8th January 2015
US radio host compares Paris shooting with sacking of anti-gay firefighter 19
12:30 PM — Conservative radio host Erik Erikson compared the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris with the sacking of a fire chief in Atlanta, Georgia.
7th January 2015
US firefighter sacked for comparing being gay to bestiality 32
12:26 PM — A fire chief in Atlanta, Georgia has been fired for anti-gay comments in a self-published book.
14th August 2014
US: Atlanta man receives 10 years in prison for defending himself in anti-gay attack 82
11:07 PM — The victim of an anti-gay attack in Atlanta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he assaulted his attackers.
3rd July 2014
US: Videos surface of violent attack in Atlanta 1
9:17 PM — Video of a violent attack involving a transgender woman in Atlanta has surfaced on video sharing app Vine, reports The Georgia Voice.
5th June 2014
US: Atlanta man surrenders to police after punching cyclist and calling him ‘faggot’
9:15 PM — An Atlanta man has turned himself in to police, after attacking a cyclist and branding him a "faggot".
3rd June 2014
US: Suspect in Atlanta train attack uses ‘trans panic’ defence 27
1:41 PM — A man suspected of assaulting two transgender women on an Atlanta train claims he panicked and attacked them because they came on to him.
30th May 2014
US: Trans women attacked, beaten and stripped on Atlanta train 24
7:13 PM — Two trans women in Georgia were assaulted and stripped, while a crowd of onlookers filmed and cheered the attackers on.
7th March 2014
Study: Soaring levels of HIV among gay black men in Atlanta 7
5:10 PM — A study shows the city of Atlanta has among one of the highest concentrations of young black gay men living with HIV in the US.
10th November 2013
US: Atlanta bar openly refuses entry to trans woman ‘because we’re a private property’ 14
1:33 PM — In a video posted online, an Atlanta bar and restaurant has been caught denying entrance to a transgender woman whilst openly admitting their "right" to discriminate against her because they are a "private property."
13th February 2013
US: Mayor of Atlanta admits that he was ‘wrong’ to oppose equal marriage in the past 4
4:29 PM — The Mayor of Atlanta, who recently announced he had changed his stance to support equal marriage, has said he feels he "was wrong" to have opposed equal marriage in the past, in favour of civil unions.
9th January 2013
US: Atlanta to host 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality 1
4:01 PM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has named Atlanta as the host city for the 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality this month.
8th January 2013
African American college of Martin Luther King launches LGBT course 6
3:12 PM — An all-male African American college, once attended by Dr Martin Luther King, will offer its first LGBT course this spring.
13th December 2012
US: Mayor of Atlanta says ‘gay couples deserve the same protection’ as straight ones 7
10:36 PM — After coming out in support of equal marriage on Tuesday, the Mayor of Atlanta has reiterated his support, and given his reasons for changing his stance, saying that "gay and lesbian couples deserve the same protection" as straight couples.
12th December 2012
US: The Mayor of Atlanta announces support for marriage equality 5
11:39 PM — The Mayor of Atlanta has come out in support of equal marriage, after a period of "reflection", saying that he thinks all couples "should have the right to marry".
27th November 2012
Atlanta: Doctor pleads guilty to sexually abusing male prisoners 12
12:02 PM — A former prison doctor for the US Penitentiary in Atlanta has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male inmates.
3rd October 2012
Chick-fil-A boss: We support ‘Biblical families’ 62
7:11 PM — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
14th July 2012
US: Three Atlanta men jailed for anti-gay attack 16
11:59 PM — Three men in the Georgia city of Atlanta, US, have been sentenced to five years in jail and a further five on probation for an assault on a gay man.
31st March 2012
US student loses court bid over prom policy 15
12:55 PM — A high school student from Atlanta, who had filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president after he proposed to make the prom more inclusive to LGBT students, has lost his case on the first day of hearing.
23rd March 2012
US student sues school over gay prom policy 23
11:03 PM — A high school student from Atlanta has filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president, after he proposed to make the prom more inclusive to LGBT students.
7th December 2010
Atlanta pays $1 million to gay bar raided by police 7
11:20 AM — The US city of Atlanta has agreed to pay $1 million to a gay bar raided by police last year. The Atlanta Eagle was raided in September 2009 and patrons said officers subjected them to excessive force and homophobic abuse.