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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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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