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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 »

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HIV group launches new thrift store on Cheshire Bridge

With oversized scissors and a big red ribbon, AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened its first thrift store in Atlanta on Saturday and launched a facility that also offers free HIV tests and pharmacy.    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 »

LGBT issues key as jurors picked for anti-gay assault case

A jury was picked to hear an anti-gay assault case after attorneys sifted through a pool of 60 potential jurors – dismissing a lesbian as well as a man who called homosexuality 'disgusting.'    READ MORE »

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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 »

Trans activist named to police oversight board

A longtime transgender activist was has worked to improve the Atlanta Police Department's treatment of LGBT citizens was named to a review board that oversees the police agency.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay judge nominated for Ga. Supreme Court

A bigoted Georgia judge who tried to walk back his years of anti-gay rhetoric to win appointment to the federal bench is now in the mix for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

Delta criticized for showing kiss-less lesbian film

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is coming under fire for showing a neutered version of 'Carol,' an Oscar-nominated romantic drama about a lesbian love affair.    READ MORE »

LGBT Atlanta targets barriers facing domestic violence victims

Some 40 people came together on Wednesday in the back of the Rush Center to discuss intimate partner violence, a complicated issue that impacts – and endangers – nearly one in four LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

2 gay attorneys nominated for Ga. Supreme Court

At least two LGBT attorneys in metro Atlanta are among the dozens of lawyers and judges nominated for two new seats on the Georgia Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

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U.S. Attorney: I’m fighting for LGBT civil rights in Georgia

U.S. Attorney John Horn – the top federal prosecutor in North Georgia – told scores of LGBT Atlanta organizers and activists that his office is creating a special unit to better investigate civil rights complaints.    READ MORE »

Georgia judge rebuked for calling man ‘queer’

A North Georgia judge that called a man 'queer' and mocked him for being a 'butt boy' during a vulgar and homophobic courtroom exchange was publicly spanked by judicial watchdogs for his conduct.    READ MORE »

Juniper gets facelift between two gay hangouts

That derelict space between gay patio hotspot Joe's and its sibling Einstein's is getting a fabulous makeover that will bring a pocket park, an urban aesthetic and more space for those charity beer busts.    READ MORE »