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Motorcycle vandalists could face hate crime charges for defacing Pride crosswalk

A new $30,000 rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday, June 3 was quickly defaced when about a dozen motorcyclists took the opportunity to burn rubber and leave tire marks across it.

The vandals could face a hefty fine or be charged with a hate crime if caught. 

Nicole M. Ramirez honored with keys to two cities

 Nicole M. Ramirez honored with keys to two cities.

A San Diego LGBT activist and community leader was honored with not one, but two "Keys to the City" late last month. 

City Commissioner Nicole M. Ramirez, or "the Mayor of Hillcrest," was bestowed this rare honor by mayors Jackie Biskupski and Linda Gorton of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lexington, Kentucky respectively. 

Second Dallas trans woman found murdered

Another Dallas trans woman found murdered.

Police are looking for a suspect or suspects who were involved in the murder of a trans woman in Dallas. The body of Chynal Lindsey, 26, was found with “obvious signs of homicidal violence" in White Rock Lake on Saturday. 

Social media was on alert after someone messaged a threat to Hillcrest

A reported direct message on social media had several people in Hillcrest on alert Wednesday evening. There were false reports that said someone may have had a gun in the area.

One person wrote on Facebook, "[possible] Shooter in Hillcrest gay bars...not to cause alarm, tho someone I know has suggested I pass the word forward to keep a low profile tonight... maybe stay home...."