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Records: 2 Knew About Porn on Oklahoma Lawmaker's Computer

Records: 2 Knew About Porn on Oklahoma Lawmaker's Computer

By Sean Murphy | Sep 19
A least two people knew about child pornography on former Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey's computer at the Oklahoma Capitol, but failed to disclose that information to authorities until years later.

3rd Texas Man Admits Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

3rd Texas Man Admits Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

Sep 19
A third Texas man has pleaded guilty to hate-crime assaults on men because the victims were gay.

SF Artist Known as Bubbles Shot Dead

SF Artist Known as Bubbles Shot Dead

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 16
An LGBT artist known as Bubbles is being mourned after he was fatally shot in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood last weekend.

2017 Claims Life of 20th Transgender Person in Charlotte, NC

2017 Claims Life of 20th Transgender Person in Charlotte, NC

Sep 15
Derricka Banner, 26, is the 20th transgender person murdered this year. LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD is calling on the media for increased and accurate coverage of the spate of murders of transgender people.

5 Accused of Conspiring to Defraud Dolly Parton Relief Fund

5 Accused of Conspiring to Defraud Dolly Parton Relief Fund

Sep 14
Five people have been charged in Tennessee with conspiring to defraud the My People Fund of Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation, set up to help people affected by wildfires last year.

Response to Sex Abuse Claims Cost Seattle Mayor Gay Support

Response to Sex Abuse Claims Cost Seattle Mayor Gay Support

By Gene Johnson and Phuong Le | Sep 14
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray built his standing in the gay community and in Washington state politics through a decades-long push for bias protections, domestic partnerships and finally, marriage equality.

Son of Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is Arrested in Arizona

Son of Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is Arrested in Arizona

Sep 13
The 21-year-old son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is accused of holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

Seattle's Mayor Resigns After 5th Sex Abuse Claim Emerges

Seattle's Mayor Resigns After 5th Sex Abuse Claim Emerges

By Gene Johnson and Rachel La Corte | Sep 12
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man - one of his cousins - came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.

2 Leaders of Religious Sect Plead Not Guilty to Child Abuse

2 Leaders of Religious Sect Plead Not Guilty to Child Abuse

By Russell Contreras | Sep 12
Two leaders of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to a child abuse investigation into the secluded group.

Former Trump Okla. Campaign Chair Hit with Child Porn-Related Charges

Former Trump Okla. Campaign Chair Hit with Child Porn-Related Charges

Sep 9
Things just got worse for Ralph Shortey, the former Oklahoma state Senator who was caught with a teenage boy in a Super 8 Motel room last March. The former Trump campaign chair is now facing numerous federal child porn-related charges.

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