Atlanta police launch LGBT Citizens Police Academy

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Atlanta has its first openly gay police chief

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Atlanta Police appoints new LGBT liaison

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Feminist Charis Books & More slammed with anti-gay graffiti



One of the oldest feminist bookstores in the nation was hit with anti-gay graffiti the night it held a standing room only literary event as part of its "Stride into Pride" for Atlanta Pride activities.

Lesbian-owned Charis Books & More, which turns 39 in November and is one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in North America, had anti-gay and anti-women graffiti spray painted on the side of its building Thursday night after a successful literary event, "Stride Into Pride: Atlanta Literary All Star Showcase."