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Morehouse fights HIV with new PrEP program for students

Morehouse fights HIV with new PrEP program for students

Morehouse College now offers PrEP to its students, making the all-male Atlanta school one of the first Historically Black Colleges & Universities to offer the preventative HIV medication.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ ‘hero’ Joan Garner honored in Super Bowl art project

LGBTQ ‘hero’ Joan Garner honored in Super Bowl art project

Joan Garner, the late Fulton commissioner, is being honored with a mural saluting her work for LGBTQ rights and against HIV/AIDS as part of an art project ahead of Super Bowl LIII.    READ MORE »

My Sister’s Room moving to bigger Midtown space
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My Sister’s Room moving to bigger Midtown space

Popular lesbian bar My Sister’s Room will have a new home in 2019, doubling its space and throwing open the door just in time for a weeklong festival celebrating the Super Bowl in Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Student accuses gay Morehouse professor of sexual harassment

Student accuses gay Morehouse professor of sexual harassment

A former Morehouse student is suing the school for failing to help after a professor allegedly groped him. The professor said students are targeting him because he is gay.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech
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LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech

Bisexual state Rep. Renitta Shannon said Brian Kemp ran a “campaign of hate” in the gubernatorial election, so she’s boycotting the Republican’s first major speech as governor-elect.    READ MORE »

Miss Sophia defends Kevin Hart, says he respects LGBTQ people

Miss Sophia defends Kevin Hart, says he respects LGBTQ people

Popular Atlanta drag queen and radio personality Miss Sophia defended Kevin Hart as the comedian and actor faces a firestorm of controversy over past homophobic tweets and his selection as Oscars host.    READ MORE »

Transgender housing initiative hits major fundraising milestone

Transgender housing initiative hits major fundraising milestone

Four years into a $50,000 capital campaign, an Atlanta organization dedicated to providing safe housing for transgender and gender non-conforming people reached its goal.    READ MORE »

Syphilis infections soar among gay, bisexual men

Syphilis infections soar among gay, bisexual men

New cases of syphilis nationwide have skyrocketed nationwide in the last five years, and gay and bisexual men are responsible for nearly 70 percent of new infections, according to a new report.    READ MORE »

Lost N Found ousts executive director in restructuring

Lost N Found ousts executive director in restructuring

Lost N Found pushed out its interim executive director after less than five months on the job, another shakeup in the non-profit that cares for LGBTQ homeless youth.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council
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Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council

A gay civic activist announced a run for an Atlanta City Council seat left vacant after the death of a sitting member. If he wins in the March special election, Matthew Cardinale (top photo) would become the only openly LGBTQ person on the council.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A blocked from college campus over anti-LGBTQ record

Chick-fil-A blocked from college campus over anti-LGBTQ record

Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBTQ record continues to haunt the Atlanta-based restaurant chain. This time, it kept them from being added to a college campus in New Jersey.    READ MORE »

Lost N Found board member accused of having sex with client

Lost N Found board member accused of having sex with client

A Lost N Found Youth board member and prominent Buckhead hair salon owner was investigated after allegations surfaced that he had sex with a client of the LGBTQ homeless youth shelter.    READ MORE »

Cowtippers may be closed, demolished to make way for bank

Cowtippers may be closed, demolished to make way for bank

Cowtippers – the iconic LGBTQ popular restaurant once slated to close earlier this year – may close for good, be torn down and replaced by a Chase Bank branch.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gay bar Model T closes after 26 years
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Atlanta gay bar Model T closes after 26 years

Atlanta gay bar Model T closed on Saturday. The bar’s owner blames the property owner for forcing them out of their longtime home near the Beltline in the Old Fourth Ward.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay pastor to lead Atlanta-area megachurch

Anti-gay pastor to lead Atlanta-area megachurch

The newly-named leader of an Atlanta-area megachurch once compared homosexuality to drug addiction and called it a “rebellion” against God.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’
News  |  Politics

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller frames her arguments for a seat on the public service commission in terms of justice. Miller faces Republican incumbent Chuck Eaton in the Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team
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Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team

Georgia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp reiterated his plans to sign a “religious freedom” bill into law, and unveiled a transition team that includes a gay Republican and an anti-LGBTQ activist.    READ MORE »

Fulton jail blocks rapid HIV tests, calls them ‘antiquated’

Fulton jail blocks rapid HIV tests, calls them ‘antiquated’

The Fulton County Jail blocked the use of 1,000 rapid HIV testing kits, leading one HIV/AIDS expert to say that the jail 'could not care less about public health.'    READ MORE »

Atlanta bucking legend Anthony Davis dies at 46

Atlanta bucking legend Anthony Davis dies at 46

Anthony “Big Tony” Davis, who mentored countless young black gay men in Atlanta and across the country in the Southern dance style called bucking, died on Sunday at age 46.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia
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LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia

As the governor’s race and a metro Atlanta congressional race enter the court system, LGBTQ activists are sounding off on the importance of two statewide races heading to a Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

 
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