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LGBT hate crimes increase, FBI reports

LGBT hate crimes increase, FBI reports

By Alex Madison

Since President Donald Trump took office, hate crimes have increased by 17 percent nationally in 2017 and 5 percent among LGBT people compared with the previous year, according to the new hate crime statistics report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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By Ed Walsh | November 14, 2018

The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday.

By Alex Madison | October 24, 2018

Gay man Michael Phillips was found guilty of first-degree murder and every offense he was charged with by a San Francisco Superior Court jury Thursday, October 18.


By Alex Madison | October 19, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found gay city resident Michael Phillips guilty of first-degree murder Thursday, October 18 for the killing of his elderly gay friend, James Sheahan.

By Alex Madison | October 17, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday in the Michael Phillips murder trial.


By Ed Walsh | October 10, 2018

San Francisco Police Department brass are still not saying whether the department's handling of the Brian Egg homicide case violated department policy on well-being checks for missing people.

By Alex Madison | October 10, 2018

The defense's case opened and closed in two days in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Closing arguments are expected next week.


By Sari Staver | October 10, 2018

Norman Tanner, a gay man who was a nationally prominent leader in HIV prevention and support, died Friday, October 5, two days after a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco. He was 60.

By Alex Madison | October 3, 2018

Forensic and other scientific evidence was the main topic for witnesses in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court October 1-2.


By Ed Walsh | September 27, 2018

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the headless torso found in a fish tank in a South of Market home last month as Brian Egg, 65.

By Alex Madison | September 26, 2018

The rainbow flag that flies on the Guerneville Plaza flagpole has been stolen yet again. Since the flag was first put up in June 2017, it has been stolen more than half a dozen times. It has been replaced and is currently flying.


By Alex Madison | September 26, 2018

Prosecutors in the Michael Phillips murder trial continued calling witnesses Monday, September 24, and demonstrated Phillips' desperation for money and his attempt to steal money from the man he is charged with killing, James Sheahan.

By Ed Walsh | September 19, 2018

Despite efforts by lesbian Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is not talking about his department's "wellness check" policy, which has come under scrutiny in light of the SFPD's handling of the case Brian Egg.


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