Tonight’s ‘Party for a Purpose’ honors memory of Black Gay Pride organizer killed last year

Durand Robinson was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Aug. 25 in southwest Atlanta. He was found in the middle of Hadlock Street and police stated at the beginning of the investigation that Robinson may have been a victim of a carjacking. Major Keith Meadows also said shortly after the killing that it appeared Robinson knew his killer. No money was taken from Robinson’s Ford truck that was only driven a couple blocks away from where the shooting took place.

On her Twitter account, Wynter Robinson states the party is being held to “find the murderer of a great man.”

She also promises the party to be “the biggest event to hit Altanta’s LGBT community.”
Robinson was not gay, according to friends and family, but he was a key figure in black gay Atlanta as an owner of the Traxx nightclub and Traxx party and events promotions company.

The Robinson family has added $2,500 to the Crime Stoppers reward money for information leading to the arrest of Durand Robinson’s killer. According to the Crime Stoppers website, the organization awards up to $2,000 for tips leading to arrests.

To view a photo album of a candlelight vigil held for Durand Robinson on Aug. 28 at Traxx Atlanta, click here.


Top photo: Durand Robinson (courtesy photo)