Category:  coronavirus

Twisted Soul ‘struggling to survive’ coronavirus pandemic

Twisted Soul ‘struggling to survive’ coronavirus pandemic

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours pivoted its business model, pivoted back and unleashed a slew of precautions to stay safe and open through the coronavirus pandemic.    READ MORE »

Grady HIV center avoids ‘devastating’ $4.7 million budget cut

Grady HIV center avoids ‘devastating’ $4.7 million budget cut

Grady Health System’s Ponce de Leon Center faced losing one-third of its funding that would have led to 'massive' cuts to its HIV program, but lawmakers spared it after approving the new state budget.    READ MORE »

How coronavirus hits LGBTQ people of color hardest

How coronavirus hits LGBTQ people of color hardest

LGBTQ people of color are more likely to have work hours reduced, lose jobs and ask for delays in paying bills due to the pandemic, according to a new study.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ officials: ‘Ridiculous’ for Kemp to block mask mandates

LGBTQ officials: ‘Ridiculous’ for Kemp to block mask mandates

Doraville City Councilmember Stephe Koontz criticized Gov. Brian Kemp's ban on mask mandates and said it's keeping cities from protecting their residents from the coronavirus pandemic.    READ MORE »

Meet three LGBTQ officials waging war on coronavirus in metro Atlanta

Meet three LGBTQ officials waging war on coronavirus in metro Atlanta

With the coronavirus pandemic surging, elected officials across metro Atlanta are struggling with how to protect their communities. And for two LGBTQ municipal leaders, the battle has turned personal.    READ MORE »

Self-care crucial to enduring the pandemic, LGBTQ experts say

Self-care crucial to enduring the pandemic, LGBTQ experts say

Staying present, keeping in touch with loved ones, getting exercise and cutting back screen time are ways that LGBTQ Atlanta experts recommend to get through the coronavirus pandemic.    READ MORE »

SouthEast Leather Fest cancels 25th annual event

SouthEast Leather Fest cancels 25th annual event

Organizers of SouthEast Leather Fest announced they are canceling this year’s event, as the coronavirus pandemic clears another occasion off LGBTQ Atlanta’s annual calendar.    READ MORE »

Urban Body Fitness works out safe workouts amid pandemic

Urban Body Fitness works out safe workouts amid pandemic

Urban Body Fitness has lost a third of its clients and laid off all of its instructors, but the gym’s out owner is determined to get through the pandemic while providing a safe space to get fit.    READ MORE »

Gwinnett County adds protections for its LGBTQ employees

Gwinnett County adds protections for its LGBTQ employees

A gay Gwinnett County commissioner led an effort to enact employment protections for LGBTQ county workers last month, just before the U.S. Supreme Court did so at the federal level.    READ MORE »

Gravity Fitness owners and clients power through pandemic

Gravity Fitness owners and clients power through pandemic

Less than a year after Aaron Pols, David Goldstein and Ken Penvose bought Gravity Fitness,, their first big test was a pandemic temporarily shutting them down.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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