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Meet the new LGBTQ liaison for Atlanta police

Meet the new LGBTQ liaison for Atlanta police

A nearly four-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department was named as the agency’s newest LGBTQ liaison.    READ MORE »

Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House
News  |  Politics

Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House

Matthew Wilson was sworn into the Georgia House on Monday, making him the fifth LGBTQ member of the legislature — the largest number of openly LGBTQ members the Georgia legislature has ever had.    READ MORE »

Fulton criticized for handling of HIV care, testing at county jail

Fulton criticized for handling of HIV care, testing at county jail

Fulton County is calling on federal health officials to help settle a dispute between an HIV advisory committee, county commissioners and the jail over the best way to test inmates for HIV.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’
News  |  Politics

Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said that anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' legislation 'is a solution in search of a problem,' and he acknowledged the severity of the state’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

V-103 drops Miss Sophia from hit morning show

V-103 drops Miss Sophia from hit morning show

Popular Atlanta drag queen Miss Sophia was dropped as a cast member from V-103’s popular 'Frank & Wanda in the Morning' show last week – a surprise to the longtime radio personality.    READ MORE »

Car break-ins at Henry’s lead to police chase, crash
News  |  Crime

Car break-ins at Henry’s lead to police chase, crash

A man with an extensive criminal history is in police custody after allegedly breaking into cars at Henry’s Midtown Tavern and crashing a car after leading police on a chase.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills
News  |  Politics

Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills

Gov. Nathan Deal took aim at controversial 'religious freedom' legislation in the final days of his administration, saying the bills make Georgia look 'weak.'    READ MORE »

Lack of meds for HIV-positive Fulton inmates ‘extremely alarming’

Lack of meds for HIV-positive Fulton inmates ‘extremely alarming’

Less than two-thirds of HIV-positive inmates in the Fulton County Jail received medication to treat the virus last year, leading a prominent HIV activist to criticize the company that provides healthcare at the jail and the county commissioners who oversee it.    READ MORE »

One-third of LGBTQ Southerners face discrimination in healthcare

One-third of LGBTQ Southerners face discrimination in healthcare

A landmark study from an Atlanta-based center shows that transgender people in the South reported nearly twice as much discrimination as lesbian, gay or bisexual people.    READ MORE »

Watch Atlanta LGBTQ history captured in rare video footage

Watch Atlanta LGBTQ history captured in rare video footage

Rare footage of LGBTQ life in Georgia was documented on the "OutTV Atlanta" public access show at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s available for all to see online.    READ MORE »

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 bar destinations of 2018 in Atlanta

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 bar destinations of 2018 in Atlanta

Popular Midtown gay bar Blake's ranked third on Lyft's roundup of top destinations Atlanta riders flocked to in 2018 to grab a cocktail.    READ MORE »

Trans inmate sues Georgia prison over violent forced haircut

Trans inmate sues Georgia prison over violent forced haircut

A transgender inmate at Valdosta State Prison filed a federal lawsuit claiming that guards handcuffed her and cut her hair against her will, leaving her bleeding.    READ MORE »

Five Atlanta HIV groups get big bucks to fight epidemic

Five Atlanta HIV groups get big bucks to fight epidemic

An Atlanta foundation awarded $225,000 in grants to local HIV/AIDS service organizations and partnered with music legend Elton John to launch a new effort to fight the city’s ongoing epidemic.    READ MORE »

Gay favorite Cowtippers closing ‘for good’ in late December

Gay favorite Cowtippers closing ‘for good’ in late December

Cowtippers — the iconic LGBTQ popular restaurant once slated to close earlier this year — appears to be closing for good on Dec. 27, according to a message on the restaurant’s website.    READ MORE »

Morehouse fights HIV with new PrEP program for students

Morehouse fights HIV with new PrEP program for students

Morehouse College now offers PrEP to its students, making the all-male Atlanta school one of the first Historically Black Colleges & Universities to offer the preventative HIV medication.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ ‘hero’ Joan Garner honored in Super Bowl art project

LGBTQ ‘hero’ Joan Garner honored in Super Bowl art project

Joan Garner, the late Fulton commissioner, is being honored with a mural saluting her work for LGBTQ rights and against HIV/AIDS as part of an art project ahead of Super Bowl LIII.    READ MORE »

My Sister’s Room moving to bigger Midtown space
News  |  Nightlife

My Sister’s Room moving to bigger Midtown space

Popular lesbian bar My Sister’s Room will have a new home in 2019, doubling its space and throwing open the door just in time for a weeklong festival celebrating the Super Bowl in Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Student accuses gay Morehouse professor of sexual harassment

Student accuses gay Morehouse professor of sexual harassment

A former Morehouse student is suing the school for failing to help after a professor allegedly groped him. The professor said students are targeting him because he is gay.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech
News  |  Politics

LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech

Bisexual state Rep. Renitta Shannon said Brian Kemp ran a “campaign of hate” in the gubernatorial election, so she’s boycotting the Republican’s first major speech as governor-elect.    READ MORE »

Miss Sophia defends Kevin Hart, says he respects LGBTQ people

Miss Sophia defends Kevin Hart, says he respects LGBTQ people

Popular Atlanta drag queen and radio personality Miss Sophia defended Kevin Hart as the comedian and actor faces a firestorm of controversy over past homophobic tweets and his selection as Oscars host.    READ MORE »

 
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