Embattled Atlanta YouthPride director dead at 52
Terence McPhaul, the embattled executive director of YouthPride, once the only organization serving LGBT youth in Atlanta, is dead at 52, according to a report by the Indianapolis Star newspaper.
McPhaul passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis on Nov. 16 and was laid to rest on Nov. 25, according to reports. No cause of death was listed in the obituary and due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law, the hospital could not release any information. The Marion County, Ind. coroner’s office had no record of McPhaul’s death, which is common in cases where the death is not suspicious. When reached on Dec. 2, the Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory did confirm that it handled his service and that he was buried on Nov. 25.
McPhaul joined YouthPride as co-executive director in 2009 before becoming the sole executive director in January 2010. A series of controversial episodes followed and were covered by Georgia Voice. Archived stories of McPhaul’s legal troubles can be read on our website.
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