Scottish gay couple attacked in Edinburgh

A Scottish gay couple was recently attacked outside of a Edinburgh nightclub. According to NewNowNext, the pair of men were holding hands at 3 am on the morning of Sunday, May 20, outside of the club CC Bloo...

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 10

1. Police say that two gay men were assaulted during Miami Beach Pride. The attackers were said to be three men. Several witnesses saw the attack. The victims were in line for the restroom in the 500 block of O...
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Former WNBA star pleads guilty to attack on ex-girlfriend


Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star who played one year for the Atlanta Dream, pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting her ex-girlfriend and was sentenced to three months probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

Holdsclaw pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage in the first degree, two counts of criminal damage in the second degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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[Updated] New Year’s Eve stabbing provoked by anti-gay slur?

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Atlanta police are investigating whether the 19-year-old man accused of stabbing five people at a New Year's Eve party in the Atlanta neighborhood of Reynoldstown may have been the target of an anti-gay slur during a confrontation at the late-night celebration.

The suspect is identified by Atlanta police as Luke O'Donovan. The stabbing occurred sometime after 3 a.m. on New Year's Day at 239 Gibson St., Atlanta Police Department Spokesperson Carlos Campos told GA Voice today.

In total, six were injured, including O'Donovan. Several of the victims were transported to local hospitals, Campos added.

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Atlanta police still seeking interview with victim in alleged anti-gay bashing

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Days after he told police he was attacked in an apparent anti-gay assault, John Mark Parker is still being sought by the Atlanta Police Department for a critical follow-up interview to determine if the attack should be investigated as a hate crime.

Parker, 50, told APD Aug. 4 he was punched in the face by a white male at Atlantic Station as he was walking to the Fenuxe Fire Party. He has yet to respond to repeated requests for an interview by the APD. Parker said the male asked him, "Are you gay?" and when Parker said, "Yes," he was punched in the face and knocked to the ground.

"We continue to reach out to the victim, but have not yet been successful in reaching him in order to complete an interview for investigative follow-up. Zone 5 investigators  need to conduct that interview so we can get specific details on the incident," said APD spokesperson Carlos Campos.

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Atlanta Police release report on alleged gay bashing at Atlantic Station

An Atlanta Police Department report states the victim in an alleged gay bashing Aug. 4 in Atlantic Station kept telling police it was "not a big deal" and did not want medical treatment.

The report also indicates surveillance cameras were located in the area.

The victim, John Mark Parker, 50, of Decatur, told police a white male punched him in Atlantic Station on Aug. 4 after asking him, "Are you gay?"

The report further states Parker, a white male, was walking in the West District of Atlantic Station when he stopped a couple to ask for directions. The alleged victim was attending the Fenuxe Fire Party located in the old Fox Grill.