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

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 »

Kennesaw State removes LGBTQ pamphlets from campuses
News  |  Politics

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 »

 
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