As thousands of Michigan, Louisville, Witchita State and Syracuse college basketball fans made their way into the Georgia Dome on Saturday, they were confronted by the unmistakable anti-gay picket signs frequently paraded outside of LGBT events and U.S. military funerals by Westboro Baptist Church.
Around eight members of the Westboro Baptist Church protested in Atlanta over the weekend outside of the Georgia Dome during the NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament. Shirley Phelps-Roper is the matriarch of Westboro Baptist Church and daughter of church founder Fred Phelps.
Former Atlanta Police Sgt. Willie Adams, a supervisor of the unconstitutional raid on the Atlanta Eagle, won an appeal in court today in his attempt to get his job back with the APD.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee ruled in Adams’ favor in his attempt to get back on the Atlanta police force where he was a 20-year veteran before being fired in the midst of the Eagle raid scandal. His firing was upheld in 2011 by the city’s Civil Service Board and then appealed to court.
It’s Michigan versus Louisville on Monday and sports fans are flooding Atlanta’s streets — some lucky enough to have tickets to the big dance, others packed like sardines into bars with big screen TVs.
And, of course, there are those avoiding all the chaos and watching the Final Four in the comfort of their home, with their girlfriends.
A transsexual woman arrested April 7 in Savannah, Ga., is claiming she was harassed by police officers after she was charged with indecent exposure.
A police report from the Savannah Police Department states Ashley Del Valle, who said she was visiting Savannah from New York, had her breasts exposed and nipples showing.
Levi Kreis is no stranger to Atlanta, but his weekend gig here is something of a change-up for the openly gay artist.
Kreis is appearing Saturday night as part of “The Flying Solo” tour. He promises an intimate evening with just him and a piano.