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Hall County official fired for ‘intimate encounter’ with firefighter

Hall County official fired for ‘intimate encounter’ with firefighter

David Kimbrell – a longtime fire chief and emergency management director in North Georgia – was abruptly fired after a video surfaced of him engaged in 'an intimate encounter' with a male employee he hired.    READ MORE »

Kennesaw mayor criticized for doing drag at charity show

Kennesaw mayor criticized for doing drag at charity show

Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling is firing back at conservative critics who have blasted him for dressing in drag for his performance at a charity event that raised $250,000 to help Alzheimer's patients.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker says call for HIV quarantine ‘taken out of context’

Georgia lawmaker says call for HIV quarantine ‘taken out of context’

Rep. Betty Price – the Georgia lawmaker who suggested quarantining people with HIV – refused calls for her to apologize and instead said her 'provocative and rhetorical' comments were misconstrued.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker suggests quarantining people with HIV

Georgia lawmaker suggests quarantining people with HIV

State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people face.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gets perfect score on LGBT equality for fifth consecutive year

Atlanta gets perfect score on LGBT equality for fifth consecutive year

The City of Atlanta continues to be an overachiever when it comes to LGBT equality, again notching a perfect score ­-- actually 104 -- on the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index. Eight other Georgia cities flopped in dramatic fashion.    READ MORE »

Transgender Georgians face myriad of healthcare challenges

Transgender Georgians face myriad of healthcare challenges

Transgender Georgians face discrimination when accessing healthcare, are denied care over their gender identity and sometimes don't seek medical care over concerns about being mistreated, according to a new report detailing the problems and offering ways to address them.    READ MORE »

City Council wants $51 million fund to help homeless LGBT youth

City Council wants $51 million fund to help homeless LGBT youth

The Atlanta City Council on Monday said it wants a portion of the $51 million Homeless Opportunity Project to help LGBTQ youth who are homeless or aging out of foster care.    READ MORE »

Jungle to close in November, pushed out by new development
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Jungle to close in November, pushed out by new development

An anchor of gay Atlanta nightlife is shutting its doors in November, with Jungle becoming the latest victim in a changing Cheshire Bridge Road.    READ MORE »

Violence mars vigil, tribute to slain Georgia Tech LGBT student

Violence mars vigil, tribute to slain Georgia Tech LGBT student

Hundreds of people gathered at Georgia Tech Plaza on Monday to remember Scout Schultz, the 21-year-old leader of the campus Pride Alliance who was shot and killed by police late Saturday.    READ MORE »

LGBT student shot, killed by campus police at Georgia Tech

LGBT student shot, killed by campus police at Georgia Tech

Scout Schultz, the 21-year-old president of the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech, was shot and killed by campus police late Saturday after officers found the student with a closed knife outside a dorm.    READ MORE »

Blake’s owner: Forced closing felt like police raid

Blake’s owner: Forced closing felt like police raid

When Blake's ran low on ice during a busy Sunday of Black Gay Pride, owner Alan Briggs made a late-night run to restock. When he returned a half-hour later, police had ordered the popular bar to close early and offered shifting explanations about why.    READ MORE »

Atlanta woman fired for being gay takes case to Supreme Court

Atlanta woman fired for being gay takes case to Supreme Court

An Atlanta woman harassed and then fired from her job for being a lesbian is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case that argues federal law bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.    READ MORE »

Atlanta chief ‘disappointed’ police forced gay bars to close early

Atlanta chief ‘disappointed’ police forced gay bars to close early

Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields said she is 'disappointed' that police commanders closed two gay bars early during Black Gay Pride and she reassigned the lieutenant who ignored the protests of bar owners and shut down the businesses anyway.    READ MORE »

Mary Norwood ‘dismayed’ by Atlanta police gay bar closings

Mary Norwood ‘dismayed’ by Atlanta police gay bar closings

Mary Norwood – a City Council member who is leading the Atlanta mayoral race – said she is 'dismayed' that Atlanta police ordered the closing of two gay bars during Black Gay Pride, but agreed with police that the action wasn't a case of discrimination.    READ MORE »

Cathy Woolard: Atlanta police bar closings look like discrimination

Cathy Woolard: Atlanta police bar closings look like discrimination

Cathy Woolard – the first openly LGBT person elected to office in Georgia and a candidate for Atlanta mayor – said she's "deeply disturbed" by Atlanta police closing two gay bars during Black Gay Pride and suggested the incident was spurred by discrimination.    READ MORE »

Atlanta police close gay bars early during Black Gay Pride

Atlanta police close gay bars early during Black Gay Pride

Atlanta police ordered several LGBT bars and restaurants popular with gay patrons to close early on Sunday as they were filled with people celebrating Black Gay Pride.    READ MORE »

Activists work to change Georgia’s criminalization of HIV

Activists work to change Georgia’s criminalization of HIV

HIV criminalization will be at the center of an event Wednesday, thanks to the work of a four-year old coalition dedicated to fighting HIV criminalization laws in Georgia.    READ MORE »

How the Atlanta Falcons helped the NFL gets its first gay coach

How the Atlanta Falcons helped the NFL gets its first gay coach

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has long maintained it's time to make gay athletes 'part of our culture.' So it's no surprise that the Falcons played a big role in Katie Sowers becoming the first out LGBT coach in the NFL.    READ MORE »

Gay man fights to remove Confederate flag in Kennesaw park

Gay man fights to remove Confederate flag in Kennesaw park

A gay Kennesaw man, disturbed by the deadly rally white supremacists held in Charlottesville, launched an effort calling for the removal of a Confederate flag from a city park in the Atlanta suburb.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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