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Police: Lesbians started fight that led to alleged bias crime during Atlanta Pride

The two lesbians who said they were victims of a hate crime outside of the W Hotel during Atlanta Pride started the fight by calling one of the alleged assailants, a woman, a "stripper," according to a Fulton County Sheriff's Department report.

The incident, which took place in the early morning hours of Oct. 13, was an apparent fight between drunken revelers who exchanged epithets with each other, according to the police report released today

A Fulton County sheriff's deputy, B. Pride, working at the hotel as a secondary job, stated in the police report said he was asked for assistance to break up a fight on the outdoor patio. Some involved in the incident had fled the scene but the deputy interviewed two women, Kathryn Katalinich and Brooke Creef, both of Atlanta, who said they were beaten up.

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Lesbians allege hate crime at Midtown hotel over Atlanta Pride weekend


A lesbian couple says they are victims of a hate crime when they were attacked and called anti-gay slurs in the early hours of Saturday morning at Atlanta Pride's host hotel, according to a report by Fox 5.

Kathryn Katalinich and Brooke Creef told the TV news station that two men pushed them to the ground because they are gay while they were at the W Hotel in Midtown located at 14th Street.

"It's just ridiculous there is so much hate," a tearful Katalinch told Fox 5.

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Atlanta police investigate photo with gay slur found on officer’s desk

Atlanta Police officials are calling a photo emailed to a local TV station of a framed picture of "CHiPS" star Erik Estrada with the phrase "You're a homo" written on the picture a "sick joke" possibly meant to embarrass the APD.

Someone within the police department apparently emailed to Fox 5 a photo of the framed picture sitting on a police officer’s desk.

"We became aware of the photo [on Wednesday] from Morse Diggs of Fox 5 who sent the picture to Carlos [Campos, APD spokesperson]," said Deputy Chief Renee Propes, who is openly gay.

"The officer whose desk it is on works for me," she said. "It was sitting on a supervisor's desk in the motors [motorcycle] unit."

Two sergeants are assigned to this office, Propes explained, and an Office of Professional Standards investigation has been opened.

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[Video] Who is the the fifth accuser in Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal?

Centinio KempBefore yesterday, not many people knew the name Centino Kemp. But after Fox 5 Atlanta reporter Dale Russell broke the story that Kemp, an aspiring musician, was the unknown fifth accuser in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal, his name is rapidly becoming well-known.

An unedited MySpace profile of Kemp written a few years ago has this bio of him, including how he found his love for music while singing in his church choir:

"He is best known for being Promiscuous in his appearance in several minor film roles and lead roles in drama plays in the Bahamas he is one of the most determined, original, genuine and talented male teenager in the Bahamas. he has that pop sound, with soulful and related, down to earth lyrics. he has the love for R&B/pop and hip-hop and soca music.