‘Stalwart’ LGBTQ ally giving up Atlanta-based state House seat
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‘Stalwart’ LGBTQ ally giving up Atlanta-based state House seat

State Rep. Pat Gardner is leaving the state legislature after nearly 20 years of fighting for same-sex marriage rights, increasing funding for HIV drugs and denouncing anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation.    READ MORE »

16 worthy LGBTQ non-profits top Q’s year-end Giving Guide

16 worthy LGBTQ non-profits top Q’s year-end Giving Guide

While you’re busy making a list and checking it twice, remember queer causes making life better year-round for local LGBTQs, and they need your gift that actually keeps giving.    READ MORE »

Q ends queer year with art, matters of the heart, and non-profit giving

Q ends queer year with art, matters of the heart, and non-profit giving

The gamut of all things L, G, B, T and Q in the ATL is so wide and varied, we spend all year trying to cover it. This week, we chip away at it on several fronts during the holidays.    READ MORE »

Lesbian mayor coasts to re-election in DeKalb’s Pine Lake
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Lesbian mayor coasts to re-election in DeKalb’s Pine Lake

Melanie Hammet wants to continue championing the arts and the environment when she begins her second term as mayor of Pine Lake, Ga., next month.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Black Pride shooting not a hate crime, police say
News  |  Crime

Atlanta Black Pride shooting not a hate crime, police say

A man who was beaten and shot in the back during an Atlanta Black Pride party was not targeted for his sexual orientation, according to police.    READ MORE »

CDC director ‘confident’ Atlanta counties will get funds to end HIV

CDC director ‘confident’ Atlanta counties will get funds to end HIV

Local, state and federal public health officials met in Decatur on Monday to discuss a plan to end HIV in the U.S., but carrying it out will require a divided Congress to fund the $291 million plan as part of its 2020 budget.    READ MORE »

Woofs gets naughty (and nice) with Bad Santa party

Woofs gets naughty (and nice) with Bad Santa party

A hunky Santa and his shirtless elves delighted a full house at Woofs on Thursday, delivering holiday cheer and raising cash for charity.    READ MORE »

Health Initiative leader Linda Ellis resigns after 17 years

Health Initiative leader Linda Ellis resigns after 17 years

Linda Ellis stepped down as executive director of the Health Initiative and the Rush Center, capping a long career at the center of all things LGBTQ Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Trump administration launches free PrEP program to battle HIV

Trump administration launches free PrEP program to battle HIV

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched a national program on Tuesday to provide free PrEP for uninsured people to prevent the spread of HIV.    READ MORE »

Roaring ‘20s: 10 beloved LGBTQ faces we’ll miss in the next decade

Roaring ‘20s: 10 beloved LGBTQ faces we’ll miss in the next decade

Gone-but-not-forgotten icons of the last 20 years as we head into the next. This time, 10 of the many people queer Atlanta lost.    READ MORE »

Victory Fund, Georgia Equality endorse several LGBTQ candidates

Victory Fund, Georgia Equality endorse several LGBTQ candidates

The Victory Fund and Georgia Equality endorsed the re-election campaigns of five LGBTQ state lawmakers, plus a handful of LGBTQ first-time candidates running for the Georgia General Assembly in 2020.    READ MORE »

Fight over trans access to restrooms lands in Atlanta court

Fight over trans access to restrooms lands in Atlanta court

The battle over access for transgender students to school restrooms that match their gender identity reached a federal court in Atlanta on Thursday, with one attorney bemoaning the “profoundly damaging discrimination” faced by trans students.    READ MORE »

The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

'Tis the season for LGBTQ events in Atlanta that bring out your inner queer shopper and your outer giving spirit. Dive into these downtime distractions.    READ MORE »

80% of people who could benefit from PrEP aren’t taking it

80% of people who could benefit from PrEP aren’t taking it

Less than one in five people who could benefit from PrEP are taking it, only two-thirds of those who have HIV have it under control, and new HIV infections have remained stable in the U.S. after years of declines, according to federal health officials.    READ MORE »

Doraville elects its first openly LGBTQ mayor in blowout

Doraville elects its first openly LGBTQ mayor in blowout

Voters made electoral history on Tuesday, electing Doraville's first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor and Savannah's first openly LGBTQ city councilmember.    READ MORE »

When idols die and we lose a little piece of our queer childhoods

When idols die and we lose a little piece of our queer childhoods

Having heroes pass away is one of the hardest things about aging. When a bright star fades suddenly, it changes the constellations in our mind’s skies.    READ MORE »

DJ Dave Aude hits Atlanta for Ten dance party

DJ Dave Aude hits Atlanta for Ten dance party

Ten brought in DJ Dave Aude for a smoking hot Thanksgiving Eve show to kick off the holiday weekend right.    READ MORE »

WSB-TV hires station’s first openly gay anchor

WSB-TV hires station’s first openly gay anchor

WSB-TV has hired popular Orlando-based anchor Jorge Estevez to join the station as an evening anchor starting in January, according to the AJC.    READ MORE »

Brookhaven pushes toward vote on LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
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Brookhaven pushes toward vote on LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Brookhaven will vote on a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in January, putting it in line to join a handful of other metro Atlanta cities who’ve adopted such protections in the past year.    READ MORE »

We’re here, we’re queer and we’ve got Q’s holiday gift ideas

We’re here, we’re queer and we’ve got Q’s holiday gift ideas

From family to fr-amily, sweeties to frenemies, your shopping list just got easier with Q ideas for giving – and maybe a little something for yourself.    READ MORE »

 
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