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Gay film star arrested for child molestation in Dunwoody

A metro Atlanta man who stars in gay adult films was arrrested in DeKalb County earlier this month and charged with child molestation while already facing charges for allegedly kicking in the door of an apartment while drunk.    READ MORE »


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Georgia police agencies stumble in tracking anti-LGBTQ hate crimes

A gay couple said they were spit on and called homophobic slurs in a drive-through line at a Chick-fil-A in Buckhead, but the incident was one of several across metro Atlanta that went unreported to the FBI’s hate crime statistics program.    READ MORE »


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Police: Augusta man had sex with relative, exposed him to HIV

A 36-year-old Augusta area man is accused of performing oral sex on a younger male relative while he slept and exposing him to HIV, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta stripper gets life in prison for murdering boyfriend

A former dancer at a gay Atlanta club was sentenced to life in prison for killing his boyfriend in what prosecutors called "a horrifying case."    READ MORE »


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Man who robbed, threatened gay Atlanta activist arrested again

The man convicted of robbing an LGBTQ advocate at a 2017 march for transgender rights in Midtown was arrested again and now faces child molestation charges.    READ MORE »


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Fulton DA seeks death penalty for LGBTQ artist’s ‘inhuman’ murder

Two metro Atlanta men with gang ties now face the death penalty for the “wantonly vile” rape and murder of an LGBTQ artist.    READ MORE »


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Gay man dies while in custody at Fulton jail

A gay inmate at the Fulton County Jail died after being treated for an unspecified “chronic illness,” according to the county sheriff’s office.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta Black Pride shooting not a hate crime, police say

A man who was beaten and shot in the back during an Atlanta Black Pride party was not targeted for his sexual orientation, according to police.    READ MORE »


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1 in 5 hate crimes in Georgia motivated by anti-gay bias

Law enforcement agencies in Georgia reported nine hate crimes involving anti-gay bias last year, with six of those occurring in Atlanta, according to the FBI and Atlanta police.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta boyfriends get life in prison for Molotov cocktail murders

A man and his boyfriend were convicted of firebombing a house and murdering two people they believed were encroaching on their drug trade in northwest Atlanta.    READ MORE »


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Gay DeKalb man, Emory employee murdered in his home

A gay DeKalb County man and beloved Emory University Hospital employee was shot in the head and murdered in his dining room.    READ MORE »


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Vandals repeatedly targeting home of Valdosta gay couple

Valdosta police arrested a man for allegedly stealing several mini Pride flags and a yard sign from the home of a gay couple.    READ MORE »


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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Tatianna arrested during Atlanta Pride

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna was arrested on Sunday at Ten Atlanta after allegedly refusing to leave the popular Midtown gay bar.    READ MORE »


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Police: Killers recite nursery rhyme before murdering LGBTQ artist

A suspect in the rape and shooting death of an LGBTQ college student in Southwest Atlanta made a game out of selecting who he would kill before pulling the trigger, according to police.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction in gay Craigslist murder

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for a man who lured an Augusta doctor then strangled and beat him to death.    READ MORE »


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HIV-positive man’s arrest for spitting called ‘plain and simple discrimination’

A 31-year-old man in Rome, Ga., was charged with exposing police officers to HIV after allegedly spitting on them, which HIV activists said highlights why the state needs to fix its HIV laws.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta police arrest second suspect in murder of LGBTQ artist

The second and final suspect in the rape and shooting death of an LGBTQ college student in Southwest Atlanta has been arrested.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ artist raped, killed in Southwest Atlanta home invasion

A man is charged with kidnapping, raping and shooting to death 21-year-old LGBTQ college student Te’a Denise Liger in Southwest Atlanta.    READ MORE »


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Woman shoots, kills girlfriend outside Atlanta strip club

A woman is charged with shooting and killing her girlfriend during an argument outside a popular Atlanta strip club.    READ MORE »


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Police nab alleged gunman in murder of gay Decatur man

DeKalb County police arrested the third and final suspect in the “hate-motivated” murder of 28-year-old Decatur resident Trey Peters.    READ MORE »

 
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