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Lateasha Shuntel’s killer sentenced to 11 years in prison

Lateasha Shuntel’s killer sentenced to 11 years in prison

The transgender woman whose silicone injection killed popular Atlanta entertainer Lateasha Shuntel was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ advocates help push Atlanta on marijuana reform

LGBTQ advocates help push Atlanta on marijuana reform

LGBTQ activists are at the center of a growing push in the City of Atlanta to eliminate jail time and reduce the fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana.    READ MORE »

Player yells gay slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher

Player yells gay slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher

Kevin Pillar received a public smackdown after the Toronto Blue Jays center fielder yelled a gay slur at an Atlanta Braves pitcher during an already tense game at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Young transgender man who fought Georgia judge dies

Young transgender man who fought Georgia judge dies

A young transgender man who took on a Georgia judge who called his name change offensive – and then won in court – has died after complications from surgery.    READ MORE »

DeKalb sheriff apologizes as he faces investigations over arrest

DeKalb sheriff apologizes as he faces investigations over arrest

Embattled DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first public appearance six days after being arrested for allegedly cruising for sex in Piedmont Park, apologizing not for the arrest but for the 'unfavorable light' it cast on the county.    READ MORE »

AID Atlanta sues over loss of HIV prevention funds

AID Atlanta sues over loss of HIV prevention funds

AID Atlanta has sued the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention after the federal health agency didn't renew a multi-year grant to fund HIV prevention efforts and instead awarded the funds to two other local non-profits.    READ MORE »

Video shows DeKalb sheriff running from police before arrest

Video shows DeKalb sheriff running from police before arrest

Newly unearthed security video apparently shows DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann being chased along a Midtown street by an Atlanta police officer who eventually arrested him after he was caught allegedly cruising for sex in Piedmont Park.    READ MORE »

DeKalb sheriff asks for support after ‘indecency’ arrest

DeKalb sheriff asks for support after ‘indecency’ arrest

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann – arrested late Saturday as he allegedly cruised for sex in Piedmont Park – now faces calls for his resignation and an investigation from the agency that licenses law enforcement officers across the state.    READ MORE »

Joan Garner remembered for loving, fighting for ‘all the people’

Joan Garner remembered for loving, fighting for ‘all the people’

Friends, family, supporters and scores of elected officials commemorated Joan Garner on Saturday during a touching memorial service for the Fulton County commissioner, community organizer and LGBT activist who lost her battle with cancer.    READ MORE »

Macon-Bibb approves new LGBT protections for county employees

Macon-Bibb approves new LGBT protections for county employees

The Macon-Bibb County Commission voted to extend employment protections to LGBT county workers on Tuesday, despite opposition from pastors and some elected officials.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta celebrates equality with HRC gala
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Gay Atlanta celebrates equality with HRC gala

The HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction turned 30 on Saturday, celebrating with a sold-out crowd dressed in their formal best and honoring local heroes.    READ MORE »

Pansy Patrol honored for peaceful, powerful protests

Pansy Patrol honored for peaceful, powerful protests

The large pansies of the Pansy Patrol – the group that uses its flower power to combat the evil of anti-LGBT protesters during Atlanta Pride – is being honored for its peaceful, simple and yet powerful work.    READ MORE »

‘True hero’ Joan Garner dies after cancer fight

‘True hero’ Joan Garner dies after cancer fight

Joan Garner, vice chair of the Fulton County Commission and its first-ever openly LGBT member, died Tuesday after a long fight against breast cancer.    READ MORE »

Fulton dishes out $2 million to boost HIV prevention efforts

Fulton dishes out $2 million to boost HIV prevention efforts

The Fulton County Commission dished out more than $2 million in grants to boost HIV prevention and education efforts in the county, which is a hotspot for the HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Meet the Atlanta attorney fighting to protect LGBT employees

Meet the Atlanta attorney fighting to protect LGBT employees

The gay Atlanta lawyer who recently scored a groundbreaking win for the rights of LGBT people in the workplace in the Midwest is now focused on securing a similar victory for a Georgia lesbian who was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Woman killed, 5 injured outside Midtown restaurant

Woman killed, 5 injured outside Midtown restaurant

A woman was killed and several other people injured outside two gay-popular Midtown restaurants early Saturday when a valet apparently accelerated rather than stopped a vehicle he was attempting to park.    READ MORE »

AID Atlanta faces layoffs after HIV grant denied

AID Atlanta faces layoffs after HIV grant denied

AID Atlanta is shutting down a program aimed at combatting HIV among young gay black men – and firing four people – after a federal health agency declined to provide a grant that funded the initiative for years.    READ MORE »

Fulton honors Joan Garner as she again battles cancer

Fulton honors Joan Garner as she again battles cancer

Joan Garner, the only openly LGBT member of the Fulton County Commission, was honored Wednesday by commissioners as she again fights the cancer she's battled for two years.    READ MORE »

ACLU backs Georgia woman fired for being gay

ACLU backs Georgia woman fired for being gay

The ACLU of Georgia argued that federal law protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination, weighing in on the case of a Georgia lesbian fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Georgia lesbian fired for being gay asks court to hear her case

Georgia lesbian fired for being gay asks court to hear her case

Attorneys for a Georgia lesbian fired for being gay criticized a court ruling as a 'decision from the Stone Age' and asked the full court to hear their claims that federal law bans sexual orientation discrimination.    READ MORE »

 
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