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Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Friday Apr 18, 2014
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Anita T. Hill

Ala. Woman Charged With Murder for Allegedly Shooting Son’s Partner

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
An Alabama woman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son’s boyfriend. Investigators are not calling the incident a hate crime, however, and believe she shot him because he was violent with her son.

Lawrence Featheroff

Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to ’Push the Gay’ Out of Brother

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
An Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling.

Attorney General Eric Holder

Feds to Probe Hate Crimes Link in Kansas Shootings

CRIME | By Pete Yost | Apr 14
Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

mugshot of Douglas Spady / Casey

Suspect Identified in Alleged Gay Dating App Rape & Robbery

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Philadelphia police are asking the public’s help in finding a man they identified who allegedly raped, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist he met on popular gar dating app Grindr, Wednesday

surveillance photo of the suspect

Canadian Man Raped and Robbed by Grindr Hook Up in Philadelphia

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia got more than he expected when he logged onto Grinder, Wednesday. The expected tryst turned into a harrowing experience that included a sexual assault at gunpoint and $3,000 in theft.

This chart shows rates of DV in college people

More than 40% LGBT College Students Report Partner Violence

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 5
More than 40 percent of LGBTQ college students report that they have experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationships, a rate that generally aligns with the rate of violence among heterosexual couples.

Madonna’s famed Gaultier cone bra was fortunately not one of the undies stolen from a recent photo shoot.

Lingerie Allegedly Stolen From Madonna Photo Shoot

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 4
Someone allegedly stole designer lingerie the "Material Girl" was supposed to wear from the set of a photo shoot last month in New York City.

Eraca Dawn Craig

CA Lesbian Couple Charged with Starving Kids

FAMILY | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 4
A female Salinas couple is facing charges that they starved and neglected their three children, including allegedly chaining one to a wall.

Jessica Dutro and Brian Canady

Mom Convicted in Death of Son She Perceived as Gay

CRIME | Apr 3
Oregon jurors took a little more than an hour to convict a 25-year-old woman of murder in the death of her 4-year-old son.