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Meet 3 Houston judges refusing to perform gay marriages

Three justices of the peace in Harris County are so opposed to performing gay marriages that they've stopped presiding over marriages altogether.    READ MORE »

Trans inmate set free after suing Georgia prisons

The transgender woman who alleged that she was repeatedly raped, denied medical treatments and otherwise abused while in Georgia prisons has been released early.    READ MORE »

News  |  Politics

Anti-gay trolls target gay City Council member

Anti-gay activists are targeting a gay member of the Houston City Council by convincing a like-minded conservative to jump in the race and toss around offensive rhetoric that would make Anita Bryant smile.    READ MORE »

Ga. lawmaker opposed gay marriage, used Ashley Madison

A Republican state lawmaker who backed anti-gay 'religious freedom' legislation and opposed gay marriage admitted that he had an account on cheating site Ashley Madison.    READ MORE »

Pro-HERO ad shuts down trans bathroom myth

Days after opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance began airing a disgusting transphobic advertising spot, the coalition supporting HERO responded Friday with its own radio ad.    READ MORE »

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Hot 95.7 throws gay Houston’s ‘Biggest Wedding’

What’s the best way to celebrate marriage equality? Since we’re in Texas and all, it has to go big. You don’t have to tell that to Hot 95.7’s Sarah Pepper, who will wed five gay couples on Saturday.    READ MORE »

News  |  Politics

Josh McKoon attacks gay Atlanta group, Delta

Being a two-time loser has made Josh McKoon bitter. So the daddy of the anti-gay 'religious freedom' movement in Georgia is espousing a scorched earth policy to get his bill passed next year.    READ MORE »

Atlanta police train with homophobic, anti-trans material

The Atlanta Police Department still teaches its recruits that consensual sodomy is illegal, 'unnatural' and comparable to bestiality, chicken hawks are pedophiles and includes pejorative terms for trans people.    READ MORE »

Community  |  News

Rainbow crosswalks push past critics to $20K

Just two weeks after the City of Atlanta approved a gay man’s plan to paint LGBT rainbow-striped crosswalks at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, the private funds are well within reach, despite detractors.    READ MORE »

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Atlanta activists rally against anti-trans violence

Nearly 100 LGBT activists rallied outside a MARTA station in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, part of a national day of action to call attention to an epidemic of anti-trans violence.    READ MORE »

Do your friends put your sexual health at risk?

One of the biggest hurdles to tackling HIV is a lack of prevention messaging that resonates. Now a new UTHealth study seeks young gay Houston men to hit them where they live – in their social circles.    READ MORE »

Tragic gay Atlanta suicide ends in apartment pool

A 49-year-old gay Atlanta man found bound to a chair submerged in the pool of a Brookhaven apartment complex killed himself, authorities said Monday.    READ MORE »

Fulton blocked federal help to fix HIV scandal

The depth of the mess that is Fulton's HIV prevention efforts sank to a new low. Not only did mismanagement result in losing $9 million in funding, the county's health director blocked efforts to fix it.    READ MORE »

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Atlanta counts homeless LGBT youth one by one

Scores of LGBT youth are homeless on any given night in Atlanta. You know that. Now a study counting those kids is about to blow the scope of the problem to epidemic proportions.    READ MORE »

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Decatur’s LGBT mayor pro tem resigns office

Decatur Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham – one of Georgia's longest-serving LGBT elected officials – resigned, just days before she moves north for a 'new professional and personal adventure.'    READ MORE »

News  |  Politics

Push is on to bring hate crime law to Georgia

The Anti-Defamation League announced a campaign to bring a hate crime law to Georgia, which dumped its law more than a decade ago and has resisted attempts to pass a new one.    READ MORE »

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HERO ballot fight could cost at least $2 million

The November ballot fight over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance may cost $2 million, likely making it one of the most expensive battles over local LGBT protections in U.S. history.    READ MORE »

Kennesaw pizzeria under fire for anti-trans joke

A Kennesaw pizzeria came under fire from an LGBT non-profit for posting a joke it called anti-trans, though the business owner who shared it on social media says there was no malicious intent behind it.    READ MORE »

Here’s why this gay Atlantan won’t take PrEP

Atlanta author and longtime sex advice columnist Michael Alvear is no stranger to controversy. Now the “Need Wood” writer dives headlong into the PrEP debate and says he refuses to take it.    READ MORE »

Fulton health director quits in wake of HIV scandal

The Fulton County health director who oversaw the county's squandering of millions of dollars in HIV prevention grants is out, retiring after intense scrutiny in the wake of reports about the program's failures.    READ MORE »