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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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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AID Atlanta sues over loss of HIV prevention funds

AID Atlanta has sued the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention after the federal health agency didn't renew a multi-year grant to fund HIV prevention efforts and instead awarded the funds to two other local non-profits.    READ MORE »


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Video shows DeKalb sheriff running from police before arrest

Newly unearthed security video apparently shows DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann being chased along a Midtown street by an Atlanta police officer who eventually arrested him after he was caught allegedly cruising for sex in Piedmont Park.    READ MORE »


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DeKalb sheriff asks for support after ‘indecency’ arrest

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann – arrested late Saturday as he allegedly cruised for sex in Piedmont Park – now faces calls for his resignation and an investigation from the agency that licenses law enforcement officers across the state.    READ MORE »


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Joan Garner remembered for loving, fighting for ‘all the people’

Friends, family, supporters and scores of elected officials commemorated Joan Garner on Saturday during a touching memorial service for the Fulton County commissioner, community organizer and LGBT activist who lost her battle with cancer.    READ MORE »


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Macon-Bibb approves new LGBT protections for county employees

The Macon-Bibb County Commission voted to extend employment protections to LGBT county workers on Tuesday, despite opposition from pastors and some elected officials.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta celebrates equality with HRC gala

The HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction turned 30 on Saturday, celebrating with a sold-out crowd dressed in their formal best and honoring local heroes.    READ MORE »

 
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