Ellen’s sexy Southerner wins Hottest of the Year

Last year was very kind to Derek Yates. Now the guy who turned a video romp with his hose into a gig as Ellen Degeneres Show’s “gardener” has been voted the best underwear model of the year.    READ MORE »

Clergy come out against ‘religious freedom’ bill

A diverse group of pastors and a progressive state senator blasted a proposal to pass a "religious freedom" bill in Georgia as a polarizing attempt to provide cover for anti-gay discrimination.    READ MORE »

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Annual breakfast puts the LGBT in MLK Day

As Atlanta embraces its cornerstone status in the civil rights movement over MLK Weekend, a dedicated group of LGBT Atlantans honors its experience by breaking bread en mass for the 14th year.    READ MORE »

This happens when you give your trick syphilis

Hooking up with a hunk through cruising apps or dating websites can be risky. Especially when you recycle your tricks and he remembers that STD you gave him, but you don't. Uh-oh.    READ MORE »

Sam Smith’s gay love story unfolds in Atlanta

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of out singer Sam Smith takes place right here in gay Atlanta. Our smooth-crooning hero hits town for a victory tour and continues a love affair with fans and a new boyfriend.    READ MORE »

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Atlanta isn’t ‘America’s Queerest City,’ but close

The annual romp through Weird Science over at the Advocate got a facelift. The list went from ‘Gayest City’ to ‘Queerest,’ but didn’t change its inaccurate listings or odd criteria.    READ MORE »

Fired Atlanta fire chief in bed with anti-gay groups

Anti-gay haters lined up with former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran before he was fired. Since he got axed, Cochran is getting in bed with anti-gay religious groups that plan to rally for him on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Fresh queens toss Burkhart’s Sunday salad

Comedy and camp on a Sunday is nothing new in gay Atlanta, but forget what you thought you knew. With a new weekly timeslot for the Tossed Salad drag show, Burkhart’s has a brand new bag.    READ MORE »

Atlanta fire chief disciplined Chick-fil-A backers

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, fired last week over his anti-gay book, once pushed to discipline uniformed firefighters who supported anti-gay statements by Chick-fil-A's leader.    READ MORE »

12 ways this year’s Golden Globes are extra gay

Let’s face it: Any awards show is going to attract a gay following. That said, this year’s Golden Globe Awards should have its own pride parade. Here are some of the big LGBT nominees in both film and TV.    READ MORE »

Judge: Georgia gay marriage lawsuit to advance

A federal judge on Thursday tossed out Georgia's efforts to stop a lawsuit over the state's gay marriage ban, paving the way for the legal challenge to continue.    READ MORE »

Straight veteran helps win gay benefits in Smyrna

Nevermind cranky old guy Corkey. The Smyrna City Council, thanks to a straight retired Army Ranger, expanded its insurance on Monday to offer health benefits to the spouses of gay employees.    READ MORE »

The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The first full workweek of the year calls for drastic action. You need Atlanta’s LGBT events more than ever, and gay Atlanta delivers with parties, guests and shows to soothe and move you.    READ MORE »

Haters rally for ousted fire chief, call gay Atlanta ‘terrorists’

Anti-gay activists frothed at the mouth over the firing of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, calling gay Atlanta "terrorists" who forced Mayor Kasim Reed into an "appalling" affront to religious liberty.    READ MORE »

Church bar tops Coolest Businesses in America

Being cool comes naturally to some people, being recognized for it to an even more precious few. But making another national list to celebrate your coolness is all in a days work for Grant Henry.    READ MORE »

Heretic blows out New Year’s dressed in white

The Heretic dressed up for its big New Year's Eve party last week, draping itself in white fabric, turning over the music to DJ Kidd Madonny and throwing another blowout to celebrate the start of 2015.    READ MORE »

Atlanta fire chief fired over anti-gay book

Mayor Kasim Reed sacked his fire chief on Tuesday, citing the chief's inflammatory anti-gay book that he wrote without consulting him and the chief's continued efforts to rally religious leaders to his cause during a month-long suspension.    READ MORE »

Gay man beaten to death in North Georgia

A gay man in North Georgia was beaten and left to die as he walked alone on a street in Dalton just before Christmas. Now police are offering a $10,000 reward in the case.    READ MORE »

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Meet 2015’s three most notable gay Georgians

If it’s happening in business, politics or development, Georgia Trend is all over it. Since no finger is on the pulse without its gays, the magazine includes shining gay stars in its annual shout-outs.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta parties like ‘Rockstars’ at Jungle

Gay Atlanta partied like rockstars on New Year's Eve, packing Jungle to ring in 2015 with a charity shout out to a non-profit that raises funds for HIV agencies.    READ MORE »