(It seems as if reporters are endlessly stupid when it comes to gender)
Guard moved after fondling charge
A correction officer at the prison hospital housing convicted killer Robert Kosilek was reassigned yesterday after the transvestite inmate accused the guard of fondling his (sic) breasts, the Herald has learned.
The correction officer, Mike Politano, was moved from the prison hospital to the tower at MCI-Norfolk, infuriating union officials. Another guard is under investigation, said Steve Kenneway, president of the Massachusetts Correction Officer Federated Union.
Kosilek, 57, serving life in prison for strangling his (sic) wife in 1990, complained that before receiving his state-funded hormone treatments at the prison hospital yesterday, Politano patted him down, a move that the killer called sexual abuse.
Four charged in hate crime attack on gay singer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four youths were charged with a hate crime assault on a gay singer who was attacked as he left a Manhattan gay bar, police said on Sunday.
Kevin Aviance, 38, who scored No. 1 dance hits on the Billboard charts with "Da Da Din" and more recently "Alive" in 2003, was attacked late Saturday and kicked by four youths who called him "faggot."
He suffered head trauma and was in stable condition in a Manhattan hospital, where he was being treated for his injuries.
Police charged four young people aged 16 to 20 with hate crime assault and hate crime harassment. They were being held pending arraignment, police said in a statement.