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Athens considers installing permanent rainbow crosswalks

Over 5,000 people have signed a petition to bring permanent rainbow crosswalks to Athens, and city officials are evaluating the idea.    READ MORE »


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Rainbow crosswalks don’t impact safety at Midtown intersection

The number of accidents at a popular Midtown intersection has not increased since rainbow crosswalks were installed there in 2017, according to Atlanta police.    READ MORE »


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Washington Blade celebrates 50 years of queer media

The Washington Blade marks 50 years of LGBTQ reporting this year with special anniversary coverage, panel discussions, a digital archiving project and a gala celebration on Friday in Washington, D.C.    READ MORE »


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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Tatianna arrested during Atlanta Pride

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna was arrested on Sunday at Ten Atlanta after allegedly refusing to leave the popular Midtown gay bar.    READ MORE »


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Pickens County school board blocks restrooms for trans students

The Pickens County School Board, citing death threats, harassment and vandalism, reversed course and said it will stop allowing transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.    READ MORE »


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Restrooms for trans students ‘tears apart’ North Georgia county

The superintendent of Pickens County schools has suspended his decision to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.    READ MORE »


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Clayton County spent $210,000 to fight LGBTQ rights case

Clayton County taxpayers footed the nearly $210,000 bill to pay an outside law firm to argue against LGBTQ workers in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »


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Supreme Court hears case of Atlanta man fired for being gay

When the dust cleared Tuesday after two hours of arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on whether anti-LGBTQ discrimination is prohibited under federal civil rights law, Justice Neil Gorsuch emerged a potential — but not definite — ally for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta rainbow crosswalks ‘here to stay’ despite federal warning

The Federal Highway Administration is reportedly warning cities about the safety of rainbow crosswalks, but the City of Atlanta is claiming jurisdiction over its LGBTQ landmark.    READ MORE »


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Fight over gay-straight alliance erupts at North Georgia school

Thousands of people have signed dueling petitions over whether to allow a gay-straight alliance to be formed at Fannin County High School.    READ MORE »


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Missing trans woman’s remains found in Macon

DNA test results confirmed that human remains found in Macon over three years ago are those of a missing transgender woman, according to police.    READ MORE »


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Transgender cop sues Georgia county for healthcare coverage

A transgender sheriff’s deputy in Warner Robbins filed a federal lawsuit against Houston County for not covering her gender confirmation surgery.    READ MORE »


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University System of Georgia ends ban on trans healthcare benefits

The University System of Georgia settled a lawsuit with a transgender UGA employee that will bring trans healthcare benefits to employees of all 28 public colleges and universities in the USG system.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta City Council extends bar hours for Pride Sunday

The City of Atlanta is giving late night bar crawlers three extra hours to party on the final day of Atlanta Pride weekend.    READ MORE »


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Police arrest lesbian activist during Atlanta climate protest

Longtime LGBTQ activist Lorraine Fontana was one of 19 people arrested in a wave of Atlanta protests that demanded action on climate issues.    READ MORE »


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HRC joins Stacey Abrams to fight voter suppression

The Human Rights Campaign is making a six-figure investment in Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group to ensure fair elections for LGBTQ voters and voters of color.    READ MORE »


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Victory Fund endorses gay civic activist in Doraville mayor’s race

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman got a boost to his quest to become Doraville’s first openly LGBTQ mayor by nabbing a Victory Fund endorsement.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta gives $600,000 to non-profit to boost HIV housing efforts

One of Atlanta’s oldest non-profit groups will take over a major function of the city’s housing program for people with HIV from a recently-shuttered agency.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta businesses join Lyft’s queer clothing drive for Pride

Lyft is collecting clothing donations throughout the city for a transgender and gender non-conforming clothing swap to be held at its booth during Atlanta Pride.    READ MORE »


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Fired gay Georgia man at center of landmark U.S. Supreme Court case

A Doraville man fired for being gay says he’s ready to clear his name and help change the face of LGBTQ employment protections at an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court hearing.    READ MORE »

 
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