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Beyond the Rainbow Podcast a.k.a. Rainbow Crimes is a show about crimes committed by and against the LGBTQ plus community. Join host C.J. for an array of true crime stories from all over the world, especially lesser known cases. Remember, it's not a crime to be gay...unless you're a murderer...

Beyond the Rainbow Podcast Rainbowcrimes

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    • 4.7 • 124 Ratings

Beyond the Rainbow Podcast a.k.a. Rainbow Crimes is a show about crimes committed by and against the LGBTQ plus community. Join host C.J. for an array of true crime stories from all over the world, especially lesser known cases. Remember, it's not a crime to be gay...unless you're a murderer...

    S. 11 Ep. 2 The Murder of Peter Bentz

    S. 11 Ep. 2 The Murder of Peter Bentz

    Join host C.J. for a story of drugs, sex and murder in Southern California.

    Promo: OctoberpodAM
    Proud Member and Founder of Darkcast Network

    https://www.patreon.com/rainbowcrimes

    Intro: Black Moons by The 126ers
    Outro: Subtle Betrayal by SYBS

    Resources:
    https://aleidalaw.com/sex-tape-murder-did-a-sex-tape-lead-to-the-murder-of-beloved-peter-bentz/
    https://sdnews.com/jury-convicts-man-of-first-degree-murder-of-peter-bentz/
    https://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2020/02/26/man-gets-83-years-to-life-for-killing-ob-resident-burying-body-in-campo/
    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2020-01-27/guilty-verdict-in-2017-sex-tape-murder-of-ocean-beach-resident
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1987/05/14/2nd-woman-in-2-years-killed-in-se-building/e9b68c11-ba39-46b9-aa3c-c84d1258f2f6/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1987/05/16/se-woman-charged-in-strangulation/e9160616-1702-4e06-865e-95dc813d7c84/
    https://mpdc.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/mpdc/publication/attachments/rainey_gretta.pdf

    • 23 min
    S. 11 Ep. 1 Hampton Roads Killer

    S. 11 Ep. 1 Hampton Roads Killer

    For about 9 years or so, the Hampton Roads killer took the lives of at least 12 gay/bisexual men. There was an arrest, and after police had the suspect in custody, the killings seem to stop. But is the suspect the killer of 12 men?

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    Promo by: Missing in the PNW

    Intro: Black Moons by The 126ers
    Outro: Subtle Betrayal by SYBS

    Resources:
    https://groups.google.com/g/alt.true-crime/c/D55Nb0w_dls?pli=1
    https://www.pilotonline.com/news/crime/article_3c3d2efa-6a64-506c-84ec-efc50916159d.html
    https://prezi.com/yumdwqoamkaz/elton-m-jackson-hampton-road-killer/
    https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp951119/11190426.htm
    https://law.justia.com/cases/virginia/court-of-appeals-unpublished/2000/2587981.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1997/06/29/and-then-there-were-twelve/b1301584-7ee3-4645-8a7a-339d092cf62f/
    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/samanta-shrestha-virginia-tech-student-murdered-another-student-charged-in-death/108923/
    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/college/a41332/jessica-ewing-samanata-shrestha-virginia-tech-murder/

    • 26 min
    S. 10 Ep. 15 International Trans Day of Remembrance - Rita Hester

    S. 10 Ep. 15 International Trans Day of Remembrance - Rita Hester

    Join C.J. on International Trans Day of Remembrance for the story of Rita Hester, Maddie Hoffman, Samuel Edmund Damien Valentin, Islan Nettles and Hande Kader.

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    Intro: Black Moons by 126ers
    Outro: Subtle Betrayal by SYBS

    Resources:
    https://www.them.us/story/rita-hester-trans-remembrance-visibility-memorial
    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/her-death-sparked-transgender-day-remembrance-22-years-later-still-n1233809
    https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/07/15/two-decades-after-her-death-rita-hesters-family-reflects-on-her-spirit
    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/who-was-rita-hester/
    https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/articles/2016/12/20/rita-hester-the-beginning-of-the-transgender-day-of-remembrance
    https://www.insider.com/transgender-man-found-dead-with-gunshot-wounds-in-puerto-rico-2021-1
    https://tdor.translivesmatter.info/reports/2022/05/19/maddie-hoffman_malvern-pennsylvania-usa_00dc93c1
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401349/Islan-Nettles-dies-Transgender-woman-dies-savagely-beaten-friend.html
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2015/03/man-arrested-in-fatal-beating-of-trans-woman.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/23/murder-transgender-lgbt-hande-kader-turkey
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37143879

    • 19 min
    S. 10 Ep. 14 Marriage & Murder - Carol Berger and Jessica Kalish

    S. 10 Ep. 14 Marriage & Murder - Carol Berger and Jessica Kalish

    Two lesbians meet, they date, they go opposite ways in life for twenty years, then on a chance, they meet again, fall in love, marry, fall out of love...this case is the epitome of "Snapped"! True Crime quickie is set in Hell's Kitchen where media is claiming a "gang" is killing gay men and clearing out their bank accounts.

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    Intro: Black Moons by 126ers
    Outro: Subtle Betrayal by SYBS

    Resources:
    https://www.projectq.us/florida-lesbians-in-murder-suicide/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1081857/Lesbian-stabs-estranged-lover-222-times-killing-moments-police-arrive.html
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2008-10-30-0810290491-story.html
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/a-tribute-to-carol-anne-b_b_137808
    https://sharedparenting.com/wife-stabbed-222-tim-979/
    https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/til-death-6365897
    https://untappedcities.com/2012/10/12/gang-history-in-hells-kitchen/
    https://nypost.com/2022/11/06/manhattan-da-alvin-bragg-silent-on-gang-that-preys-on-gay-men/

    • 26 min
    S. 10 Ep. 13Hollywood Murders- Sal Mineo and Christa Helm

    S. 10 Ep. 13Hollywood Murders- Sal Mineo and Christa Helm

    Join host C.J. for the murder case of actor Sal Mineo and find out why she thinks the case is still unsolved even though someone served time for it. And for the murder case of actress Christa Helm, which is an unsolved case that happened one year to the day of Sal Mineo's murder in the same neighborhood.

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    Promo and voice talent: Dustin of Sandman Stories
    Intro: Black Moons by 126ers
    Outro: Subtle Betrayal by SYBS

    Resources:

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actor-sal-mineo-is-killed-in-hollywood
    https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/sal-mineo-murder-lionel-williams-michael-gregg-michaud/2020/01/08/id/948930/
    https://www.grunge.com/986811/the-tragic-1976-murder-of-sal-mineo/
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/investigation-murder-sal-mineo-1169880/
    https://www.whokilledchristahelm.com/the-murder
    https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/was-actress-christa-helms-sexcapade-diary-and-celebrity-threesome-behind-her-bludgeoning
    https://www.hollywoodlandpod.com/blog/the-muder-of-christa-helm
    https://news.amomama.com/279518-christa-helms-tragic-death-made-her-only.html
    http://www.john-odowd.com/portfolio/the-unsolved-murder-of-19970s-hollywood-starlet-christa-helm/
    https://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2015/11/sal-mineo.html

    • 30 min
    S. 10 Ep. 12 Darkcast Halloween Sleepover Stories

    S. 10 Ep. 12 Darkcast Halloween Sleepover Stories

    Join members of the Darkcast Network for our Halloween sleepover! I've got the homemade popcorn with butter and bucket of Halloween candy ready for indulging in! You will hear some original stories created by creators themselves, some stories hosts heard from their childhood, some true crime stories, the story of a cryptid and some paranormal happenings in this episode brought to you with love by your favorite network and mine! Darkcast Network!

    • 2 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

kiwi0699 ,

On top of my list

CJ is a great host who does an amazing talking about a rough topic while staying respectful. Not many true crime podcast focus on LGBTQ+ related crimes and it’s a community often over looked.

jstrell ,

Music

Love the pod! Hate the background music!

MarkBizarre ,

So relevant

New listener ( 2 episodes in) and I have to say that there is a lot of heart and research put into this. Most importantly, this podcast is very important for it sheds light on the overwhelming multitude of crimes committed against the lgbtqia community. It’s informative and entertaining.

This podcast needs to exist .

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