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Gay Atlanta celebrates equality with HRC gala
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Gay Atlanta celebrates equality with HRC gala

The HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction turned 30 on Saturday, celebrating with a sold-out crowd dressed in their formal best and honoring local heroes.    READ MORE »

Pansy Patrol honored for peaceful, powerful protests

Pansy Patrol honored for peaceful, powerful protests

The large pansies of the Pansy Patrol – the group that uses its flower power to combat the evil of anti-LGBT protesters during Atlanta Pride – is being honored for its peaceful, simple and yet powerful work.    READ MORE »

‘True hero’ Joan Garner dies after cancer fight

‘True hero’ Joan Garner dies after cancer fight

Joan Garner, vice chair of the Fulton County Commission and its first-ever openly LGBT member, died Tuesday after a long fight against breast cancer.    READ MORE »

Fulton dishes out $2 million to boost HIV prevention efforts

Fulton dishes out $2 million to boost HIV prevention efforts

The Fulton County Commission dished out more than $2 million in grants to boost HIV prevention and education efforts in the county, which is a hotspot for the HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Meet the Atlanta attorney fighting to protect LGBT employees

Meet the Atlanta attorney fighting to protect LGBT employees

The gay Atlanta lawyer who recently scored a groundbreaking win for the rights of LGBT people in the workplace in the Midwest is now focused on securing a similar victory for a Georgia lesbian who was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Woman killed, 5 injured outside Midtown restaurant

Woman killed, 5 injured outside Midtown restaurant

A woman was killed and several other people injured outside two gay-popular Midtown restaurants early Saturday when a valet apparently accelerated rather than stopped a vehicle he was attempting to park.    READ MORE »

AID Atlanta faces layoffs after HIV grant denied

AID Atlanta faces layoffs after HIV grant denied

AID Atlanta is shutting down a program aimed at combatting HIV among young gay black men – and firing four people – after a federal health agency declined to provide a grant that funded the initiative for years.    READ MORE »

Fulton honors Joan Garner as she again battles cancer

Fulton honors Joan Garner as she again battles cancer

Joan Garner, the only openly LGBT member of the Fulton County Commission, was honored Wednesday by commissioners as she again fights the cancer she's battled for two years.    READ MORE »

ACLU backs Georgia woman fired for being gay

ACLU backs Georgia woman fired for being gay

The ACLU of Georgia argued that federal law protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination, weighing in on the case of a Georgia lesbian fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Georgia lesbian fired for being gay asks court to hear her case

Georgia lesbian fired for being gay asks court to hear her case

Attorneys for a Georgia lesbian fired for being gay criticized a court ruling as a 'decision from the Stone Age' and asked the full court to hear their claims that federal law bans sexual orientation discrimination.    READ MORE »

Atlanta march decries violence against trans people
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Atlanta march decries violence against trans people

Some 200 LGBTQ people marched through Midtown protesting violence against transgender people – including the murders of eight trans women – that has sent heartbreak, fear and anger through trans communities across the country.    READ MORE »

Meet the new LGBT liaison for Atlanta police

Meet the new LGBT liaison for Atlanta police

A nearly seven-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department was named as the agency's newest LGBT liaison.    READ MORE »

Atlanta United offers replacement for anti-gay chant

Atlanta United offers replacement for anti-gay chant

Atlanta United denounced fans that chanted an anti-gay slur during the team's home opener earlier this month. Now, the professional soccer franchise is offering an alternative.    READ MORE »

Wussy needs your help to create a queer new home

Wussy needs your help to create a queer new home

When they’re not throwing the queerest prom in Atlanta or giving us an edgy look at Atlanta life, the group behind Wussy is working on turning their growing presence into an actual physical space.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s LGBT-friendly U.S. attorney survives Trump purge

Atlanta’s LGBT-friendly U.S. attorney survives Trump purge

The top federal prosecutor in North Georgia – who last year launched a special unit to investigate civil rights complaints – will remain in office despite the purge of U.S. attorneys by the Trump administration.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Fed Bank taps gay black man as new CEO

Atlanta Fed Bank taps gay black man as new CEO

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta selected a professor, economist and former federal housing official as its new president, marking the first-ever time that an openly gay black man has been named to lead a regional Federal Reserve Bank.    READ MORE »

Gay-owned Plaza Theatre staying put after sale

Gay-owned Plaza Theatre staying put after sale

The retail center that houses the iconic and gay-owned Plaza Theatre was sold to a North Carolina developer but the theater's owner said the sale won't impact his operations.    READ MORE »

Court rules against Georgia woman fired for being gay

Court rules against Georgia woman fired for being gay

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court rejected the case of a security guard at a Georgia hospital who sued when she was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Lost N Found searching for drop-in center, permanent home

Lost N Found searching for drop-in center, permanent home

Lost N Found Youth could be close to finding a new home for its drop-in center, one that would be open 24 hours a day and better able to handle the more 500 visits the current center is now seeing monthly.    READ MORE »

Atlanta United denounces anti-gay chant at home opener

Atlanta United denounces anti-gay chant at home opener

Atlanta United came out swinging against fans who yelled an anti-gay slur at opponents during the professional soccer team’s home opener in Midtown on Sunday.    READ MORE »

 
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