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Protesters disrupt Atlanta Pride parade, clash with crowd

Anti-gay protesters trolled the Atlanta Pride parade on Sunday, amping up their usual chants by delaying the parade under police escort and creating one of the most volatile confrontations seen at the event.    READ MORE »

Judge officially kills Georgia gay marriage ban

Stick a cork in it. Georgia's gay marriage ban – invalidated in June by the Supreme Court – is really, really dead now as a judge ended a lawsuit challenging the ban by declaring the gays as the winners.    READ MORE »

News  |  Pride

Donald Trump should totally crash Atlanta Pride

He's been to a gay wedding. And that hair matches the orange in the rainbow flag. So when Donald Trump lands in Atlanta on Saturday, he should totally crash Pride and add his presidential circus to the celebration.    READ MORE »

HERO  |  News

HERO backers trounce opponents in fundraising

If dollars were votes, HERO would be a winner on Nov. 3 as supporters of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance raised $1.26 million in seven weeks – more than twice that of opponents.    READ MORE »

Search underway for missing LGBT Houston man

Volunteers launched a search in southwest Houston early Friday morning for a 28-year-old LGBT Houston man who has been missing for three weeks.    READ MORE »

grindr  |  News

AIDS agency calls Grindr a diseased ‘digital bathhouse’

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation – the combative agency that 'joined forces' with AID Atlanta this summer – is sparking controversy by blaming Grindr and other sex apps for a rise in STDs with new roadside billboards.    READ MORE »

LGBT journalist sues Atlanta police over arrest

An LGBT journalist covering protests over Ferguson in downtown Atlanta filed a federal lawsuit against Atlanta police, who arrested and detained him as he attempted to photograph officers arresting protesters.    READ MORE »

Fulton health chief quits as HIV scandal lingers

The embattled Fulton health director who resigned after refusing federal help to clean up an HIV funding scandal is leaving her post, months ahead of her planned December departure.    READ MORE »

Why aren’t younger gay guys even getting tested?

The proverbial foibles of youth can’t wave off a new study that finds HIV prevention messages falling short of reaching gay teens and young men, most of whom have never tested for the virus.    READ MORE »

Elton John delivers meal to Midtown man

The feel-goods don’t come much better than this. While in Atlanta for Music Midtown, Elton John surprised one Atlanta man by delivering Open Hand’s 25 millionth meal. Can you say, “Awwww?”    READ MORE »

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett inspires gay Houston

Gay actor Jussie Smollett, who helped sex up the blockbuster first season of "Empire," serenaded Houston fans and dished about his passions, the show and his music ahead of the second season premiere.    READ MORE »

Feds don’t like ‘gay’ farmers in this Georgia town

Farmer Gene King just wanted to buy some cattle from outside Georgia and ship them to his ranch. In Gay, Ga. And that set off an embarrassing saga for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.    READ MORE »

Gay-owned Church bar ready to re-open after fire

Nevermind that pesky fire. The gay-owned Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium is back, re-opening on Wednesday after going dark for a week.    READ MORE »

City Council OK’s temporary rainbow crosswalks

The gayborhood will get a little gayer just in time for Pride. The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved the temporary installation of rainbow crosswalks at a busy Midtown intersection.    READ MORE »

Meet the gays who are the ‘Best of Atlanta’

Creative Loafing loves its LGBT inclusion. Per usual, the paper’s annual romp through reader and critic picks for all that’s hot and cool in Atlanta left no gay unturned in arts, nightlife and headline news.    READ MORE »

News  |  Nightlife

Popular gay-owned Church bar damaged in fire

An early-evening fire damaged a portion of the Atlanta's most popular kitchy casual gay-owned alternabar on Wednesday, leaving Sister Louisa’s Church closed for repairs.    READ MORE »

City: Remove rainbow crosswalks after Pride

The City of Atlanta, just weeks after approving the permanent installation of rainbow crosswalks at a Midtown intersection, changed course and is now ordering the crosswalks scrubbed shortly after Pride.    READ MORE »

Augusta sheriff’s office adds LGBT liaison

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office put in place a fulltime LGBT liaison, a first for the Augusta agency and a move that is earning it praise from LGBT activists.    READ MORE »

Conyers church evicts Scouts over gay leaders

A Baptist church in Conyers, waiting patiently for nearly two years, found a way to air its anti-gay bigotry: taking aim at gay troop leaders in the Boy Scouts.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay mayoral candidate no fan of ‘sissies’

Attorney Ben Hall courted crazy and HERO opponents to boost his mayoral bid and it's little wonder why. Given the chance, his family spews the sort of dog whistle homophobia that his supporters embrace.    READ MORE »