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LGBT issues key as jurors picked for anti-gay assault case

A jury was picked to hear an anti-gay assault case after attorneys sifted through a pool of 60 potential jurors – dismissing a lesbian as well as a man who called homosexuality 'disgusting.'    READ MORE »


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Fulton man pleads guilty to anti-gay attack, then withdraws it

A Fulton County man facing 30 years in prison for pouring a pot of boiling water on two young men revoked his guilty plea on Thursday and will face trial next week.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta man hit, kicked; accused claims self-defense

A 26-year-old gay Atlanta man said he was called anti-gay slurs and physically attacked inside a downtown Atlanta hotel, but prosecutors later refused to pursue the criminal case against the man police charged with assaulting him.    READ MORE »


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U.S. Attorney: I’m fighting for LGBT civil rights in Georgia

U.S. Attorney John Horn – the top federal prosecutor in North Georgia – told scores of LGBT Atlanta organizers and activists that his office is creating a special unit to better investigate civil rights complaints.    READ MORE »


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Activists want GBI to investigate death of gay Atlanta man

Black activists demanded answers in the death of a gay Atlanta man found hanging in Piedmont Park and asked the GBI to investigate a case that Atlanta police and the FBI already deemed a suicide.    READ MORE »


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Athens man tries to gay grope dude’s Poke Balls

Pokemon Go may be the new Grindr for the gays. But that doesn't mean you can grope another guy's Poke Balls without asking first – as this gay Georgia man learned on Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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Man indicted for killing gay Atlanta civic activist

A man accused of gunning down a gay civic activist outside his southwest Atlanta home was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury and now faces life in prison.    READ MORE »


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Piedmont Park hanging victim was gay Midtown man

The young man that police said took his own life in Piedmont Park – a suicide that gained national attention and fueled social media outrage – was a 22-year-old LGBT college student who lived in Midtown and faced blowback from his family for being gay.    READ MORE »


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Man arrested after Piedmont Park 3-way goes bad

It's tough for gay Atlanta men to quench that thirst. Grindr, Jack'd, Tinder and even Craigslist can flop. So some guys go old school – cruising Piedmont Park after dark.    READ MORE »


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Gay men robbed at gunpoint outside Atlanta bars

A trio of masked men pulled guns and robbed a group of gay men in a Midtown parking lot shared by three LGBT bars early Sunday, demanding their wallets and stealing the vehicle of one of the victims.    READ MORE »


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Gay hookup in DeKalb turns deadly after kidnapping

A trick turned deadly early Sunday in a DeKalb County gas station after a man kidnapped and robbed another man he met for sex, but then the victim shot and killed his apparent assailant in self-defense.    READ MORE »


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Uber driver threatens gay Atlanta men with gun

Two young men were threatened by an angry, homophobic Uber driver who pulled a gun during a short ride from a gay Atlanta bar to a Buckhead apartment.    READ MORE »


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Man busted for gay sex assaults on UGA students

A 27-year-old Athens man is accused of preying on five male college students – most who attend UGA – and drugging them so he could sexually assault the men, according to an indictment.    READ MORE »


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Lateasha Shuntel’s alleged killer had other Atlanta victims

The Florida woman accused of killing popular Atlanta transgender performer Lateasha Shuntel with a botched injection of industrial grade liquid silicone is also charged with injecting silicone into three other victims in Atlanta.    READ MORE »


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Woman charged with killing performer Lateasha Shuntel

The woman who allegedly administered a silicone injection to popular Atlanta transgender performer Lateasha Shuntel two days before she died has been charged by federal authorities with killing her.    READ MORE »


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Accused killer: Gay panic made me shoot Atlanta man

The 17-year-old man accused of killing gay civic activist Barney Simms said he shot the 70-year-old victim twice in the back to defend himself from Simms' sexual advances.    READ MORE »


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Gay slur left on Gwinnett woman’s home, car

A Gwinnett mom spent Mother's Day on Sunday scrubbing her car, garage door and driveway after vandals spray painted anti-gay slurs that her young son discovered as the family prepared to go to church.    READ MORE »


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Bond denied for man accused of burning gay men

A Fulton judge denied bond for the 48-year-old man accused of pouring boiling water on a sleeping gay Atlanta couple, which means he’s likely to remain in jail until his trial on 10 felonies related to the attack.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta man strangles, murders boyfriend in hotel room

A 22-year-old Atlanta man was murdered by his boyfriend, strangled and wrapped in a hotel blanket just days after telling his family that he was concerned that his relationship was in turmoil and his boyfriend was turning more aggressive.    READ MORE »


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Doubts surface about alleged anti-gay assault

Doubts are beginning to swirl around the account of a gay Atlanta man who said he was attacked, pulled from his wheelchair and beaten in Midtown last week.    READ MORE »

 
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