Embattled Atlanta YouthPride director Terence McPhaul dead at 52

Terence McPhaul, the embattled executive director of YouthPride, once the only organization serving LGBT youth in Atlanta, is dead at 52 according to a report by the Indianapolis Star.

McPhaul passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis on Nov. 16 and was laid to rest on Nov. 25 according to reports. No cause of death was listed in the obituary and due to HIPAA laws, the hospital could not release any information. The Marion County, Ind. coroner’s office had no record of McPhaul’s death, which is common in cases where the death is not suspicious. When reached Wednesday afternoon, The Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory did confirm that they handled his service and that he was buried there on Nov. 25.

McPhaul joined YouthPride as co-executive director in 2009 before becoming the sole executive director in January 2010. A series of controversial episodes followed.

We’ll update the story as more information becomes available.