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Georgia judge ordered to OK trans name changes

A judge worried that approving the name changes of two transgender people would offend the 'sensibilities and mores' of Georgians was smacked down by an appeals court on Friday.    READ MORE »

Obama pardons Atlanta vet jailed for being gay

A metro Atlanta man who served a year in prison for having a gay relationship while in the Army in the late 1980s was pardoned by President Obama on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay Bishop Eddie Long dies of cancer at 63

Controversial Bishop Eddie Long – who marched against gay marriage and was tainted by a sex scandal with several young men – died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 63.    READ MORE »

Weather daddy Sam Champion says bye to ATL

Midtown loving, cocktail sipping, HRC gala attending, gay power broker Sam Champion is out. Out of a job. Out of town. And no longer gay Atlanta's own weather daddy and cuddle bunny.    READ MORE »

Feminist icon Charis Books moving to Decatur

Charis Books & More – at 42, the South's oldest indie feminist bookstore – has sold its longtime home in Little Five Points and is finalizing a move into a building owned by Agnes Scott College in Decatur.    READ MORE »

Atlanta updates its gender identity protections

Atlanta quietly gave the city's non-discrimination ordinance a facelift earlier this month, cleaning up outdated and sometimes offensive language about gender identity.    READ MORE »

Transgender inmate fights for survival in Georgia prison

Ky Peterson, a black trans man, is incarcerated in a central Georgia prison for killing his rapist. Imprisoned in a women's facility, Peterson faces guards that misgender and mistreat him and a struggle for the trans-related healthcare he needs.    READ MORE »

Georgia lesbian fired for being gay takes fight to court

LGBT attorneys for a former security guard fired for being gay took her case to an Atlanta-based federal appeals court on Thursday, arguing that she should get her day in court.    READ MORE »

HIV rate among gay Atlanta men as high as 1 in 2

Two studies show the staggering reach of HIV in metro Atlanta, documenting how the region leads other large urban areas in HIV diagnoses and how as many as 1 in 2 gay men in some counties are HIV-positive.    READ MORE »

Activists push to change HIV criminalization law in Georgia

A panel of HIV activists and LGBT organizers took aim at laws in Georgia that criminalize people with HIV and can leave them facing prison sentences of up to 20 years.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta rallies to help DJ displaced by fire

A longtime gay Atlanta DJ accustomed to helping power your nightlife is now asking for help after fire destroyed his apartment home over the weekend.    READ MORE »

These 16 Atlanta companies score perfectly on LGBT equality

Some 16 metro Atlanta-based companies, law firms and financial institutions earned a perfect score on a new ranking of how they approach LGBT policies, employees and customers.    READ MORE »

Grady gets $100,000 to help people with HIV

Grady Memorial Hospital, which sits in a region facing high rates of HIV, is receiving $100,000 to fund two patient navigators to help people with HIV who have fallen out of care get looped back into treatment.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s new police chief pledges more work on LGBT issues

Mayor Kasim Reed tapped a 20-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department to become its next chief, pledging that he and the agency's new leader will continue working closely with the city's LGBT residents.    READ MORE »

Gay-owned Radial Cafe expands to second spot

The gay-owned restaurant with the bestest brunch who plays host to reality TV vixens as easily as it does a governor is growing more than your waistline. Radial Cafe is expanding to a second location.    READ MORE »

Atlanta effort provides ‘safety net’ for trans people

In 2014, transgender activists held a series of town hall meetings at the Philip Rush Center to determine how the community should respond to the housing needs of trans and gender nonconforming individuals.    READ MORE »

Sam Olens: I’ll protect LGBT students at Kennesaw State

Former Georgia Attorney General turned Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens seems to have successfully dodged questions about his anti-LGBT past – at least for now.    READ MORE »

Atlanta man wins suit over ‘offensive’ gay rumors

Not gay Atlanta guy and former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, anguished over being called a gay sidepiece, won his defamation lawsuit against the man who called him exactly that.    READ MORE »

Queers play pivotal role in Atlanta’s Black Lives Matter

This summer saw an explosion of activism around the movement for black lives, with queer, black organizers leading the way.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay judge named to Georgia Supreme Court

An anti-gay judge was promoted to the Georgia Supreme Court and a state senator who backed anti-LGBT legislation was picked for a plum judicial spot on Wednesday.    READ MORE »