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Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board plans ambitious agenda

Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board plans ambitious agenda

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ new LGBTQ advisory board is narrowing its focus to five issues and promising to open its meetings to the public.    READ MORE »

Two queer Atlanta artists drown off Tybee Island

Two queer Atlanta artists drown off Tybee Island

Friends are mourning the deaths of Montell Newton and Kiwan Benson, two LGBTQ Atlanta artists and musicians who drowned off Tybee Island on Monday.    READ MORE »

Clayton County to Supreme Court: Ignore gay man who was fired

Clayton County to Supreme Court: Ignore gay man who was fired

Clayton County asked the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore a split in lower court rulings and deny the petition of a former county employee who claimed he was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Trans elected official works to make metro Atlanta an LGBTQ safe space

Trans elected official works to make metro Atlanta an LGBTQ safe space

Transgender elected official Stephe Koontz is spearheading an effort to convince municipalities across metro Atlanta to pass a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

Atlanta landscaper denies service to gay couple for being ‘perverse’

Atlanta landscaper denies service to gay couple for being ‘perverse’

The owner of an Atlanta landscape design business refused a gay couple because their marriage was a "delusion" according to his Yelp response.    READ MORE »

Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills
News  |  Politics

Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions compared opponents of 'religious freedom' legislation to 'moral enforcer' Harvey Weinstein at an anti-LGBTQ legal group’s summit in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay CEO to speak at equality-themed Atlanta event

Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay CEO to speak at equality-themed Atlanta event

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy will be a keynote speaker at an Atlanta conference focused on equality despite his vocal opposition to marriage equality and his company’s record of pumping millions into anti-LGBTQ groups.    READ MORE »

Athens trans woman cleared in death of a trans rival
News  |  Crime

Athens trans woman cleared in death of a trans rival

An Athens judge dismissed murder charges against a transgender woman who fatally shot another transgender woman, ruling that the shooting was self defense.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBTQ judge confirmed to Atlanta-based federal court

Anti-LGBTQ judge confirmed to Atlanta-based federal court

The U.S. Senate confirmed anti-LGBTQ Judge Britt Grant to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving her a lifetime position on a powerful court that routinely addresses LGBTQ issues.    READ MORE »

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 summer destinations in Atlanta

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 summer destinations in Atlanta

Lyft released its top 10 destinations that Atlanta riders pointed to this summer, and one popular gay bar snuck into the fold – Midtown mainstay Blake’s on the Park.    READ MORE »

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb’s homophobic tweets uncovered

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb’s homophobic tweets uncovered

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized after years-old tweets were uncovered in which he called people 'fag' and mocked a young black man for being gay and 'presenting about black hair.'    READ MORE »

Morehouse College considers enrolling transgender students

Morehouse College considers enrolling transgender students

Morehouse College asked its alumni if the Historically Black College & University for men should admit transgender students. Reaction from some LGBTQ graduates is mixed.    READ MORE »

Bishop Eddie Long accusers writing tell-all novel on sex scandal

Bishop Eddie Long accusers writing tell-all novel on sex scandal

Four of the five men who accused anti-gay Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into sex when they were as young as 16 are writing a novel based on the scandal.    READ MORE »

Transgender UGA employee sues school to change benefits policy

Transgender UGA employee sues school to change benefits policy

The first transgender participant on the Netflix hit “Queer Eye” is suing the University of Georgia for not covering his gender confirmation surgery.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gay bar Bulldogs plans 40th anniversary blowout
News  |  Nightlife

Atlanta gay bar Bulldogs plans 40th anniversary blowout

When Michael Clutter and his business partner opened the Midtown gay bar Bulldogs in 1978, they didn't know what to expect, much less that it would last 40 years.    READ MORE »

Federal court rules against metro Atlanta man fired for being gay

Federal court rules against metro Atlanta man fired for being gay

An Atlanta-based federal appeals court rejected the case of a Clayton County man who sued his employers when he was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Why former MSNBC star Thomas Roberts ‘split’ for Atlanta’s CBS46

Why former MSNBC star Thomas Roberts ‘split’ for Atlanta’s CBS46

Newly named CBS46 anchor Thomas Roberts was so excited to be back 'home' in Atlanta that the former MSNBC star split his pants on his first day at work.    READ MORE »

Decatur pastor apologizes to lesbian his church once rejected

Decatur pastor apologizes to lesbian his church once rejected

A megachurch pastor in Decatur publicly apologized to a lesbian for the church’s years-old refusal to bless her child, telling her, 'You're just as welcome here as anybody else.'    READ MORE »

Public shut out of Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board meeting

Public shut out of Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board meeting

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ new LGBTQ advisory board will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, which legal experts argue may violate the state’s Open Meetings Act.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A defends funding anti-LGBTQ organizations

Chick-fil-A defends funding anti-LGBTQ organizations

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A – under fire again over its funding of anti-LGBTQ organizations, including a youth home in Georgia – issued a rare statement explaining its charitable giving.    READ MORE »

 
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