Why we are still talking about blackface in Atlanta in 2020

Why we are still talking about blackface in Atlanta in 2020

I did what any good Judy would do: Google the F out of this new guy. I found disappointing background, slapdash work history and a photograph of himself in blackface.    READ MORE »

Kemp signs ‘historic’ LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill into law

Kemp signs ‘historic’ LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill into law

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a hate crimes bill into law on Friday, ending a 16-year drought that had left Georgia as one of only four states in the country without such a measure.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

LGBTQ ATL beckons, whether you poke your head out or stay safely tucked in quarantine.­­ Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy.    READ MORE »

Coronavirus puts LGBTQ Atlanta’s signature events in limbo

Coronavirus puts LGBTQ Atlanta’s signature events in limbo

The coronavirus pandemic has put LGBTQ Atlanta’s largest events this fall in a holding pattern, with organizers of Atlanta Pride, Black Gay Pride, AIDS Walk Atlanta and Out on Film wary about increasing infection rates.    READ MORE »

Pride writes demand letter to Mayor Bottoms about Atlanta police

Pride writes demand letter to Mayor Bottoms about Atlanta police

On the day of its vigil to honor black lives, Atlanta Pride Committee released a pledge against police brutality and a letter of demands to Atlanta's mayor.    READ MORE »

Can Atlanta police really be reformed? Join us for a live Q&A

Can Atlanta police really be reformed? Join us for a live Q&A

The weeks of ongoing protests and marches in Atlanta have echoed themes heard across the country – calls for racial justice and police reform. But changing the Atlanta Police Department won’t be easy.    READ MORE »

Q ATLus and 50th Stonewall Weekend hit the streets in Atlanta

Q ATLus and 50th Stonewall Weekend hit the streets in Atlanta

Fifty years ago, Atlanta’s first Pride demonstrators were resolute. Some covered their faces for fear of reprisal. We wear masks and chant in Piedmont Park again this month.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers pass historic, LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

Georgia lawmakers pass historic, LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

The Georgia General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a historic hate crimes bill, which for the first time in state history includes protections for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta bars innovate to survive pandemic

LGBTQ Atlanta bars innovate to survive pandemic

LGBTQ Atlanta bar owners have adopted new ways to keep patrons and employees safe, including limiting capacity, scaled-up cleanings and loads of hand sanitizer.    READ MORE »

‘I think my straight boss is gaslighting me because I’m queer’

‘I think my straight boss is gaslighting me because I’m queer’

What's the best approach for a queer, glitter-forward professional to take when their boss routinely responds to inquiries with "I have no idea what you are talking about”?    READ MORE »

Spring awakenings turn to summer renos as ATL eases into reopening

Spring awakenings turn to summer renos as ATL eases into reopening

Among thousands knocked for a loop by coronavirus, Atlanta’s LGBTQ businesses took one on the chin. They're also among those bringing their communities back to life.    READ MORE »

Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Jesse Pratt López never thought her idea to help fellow trans women would get this big, or change the trajectory lives including her own the way it has. She is so amazingly wrong — in the millions wrong.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate committee fails to vote on hate crimes bill

Georgia Senate committee fails to vote on hate crimes bill

After weeks of deafening public calls for a hate crimes bill and hours of negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing – then adjourned without taking action.    READ MORE »

Sam Roni is ‘2Qute’ to quit over coronavirus or any other obstacle

Sam Roni is ‘2Qute’ to quit over coronavirus or any other obstacle

Sam Roni has overcome way more than COVID-19 lockdowns. When he moved to Atlanta, he had $300, didn’t speak English, and took a job washing dishes.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

In person or online, LGBTQ ATL beckons. Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy, whether you step out or stay tightly quarantined.    READ MORE »

Rush Center lays off entire staff, shuts down after 12 years

Rush Center lays off entire staff, shuts down after 12 years

The Phillip Rush Center abruptly closed on Monday, leaving five employees jobless and clients of the non-profit’s Health Initiative program without its long-running services.    READ MORE »

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopted a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that bans bias in private employment, housing and public accommodations in a unanimous vote on Monday.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta gets back to business with return of Q ‘ATLus’

LGBTQ Atlanta gets back to business with return of Q ‘ATLus’

Welcome back! It’s been a whirlwind since Q hunkered down with online-only content. Like Atlanta itself, we come out the other side stronger, determined, and not without changes.    READ MORE »

How are LGBTQ bars surviving coronavirus? Join our live chat

How are LGBTQ bars surviving coronavirus? Join our live chat

As the coronavirus pandemic exploded on Atlanta in March, the city’s vibrant LGBTQ nightlife scene took a big hit: bars and nightclubs were ordered to shut down on March 19.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmakers call for tracking police use of force in Georgia

LGBTQ lawmakers call for tracking police use of force in Georgia

LGBTQ Georgia lawmakers and leaders called on the state legislature to pass a bill that tracks police use-of-force incidents to address ongoing police brutality issues.    READ MORE »

 
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Why we are still talking about blackface in Atlanta in 2020

Why we are still talking about blackface in Atlanta in 2020

I did what any good Judy would do: Google the F out of this new guy. I found disappointing background, slapdash work history and a photograph of himself in blackface.    READ MORE »

Kemp signs ‘historic’ LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill into law

Kemp signs ‘historic’ LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill into law

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a hate crimes bill into law on Friday, ending a 16-year drought that had left Georgia as one of only four states in the country without such a measure.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

LGBTQ ATL beckons, whether you poke your head out or stay safely tucked in quarantine.­­ Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy.    READ MORE »

Coronavirus puts LGBTQ Atlanta’s signature events in limbo

Coronavirus puts LGBTQ Atlanta’s signature events in limbo

The coronavirus pandemic has put LGBTQ Atlanta’s largest events this fall in a holding pattern, with organizers of Atlanta Pride, Black Gay Pride, AIDS Walk Atlanta and Out on Film wary about increasing infection rates.    READ MORE »

Pride writes demand letter to Mayor Bottoms about Atlanta police

Pride writes demand letter to Mayor Bottoms about Atlanta police

On the day of its vigil to honor black lives, Atlanta Pride Committee released a pledge against police brutality and a letter of demands to Atlanta's mayor.    READ MORE »

Can Atlanta police really be reformed? Join us for a live Q&A

Can Atlanta police really be reformed? Join us for a live Q&A

The weeks of ongoing protests and marches in Atlanta have echoed themes heard across the country – calls for racial justice and police reform. But changing the Atlanta Police Department won’t be easy.    READ MORE »

Q ATLus and 50th Stonewall Weekend hit the streets in Atlanta

Q ATLus and 50th Stonewall Weekend hit the streets in Atlanta

Fifty years ago, Atlanta’s first Pride demonstrators were resolute. Some covered their faces for fear of reprisal. We wear masks and chant in Piedmont Park again this month.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers pass historic, LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

Georgia lawmakers pass historic, LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

The Georgia General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a historic hate crimes bill, which for the first time in state history includes protections for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta bars innovate to survive pandemic

LGBTQ Atlanta bars innovate to survive pandemic

LGBTQ Atlanta bar owners have adopted new ways to keep patrons and employees safe, including limiting capacity, scaled-up cleanings and loads of hand sanitizer.    READ MORE »

‘I think my straight boss is gaslighting me because I’m queer’

‘I think my straight boss is gaslighting me because I’m queer’

What's the best approach for a queer, glitter-forward professional to take when their boss routinely responds to inquiries with "I have no idea what you are talking about”?    READ MORE »

Spring awakenings turn to summer renos as ATL eases into reopening

Spring awakenings turn to summer renos as ATL eases into reopening

Among thousands knocked for a loop by coronavirus, Atlanta’s LGBTQ businesses took one on the chin. They're also among those bringing their communities back to life.    READ MORE »

Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Jesse Pratt López never thought her idea to help fellow trans women would get this big, or change the trajectory lives including her own the way it has. She is so amazingly wrong — in the millions wrong.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate committee fails to vote on hate crimes bill

Georgia Senate committee fails to vote on hate crimes bill

After weeks of deafening public calls for a hate crimes bill and hours of negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing – then adjourned without taking action.    READ MORE »

Sam Roni is ‘2Qute’ to quit over coronavirus or any other obstacle

Sam Roni is ‘2Qute’ to quit over coronavirus or any other obstacle

Sam Roni has overcome way more than COVID-19 lockdowns. When he moved to Atlanta, he had $300, didn’t speak English, and took a job washing dishes.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

In person or online, LGBTQ ATL beckons. Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy, whether you step out or stay tightly quarantined.    READ MORE »

Rush Center lays off entire staff, shuts down after 12 years

Rush Center lays off entire staff, shuts down after 12 years

The Phillip Rush Center abruptly closed on Monday, leaving five employees jobless and clients of the non-profit’s Health Initiative program without its long-running services.    READ MORE »

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopted a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that bans bias in private employment, housing and public accommodations in a unanimous vote on Monday.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta gets back to business with return of Q ‘ATLus’

LGBTQ Atlanta gets back to business with return of Q ‘ATLus’

Welcome back! It’s been a whirlwind since Q hunkered down with online-only content. Like Atlanta itself, we come out the other side stronger, determined, and not without changes.    READ MORE »

How are LGBTQ bars surviving coronavirus? Join our live chat

How are LGBTQ bars surviving coronavirus? Join our live chat

As the coronavirus pandemic exploded on Atlanta in March, the city’s vibrant LGBTQ nightlife scene took a big hit: bars and nightclubs were ordered to shut down on March 19.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmakers call for tracking police use of force in Georgia

LGBTQ lawmakers call for tracking police use of force in Georgia

LGBTQ Georgia lawmakers and leaders called on the state legislature to pass a bill that tracks police use-of-force incidents to address ongoing police brutality issues.    READ MORE »

 
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