Category:  coronavirus

Woofs hangs tough through 40 percent drop in sales

Woofs hangs tough through 40 percent drop in sales

The owner of Woofs worries that a recent spike in coronavirus cases will cause the state to shut down businesses for the second time in four months, but he and his employees are hanging tough.    READ MORE »

My Sister’s Room closes after employees test positive for coronavirus

My Sister’s Room closes after employees test positive for coronavirus

My Sister’s Room abruptly shut down for about two weeks on Thursday after two employees of the popular lesbian bar in Midtown tested positive for coronavirus.    READ MORE »

Modified Out on Film will go on with $60K in arts grants

Modified Out on Film will go on with $60K in arts grants

With a huge federal grant and another sizable sum in pocket, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival committed to its event with a survey on how it will manifest the COVID era.    READ MORE »

Brushstrokes goes mask for mask to fight coronavirus

Brushstrokes goes mask for mask to fight coronavirus

There’s no statewide rule demanding face coverings are worn inside commercial businesses, but one LGBTQ Atlanta shop instituted its own mask requirement: Brushstrokes.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Eagle strives to survive coronavirus pandemic

Atlanta Eagle strives to survive coronavirus pandemic

Visitors to the reopened Atlanta Eagle find a familiar scene in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: temperature checks, employees in masks, hand sanitizer stations and staff constantly cleaning.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride cancels outdoor festival and parade

Atlanta Pride cancels outdoor festival and parade

The Atlanta Pride festival in Piedmont Park and parade through Midtown in October – is canceled. The coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to take the celebration online.    READ MORE »

Coronavirus scare causes popular LGBTQ venues to close – again

Coronavirus scare causes popular LGBTQ venues to close – again

A coronavirus scare prompted a trio of popular LGBTQ spots to close over the weekend, as other nightlife venues revisit whether to require patrons to wear face coverings.    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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Queer Athens commissioner tests positive for coronavirus

Queer Athens commissioner tests positive for coronavirus

Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month after leading a protest for racial justice that attracted thousands.    READ MORE »

Helmet emerges from lockdown with new look and outlook

Helmet emerges from lockdown with new look and outlook

While you were busy scrolling memes about going without haircuts, one of the most popular places to get one refreshed its spaces and put thought into what the new era would look like.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta church offers free walk-up coronavirus testing

Gay Atlanta church offers free walk-up coronavirus testing

Saint Mark United Methodist Church is doing its part to fight the pandemic by offering free walk-up coronavirus testing for the next two Tuesdays and possibly beyond.    READ MORE »

Gay Chamblee elected official tests positive for coronavirus

Gay Chamblee elected official tests positive for coronavirus

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock contracted coronavirus earlier this month and said the disease has him “absolutely exhausted” as he recuperates at home.    READ MORE »

Bars, nightclubs allowed to reopen – with limited crowds

Bars, nightclubs allowed to reopen – with limited crowds

Gov. Brian Kemp eased coronavirus restrictions further, allowing bars and nightclubs to open as of June 1 with limited capacity and only under 39 mandatory guidelines.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

As Atlanta bobs, weaves and otherwise adjusts to changing rules in the COVID era, LGBTQ-ATL brings downtime distractions, now online for your semi-isolated, kinda quarantine pleasure.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ chorus gets $40,000 grant to offset coronavirus hit

LGBTQ chorus gets $40,000 grant to offset coronavirus hit

Voices of Note, stung by a season on hold and a drop in donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, received funds to keep the organization alive to sing another day.    READ MORE »

 
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