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Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

view of police treating the victims after the attack

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 19
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

Erik and Lye Menendez

Keeping Up with the Menendezes: Killer Lyle's Got a Boyfriend

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 18
Chronically lonely, love-starved, in need of excitement or lured by the bad boy glamour of a real life criminal, married convicted murderer Lyle Menendez has found himself a man.

Lawyers for Philly Gay Bashers Cry Self Defense

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 18
The chips are beginning to fall in the case of the gang involved in the beating of two gay men in Philly last week as a flimsy cries of self-defense emerge and one member of the alleged gang gets fired from his position as a high school basketball coach.

Alleged members of Philly's "preppy hate gang" party up at La Viola after a full evening of gay bashing

Philly 'Clean Cut' Gay Bashers Turn Themselves In

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 18
Social media, a former TV reality show personality and a Twitter sleuth are being crediting in helping identify members of the "clean cut hate gang" allegedly responsible for the September 11th gay bashing of a male couple in Philadelphia.

Online Sleuths Aid Probe into Gay Couple's Beating

CRIME | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 17
Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Austin Michael Symonds

Tea-Bagging Teen Gets Felony Charge for Polluting Pizza

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 17
A man in suburban Austin, Texas got more than he ordered when a disgruntled pizza shop worker, angered that an order was called in shortly before closing time, decided to add his scrotum as a surprise topping to a family size stuffed pizza.

Surveillance camera still of part of the preppy hate gang

Police Release Surveillance Video of 'Clean Cut' Gang Involved in Philly Anti-Gay Hate Crime

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 17
Philadelphia Police are seeking the help of the public to help apprehend a group of young white men and women who attacked and robbed two gay men in their late 20's late in the evening of Thursday, September 11.

Roger Kessler

Texas Police: Teacher Used Grindr to Hookup With Teen Boy

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
Texas police arrested and charged an HIV-positive music teacher with sexual assault of a child last week, after authorities say he was caught sneaking out of the home of a 15-year-old boy.

Philly Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked by Group in Possible Hate Crime

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 15
A same-sex couple was attacked and robbed in Philadelphia Thursday night in what may be an anti-gay attack.

German Gay Rights Activist Beaten in Belgrade

CRIME | Sep 14
A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said.