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Police: Killing of metro Atlanta trans woman not hate crime

A Latina transgender woman killed in her Brookhaven apartment was shot more than once but was not targeted over her gender identity, police officials...

Latina transgender woman shot, killed in Brookhaven apartment

UPDATE | The story was updated to reflect the latest details on a vigil planned for May 12 and where Vasquez lived. A 36-year-old Latina...

Man shot, another beaten in string of violent Grindr robberies in Atlanta

A man was shot, another beaten and other victims left stripped of their clothing during a string of armed robberies in Atlanta that started...

Atlanta drag queen arrested in sting targeting sex workers

A longtime performer with the drag troupe the Armorettes was among nine people arrested during a prostitution sting in Fayette County last week.  Anthony Mark...

Man opens fire at Tokyo Valentino on Cheshire Bridge

A disgruntled customer fired a barrage of bullets at Tokyo Valentino early Thursday, with at least one lodging in the wall of a video...

Transgender woman shot to death in her Atlanta apartment

Some three-dozen people gathered outside an apartment in west Atlanta on Friday to celebrate the life of Bianca “Muffin” Bankz, a Black transgender woman...

Transgender teen found in Midtown was murdered, activists say

With fistfuls of pink and blue balloons – the colors of the transgender flag – friends gathered outside a drop-in center last week to...

Transgender woman found dead in Athens parking lot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and authorities in Athens are continuing to investigate the death of a 40-year-old transgender woman whose body was discovered...

Gender non-conforming person murdered in Augusta

A Georgia man is accused of choking a gender non-conforming person to death and dumping the body in a wooded area near Augusta. They...

Atlanta drag entertainer beaten, robbed in Midtown

A day of celebration in Midtown ended in violence for an Atlanta drag entertainer early Sunday as someone attacked and robbed them on a...

Trans woman Felycya Harris shot to death in Augusta park

Friends called for justice in the shooting death of a 33-year-old transgender woman in an Augusta park earlier this month. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office...

Rash of violence mars summer at 10th and Piedmont intersection

A stabbing and two shootings near the rainbow crosswalks in Midtown are prompting LGBTQ business owners in the area to work with Atlanta police and stay vigilant.

LGBTQ city council member Antonio Brown indicted for fraud

A federal grand jury indicted Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown – the only LGBTQ member of the council – on multiple fraud charges and alleged that he faked loan documents to buy luxury autos.

Macon man arrested for killing transgender woman

A recovered handgun used to kill a transgender woman in Macon led to the arrest of her suspected killer on Thursday – more than two years after the shooting.

Thieves steal safe, damage alarm system at BJ Roosters

Thieves took advantage of the coronavirus shutdown, breaking into a popular gay Atlanta bar on Cheshire Bridge Road and stealing its safe stuffed with $10,000 in cash.

Nine men arrested in Grindr sex sting in North Georgia

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office arrested nine men during a Grindr sting, charging them with a host of misdemeanors and felonies after aggressively pursuing at least one of the men on the hookup app.

Stolen car crashes into gay-owned print shop in Midtown

The driver of a stolen car crashed the vehicle into gay-owned print shop Creative Approach, knocking down a street pole and shattering windows.

Atlanta man arrested after alleged sex with teen met on dating app

A 46-year-old Atlanta man is behind bars after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy in Peachtree City.

Georgia soldier arrested after alleged underage Grindr sex

A 21-year-old man was arrested after allegedly having sex behind a Savannah business with a minor he met on Grindr who initially claimed to be 28.

Man pretended to be gay then raped Atlanta lesbian, DA says

A Fulton County jury convicted a man for rape after he gained his lesbian victim’s trust by claiming he was gay, then lured her to his home and attacked her.
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