The men reportedly were in a car and demanded Peters give them his backpack. According to a neighbor, Peters had been targeted because of his sexuality. Pickering was the one to call and he stayed with the victim until an ambulance arrived. Community member Bill Kaelin posted on Facebook mourning the loss of Peters while also putting the tragedy into a larger perspective.
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Atlanta Gay Chamber
Atlanta is often referred to as the gay capital of the South. And while San Francisco has its own gay district—known as the Castro—the Atlanta gay population lives, works and plays all over the city and even into the suburbs. The weekend is usually held in Midtown's Piedmont Park with a parade and many other activities as it was started to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York City. It is estimated that over , people attended last year's event. Black Pride is also held in Atlanta, usually in September.
Gay Man Trey Peters Attacked and Killed in DeKalb County
Prime Timers Worldwide -. GLMA is the leading organization in North America working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care. GLMA achieves its goals by using expertise in medicine and healthcare in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research. Originally open only to physicians, residents and medical students, in GLMA expanded its mission and now represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBT health professionals of all kinds, as well as millions of LGBT patients. GLMA's membership includes approximately 1, member physicians, medical students, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, psychotherapists and other health professionals.
Atlanta has long been a magnet to Southern homosexuals who believed that they would never be accepted in smaller towns. Homosexuals have never taken to the streets to demand equality here, but with an estimated , gays in the metropolitan area, they have organized as a potent political force. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in the race to succeed Mayor Andrew Young. Both offered detailed platforms on gay issues.