

  Smollett ordered released while case is appealed

The legal developments involving embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett seem to have more twists and turns than any episode of his former show. Smollett was ordered released from jail on March 17, pending appeal of his ...


 
Jussie-Smollett-receives-sentence-for-reporting-fake-hate-crime-Kim-Foxx-responds-91UPDATE93

  Jussie Smollett receives sentence for reporting fake hate crime; Kim Foxx responds [UPDATE]

More than three years after reporting a homophobic and racist hate crime against himself that a jury ruled he faked, Cook County Court Judge James Linn sentenced embattled actor Jussie Smollett to ...


 
Hulu-to-stream-Ryan-Murphy-projects-Pose-AHS-and-Crime-Story-starting-March-7

  Hulu to stream Ryan Murphy projects 'Pose,' 'AHS' and 'Crime Story' starting March 7

Hulu will stream three of out gay producer Ryan Murphy's most acclaimed and award-winning hit shows from FX and 20th Television: American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose, a press release noted. For the very ...


 
Smollett-seeks-new-trial-or-not-guilty-verdict

  Smollett seeks new trial or not-guilty verdict

Embattled actor/singer Jussie Smollett filed paperwork seeking either a new trial in Chicago or a not-guilty verdict two months after he was convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime against himself in 2019 that supposedly happened ...


 
WORLD-Russia-hate-crimes-in-Israel-Gus-Kenworthy-Indian-state

  WORLD Russia, hate crimes in Israel, Gus Kenworthy, Indian state

The Russian government made an unsuccessful attempt to shut down one of the country's largest and most prominent LGBTQ-rights groups, but human rights advocates say there are likely more attempts on the horizon, NBC News noted. ...


 
Kim-Potter-receives-sentence-for-killing-Daunte-Wright

  Kim Potter receives sentence for killing Daunte Wright

Kim Potter—the former Minnesota police officer convicted of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright—was sentenced to two years in state custody on Feb. 18. The sentence was lower than that permitted by state sentencing guidelines, ...


 
Lightfoot-city-leaders-advocates-highlight-increasing-rates-of-domestic-violence-

  Lightfoot, city leaders, advocates highlight increasing rates of domestic violence

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, city and community leaders highlighted the increase in domestic violence-related incidents in Chicago throughout the pandemic and the support and services available to domestic ...


 
Former-Cheer-star-pleads-guilty-in-child-porn-case

  Former 'Cheer' star pleads guilty in child-porn case

Jerry Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix series Cheer, has pled guilty in a federal child-pornography case, media outlets reported. According to NBC News, Harris, 22, was indicted in December 2020 on numerous charges ...


 
WORLD-Beijing-Olympics-Honduras-crimes-Grindr-Argentina-agency

  WORLD Beijing Olympics, Honduras crimes, Grindr, Argentina agency

At least 35 of this year's Olympic athletes are openly LGBTQ+—more than double the number of queer competitors from the 2018 winter competition in PyeongChang, South Korea, according to an NBC News item that cited the ...


 
WORLD-Church-officials-come-out-Polish-bill-crimes-Hannah-Gadsby

  WORLD Church officials come out, Polish bill, crimes, Hannah Gadsby

More than 100 Catholic church officials in Germany came out as LGBT, queer or non-binary, adding to calls for reform within the crisis-hit church, TheLocal.de reported. Demands for a more liberal attitude to homosexuality within the ...


 
With-her-sexual-orientation-called-a-motive-to-kill-shes-now-appealing-for-clemency

  With her sexual orientation called a motive to kill, she's now appealing for clemency

This story was initially produced by Injustice Watch, a nonprofit newsroom focused on exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter here. Prosecutors in Bernina Mata's 1999 murder trial made ...


 
Smollett-to-be-sentenced-March-10

  Smollett to be sentenced March 10

On Jan. 27, a judge set an in-person sentencing hearing for March 10 for embattled actor Jussie Smollett (Alien Covenant; TV's Empire), who was convicted by a jury last December of faking a hate crime attack ...


 
Ex-NU-professor-sentenced-for-fatally-stabbing-boyfriend

  Ex-NU professor sentenced for fatally stabbing boyfriend

On Jan. 25, former Northwestern University professor Wyndham Latham—who, in October 2021, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Trenton Cornell—was sentenced to 53 years in prison, WGN-TV reported. Lathem, 47, was ...


 
WORLD-Namibia-ruling-crimes-LGBTQ-film-festival-blogger-sentenced

  WORLD Namibia ruling, crimes, LGBTQ+ film festival, blogger sentenced

Namibia's High Court ruled against two same-sex couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with Judge Hannelie Prinsloo saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation's prohibition of same-sex relations, Reuters reported. Daniel ...


 
Chief-Judge-Evans-responds-to-Mayor-Lightfoots-request-on-electronic-monitoring

  Chief Judge Evans responds to Mayor Lightfoot's request on electronic monitoring

-- Press release from Office of the Chief Judge Cook County Circuit Court

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans responded Jan. 19 to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's request for a moratorium on use of electronic monitoring for defendants accused of certain violent crimes by pointing out the national and state ...


 
Amariey-Lej-20-year-old-Black-trans-woman-killed-in-Pennsylvania-

  Amariey Lej, 20 year old Black trans woman, killed in Pennsylvania

-- From a NBJC press release

WILKINSBURG, PA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Amariey Lej, a 20-year-old Black transgender woman. Amariey was shot and found lying in the streets of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2022. Lej ...


 
Duval-Princess-24-year-old-Black-trans-woman-found-shot-to-death-in-Florida-

  Duval Princess, 24 year old Black trans woman, found shot to death in Florida

--From a NBJC press release

FLORIDA The National Black Justice Coalition mourns the loss of Duval Princess, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman. Princess was found shot in a car at Highland Square shopping center in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 3, ...


 
Ahmaud-Arberys-killers-sentenced-to-life

  Ahmaud Arbery's killers sentenced to life

On Jan. 7, three white men who chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia courthouse for the 25-year-old's murder in 2020. According to CNN.com, Travis McMichael, 35; his father, ...


 
Trans-woman-killed-at-Indianapolis-nightclub

  Trans woman killed at Indianapolis nightclub

Ke'Yahonna Stone, a 32-year-old trans woman and community advocate, died after being shot in the parking lot of an Indianapolis nightclub, LGBTQ Nation reported. The shooting occurred early Dec. 26 outside the Epic Ultra Lounge. Stone ...


 
Jury-reaches-verdict-in-Ghislaine-Maxwell-case

  Jury reaches verdict in Ghislaine Maxwell case

On Dec. 29, jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004, CNN.com reported. The trial, which took place ...


 
Judge-orders-release-of-report-on-handling-of-Smollett-case

  Judge orders release of report on handling of Smollett case

On Dec. 20, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin authorized the release of a report exploring the way Cook County prosecutors and Chicago police handled the Jussie Smollett matter, The Chicago Tribune reported. The move came after ...


 
USA-Gymnastics-USOPC-reach-380M-settlement-with-abuse-victims

  USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with abuse victims

On Dec. 13, a federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis confirmed a $380-million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee with hundreds of victims of former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, ...


 





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