Crime

LGBTQ inmates still in peril as DOJ revives Georgia prisons investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice last month renewed an investigation into whether Georgia prisons protect LGBTQ inmates from sexual abuse by staff and other...

Tracking Atlanta’s trans murder cold cases through the decades

Metro Atlanta’s missing and murdered transgender and gender nonconforming victims are not forgotten. Thanks to a pair of forensic genealogists in Massachusetts, trans cold...

Gender nonconforming person beaten, puppy stolen in Midtown

An armed robber pistol-whipped a 53-year-old gender nonconforming person in his Midtown home last month then stole the victim's puppy. The suspect is still...

Atlanta at center of jump in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes

Two-thirds of the 28 anti-LGBTQ hate crimes reported in Georgia by the FBI in 2020 occurred in metro Atlanta. The number of overall hate crimes...

17-year-old held in string of Grindr robberies in Atlanta

Four months after warning local gay men of someone using Grindr to rob several victims, Atlanta Police announced an arrest last week. Investigators identified 17-year-old...

‘We’re hopeful’: Police investigate as injured gay Atlanta man shows signs of life

A gay Atlanta man found critically injured on railroad tracks near Piedmont Road last month is out of intensive care and starting to breathe...

LGBTQ bartender stabbed, killed walking dog in Piedmont Park

A 40-year-old LGBTQ woman and bartender at a popular Midtown restaurant was stabbed and killed early Wednesday as she walked her dog in Piedmont...

Homophobic slurs carved into gay man’s car in Brookhaven

Someone etched “takes dick” into two cars in Brookhaven – one owned by a gay man – and slashed the tires of a vehicle...

LGBTQ mayoral candidate’s vehicle stolen in Atlanta

Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown – running to become the city’s first LGBTQ mayor – had his sport utility vehicle stolen and was...

Black trans woman killed during ‘apparent’ hate crime in Albany

A 24-year-old Black transgender woman was shot in the head and killed in Albany in what a local prosecutor labeled as a likely hate...

Police identify suspect in murder of metro Atlanta transgender woman

Police are searching for an 18-year-old Norcross man charged with murdering a Latina transgender woman in her metro Atlanta apartment two weeks ago.  Pedro Silva-Renteria...

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

READ MORE | Killing of metro Atlanta trans woman not hate crime, police say UPDATE | The story was updated to reflect the latest details...

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...
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