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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.

Sex Offender Sets Fire to Lesbians’ Trailer, Faces Hate Crime Charges

CRIME | Apr 3
A registered sex offender who lives at a South Florida trailer park has been charged with setting fire to another trailer, where a lesbian couple and eight children live.

Mario Careaga

Did Anti-Gay Bias Play a Role in Guilty Verdict?

CRIME | By Jason Parsley | Apr 2
In a trial that had nothing to do with sexual orientation, that issue suddenly became the focus after an alternate juror accused another juror of anti-gay bias against Mario Careaga, who was convicted last week of a DUI manslaughter.

Mich. Lesbian Says She Was Attacked After Appearing on TV

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
A 28-year-old Michigan, woman who married her partner in Michigan last month, says she was attacked and knocked unconscious by a group of men after she appeared on TV and gave an interview about her marriage,

UK Man on Trial for Allegedly Raping Woman to Cure Her of Being Gay

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
A man from Yorkley, a village in Gloucestershire, England, is on trial this week for an allegedly attempting to rape a woman in 2012 because he thought it would "cure" her of being lesbian.

his Oct. 10, 2004 file photo shows and Ray Benzino at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. Authorities say the reality TV star and rapper was shot and injured by his nephew while in a funeral procession for a family member in Massachusetts.

Officials: Reality TV star Benzino shot by nephew

CRIME | Mar 30
Reality TV star Benzino was injured after being shot by his nephew on a Massachusetts highway Saturday while riding in a funeral procession for a family member, according authorities and Benzino’s hip-hop magazine.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

CRIME | By John Christoffersen | Mar 27
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Prosecutor: Mom Killed Son She Perceived to be Gay

CRIME | Mar 27
A prosecutor says an Oregon woman on trial for the murder of her 4-year-old son believed the boy was gay and that was a motive behind the deadly beatings.

Zimbabwe is among those countries with harsh anti-gay laws

Zimbabwe Man Scot-Free After Stabbing Alleged Gay Man

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 27
22-year-old Bongani Phiri was acquitted by a Bulawayo court this week over the stabbing of his acquaintance on Oct. 26, 2013, by claiming that the man was "behaving like a gay."