BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new project is documenting a once-hidden history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, with donors providing troves of information and items on gay life, oppression and activism. The conservative region once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Now, Birmingham-based nonprofit Invisible Histories Project has gathered volumes on gay life in Alabama. The organization will expand to Mississippi and Georgia this year. Organizers hope to cover the full Southeast in a decade.
SAMSON, Ala. (AP) - A man has been charged with manslaughter in a hit and run in Alabama. Police in Samson says Rolondo Rax Tiul was arrested early Saturday and was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Police say Manuel Caal was struck twice by a vehicle Tiul was driving and later died at a hospital.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Two men have died and a woman was hurt at a shooting in Alabama. Auburn police were called to an apartment early Saturday and found three people with gunshot wounds. One man was dead at the scene. Another man died at East Alabama Medical Center. The woman was treated and released. The names of the victims have not been released while relatives are notified.
MULGA, Ala. (AP) - More than a dozen dogs have been rescued from an apparent dog-fighting operation where Alabama authorities found 11 dog skulls. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tells AL.com that deputies responding to a complaint Sunday morning were met by a juvenile carrying an injured dog, and could hear what sounded like dogs fighting in the woods behind a home.
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