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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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Gay Atlanta church nearing sale on $10 million property

A Dallas, Tex.,-based developer unveiled updated plans for a 26-story mixed-use residential tower to sit behind the LGBTQ-friendly Saint Mark United Methodist Church.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta, Blue Ridge battle for most queer-friendly city title

Two Georgia cities with seemingly little in common landed on separate lists ranking the country’s most LGBTQ-friendly cities.    READ MORE »


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Pride flags inspired gay Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X to come out

Lil Nas X hit the cover of Time magazine to detail his journey from being a college dropout sleeping on his sister’s floor less than a year ago to a chart-topping out and proud rapper.    READ MORE »


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Lesbian restaurateurs opening new Cabbagetown spot

Jen and Emily Chan are expanding their “mostly Southern, mainly Asian” food delivery club to a full-service restaurant in Cabbagetown.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality blasts Trump’s employment discrimination rule

A new plan by the Trump administration would open the door to employment discrimination of LGBTQ people and others, according to Georgia Equality.    READ MORE »


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Popular Midtown retail center getting renovation, new tenants

A major makeover is coming to Midtown Promenade that will lead to the departure of several longtime tenants.    READ MORE »


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Drag queen performs in blackface, wins Douglasville show

A drag queen apparently performed a number in blackface and another performer allegedly uttered a racial slur during a show Saturday in Douglasville.    READ MORE »


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PrEP use grows dramatically in Atlanta but still trails other cities

More gay and bisexual men in Atlanta are becoming aware of PrEP and using it to combat HIV, but still just under one in three are using it, according to federal health officials.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta baker fights to save his business

The out owner of Baker Dude has launched a $150,000 crowdfunding campaign to save his year-old business in Grant Park.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ artists creating permanent HIV mural on Atlanta Beltline

Five LGBTQ artists have been commissioned to create a mural on the Atlanta Beltline to honor and celebrate people living and thriving with HIV.    READ MORE »


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Ponce library to be renamed for LGBTQ trailblazer Joan Garner

The Fulton County Commission unanimously voted to rename the Ponce de Leon Library after beloved Fulton Commissioner Joan Garner.    READ MORE »


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HIV-positive man in Athens arrested for having sex

A 52-year-old Athens man was arrested and charged with exposing a person to HIV after allegedly having sex with a woman who later told police.    READ MORE »

 
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