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Peach ATL brings new gay nightlife magazine to Atlanta

Peach ATL brings new gay nightlife magazine to Atlanta

After nearly two decades of chronicling gay Atlanta nightlife, David magazine has shuttered operations, and some of its former staff formed a fresh upstart, Peach ATL, which debuted on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Candidates praise but won’t commit to keeping Atlanta’s gay top cop

Candidates praise but won’t commit to keeping Atlanta’s gay top cop

Atlanta's mayoral candidates praised police Chief Erika Shields – the first-ever openly lesbian head of the Atlanta Police Department – but only two committed to keeping her in place if they are elected.    READ MORE »

Gay-owned Kaboodle offers pitch perfect response to bigots

Gay-owned Kaboodle offers pitch perfect response to bigots

Homophobes and bigots, beware. Michael Knight – the gay man who has owned Kaboodle in East Atlanta for 20 years – has a sign posted in a front window just for you.    READ MORE »

Chick-fil-A funds anti-LGBT youth home in Georgia

Chick-fil-A funds anti-LGBT youth home in Georgia

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A – which once pledged to treat LGBT people with honor after donating millions to anti-gay groups – is again funneling money to anti-LGBT organizations, including one in Georgia that proclaims homosexuality is evil.    READ MORE »

Georgia lesbian taking her discrimination case to Supreme Court

Georgia lesbian taking her discrimination case to Supreme Court

Attorneys for Jameka Evans – a Georgia woman fired by her employer for being a lesbian – are taking their legal fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

You can get much gayer with your Georgia license plate

You can get much gayer with your Georgia license plate

You can proclaim 'GAY PWR' on your license plate, but keep it classy LGBTQ Georgians. The state still bans some gay-related phrases on its vanity plates when they get too sexy or a little too offensive.    READ MORE »

Bulldogs still employs Atlanta police officer accused of beating patron

Bulldogs still employs Atlanta police officer accused of beating patron

An Atlanta police officer accused of beating a Bulldogs patron – and fatally shooting another man in a separate incident – is once again providing off-duty security at the Midtown LGBT bar.    READ MORE »

Xion, Peach Party ready for big weekend despite hurdles

Xion, Peach Party ready for big weekend despite hurdles

An anonymous tip led Atlanta police to shut down Xion, but the organizer of the after-hours party said it returns this weekend as part of the popular Peach Party celebration.    READ MORE »

Yelp names Woofs one of best gay bars in America
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Yelp names Woofs one of best gay bars in America

The daddies, bears and jocks of Woofs just earned a special place in gay Atlanta nightlife. The sports bar on Piedmont Road was named among the best 50 gay bars in the U.S.    READ MORE »

Big crowd rallies for LGBTQ rights at Atlanta Equality March
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Big crowd rallies for LGBTQ rights at Atlanta Equality March

A diverse crowd of hundreds – if not more than a thousand – LGBTQ Atlantans rallied and marched in Midtown on Sunday, calling for equality while also commemorating the 49 people killed in the Pulse massacre.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry opens ice cream shop

Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry opens ice cream shop

WNBA All-Star and Olympian Angel McCoughtry isn't delighting fans on the court – she's sitting this Atlanta Dream season out – but she's taking supporters to their happy place off the court. One scoop at a time.    READ MORE »

Positive Impact to expand staff with new $500,000 grant

Positive Impact to expand staff with new $500,000 grant

One of the largest HIV care centers in metro Atlanta is bracing for big changes – relocating facilities in Midtown and Duluth while adding community health workers thanks to a new $500,000 grant.    READ MORE »

Bill Lowe repays $256,514 he stole from artists

Bill Lowe repays $256,514 he stole from artists

Nearly a dozen victims of gay Atlanta art dealer Bill Lowe will soon receive $256,514 in restitution for the proceeds he stole from them after selling their artwork and refusing to pay them.    READ MORE »

Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields quietly comes out as gay

Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields quietly comes out as gay

Police Chief Erika Shields came out as a lesbian in a new magazine profile, becoming the first-ever openly gay top cop at the Atlanta Police Department.    READ MORE »

Atlanta author provides guide you need to plan LGBTQ wedding

Atlanta author provides guide you need to plan LGBTQ wedding

The growth of marriage equality has made the idea of planning a wedding more of a reality than ever for LGBTQ people, but finding outlets and advice that go beyond bride and groom norms can be a challenge. Gay Atlanta author and editor Kirsten Palladino has the answer.    READ MORE »

Lateasha Shuntel’s killer sentenced to 11 years in prison

Lateasha Shuntel’s killer sentenced to 11 years in prison

The transgender woman whose silicone injection killed popular Atlanta entertainer Lateasha Shuntel was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ advocates help push Atlanta on marijuana reform

LGBTQ advocates help push Atlanta on marijuana reform

LGBTQ activists are at the center of a growing push in the City of Atlanta to eliminate jail time and reduce the fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana.    READ MORE »

Player yells gay slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher

Player yells gay slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher

Kevin Pillar received a public smackdown after the Toronto Blue Jays center fielder yelled a gay slur at an Atlanta Braves pitcher during an already tense game at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Young transgender man who fought Georgia judge dies

Young transgender man who fought Georgia judge dies

A young transgender man who took on a Georgia judge who called his name change offensive – and then won in court – has died after complications from surgery.    READ MORE »

DeKalb sheriff apologizes as he faces investigations over arrest

DeKalb sheriff apologizes as he faces investigations over arrest

Embattled DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first public appearance six days after being arrested for allegedly cruising for sex in Piedmont Park, apologizing not for the arrest but for the 'unfavorable light' it cast on the county.    READ MORE »

 
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