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Rick Westbrook resigns as executive director of Lost N Found

Rick Westbrook resigns as executive director of Lost N Found

Lost N Found Youth co-founder and executive director Rick Westbrook resigned on Wednesday from the organization that cares for homeless LGBTQ youth.    READ MORE »

LGBT journalist Patrick Saunders named new editor of Project Q

LGBT journalist Patrick Saunders named new editor of Project Q

Patrick Saunders, a veteran LGBT journalist and Atlanta native, has been named editor of Project Q Atlanta.    READ MORE »

First openly transgender man graduates from Spelman

First openly transgender man graduates from Spelman

Keo Chaad O’Neal became the first openly transgender man to graduate from Spelman College, according to a Sunday night tweet from the groundbreaking history major.    READ MORE »

City of Atlanta won’t have to pay for rainbow crosswalks damage

City of Atlanta won’t have to pay for rainbow crosswalks damage

City of Atlanta officials say repairs to the celebrated rainbow crosswalks earlier this year were paid for by AT&T and not the city after the company dug up part of the site.    READ MORE »

New owners of former Burkhart’s pick name, set opening date
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New owners of former Burkhart’s pick name, set opening date

The new owners of the once-popular Burkhart’s Pub picked the bar's new name. They also set an opening date, and confirmed renovation details as well as the return of the drag troupe the Armorettes.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta celebrates, candidates stump for votes at HRC gala
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LGBTQ Atlanta celebrates, candidates stump for votes at HRC gala

The gay glitterati was out in full force Saturday night for the 31st Annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction as a packed ballroom heard about the organization's work, honored local LGBTQ groups and addressed the Trump Administration's anti-LGBT effort.    READ MORE »

College president to transphobic perpetrator: ‘You are not Spelman’

College president to transphobic perpetrator: ‘You are not Spelman’

The day after a third anti-LGBT note was found on campus, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell had a stern message for the perpetrator: “You are not Spelman.”    READ MORE »

DeKalb State Court Judge Mike Jacobs comes out as LGBT

DeKalb State Court Judge Mike Jacobs comes out as LGBT

Former state lawmaker and current DeKalb County State Court Judge Mike Jacobs has come out as LGBT. He is now reportedly the first openly LGBT trial judge in DeKalb.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ students at Spelman called ‘freaks,’ targeted with hateful notes

LGBTQ students at Spelman called ‘freaks,’ targeted with hateful notes

The president of the LGBTQ student group at Spelman College and her transgender partner were targeted with hateful anti-trans notes calling them "freaks" and telling them they aren't wanted on the campus of the Atlanta women's college.    READ MORE »

Pastor, politico Mitzi Bicker indicted in Atlanta bribery scandal

Pastor, politico Mitzi Bicker indicted in Atlanta bribery scandal

Mitzi Bickers – a political strategist and lesbian pastor – has been indicted on 11 criminal charges in connection with the ongoing federal corruption investigation at Atlanta City Hall where she once worked.    READ MORE »

Oscar’s owners buy Burkhart’s, plan renovations and return to drag
News  |  Nightlife

Oscar’s owners buy Burkhart’s, plan renovations and return to drag

The home of once-popular Burkhart's Pub will soon re-open with new owners and a fresh take on a two-story space that has served gay Atlanta nightlife for decades.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta nightlife veterans buy Midtown Tavern
News  |  Nightlife

Gay Atlanta nightlife veterans buy Midtown Tavern

The owner of former gay dance club Jungle has partnered with the creator of popular nightlife events to buy Midtown Tavern, a bar and restaurant on Piedmont Avenue.    READ MORE »

DeKalb sheriff fights to keep job after Piedmont Park cruising arrest

DeKalb sheriff fights to keep job after Piedmont Park cruising arrest

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann – arrested last year after allegedly cruising for sex in Piedmont Park – fought to retain his law enforcement certification on Thursday. Without it, he would be forced out of his job.    READ MORE »

Cowtippers to remain open thanks to outpouring of support

Cowtippers to remain open thanks to outpouring of support

The mix of drag queens and an outpouring of LGBT support has helped convince owners of Cowtippers to keep the long-running steak restaurant open – nevermind that closing party a few weeks ago.    READ MORE »

Burkhart’s closes in wake of racist social media controversy

Burkhart’s closes in wake of racist social media controversy

After weeks of controversy over racist social media posts, Burkhart's closed its doors for good on Sunday and ended a decades-long run as a popular Midtown gay and drag bar.    READ MORE »

Ex Burkhart’s entertainers launch Queens United, plan benefit shows

Ex Burkhart’s entertainers launch Queens United, plan benefit shows

Former entertainers at Burkhart's have formed Queens United to combat inequality in gay Atlanta nightlife and scheduled a series of benefit shows to raise funds to support themselves since quitting the bar in protest over racist social media posts.    READ MORE »

Burkhart’s scandal prompts pub crawl of black LGBTQ-owned bars

Burkhart’s scandal prompts pub crawl of black LGBTQ-owned bars

LGBTQ civic activists – in the wake of the controversy at Burkhart's over racist social media posts – have responded with a bar and lounge crawl on Saturday celebrating black, LGBTQ-owned businesses.    READ MORE »

Former Jungle owner considers buying Burkhart’s

Former Jungle owner considers buying Burkhart’s

As Burkhart's scrambles to contain a controversy over racist social media posts and a mass resignation of its entertainers, the bar's owners are exploring a potential sale to the former owner of Jungle.    READ MORE »

Burkhart’s entertainers say bar’s racism runs deeper than owners

Burkhart’s entertainers say bar’s racism runs deeper than owners

Performers who quit Burkhart's made it clear during a public forum they won't return unless the bar is swept clean of owners and managers who they say put in place racist policies and show little appreciation for them.    READ MORE »

Burkhart’s remains closed as purported sale collapses

Burkhart’s remains closed as purported sale collapses

Burkhart's – the gay Midtown bar embroiled in controversy over racist social media posts – remained closed Saturday after a purported sale did not materialize.    READ MORE »

 
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