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Festival coordinators quit as Atlanta Pride resignations continue

Two longtime Atlanta Pride Committee members resigned as the non-profit manages the ongoing departures of board members, staff and committee members leading into its 50th annual event.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta Pride awards $100,000 to local non-profits

The Atlanta Pride Committee gave over $100,000 in grants to 16 metro Atlanta non-profits as part of its community reinvestment initiative.    READ MORE »


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Rush Center hires Simone Bell as interim leader

The Rush Center’s board of directors named former lawmaker and longtime community leader Simone Bell as its interim executive director this week.    READ MORE »


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These 16 Atlanta companies score perfectly on LGBTQ equality

Some 16 metro Atlanta-based companies, law firms and financial institutions notched a perfect score on how they approach LGBTQ policies, employees and customers.    READ MORE »


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DeKalb, state struggle to spend $1.5 million HIV grant

Health officials with the state and DeKalb County opened two clinics and hired additional staff to fight HIV, but needed an extension to spend all of the $1.5 million from a new federal initiative to end HIV.    READ MORE »


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Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member

The Clarke County School Board named bisexual entrepreneur Antwon Stephens as its newest member, as the 23-year-old beat out four other candidates for the District 2 seat.    READ MORE »


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WSB-TV’s first openly gay anchor ready to embrace Atlanta

Jorge Estevez celebrated his first day on air at WSB-TV on Jan. 13, officially making him the first openly LGBTQ anchor and second Latinx anchor in the station’s 72-year history.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ Atlanta community center damaged by fire, smoke

A small fire broke out at the Phillip Rush Center early Friday, causing the facility to temporarily shut down.    READ MORE »


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Two employees quit as Atlanta Pride turmoil continues

Half of Atlanta Pride’s staff resigned in the past month as the non-profit manages sustained criticism from former board members, committee members and employees.    READ MORE »


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Brookhaven adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Brookhaven City Council unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday, making it just the seventh Georgia city to do so.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ Atlanta business group elects first trans president

Directors of the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals elected August Wogsland as their new president and CEO – the LGBTQ business group’s first openly transgender leader.    READ MORE »


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Gay politico jumps into state Senate race in Atlanta

Devin Barrington Ward has launched a primary challenge against longtime state Sen. Horacena Tate as he looks to become the chamber’s first black openly LGBTQ member.    READ MORE »


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Rush Center embroiled in labor dispute, longtime employee fired

A prominent LGBTQ non-profit professional claims that the Rush Center fired him in retaliation for organizing a union for the LGBTQ center’s employees.    READ MORE »


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Cadillac Jack says Kicks 101.5 boss bullied him for being bisexual

Former longtime Kicks 101.5 DJ Cadillac Jack sued parent company Cumulus Media for wrongful termination and claimed that his boss bullied him for being bisexual.    READ MORE »


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Gov. Kemp swears in lesbian judge to Gwinnett court

Gov. Brian Kemp administered the oath of office to Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Angela Duncan on Thursday, making her the first openly LGBTQ judge he’s appointed since taking office in 2019.    READ MORE »


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Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘offensive’ LGBTQ adoption bans

House Speaker David Ralston slammed efforts to allow faith-based agencies to deny LGBTQ adoptions and called anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills “a solution in search of a problem.”    READ MORE »


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Athens activist pushes for hate crimes law in state House bid

The founder of an Athens anti-discrimination group wants to unseat a Republican lawmaker who voted against an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill.    READ MORE »


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Doraville swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman took the oath of office on Monday to become the city’s first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor.    READ MORE »


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Former Fulton jailer says he was fired for being gay

A former detention officer at the Fulton County Jail is suing the Fulton Sheriff’s Office, claiming he was fired for being gay and faced retaliation after reporting an anti-gay coworker.    READ MORE »


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Gay candidate sues Fulton elections chair over East Point ‘farce’

A gay candidate for East Point City Council sued the chair of the Fulton County Elections Board and asked her to reveal the vote totals in the race.    READ MORE »

 
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