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Tony Lima, the executive director of South Florida’s longest-running LGBTQ organization, has been placed on paid leave after comments he made two weeks ago praising four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year. Lima said that the four men, who were in the audience at the group’s June 14, 2019 Champions of Equality Gala, were “wrongly accused” after security video went viral of the four men beating Rene Chalarca and...

Four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year were honored at a gala for a local LGBTQ organization. SAVE touts itself as “South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.” But at their Champions of Equality Gala two weeks ago, SAVE honored four men known for anything but protecting LGBTQ people: Juan Carlos Lopez, Luis M. Alonso Piovet, Adonis...

Videos appeared online showing bikers defacing rainbow crosswalks in Albuquerque that were painted for Pride Month. The bikers burned rubber and left skid marks on the crosswalk. One of the bikers even popped a tire while vandalizing the crosswalk. The city paid $30,000 to install the crosswalks this year, three times the cost of plain white crosswalks.   Related: Rainbow crosswalk vandalized with swastikas in gay village “I can’t believe we can’t have anything nice,” resident Melvin Hanson told NBC4. “To the vandals, I hope...

A second black transgender woman was found dead over the weekend in Dallas. This past Saturday, police found the body of Chynal Lindsey, 26, in White Rock Lake after someone called police to report a body in the lake. At a press conferences, Police Chief U. Reneé Hall said Lindsey’s body had “obvious signs of homicidal violence.” Hall said that Dallas Police have reached out to the FBI to help with the investigation because of a possible connection to another trans woman...

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