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Transgender housing initiative hits major fundraising milestone

Transgender housing initiative hits major fundraising milestone

Four years into a $50,000 capital campaign, an Atlanta organization dedicated to providing safe housing for transgender and gender non-conforming people reached its goal.    READ MORE »

Syphilis infections soar among gay, bisexual men

Syphilis infections soar among gay, bisexual men

New cases of syphilis nationwide have skyrocketed nationwide in the last five years, and gay and bisexual men are responsible for nearly 70 percent of new infections, according to a new report.    READ MORE »

Lost N Found ousts executive director in restructuring

Lost N Found ousts executive director in restructuring

Lost N Found pushed out its interim executive director after less than five months on the job, another shakeup in the non-profit that cares for LGBTQ homeless youth.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council
News  |  Politics

Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council

A gay civic activist announced a run for an Atlanta City Council seat left vacant after the death of a sitting member. If he wins in the March special election, Matthew Cardinale (top photo) would become the only openly LGBTQ person on the council.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A blocked from college campus over anti-LGBTQ record

Chick-fil-A blocked from college campus over anti-LGBTQ record

Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBTQ record continues to haunt the Atlanta-based restaurant chain. This time, it kept them from being added to a college campus in New Jersey.    READ MORE »

Lost N Found board member accused of having sex with client

Lost N Found board member accused of having sex with client

A Lost N Found Youth board member and prominent Buckhead hair salon owner was investigated after allegations surfaced that he had sex with a client of the LGBTQ homeless youth shelter.    READ MORE »

Cowtippers may be closed, demolished to make way for bank

Cowtippers may be closed, demolished to make way for bank

Cowtippers – the iconic LGBTQ popular restaurant once slated to close earlier this year – may close for good, be torn down and replaced by a Chase Bank branch.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gay bar Model T closes after 26 years
News  |  Nightlife

Atlanta gay bar Model T closes after 26 years

Atlanta gay bar Model T closed on Saturday. The bar’s owner blames the property owner for forcing them out of their longtime home near the Beltline in the Old Fourth Ward.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay pastor to lead Atlanta-area megachurch

Anti-gay pastor to lead Atlanta-area megachurch

The newly-named leader of an Atlanta-area megachurch once compared homosexuality to drug addiction and called it a “rebellion” against God.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’
News  |  Politics

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller frames her arguments for a seat on the public service commission in terms of justice. Miller faces Republican incumbent Chuck Eaton in the Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team
News  |  Politics

Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team

Georgia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp reiterated his plans to sign a “religious freedom” bill into law, and unveiled a transition team that includes a gay Republican and an anti-LGBTQ activist.    READ MORE »

Fulton jail blocks rapid HIV tests, calls them ‘antiquated’

Fulton jail blocks rapid HIV tests, calls them ‘antiquated’

The Fulton County Jail blocked the use of 1,000 rapid HIV testing kits, leading one HIV/AIDS expert to say that the jail 'could not care less about public health.'    READ MORE »

Atlanta bucking legend Anthony Davis dies at 46

Atlanta bucking legend Anthony Davis dies at 46

Anthony “Big Tony” Davis, who mentored countless young black gay men in Atlanta and across the country in the Southern dance style called bucking, died on Sunday at age 46.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia
News  |  Politics

LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia

As the governor’s race and a metro Atlanta congressional race enter the court system, LGBTQ activists are sounding off on the importance of two statewide races heading to a Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

Gay man killed, boyfriend wounded in Buckhead shooting
News  |  Crime

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
News  |  Politics

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
News  |  Politics

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 »

 
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