The Treasury Department also said in a statement on May 16 that it was sanctioning a top-ranking Chechen for his alleged links to the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. The individuals targeted were sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act. That law, and a wider one passed four years later, gives U.
Walmart shooting suspect charged with capital murder, feds investigating possible hate crime. DETROIT — A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday. He pleaded not guilty, and a magistrate remanded him to jail.
LGBTI people in Chechnya are being abducted, locked up in secret detention sites, tortured and sometimes killed - purely because of their sexual orientation. Two people have already been tortured to death during a recent revival of the crackdown on LGBTI people that started two years ago. This must stop now.
Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, a small town in Walker County, is under fire for comments he made on social media. Chambers has not responded to AL. Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers posted a comment to his personal Facebook page that echoed statements and memes currently circulating on social media.
Abel Cedeno says he was bullied for years in school by other students because of his perceived sexual orientation. Then, in Septemberhe sent a message to a friend suggesting he was willing to defend himself: a video of himself, flicking open a switchblade. A caption asked why people thought he was soft.
Hill first claimed the story was fake news. Then, after an audio recording surfaced, he claimed he was just kidding around. Hill has faced universal condemnation — some of the loudest coming from members of his own party.
I have an awful, sinking feeling that contemporary television might be inching back in time and ideas. Bernie, during her on-off stint on the series, had befriended and fallen in love with fellow surgeon Serena Campbell Catherine Russelland this middle-aged lesbian romance was once hailed as the groundbreaking fairy tale that lesbian viewers had always wanted. But it is always dangerous to be a fairy tale in the land of soaps — and if you are a gay couple, anywhere on television, since you have a disproportionately higher likelihood of either breaking up, one of you dying, or having to sacrifice your relationship for the greater good.
DETROIT - A Detroit man is charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to murder on suspicion of shooting two men during a robbery attempt because they were gay. Police said Demetris Nelson, 26, used the social networking app Grindr to locate his victims, Brian Anderson, 31, and Malcolm Drake, 26, both of Detroit. Anderson was killed and Drake was critically wounded, according to medical officials. Nelson targeted the two because they were gay, prosecutors said.
Suspects Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first-degree murder following Shepard's death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and to what role Shepard's sexual orientation played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney's murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed.