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CDC Study: LGB Students at Higher Risk of Violence

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 14
A first-of-its-kind study of students in U.S. high schools has found that LGB students experience higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than their heterosexual peers.

Death of the Disco Dancers

DANCE | By Paul Parish | Jul 31
Forty-nine dancers were murdered last month in Orlando. Are they really dancers if they're not professional dancers? But of course they are.

Orlando Mass Shooting Struck A Gay Sanctuary

NEWS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 18
That first step inside a gay bar, that first kiss between two girls, that first sighting of a trans or drag performer, are rites of passage for most of us, whether magical or awkward. It's a part of coming out and coming of age.

Texas Men Who Tortured Black Gay Man Indicted

CRIME | By John Riley | Aug 22
A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Jimmy Garza, Jr., 32, and Ramiro Serrata, Jr., 22. The men are accused of a hate crime involving alleged sexual violence.

2 Gay Ga. Teens Attacked By Alleged Screwdriver-Wielding Mob

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Two gay teenagers from Georgia say they were attacked after school Monday by a screwdriver-wielding group of kids and young adults.

Harris Seeks to Stop 'Shoot the Gays' Initiative

State Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday said that she would go to court in an effort to stop a proposed ballot initiative that calls for gays to be killed.

CA Lawmaker Seeks Bar Review of Author 'Shoot Gays' Ballot Initiative Author

POLITICS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 14
A gay state lawmaker is firing back against a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to shoot to death homosexuals, asking the State Bar of California to investigate the attorney behind the measure.

Gay Man Reportedly Stoned to Death in Jamaica

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
A video is gaining attention this week that reportedly shows the vicious killing of a gay man in Jamaica who was allegedly stoned to death.

Cher Sends Prayers to Russia's LGBT Community

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
While promoting a new HBO documentary that details the hardships gay men and women face in Russia, Cher took to Twitter Tuesday to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community, specifically those who have been kidnapped and tortured.

Same-Sex Couple Attacked While Riding Bikes in Calif.

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
A same-sex couple was attacked in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday evening while riding their bicycles home.

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