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Kennesaw State removes LGBTQ pamphlets from campuses
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Kennesaw State removes LGBTQ pamphlets from campuses

Kennesaw State University pulled its logo from two LGBTQ pamphlets and then removed the documents from a website and campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta.    READ MORE »

Pride School Atlanta shuts down as enrollment dwindles

Pride School Atlanta shuts down as enrollment dwindles

Pride School Atlanta, Georgia’s first school for LGBTQ and allied students, has closed after two years and school officials are asking for donations 'to meet our close-out financial obligations.'    READ MORE »

Number of gay, bi men living with HIV jumps 70 percent in Georgia

Number of gay, bi men living with HIV jumps 70 percent in Georgia

Gay and bisexual men under 30 make up nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses and they’re the only age group whose rate of infection is getting worse, according to a new report from the CDC.    READ MORE »

Family of slain Pride Alliance leader to sue Georgia Tech

Family of slain Pride Alliance leader to sue Georgia Tech

A year after a 21-year-old leader of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance was shot and killed by campus police, there are conflicting reports over the school’s response, and a civil lawsuit is in the works.    READ MORE »

Fulton commissioners blasted for inaction on fighting HIV

Fulton commissioners blasted for inaction on fighting HIV

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is facing criticism for failing to follow through on recommendations to battle the county’s HIV epidemic more than a year after a task force presented them.    READ MORE »

Flying Biscuit owner faces backlash for supporting Brian Kemp

Flying Biscuit owner faces backlash for supporting Brian Kemp

The owner of several Atlanta restaurants – including one at what some consider the LGBTQ epicenter of the city – claims backlash over his financial support of Brian Kemp is “a misunderstanding.”    READ MORE »

City of Atlanta officials: ‘We are under a crisis’ with HIV

City of Atlanta officials: ‘We are under a crisis’ with HIV

City of Atlanta officials apologized for how the city has addressed its HIV epidemic, vowing to do “whatever we can” to tackle the rising rate of infections and fix issues with an HIV housing program.    READ MORE »

New gay dance club and cabaret coming to Underground Atlanta
News  |  Nightlife

New gay dance club and cabaret coming to Underground Atlanta

A pair of gay Atlanta nightlife veterans are preparing to bring a two-story, 14,000-square-foot cabaret and dance club called Future to downtown Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Bestselling lesbian Decatur author Amanda Kyle Williams dies

Bestselling lesbian Decatur author Amanda Kyle Williams dies

Writer Amanda Kyle Williams overcame a learning disability on the way to becoming a bestselling author. The Decatur resident died Aug. 31 at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Braves organist trolls anti-gay Cubs player with Lady Gaga

Atlanta Braves organist trolls anti-gay Cubs player with Lady Gaga

Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski gained a lot of new fans Friday after serenading anti-gay Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy with LGBTQ-themed songs.    READ MORE »

Friends mourn queer Atlanta ‘artistic force’ Matt Jones

Friends mourn queer Atlanta ‘artistic force’ Matt Jones

The death of a 26-year-old local “radical, Black and Queer artistic force” who succumbed to cancer is hitting those close to him hard.    READ MORE »

Non-profit agencies: Atlanta’s HIV housing program ‘just a mess’

Non-profit agencies: Atlanta’s HIV housing program ‘just a mess’

An already flawed program that provides housing for people living with HIV went off the rails, leaders of several HIV/AIDS and homelessness agencies say. They point to one culprit: the City of Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Tokyo Valentino appeals to federal court, public to avoid closure

Tokyo Valentino appeals to federal court, public to avoid closure

Supporters of Tokyo Valentino rallied at Atlanta City Hall on Monday as the Cheshire Bridge Road 'adult superstore' appeals a federal court ruling that it violates the city's adult entertainment ordinance.    READ MORE »

Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board plans ambitious agenda

Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board plans ambitious agenda

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ new LGBTQ advisory board is narrowing its focus to five issues and promising to open its meetings to the public.    READ MORE »

Two queer Atlanta artists drown off Tybee Island

Two queer Atlanta artists drown off Tybee Island

Friends are mourning the deaths of Montell Newton and Kiwan Benson, two LGBTQ Atlanta artists and musicians who drowned off Tybee Island on Monday.    READ MORE »

Clayton County to Supreme Court: Ignore gay man who was fired

Clayton County to Supreme Court: Ignore gay man who was fired

Clayton County asked the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore a split in lower court rulings and deny the petition of a former county employee who claimed he was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »

Trans elected official works to make metro Atlanta an LGBTQ safe space

Trans elected official works to make metro Atlanta an LGBTQ safe space

Transgender elected official Stephe Koontz is spearheading an effort to convince municipalities across metro Atlanta to pass a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

Atlanta landscaper denies service to gay couple for being ‘perverse’

Atlanta landscaper denies service to gay couple for being ‘perverse’

The owner of an Atlanta landscape design business refused a gay couple because their marriage was a "delusion" according to his Yelp response.    READ MORE »

Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills
News  |  Politics

Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions compared opponents of 'religious freedom' legislation to 'moral enforcer' Harvey Weinstein at an anti-LGBTQ legal group’s summit in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay CEO to speak at equality-themed Atlanta event

Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay CEO to speak at equality-themed Atlanta event

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy will be a keynote speaker at an Atlanta conference focused on equality despite his vocal opposition to marriage equality and his company’s record of pumping millions into anti-LGBTQ groups.    READ MORE »

 
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