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Dallas BBQ Suspect’s Attorney Says Client’s Sexuality “Not an Issue”

Dallas BBQ Suspect’s Attorney Says Client’s Sexuality “Not an Issue”

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The attorney for the man arrested June 16 for the assaults on two gay men in a Chelsea restaurant told Gay City News, “His sexuality is not an issue in this case.” Bronx resident Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, turned himself in at the 7th precinct in Lower Manhattan and was charged with two felony assaults […]

Suspect Surrenders to Police in Dallas BBQ Assault

Suspect Surrenders to Police in Dallas BBQ Assault

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The NYPD has announced the arrest of a suspect sought in assaults on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea on May 5. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, who lives at 598 East 139th Street in the Bronx, turned himself in at the 7th precinct on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on the morning of […]

Staten Island Street Named for 1990 Gay-Bashing Victim

Staten Island Street Named for 1990 Gay-Bashing Victim

BY ANDY HUMM | Jimmy Zappalorti, a 44-year old gay military veteran, was brutally murdered on Staten Island in 1990 for being gay in a case that shook the city and sparked gay activism in that borough. On May 29, Jimmy Zappalorti Lane was unveiled on a portion of Androvette Street in Charleston, the south shore […]

Morales’ Incriminating Statements Right After Carson Killing Arrest Stay In    

Morales’ Incriminating Statements Right After Carson Killing Arrest Stay In    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A Manhattan judge tossed out several incriminating statements made by the accused killer of Mark Carson because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored his request to remain silent and his refusal to answer questions. “All the statements made […]

NYPD Identifies Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault in Chelsea

NYPD Identifies Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault in Chelsea

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The New York Police Department has identified the suspect sought in connection with an assault on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea on May 5. According to multiple media reports, the man named by the NYPD is Bayna El-Amin, 41, who was previously arrested a total of 18 […]

Miranda Problems May Nix Statements Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Made  

Miranda Problems May Nix Statements Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Made  

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A number of statements made to police and a prosecutor by the accused killer of Mark Carson may be thrown out because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored both his request to remain silent and his refusal to […]

Police Release Photo, New Video of Man Sought in Chelsea Attack

Police Release Photo, New Video of Man Sought in Chelsea Attack

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Late in the afternoon on May 7, the New York Police Department released a photo and new video footage of a man sought in connection with an assault on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea two days earlier. The NYPD release described the man sought as a light-skinned black […]

Suspect in Brutal Chelsea Restaurant Beating of Two Gay Men at Large

Suspect in Brutal Chelsea Restaurant Beating of Two Gay Men at Large

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A brutal May 5 attack on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ on Eighth Avenue just above 23rd Street –– which included one of them being kicked in the face while he lay prone on the ground and moments later both having a chair bashed over their heads –– was captured […]

US Court Orders Inmate Sex-Reassignment Surgery “As Promptly As Possible”

US Court Orders Inmate Sex-Reassignment Surgery “As Promptly As Possible”

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | For only the second time, a federal district judge has ordered state prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate. On April 2, Judge Jon S. Tigar in San Francisco, relying on the recommendations of expert witnesses, ruled state officials must provide the procedure for Michelle-Lael Norsworthy “as promptly […]

Transgender University of Pittsburgh Student Loses Fight Over Expulsion

Transgender University of Pittsburgh Student Loses Fight Over Expulsion

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Just one day before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the Army unlawfully discriminated against a transgender woman by denying her the right to use women’s facilities, a federal district court in Pennsylvania rejected a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender man expelled from the University of Pittsburgh at […]

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