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Gay man killed, boyfriend wounded in Buckhead shooting
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Gay man killed, boyfriend wounded in Buckhead shooting

An unidentified gunman killed a 38-year-old man and wounded the man’s boyfriend in Buckhead in the early morning hours after Halloween night.    READ MORE »

Sister Louisa owner gets campy with new retreat south of Atlanta

Sister Louisa owner gets campy with new retreat south of Atlanta

Grant Henry has kept two “churches” thriving, and now he’s adding a Sanctuary — a 44-acre retreat nestled in the woods of Griffin about an hour south of downtown Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Georgia city bans Atlanta lesbian for life

Georgia city bans Atlanta lesbian for life

An Atlanta woman inspired by her late partner filed a lawsuit against a Georgia city that banned her for life.    READ MORE »

Cheers! Atlanta voters approve early start to boozy brunch

Cheers! Atlanta voters approve early start to boozy brunch

While some races continue to drag on, Georgia voters could agree on one thing on Election Day: they want their Sunday mimosas before 12:30 p.m., thank you very much.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams fights to push governor’s race to runoff
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Stacey Abrams fights to push governor’s race to runoff

After two years, over $65 million raised and 3.9 million votes cast, we still don’t know who the next governor of Georgia will be — but LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams is pulling out all the stops to give her a chance to seal the deal.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBTQ incumbents fall on Election Day in Georgia
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Anti-LGBTQ incumbents fall on Election Day in Georgia

A “religious freedom” bill sponsor, a woman who is against gay adoptions and a woman who suggested quarantining people living with HIV were all defeated in Tuesday’s elections.    READ MORE »

Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance
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Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The city of Doraville passed a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people, making it only the second city in Georgia with such protections.    READ MORE »

Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta
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Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta

Former President Barack Obama vouched for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams at a rally in Atlanta, calling her the “most experienced, most qualified” candidate for Georgia governor.    READ MORE »

Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018
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Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018

Socially progressive voters may never be more motivated to hit the polls for a prophesized Blue Wave than in the 2018 midterm elections. It could be a Queer Wave as well.    READ MORE »

New scholarship fund to honor life of gay Atlanta nurse

New scholarship fund to honor life of gay Atlanta nurse

A new scholarship fund will carry on the legacy of a local gay man who died from a freak case of viral encephalitis. A benefit for the fund is set for Saturday in Chamblee.    READ MORE »

Atlanta LGBTQ groups band together to open HIV testing center

Atlanta LGBTQ groups band together to open HIV testing center

Atlanta is getting a new tool to fight its HIV epidemic in The SPOT, a free, LGBTQ-friendly HIV testing site that will provide LGBTQ healthcare referrals and sexual health information.    READ MORE »

Atlanta man says he was fired after enduring anti-gay harassment

Atlanta man says he was fired after enduring anti-gay harassment

A security guard alleges in a lawsuit that he and a co-worker were called "sugar boys,” “girlfriends” and “sissies" and that he was fired after reporting to management the harassment he faced at the federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Fulton panel combatting HIV struggles to gain its footing

Fulton panel combatting HIV struggles to gain its footing

Over a year after being established, a committee tasked with addressing HIV in Fulton County finally held its inaugural meeting. But the panel includes just one person openly living with HIV.    READ MORE »

Atlanta settles with anti-LGBTQ fire chief for $1.2 million

Atlanta settles with anti-LGBTQ fire chief for $1.2 million

The City of Atlanta agreed to pay $1.2 million to its former fire chief who was fired after writing a book that attacked LGBTQ people and called for celebrating their deaths.    READ MORE »

HRC leader: Pence, Kemp are two anti-LGBTQ ‘peas in a pod’
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HRC leader: Pence, Kemp are two anti-LGBTQ ‘peas in a pod’

The leader of the Human Rights Campaign said Brian Kemp and Mike Pence “deserve” each other while he was in Atlanta for a get-out-the-vote event for Stacey Abrams.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gets highest-ever score on annual LGBTQ equality index

Atlanta gets highest-ever score on annual LGBTQ equality index

The City of Atlanta notched a perfect score on the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year, while nine other cities and areas across Georgia received failing scores.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBTQ legal group: Decatur schools trans policy led to assault

Anti-LGBTQ legal group: Decatur schools trans policy led to assault

A Decatur woman is alleging that her daughter was sexually assaulted by a gender fluid boy in a school bathroom, leading to the filing of a federal civil rights complaint against the school district.    READ MORE »

Metro Atlanta landscaper says no to ‘sodomites or lesbians’

Metro Atlanta landscaper says no to ‘sodomites or lesbians’

A metro Atlanta landscaper outed this summer for denying service to a gay couple hasn't backed down, now calling LGBTQ people 'sodomites or lesbians' and arguing that homosexuality should be punished by death.    READ MORE »

‘Concerned Catholics’ target Atlanta pastor over LGBTQ outreach

‘Concerned Catholics’ target Atlanta pastor over LGBTQ outreach

Anti-LGBTQ Catholics started a petition to remove an LGBTQ-friendly pastor from his position advising sexual abuse survivors in Atlanta, calling support of LGBTQ parishioners 'a grave source of confusion and scandal.'    READ MORE »

Plans underway for LGBTQ youth center honoring trans activist

Plans underway for LGBTQ youth center honoring trans activist

A queer social justice advocate is spearheading the creation of an LGBTQ youth center in Atlanta named after late transgender pioneer Cheryl Courtney-Evans.    READ MORE »

 
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