ACLU: ‘Religious freedom’ bill wrong for Georgia

The ACLU of Georgia came out against a 'religious freedom' bill introduced in the state Senate, criticizing the measure for giving people 'a license to discriminate' against others.    READ MORE »

Fight over ‘religious freedom’ bill opens in Senate

A controversial 'religious freedom' bill began its churn through the Georgia Senate on Wednesday with its sponsor making it clear he doesn't want other lawmakers to tinker with it.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal dismisses new ‘religious freedom’ bill

A controversial 'religious freedom' bill introduced Tuesday is already igniting debate at the Georgia Capitol. But a spokesperson for Gov. Nathan Deal said lawmakers shouldn't bother: He'll veto this one too.    READ MORE »

Ga. Republicans launch ‘religious freedom’ fight

A group of 19 Georgia lawmakers – all Republicans – opened another round in the controversial 'religious freedom' fight by introducing legislation that has ignited national controversy and a veto.    READ MORE »

Reunion celebrates glory days of Armory nightlife

Club queens and nightlife fans of a certain age in gay Atlanta fondly remember the Armory and they gathered on Sunday with the Armorettes for a reunion celebration.    READ MORE »

Lawmaker wants to reform Georgia’s HIV laws

A Marietta Republican is sponsoring a measure to examine the state’s HIV criminalization laws, which advocates argue are outdated and stigmatize people with HIV.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta rallies to help performer in need

Gay Atlanta is rallying for longtime nightlife personality Princess Charles Kollock, who was hospitalized last week during a medical emergency.    READ MORE »

Atlanta drag queen, promoter arrested on drug charges

A popular Atlanta drag performer was arrested on drug possession charges and a gay nightlife promoter on drug trafficking charges when police stopped their car for a malfunctioning tag light.    READ MORE »

Ad targets gay mayoral candidate in South Fulton

A civic activist running for mayor in South Fulton said he and his husband are being targeted for being gay in an attack ad circulated to voters.    READ MORE »

HIV cases drop in Ga. but not among all gay men

New HIV infections in Georgia – long a leader in HIV diagnoses – dropped by nearly twice the national average, though gay men did not see the same decline that other populations did.    READ MORE »

Meet the gay teacher running for Atlanta City Council

A gay educator has launched a campaign for the Atlanta City Council, hoping to win the District 6 post that includes portions of Midtown and has been represented by an LGBT person for 20 years.    READ MORE »

The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

A warm welcome to your hard-earned LGBT weekend! Get some community, some party, some arts and entertainment, and a whole lot of not thinking about work until you absolutely have to.    READ MORE »

Karen Handel finds ‘compassion’ for LGBT people

Karen Handel – the former Georgia Secretary of State who took anti-LGBT positions during past campaigns for higher office – struck a compassionate tone as she joined a crowded field in the 6th District race.    READ MORE »

Furball returns to Heretic for night of furry fun

The furry fun party Furball returned to the Heretic on Friday, a year after the popular event that got its start in New York City came south for the winter.    READ MORE »

Ten hosts Bitter Ball to soothe Valentine’s angst

For some ­– namely single gays entrenched in their singleness – Valentine’s is a tough time. On Sunday, Ten had the perfect remedy for that angst: Bitter Ball.    READ MORE »

HIV clock shows Atlanta’s growing epidemic

A gay Atlanta artist joined with HIV activists on Tuesday to unveil an HIV clock to raise awareness of the disease and paint its impact in stark numbers for the public to see.    READ MORE »

Midtown car vandalized with anti-LGBT graffiti

Four teen vandals defaced a car parked in Midtown with anti-LGBT and racist slurs, prompting Atlanta's new police to speak out against the hate-filled screeds.    READ MORE »

Lesbian pastor at center of Atlanta bribery scandal

Mitzi Bickers – a top Atlanta political operative, one-time City Hall official and lesbian pastor – is at the center of a growing federal bribery investigation that has already ensnared two of her business partners.    READ MORE »

Bills expanding medical marijuana get early OKs

Two bills concerning medical marijuana, including one that expands eligibility to people with HIV, moved forward last week in the state House and Senate.    READ MORE »

Joining Hearts shows its ‘Love’ for Valentine’s

Joining Hearts launched its season of raising funds for HIV charities on Saturday, celebrating Valentine's with its annual Love on the Rocks event.    READ MORE »