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Take a peek inside queer-owned JenChan’s in 16 photos

Jen and Emily Chan opened their 'mostly Southern, mainly Asian' restaurant JenChan’s this month in Cabbagetown, and word has definitely spread.    READ MORE »


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AIDS Walk Atlanta ambassadors ‘believe in the mission’

When thousands of people descend on Piedmont Park for the AIDS Walk Atlanta & Music Festival on Sept. 29, they’ll be championed by two local activists chosen as the event’s official ambassadors.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta HIV housing agency Living Room shuts down after 20 years

A non-profit that once billed itself as the state’s largest facilitator of housing for people with HIV has shut down, citing $1.2 million in debts.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta mayor’s LGBTQ board launching job fair

LGBTQ Atlanta residents will receive job hunt training and network with potential employers at an upcoming Opportunity Fair, according to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ LGBTQ Advisory Board.    READ MORE »


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Man shot during Atlanta Black Pride party

A man who was shot in the back while celebrating Atlanta Black Pride may have been targeted for his sexual orientation, according to police.    READ MORE »


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Threat of evictions subsides in Atlanta’s HIV housing crisis

Some 70 percent of the victims of an HIV housing crisis have had their situation stabilized, but the search continues for some 50 people who have been unreachable.    READ MORE »


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Family of slain LGBTQ student sues Georgia Tech

The family of Scott “Scout” Schultz filed a wrongful death suit against Georgia Tech two years after campus police shot and killed the LGBTQ student.    READ MORE »


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Take a peek inside MetroFresh’s new uptown spot in 13 photos

The new MetroFresh Uptown is now open at One Midtown Plaza, and owner Mitchell Anderson is busy meeting what he calls “a whole new audience.”    READ MORE »


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Atlanta police investigating anti-gay, anti-white graffiti

The Atlanta Police Department’s Homeland Security Unit has opened an investigation into anti-white and anti-gay graffiti found at a popular intersection.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta groups launch massive syphilis testing blitz for gay, bi men

Fulton County is partnering with Emory University and Joining Hearts to tackle a syphilis epidemic among gay and bisexual men.    READ MORE »


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Brent Star’s search for kidney donor stalls

Gay Atlanta entertainer Brent Star’s battle with kidney disease suffered a setback after a potential donor fell through.    READ MORE »


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Gay anchor Thomas Roberts quits CBS46

Out former MSNBC star Thomas Roberts is done as a CBS46 anchor after a 14-month-stint and one controversy.    READ MORE »


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Cheshire Bridge MARTA station could push out BJ’s, Heretic

A new MARTA station could replace two longtime Atlanta gay bars as part of a $350 million project, but it’s unclear when that would happen and if construction will ever begin.    READ MORE »


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This gay Atlantan helping Georgia prep for Hurricane Dorian

Gay Atlanta deaf interpreter David Cowan helped Gov. Brian Kemp relay warnings about Hurricane Dorian to hearing impaired people across the state.    READ MORE »


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Fulton gets $2.5 million HIV grant for gay, bi men of color

A federal grant will provide $500,000 annually for up to five years to serve gay and bisexual black and Latino men in Fulton County who are at risk or living with HIV.    READ MORE »


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Isakson leaving behind anti-LGBTQ record in U.S. Senate

Johnny Isakson will close out a 14-year stint in the U.S. Senate this year having consistently voted against LGBTQ rights during his time in office.    READ MORE »


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HIV agency drops explosive lawsuit against City of Atlanta

The nonprofit that claimed the City of Atlanta was out to “destroy” its housing services for people with HIV dropped its lawsuit, claiming the agency has been paid “most of” what the city owes it.    READ MORE »


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Push for LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy sprouts in Smyrna

A diversity and inclusion task force in Smyrna launched a petition to garner support for a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ Atlanta groups crowdfund for air conditioning

LGBTQ and progressive organizations at the Phillip Rush Center are turning to the public to help them replace an HVAC unit in the annex of the Candler Park facility.    READ MORE »


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Emory, Grady, Piedmont score poorly on LGBTQ healthcare

Only one Georgia hospital notched a perfect score on the HRC’s annual Healthcare Equality Index, far outpacing some of metro Atlanta's most well-known medical facilities.    READ MORE »

 
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