Texas Councilman Loses Seat After Nude Photos From Grindr Leak

This month’s midterm elections resulted in the election of more openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people than ever before. But for Cross Coburn, who served as an openly gay councilman in a small Texas city, it was a day of bitter defeat.

Gay Man Killed And His Boyfriend Wounded During Shooting Outside Their Atlanta Apartment

Police are still searching for a suspect that killed a 38-year-old man and wounded the man’s boyfriend in the Buckhead area of Atlanta in the early morning hours after Halloween night. 

The man killed had been an employee at popular gay-owned restaurant Las Margaritas.

According to police, Adalberto Narvaez-Pozoz and Tomas Garcia Carrillo were exiting through the gate of the Allure at Brookwood apartments around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 when the suspect attempted to enter it. After requesting access in, the suspect began shooting at the couple. 

Man Says Lyft Driver Pulled Gun On Him Saying "I Want To Kill All Gay People

A man is sharing his story to warn others after his Lyft driver brandished a gun, called him a homophobic slur and told him he wants to kill gay people.

Andres Berreondo didn't think twice when he ordered a ride on Lyft Thursday afternoon, which is something he says he usually does.

But this time, he didn't know if he would make it out alive.

Berreondo told NBC 6 he was trying to get to the office of a family friend from his downtown Miami apartment. He put two big boxes in the backseat and had to sit in the passenger seat next to the driver.

Florida Man Says Uber Driver Offered To "Suck His D*ck" Instead Of Accepting Payment

An Orlando man said his Uber driver accepted a ride request, but he wasn't after cash.

Matthew Marston told WESH 2 News he needed Uber for a ride to work on Monday, but he had to cancel because the driver sent him a lewd offer. He said he then got hit with a fee.

Marston said he got a message from the Uber driver that was too vulgar to read in full.

The driver allegedly said, "Hey, I'll give you a free ride if you let me (commit a sexual act)."

"I was shocked. It felt uncomfortable," Marston said.

Gay Man Found Beaten To Death In His Baltimore Apartment

Carroll Community College students and faculty are grieving after a popular fitness instructor on campus was found beaten to death in his Midtown Baltimore apartment.

Baltimore police say they found Brendon Michaels, 43, dead Thursday in his apartment in the 1200 block of Saint Paul St. An autopsy found he had been beaten, and his death was ruled a homicide.

A police spokeswoman said investigators have no motive.

Man Kills Wife After She Finds Out He's Cheating With Men

A man has been accused of killing his wife after cheating on her with men he met on Grindr.

Pharmacist Mitesh Patel is accused of killing his wife and business partner Jessica. The woman was found dead at their Victorian house in a suburb of Middlesbrough, England, last 14 May.

The 37-year-old denies committing the crime.

As Patel’s trial is about to begin later this week, the judge Mr. Justice James Goss banned jurors who have used Grindr.

Man Faces Hate Crime Charges After Removing LGBT Flag From Church

A man is under arrest and facing hate crime charges after police say he stole LGBT flags from a Long Island church on six separate occasions, several of which came after the church posted a sign pleading with the suspect to talk with them.

Authorities say 21-year-old Ronald Tyler Witt, of Sayville, is charged with six counts of petit larceny as a hate crime.

Student Threatened To Bomb School To Cleanse It Of LGBTQ Students

Spartanburg County School District Five confirmed Thursday an arrest was made after bomb threats naming Byrnes High School were posted on social media.

The school district said police began investigating on October 18 after a school employee reported seeing the threats on Twitter. The threats reportedly mentioned bombing the school and specifically targeting LGBT students.

Reports for the Duncan Police Department say that the Twitter account allegedly tied to Radford sent a public message stating:

Man Charged With Holding Transwoman At Gun Point, Using Homophobic Slur

A Bond Hill man was arrested Sunday morning in Walnut Hills after threatening to shoot two transgender people, police said.

Cincinnati police responded at 6:15 a.m. Sunday to Lincoln and Gilbert avenues in Walnut Hills after a report of a man with a gun threatening two people who police said identified as transgender.

Police said the man, Jerome Curry Jr., 40, was quickly apprehended but not before he pointed a firearm at the head of one victim and stated "he was going to shoot him because he was a f**."

Police Searching For Man Who Sexually Assaulted Guy He Met On Grindr At Extended Stay Hotel

Cobb County police are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly sexually assaulted another man at a Marietta extended stay hotel.

The suspect, who is described as in his late 20s, is accused of an assault at the InTown Suites at 2030 Roswell Road on Oct. 7, police said in a news release Tuesday.

The victim and the suspect both used the cellphone app “Grindr” that allowed them to see members nearby, the release said. The victim told police that the suspect arrived within five minutes of them communicating through the app.