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Suspected Grindr killer captured in metro Atlanta

Police and the FBI captured a suspect in the murder of a gay Atlanta man on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after authorities say he and two accomplices lured their victim to his death using Grindr.    READ MORE »


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Police: Killers lured gay Atlanta man with Grindr

The three men charged with killing a metro Atlanta gay man lured him to a trailer park using Grindr before beating him, stabbing him and leaving his body under an abandoned house.    READ MORE »


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Gay Cheshire Bridge business employee robbed

A 25-year-old employee of a gay business on Cheshire Bridge Road was threatened with a knife and robbed by three people – including one dressed in drag – as he walked to a MARTA station late at night.    READ MORE »


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Gay metro Atlanta man robbed, beaten to death

A gay Atlanta man was robbed and beaten to death with his body left in an abandoned home in south Fulton County after he borrowed his partner's car to run an errand at a nearby Walmart.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta mother aches for answers in gay son’s mysterious death

The mother of a 24-year-old gay Atlanta man and model found dead in a California desert wants answers about how her son died and why his body was found missing its organs.    READ MORE »


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Anti-gay Ga. pastor accused of child molestation

A Georgia pastor who said victims of the gay club massacre in Orlando 'got what they deserved' has been charged with molesting a young man in his church and across Brunswick where he lives.    READ MORE »


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Fulton man found guilty of ‘heinous’ attack on gay couple

A jury took about 90 minutes to convict a Fulton County man of 10 felony charges for pouring a pot of boiled water on a gay couple, a crime that prosecutors called a 'violent, hateful, premeditated attack.'    READ MORE »


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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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