Category:  News

Cobb lawmaker calls LGBT students ‘hate group’

A Cobb County lawmaker who trolls LGBT people as 'pansies' and calls the work of gay artists 'sickening' now has a new target – LGBT students at Kennesaw State University.    READ MORE »

KKK fliers call Atlanta trans people ‘abomination’

The Ku Klux Klan targeted transgender people in fliers littering a metro Atlanta neighborhood, calling them 'freaks,' an 'abomination' and saying they threaten the safety of bathrooms.    READ MORE »

Sam Olens brushes off critics of his anti-LGBT record

Sam Olens, the controversial pick for president of Kennesaw State University, dismissed criticism of his anti-LGBT record as Georgia's attorney general, but pledged to meet with LGBT students to discuss their concerns.    READ MORE »

Voting while trans: Georgians face hurdles at polls

Georgia’s strict voter ID laws could impact at least 11,500 transgender voters, so LGBT advocates are warning trans voters on how to prepare for confusion or transphobia at the polls ahead of Election Day on Nov. 8.    READ MORE »

prep  |  News

Gay Atlanta men can help test promising new PrEP

Gay Atlanta men who PrEP and sex can help a study that's investigating a promising new HIV drug that could eventually be PrEP 2.0 – a daily HIV prevention regimen with fewer side effects.    READ MORE »

Atlanta again nabs perfect LGBT equality score

When it comes to LGBT equality efforts, the City of Atlanta is an overachiever. That's the takeaway from a new report on its LGBT equality efforts. The rest of Georgia? Not so much.    READ MORE »

News  |  Nightlife

Atlanta Eagle building sold, but bar staying put

The buildings that house the Atlanta Eagle and its long dormant neighbor have been sold. But rest easy, leather daddies. The future of the popular bar is secure – for at least three more years.    READ MORE »

Atlanta police review board gets first trans member

A longtime LGBT activist became the first transgender member of a citizen review panel that investigates police misconduct thanks to a unanimous Atlanta City Council vote on Monday.    READ MORE »

LGBT students protest Sam Olens hiring at KSU

LGBT students and alumni at Kennesaw State are protesting the possible hiring of Attorney General Sam Olens as the school's president, organizing a protest and petition gaining thousands of signatures.    READ MORE »

Gay marriage bigot Sam Olens to become KSU president

Attorney General Sam Olens – the man who waged legal battles against gay marriage and transgender students in Georgia – is about to be named the new president of Kennesaw State University.    READ MORE »

Gay male syphilis rate 40 times higher than others

A first-ever look at state-by-state numbers of syphilis infections shows that the sexually transmitted disease is hitting gay men the hardest, particularly those in the South.    READ MORE »

Gonorrhea treatment showing signs of failing

Federal health officials warned of new signs that gonorrhea is growing resistant to current treatments, a development more troubling for gay men who face a higher risk of the sexually transmitted disease.    READ MORE »

Fire damages gay-popular Midtown apartments

A two-alarm fire sparked by a cigarette ripped through a building at the granddaddy of gay apartment complexes in Midtown late Wednesday, displacing about 40 residents.    READ MORE »

Ga. judge offended again by trans name change

An Augusta judge who earlier this year said allowing a transgender man to change his name might offend the 'sensibilities and mores' of Georgians has rejected a second request from a trans person.    READ MORE »

Trans woman: Lenox banned me from restroom

A transgender woman accused security personnel at Lenox Square of harassing her and refusing her entry into a family restroom inside the upscale Atlanta mall.    READ MORE »

3 Texas insurers accused of HIV discrimination

Three insurance companies in Texas – Cigna, Humana and Community Health Choice – try to keep HIV-positive people off their health insurance plans and throw up hurdles to life-saving HIV medications, according to a federal complaint.    READ MORE »

Two Georgia insurers accused of HIV discrimination

Two insurance companies in Georgia – Cigna and Humana – try to keep HIV-positive people off their health insurance plans and throw up hurdles to life-saving HIV medications, according to a federal complaint.    READ MORE »

News  |  obituary

Friends mourning death of gay Atlanta man in Lake Lanier

Friends are mourning the death of a 29-year-old gay Atlanta man, beloved basketball player and Delta flight attendant who drowned in Lake Lanier.    READ MORE »

Georgia teacher resigns after gay sexting student

A longtime Georgia high school teacher and church music director resigned from his job in education after the 45-year-old was caught gay sexting an 18-year-old student.    READ MORE »

Fulton settles anti-gay bullying lawsuit for $475K

A gay former employee in Fulton's troubled HIV prevention programs will receive a $475,000 payment after suing for being fired when he complained about anti-gay harassment and bullying.    READ MORE »