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Atlanta celebrates Stonewall with events all weekend long

The 50th anniversary of Stonewall continues to resonate in LGBTQ Atlanta, with state lawmakers honoring it, Stacey Abrams calling for more protections and one last big weekend of events.    READ MORE »


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Decatur pressed to pass LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy

A Decatur activist called out city leaders for falling behind other metro Atlanta cities in protecting its LGBTQ residents with a nondiscrimination ordinance.    READ MORE »


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Get tested for free at these spots on National HIV Testing Day

Non-profits, corporations and county boards of health are offering free HIV tests throughout metro Atlanta this week to stem the city’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »


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Police seeking suspects in gay Decatur man’s killing

DeKalb County police homicide detectives are looking for three suspects in the June shooting death of Trey Peters, and they need the public’s help.    READ MORE »


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Woofs announces final day at Piedmont Road home

Woofs will cap a 17-year chapter in its history on Sunday when they announce last call at the Piedmont Road location and prepare for a big move.    READ MORE »


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Trans fire chief threatens lawsuit over ‘discriminatory’ firing

A transgender former fire chief in Byron, Ga., is threatening a lawsuit against the city if she’s not reinstated to the job by the end of the week.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta fire marshal shuts down Tokyo Valentino video booths

A 20-year battle between the City of Atlanta and Tokyo Valentino took a dramatic turn when fire marshals temporarily closed the video booths at the self-described 'adult superstore' on Cheshire Bridge Road.    READ MORE »


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Manifest closing after 10 years at Cheshire Bridge home

Manifest is closing its doors after nearly a decade tucked inside a warehouse district off Cheshire Bridge Road that once housed several LGBTQ businesses and organizations.    READ MORE »


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Sandy Springs debates adopting LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

A Sandy Springs city councilmember called on the state to finally adopt an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law, but in the meantime, he’s asking the metro Atlanta city to enact its own.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta gets $500,000 to battle city’s HIV epidemic

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms earmarked $250,000 to fight HIV – more than double the amount from last year – and the money was matched by part-time Atlantan Elton John, who kicked in another $250,000.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta honors LGBTQ ‘game changers’ with Pride proclamation

Some 25 LGBTQ individuals and organizations were recognized for their work at Atlanta City Hall to mark Stonewall Month.    READ MORE »


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Georgia State seeks gay couples who drink for ‘major’ study

A Georgia State psychology professor wants to fill a large gap in research by studying the effects of alcohol on same-sex relationships.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta LGBTQ chamber hires first-ever executive director

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new board leadership and notched a “major milestone” for the nonprofit business group.    READ MORE »


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Dunwoody passes sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Dunwoody became just the fifth city in Georgia to adopt a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta loses Tokyo Valentino appeal, drops anti-gay attorney

A federal court reversed a lower court decision against Tokyo Valentino and restarted a constitutional challenge to the City of Atlanta’s adult entertainment ordinance.    READ MORE »


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Georgia city sacks nation’s first transgender fire chief

The city of Byron, Ga., fired its fire chief over alleged performance issues, but attorneys for the transgender woman called the move discriminatory.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ Atlanta business pros push for support beyond Pride

Event promoter Melissa Scott notices the influx of corporate support during Stonewall Month, and she said LGBTQ Atlanta needs to be aggressive about keeping it year-round.    READ MORE »


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Georgia motel refuses to serve LGBTQ Pride festival

A motel manager in Rabun County was fired after canceling the room reservations of the Rural America Pride Festival, organizers of a first-ever event celebrating LGBTQ people in North Georgia.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality to honor LGBTQ heroes, allies at gala dinner

Georgia Equality will salute a transgender elected official for spearheading an effort to pass sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances across metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta United’s queer fan group tailgates into Stonewall Month

The MLS Cup Champion Atlanta United will recognize its diverse fanbase – including LGBTQ fans – with a blowout pregame party and Unity Night match on June 29.    READ MORE »

 
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