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Gay Atlanta rallies to help performer in need

Gay Atlanta is rallying for longtime nightlife personality Princess Charles Kollock, who was hospitalized last week during a medical emergency.    READ MORE »

HIV cases drop in Ga. but not among all gay men

New HIV infections in Georgia – long a leader in HIV diagnoses – dropped by nearly twice the national average, though gay men did not see the same decline that other populations did.    READ MORE »

HIV clock shows Atlanta’s growing epidemic

A gay Atlanta artist joined with HIV activists on Tuesday to unveil an HIV clock to raise awareness of the disease and paint its impact in stark numbers for the public to see.    READ MORE »

Lesbian pastor at center of Atlanta bribery scandal

Mitzi Bickers – a top Atlanta political operative, one-time City Hall official and lesbian pastor – is at the center of a growing federal bribery investigation that has already ensnared two of her business partners.    READ MORE »

News  |  Politics

Lawmakers probe HIV impact on black Georgians

State lawmakers joined with LGBT and HIV activists on Thursday to hold a public hearing exploring the impact of the HIV epidemic among black Georgians.    READ MORE »

Ga. pays anti-gay pastor $225,000 to settle suit

A pastor that claimed homosexuality is 'from the pits of hell' and should be considered a mental disorder is receiving $225,000 from Georgia to settle a federal lawsuit that he was fired for his religious beliefs.    READ MORE »

Trans Georgia inmate denied parole in self-defense killing

Ky Peterson, a transgender man incarcerated in a central Georgia prison for killing his rapist in self-defense, was denied parole and will remain in prison for at least four more years.    READ MORE »

Men sue over crotch-grab assaults at Wendy’s

Two men say the manager of a Gwinnett Wendy's repeatedly groped them, asked for sex and exposed himself, and when they complained about the same-sex sexual harassment he threatened deportation.    READ MORE »

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 »