Big sister fights back for bullied Atlanta teen

Add this share

When you’re a teen struggling with your sexual orientation in southeast Atlanta, it definitely gets better when you’ve got an older sister ready to kick some ass on your behalf.

A 15-year-old on Hank Aaron Drive was getting harassed by other teens in the neighborhood, “being picked on because of his lifestyle by other kids.” Sadly, neighborhood bullies targeting the gay kids are nothing new. But the reaction of this teen’s sister is refreshing.

The troubled teen’s 19-year-old sibling had enough one afternoon, so she jumped at the chance to take action. And on her way to no doubt engage the girlfriend of one of her brother’s bullies in a constructive dialogue about the harmful effects of their harassing, she picked up her wingwoman and they headed to a neighboring building in the apartment complex.

Oh yeah, did we mention wingwoman came armed with a bat? She did.

So the picked-on teen, his big sister, her sister’s friend and the bat arrived at the neighbor’s place ready to rumble and deliver some street justice. But the teen’s harasser was nowhere to be found. The cops? Yep, they were on hand but no arrests were made.

This items was taken from an incident report filed with the Atlanta Police Department on July 17.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...