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Transgender man says police threatened genital search during traffic stop

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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EAST POINT, Ga. -- A transgender man is demanding an apology after being arrested by East Point, Ga., police last week during a traffic stop because they wanted to verify his gender. Juan Evans tells WSB-TV that he didn’t have his driver’s license with him when he was stopped for speeding, and as a result he was ridiculed, humiliated...

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Atlanta police department drafts transgender interaction policy

Saturday, October 11, 2014
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have adopted new policies establishing guidelines for officers' interaction with transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming citizens. Chief George Turner said in a statement Thursday that the guideline are meant to ensure that transgender people and others are given the same level of respect and courtesy as others.

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Gay teen’s viral video drives funding for Atlanta LGBT homeless shelter

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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ATLANTA -- A non-profit organization in Atlanta will convert a more than century-old midtown building into a homeless center for LGBT teens, according to the organization's director. The Lost N' Found organization focuses on helping LGBT teens overcome homelessness.

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Atlanta man wanted in alleged anti-gay attack on cyclist turns himself in

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta man wanted in an alleged anti-gay attack on a cyclist turned himself in on Wednesday. Michael Sanders was charged with battery in the May 23 attack on 24-year-old Quinn Chrzan.

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Two men arrested in attack on transgender women on Atlanta train

Monday, June 2, 2014
Luther L. Thomas (left) and Frederick L. Missick
ATLANTA -- Two men have been arrested in the May 20 attack on two two transgender women riding an Atlanta mass transit train. MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) police arrested Frederick L. Missick and Luther L. Thomas; both men are charged with disorderly conduct in the brawl was caught on camera and posted online.

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

Sunday, November 17, 2013
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ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award.

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Two Ga. men sentenced to 10 years in hate crime attack on gay man

Saturday, June 29, 2013
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ATLANTA -- Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their involvement in a hate crime against a gay man in Atlanta.

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Atlanta man sues after Georgia rejects ‘GAYGUY’ license plate

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.

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Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed announces support for marriage equality

Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced his support for marriage equality by signing a resolution sponsored by councilman Alex Wan and passed by the City Council on Dec. 3.

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Atlanta city council passes resolution supporting same-sex marriage

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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The Atlanta city council on Monday approved a resolution supporting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, despite Mayor Kasim Reed's previously stated opposition to same-sex marriage.

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