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Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate crimes were up 567% in 2021 — a dramatic spike. LGBTQs were the next most-targeted group, with a 50% rise over 2020 numbers.

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By John Ferrannini | January 14, 2022

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a gay San Francisco man who was allegedly beaten by police during an altercation in the Castro last year.

By John Ferrannini | January 7, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a possible assault in the Castro neighborhood January 3 that led to life-threatening injuries for a 33-year-old man.


By Brody Levesque, Washington Blade | December 10, 2021

The jury in the case of actor Jussie Smollett reached a guilty verdict December 9 in his trial on five felony charges that he faked a hate crime and was responsible for orchestrating it in January 2019.

By John Ferrannini | December 7, 2021

Nikai David, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman from Hayward, became the 159th reported homicide this year in Oakland over the weekend, and the 50th trans person reported killed in the U.S. this year according to HRC.


By John Ferrannini | December 7, 2021

A 39-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot early December 6 near Mission Dolores Park, according to gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.

By | November 17, 2021

U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors allege Daniel Andrew McGee tried to kill a gay man he met through Grindr over the summer. He was taken into FBI custody November 15 and charged with a federal hate crime.


By John Ferrannini | November 3, 2021

Two Sacramento women will be sentenced early next year for their roles in a scheme that defrauded the California Office of AIDS $2.7 million.

By John Ferrannini | September 1, 2021

An eyewitness claimed that a crowd was supportive of a man stripping on the Castro Theatre during happy hour Tuesday — until he started damaging its iconic marquee.


By John Ferrannini | August 3, 2021

James Rickleffs, a San Francisco man found guilty over two years ago in the 2012 murder of a gay hair stylist, was sentenced to 50 years-to-life in state prison August 3.

By John Ferrannini | July 28, 2021

For the second time in two months, a plea has been pushed back in the case of a Union City man charged with murdering a San Jose transgender woman with whom he'd been romantically involved.


By John Ferrannini | July 26, 2021

A gay couple of which one of the men is Asian American and a same-sex female couple in San Francisco were recently the victims of a racist rant caught on video and a robbery, respectively, in two separate incidents.

By John Ferrannini | April 29, 2021

A Union City man will enter a plea June 15 on a charge that he murdered a transgender woman he'd been romantically involved with last week in Milpitas.


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