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Trans woman alleges abuse by Savannah police, jail officials

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.

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Yes sir! Yes ma’am! Atlanta Eagle names new titleholders


As they strutted and flexed in their finest leather gear and shared their darkest fantasies, the four men and one woman competing for Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle on Saturday, April 13, were cheered on by hoots and hollers from more than 100 people watching the highlight event as part of Atlanta Leather Pride and the 26th anniversary of the Atlanta Eagle.

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Fabulous festivals: Dogwood, queer writers, women’s music, bears and more

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The next three weekends bloom with spring festivals sure to draw LGBT crowds. This weekend pick from Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park, a full day of LGBT writers organized by the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, or Sandy Springs Artsaplooza, organized by the gay-led Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces.

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HRC to honor ‘Glee’ star at upcoming Atlanta gala

The Human Rights Campaign will honor TV and Broadway actor Matthew Morrison at the upcoming Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner, set for May 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Morrison, a seasoned Broadway performer as well as a talented musician, is best known for his recurring role as Will Schuester on Fox’s hot show “Glee.” He will receive HRC’s Ally for Equality Award.

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Assailants in Atlanta anti-gay beating plead guilty to federal hate crime charges

Two young men convicted in Fulton Superior Court in the anti-gay beating of Brandon Whitelast 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.

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