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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 14

1. House Speaker Paul Ryan joined numerous Republican leaders calling on anti-LGBT U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race as allegations of sexual assault on minors and young women continue to ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 7

1. The FBI is now looking into a double murder in Missouri to determine whether it's a hate crime. The suspect, who is in custody, is a neighbor of the two victims (a mother and her daughter) and he had “an ong...
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Assailants in Atlanta anti-gay beating plead guilty to federal hate crime charges

Brandon White attackerTwo young men convicted in Fulton Superior Court in the anti-gay beating of Brandon White last year pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges today in U.S. District Court. This case is the first in Georgia to charge a violation of the sexual orientation section of the federal hate crimes law.

Christopher Cain and Dorian Moragne, both of Atlanta, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge J. Owen Forrester.

“Violence against another person because of his or her sexual orientation has no place in our civilized society,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in a prepared statement. “The citizens of this district should know that we are committed to aggressively prosecuting hate crimes.”

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Fourth man charged in Atlanta gay videotaped assault

A Fulton County grand jury has indicted four men in the beating of openly gay Brandon White, whose videotaped attack was uploaded to the internet and went viral, rallying efforts to pass a hate crimes law in Georgia.

The fourth suspect, Javaris Bradford, 24, has not yet been arrested by the Atlanta Police Department, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jarvis has a record including being charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.