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Someone Cares hosts conference on holistic approach to ending HIV

Health providers, researchers and activists will come together this week for training sessions and workshops focused on ending HIV in metro Atlanta, which is a leader in new HIV infections in the U.S.    READ MORE »


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Georgia’s LGBTQ elected officials split on presidential picks

A quarter of Georgia’s 16 openly LGBTQ elected officials have announced their presidential endorsements, with two of them backing the man who could be the first openly gay U.S. president.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta perfect on LGBTQ equality index for seventh straight year

The City of Atlanta earned its highest-ever score on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, while nine other Georgia cities and areas received failing grades.    READ MORE »


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Decatur adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Decatur City Commission unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday, making it the sixth Georgia city to do so.    READ MORE »


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Chick-fil-A stops funding anti-LGBTQ groups after uproar

Chick-fil-A cut off funding to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after years of protests and bad press about the groups’ anti-LGBTQ ways.    READ MORE »


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Gay theater founder leaving Serenbe Playhouse after 10 years

Brian Clowdus is stepping down as artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse, the metro Atlanta theater he founded and transformed into a nationally-recognized entity.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta trans-led project blossoms into new organization

The transgender-led Solutions Not Punishment Coalition is hitting a milestone by splitting off from its parent group to form its own organization.    READ MORE »


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Pete Buttigieg packs schedule for Atlanta campaign swing

Pete Buttigieg will attend at least four events and launch a black outreach initiative while in Atlanta for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate.    READ MORE »


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Gov. Kemp’s Medicaid plan ‘falls far short’ on HIV, critics say

Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to revamp healthcare in Georgia is fiscally irresponsible and puts people with HIV at risk, according to LGBTQ members of a committee tasked with ending the epidemic.    READ MORE »


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Tyler Perry to house LGBTQ homeless youth at Atlanta studio

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry will devote part of his new 330-acre movie studio in Southwest Atlanta to housing LGBTQ homeless youth.    READ MORE »


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Gay candidates call for redo of East Point City Council race

An East Point City Council election was tainted by the late disqualification of a candidate and a lack of transparency and should be redone, according to two gay candidates in the race.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta renews effort to shut down Tokyo Valentino

The City of Atlanta fired another salvo against Tokyo Valentino, asking a federal court to issue a permanent injunction against the adult superstore — which would shut it down — and put an end to a 20-year legal saga.    READ MORE »


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Meet the Atlanta attorney elected president of Stonewall Bar

The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia elected Barret Broussard as its new president at the LGBTQ legal group’s annual gala dinner.    READ MORE »


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Uproar leads Delta to restore LGBTQ scenes to in-flight movies

Delta Air Lines will start using new versions of in-flight movies that include LGBTQ love scenes, following waves of criticism of the censorship.    READ MORE »


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Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘religious freedom’ bills

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston spoke out against anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation and addressed another lawmaker’s controversial anti-transgender bill.    READ MORE »


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Gay, bisexual men drive Georgia’s syphilis epidemic

Gay and bisexual men in Georgia are contracting syphilis at over 33 times the rate of others in the state, helping push Georgia near the top in new cases of sexually transmitted diseases.    READ MORE »


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Board member speaks out as Atlanta Pride tries to oust him

The Atlanta Pride Committee’s board of directors failed to force out a fellow member one day after he publicly raised concerns about the organization’s leadership and financial future.    READ MORE »


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One gay man wins, two go to runoffs in Georgia elections

The Doraville City Council has a new LGBTQ member, and two other LGBTQ candidates are headed to December runoffs in municipal elections across the state.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta pastor: ‘Not the time’ for a gay president

The pastor of an Atlanta megachurch discouraged people from voting for Pete Buttigieg because he’s gay, then insisted he’s not homophobic.    READ MORE »


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Decatur nears passage of LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Decatur City Commission discussed adopting a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, which Mayor Patti Garrett called “something we should be proud to bring forward.”    READ MORE »

 
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