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March 24, 2014

Two California women in a domestic partnership have been accused of starving and beating their children - who have since been placed in foster homes

Three children have been removed from the Monterey, California, home of lesbian couple Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, after they were charged with felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and other charges over allegations they neglected and abused their kids.

Craig and Deana had been raising three and five year old boys and an eight year old girl and allegedly had chained the girl to the floor to restrict her movements.

March 1, 2013

Police have charged Lawrence Reed with the murder of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate, Marco McMillian

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder of a gay mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week.

The Associated Press reported that Coahoma County Sheriff’s department stated in a news release that Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged in the death of Marco McMillian, a 34 year-old gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

McMillian’s bid received press attention as he may have been the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi.

October 5, 2012

Gay couple from Clarendon, Texas, say preachers’ hate advert may have sparked anti-gay vandalism that has left them fearing for their lives

A gay couple from the Texas panhandle are planning to flee their small community after vandals scrawled ‘leave or die fags’ on their front porch.

Joshua Harrison and Jeremy Jeffers woke up on Monday (1 October) to see the abuse spray-painted outside their home in Clarendon – a town of just 2,000 people.

They now fear for their safety and point out that hatred towards them only started after a preacher posted an anti-gay message in a local newspaper.

August 29, 2012

Babeu came out publicly after ex-boyfriend alleged he threatened to have him deported

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose messy split from an ex-boyfriend ended his campaign for US Congress, has easily fended off three challengers in the Republican primary in his bid to retain his current job.

Babeu received 61 percent of the 11,208 votes cast. He will next face Democrat Kevin Taylor of Maricopa and independent Ty Morgan of Florence in the November 6 general election.

Babeu was first elected sheriff in 2008 and was a rising Republican star on a national level and was even chairman the Mitt Romney's presidential effort in Arizona.

May 14, 2012

'To be truly inclusive ... we’ve got to have other people in there with a voice' 

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu may have dropped out of the race for an Arizona congressional seat, but the openly gay lawman says he still hopes to help make his Republican Party more LGBT inclusive.

May 11, 2012

Fundraising plummeted following accusations that he threatened ex-boyfriend with deportation

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose messy split from an ex-boyfriend rocked his campaign for US Congress, has announced that he is no longer a candidate and will instead run for reelection as sheriff.

April 1, 2012

The investigation of Robert Champion's death is over; prosecutors will have to decide what charges to bring

As the United States media hits warp drive in the Trayvon Martin case, there is still no resolution in Robert Champion, Jr's  death.

March 6, 2012

Jose Orozco says suit will allege abuse of power, malicious prosecution, defamation and more

The ugly split between Pinal County Sheriff and Arizona congressional candidate Paul Babeu and ex-boyfriend Jose Orozco just got uglier.

Orozco alleges that after their split, Babeu asked him to sign an agreement not to publicly discuss their relationship. When he refused, he says Babeu and his lawyer threatened the Mexican national with deportation.

Orozco, 34, has said he is in the US on a 10-year tourist visa and that Babeu never asked him his legal status despite the lawman's strong political stance against illegal immigration.

February 27, 2012

Report says student was 17 while BaBeau was headmaster of prtivate school

Pinal County Sheriff and Arizona congressional candidate Paul Babeau has been determined to save his political career despite the fallout from allegations that he threatened to have a former boyfriend deported.

But BaBeau may have more political problems to deal with now that it has been reported that he had a relationship with a male student during the time he was headmaster at DeSisto School in Stockbridge, Mass. more than 10 years ago.

February 21, 2012

Jose Orozco identified publicly and embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu does first in-depth interview

The face of Jose Orozco was obscured and his voice altered during an interview he did with CNN this week during which he alleged that his ex-boyfriend, Pinal County Sheriff and Arizona congressional candidate Paul Babeu, had threatened him with deportation after their messy split.