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Meet the new LGBT liaison for Atlanta police

A nearly seven-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department was named as the agency's newest LGBT liaison.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta United offers replacement for anti-gay chant

Atlanta United denounced fans that chanted an anti-gay slur during the team's home opener earlier this month. Now, the professional soccer franchise is offering an alternative.    READ MORE »


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Wussy needs your help to create a queer new home

When they’re not throwing the queerest prom in Atlanta or giving us an edgy look at Atlanta life, the group behind Wussy is working on turning their growing presence into an actual physical space.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta’s LGBT-friendly U.S. attorney survives Trump purge

The top federal prosecutor in North Georgia – who last year launched a special unit to investigate civil rights complaints – will remain in office despite the purge of U.S. attorneys by the Trump administration.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta Fed Bank taps gay black man as new CEO

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta selected a professor, economist and former federal housing official as its new president, marking the first-ever time that an openly gay black man has been named to lead a regional Federal Reserve Bank.    READ MORE »


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Gay-owned Plaza Theatre staying put after sale

The retail center that houses the iconic and gay-owned Plaza Theatre was sold to a North Carolina developer but the theater's owner said the sale won't impact his operations.    READ MORE »


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Court rules against Georgia woman fired for being gay

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court rejected the case of a security guard at a Georgia hospital who sued when she was fired for being gay.    READ MORE »


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Lost N Found searching for drop-in center, permanent home

Lost N Found Youth could be close to finding a new home for its drop-in center, one that would be open 24 hours a day and better able to handle the more 500 visits the current center is now seeing monthly.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta United denounces anti-gay chant at home opener

Atlanta United came out swinging against fans who yelled an anti-gay slur at opponents during the professional soccer team’s home opener in Midtown on Sunday.    READ MORE »


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Gay business group says treasurer stole $60,000

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce fired its treasurer after accusing him of stealing more than $60,000 from the LGBT business organization.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta schools back protections for trans students

Several school districts in metro Atlanta – and at least one college campus – reaffirmed their commitment to protect trans students in the wake of the Trump administration rescinding guidelines on their safety.    READ MORE »


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Melissa Carter leaves Atlanta morning radio show

Veteran morning radio host Melissa Carter – Atlanta's first and likely only openly gay radio jock – is again off the air, being pulled from the B98.5 morning show.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta rallies to help performer in need

Gay Atlanta is rallying for longtime nightlife personality Princess Charles Kollock, who was hospitalized last week during a medical emergency.    READ MORE »


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HIV cases drop in Ga. but not among all gay men

New HIV infections in Georgia – long a leader in HIV diagnoses – dropped by nearly twice the national average, though gay men did not see the same decline that other populations did.    READ MORE »


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HIV clock shows Atlanta’s growing epidemic

A gay Atlanta artist joined with HIV activists on Tuesday to unveil an HIV clock to raise awareness of the disease and paint its impact in stark numbers for the public to see.    READ MORE »


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Lesbian pastor at center of Atlanta bribery scandal

Mitzi Bickers – a top Atlanta political operative, one-time City Hall official and lesbian pastor – is at the center of a growing federal bribery investigation that has already ensnared two of her business partners.    READ MORE »


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Lawmakers probe HIV impact on black Georgians

State lawmakers joined with LGBT and HIV activists on Thursday to hold a public hearing exploring the impact of the HIV epidemic among black Georgians.    READ MORE »


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Ga. pays anti-gay pastor $225,000 to settle suit

A pastor that claimed homosexuality is 'from the pits of hell' and should be considered a mental disorder is receiving $225,000 from Georgia to settle a federal lawsuit that he was fired for his religious beliefs.    READ MORE »


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Trans Georgia inmate denied parole in self-defense killing

Ky Peterson, a transgender man incarcerated in a central Georgia prison for killing his rapist in self-defense, was denied parole and will remain in prison for at least four more years.    READ MORE »


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Men sue over crotch-grab assaults at Wendy’s

Two men say the manager of a Gwinnett Wendy's repeatedly groped them, asked for sex and exposed himself, and when they complained about the same-sex sexual harassment he threatened deportation.    READ MORE »

 
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