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Buddy Carter doesn’t want ‘them’ transgenders in military

Buddy Carter doesn’t want ‘them’ transgenders in military

Georgia's own U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter – once concerned with which bathrooms transgender students use – now has a new target for his bigoted angst: transgender members of the military.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream star Layshia Clarendon slams anti-trans bill

Atlanta Dream star Layshia Clarendon slams anti-trans bill

Layshia Clarendon – a guard for the Atlanta Dream and one of at least two gay players on the team's roster – came out swinging against legislation targeting transgender people.    READ MORE »

Not even Georgians approve of Trump’s transgender ban

Not even Georgians approve of Trump’s transgender ban

Even in Georgia – a hotbed of anti-transgender rhetoric from parents of school-age children to state lawmakers – nearly two-thirds of the public disagrees with President Donald Trump's desire to ban transgender people in the military.    READ MORE »

Fulton advocates for ‘sweeping’ plan to battle HIV

Fulton advocates for ‘sweeping’ plan to battle HIV

A task force studying HIV in Fulton County laid out a sweeping set of policy priorities and a comprehensive map for reducing new infections and ending AIDS-related deaths in the county, which has one of the highest rates of HIV infections in the nation.    READ MORE »

Atlanta United still struggling with its homophobic fans

Atlanta United still struggling with its homophobic fans

Atlanta United fans invoked the Pulse gay club massacre in taunts aimed at Orlando City Soccer Club supporters ahead of the match between the two professional soccer rivals on Friday.    READ MORE »

Peach ATL brings new gay nightlife magazine to Atlanta

Peach ATL brings new gay nightlife magazine to Atlanta

After nearly two decades of chronicling gay Atlanta nightlife, David magazine has shuttered operations, and some of its former staff formed a fresh upstart, Peach ATL, which debuted on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Candidates praise but won’t commit to keeping Atlanta’s gay top cop

Candidates praise but won’t commit to keeping Atlanta’s gay top cop

Atlanta's mayoral candidates praised police Chief Erika Shields – the first-ever openly lesbian head of the Atlanta Police Department – but only two committed to keeping her in place if they are elected.    READ MORE »

Gay-owned Kaboodle offers pitch perfect response to bigots

Gay-owned Kaboodle offers pitch perfect response to bigots

Homophobes and bigots, beware. Michael Knight – the gay man who has owned Kaboodle in East Atlanta for 20 years – has a sign posted in a front window just for you.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A funds anti-LGBT youth home in Georgia

Chick-fil-A funds anti-LGBT youth home in Georgia

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A – which once pledged to treat LGBT people with honor after donating millions to anti-gay groups – is again funneling money to anti-LGBT organizations, including one in Georgia that proclaims homosexuality is evil.    READ MORE »

Georgia lesbian taking her discrimination case to Supreme Court

Georgia lesbian taking her discrimination case to Supreme Court

Attorneys for Jameka Evans – a Georgia woman fired by her employer for being a lesbian – are taking their legal fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

You can get much gayer with your Georgia license plate

You can get much gayer with your Georgia license plate

You can proclaim 'GAY PWR' on your license plate, but keep it classy LGBTQ Georgians. The state still bans some gay-related phrases on its vanity plates when they get too sexy or a little too offensive.    READ MORE »

Bulldogs still employs Atlanta police officer accused of beating patron

Bulldogs still employs Atlanta police officer accused of beating patron

An Atlanta police officer accused of beating a Bulldogs patron – and fatally shooting another man in a separate incident – is once again providing off-duty security at the Midtown LGBT bar.    READ MORE »

Xion, Peach Party ready for big weekend despite hurdles

Xion, Peach Party ready for big weekend despite hurdles

An anonymous tip led Atlanta police to shut down Xion, but the organizer of the after-hours party said it returns this weekend as part of the popular Peach Party celebration.    READ MORE »

Yelp names Woofs one of best gay bars in America
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Yelp names Woofs one of best gay bars in America

The daddies, bears and jocks of Woofs just earned a special place in gay Atlanta nightlife. The sports bar on Piedmont Road was named among the best 50 gay bars in the U.S.    READ MORE »

Big crowd rallies for LGBTQ rights at Atlanta Equality March
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Big crowd rallies for LGBTQ rights at Atlanta Equality March

A diverse crowd of hundreds – if not more than a thousand – LGBTQ Atlantans rallied and marched in Midtown on Sunday, calling for equality while also commemorating the 49 people killed in the Pulse massacre.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry opens ice cream shop

Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry opens ice cream shop

WNBA All-Star and Olympian Angel McCoughtry isn't delighting fans on the court – she's sitting this Atlanta Dream season out – but she's taking supporters to their happy place off the court. One scoop at a time.    READ MORE »

Positive Impact to expand staff with new $500,000 grant

Positive Impact to expand staff with new $500,000 grant

One of the largest HIV care centers in metro Atlanta is bracing for big changes – relocating facilities in Midtown and Duluth while adding community health workers thanks to a new $500,000 grant.    READ MORE »

Bill Lowe repays $256,514 he stole from artists

Bill Lowe repays $256,514 he stole from artists

Nearly a dozen victims of gay Atlanta art dealer Bill Lowe will soon receive $256,514 in restitution for the proceeds he stole from them after selling their artwork and refusing to pay them.    READ MORE »

Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields quietly comes out as gay

Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields quietly comes out as gay

Police Chief Erika Shields came out as a lesbian in a new magazine profile, becoming the first-ever openly gay top cop at the Atlanta Police Department.    READ MORE »

Atlanta author provides guide you need to plan LGBTQ wedding

Atlanta author provides guide you need to plan LGBTQ wedding

The growth of marriage equality has made the idea of planning a wedding more of a reality than ever for LGBTQ people, but finding outlets and advice that go beyond bride and groom norms can be a challenge. Gay Atlanta author and editor Kirsten Palladino has the answer.    READ MORE »

 
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