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Rustin Lorde Breakfast celebrates LGBT in MLK Day

Rustin Lorde Breakfast celebrates LGBT in MLK Day

LGBT Atlanta honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday with song, celebration, inspiration and activism during the 15th Annual Rustin Lorde Breakfast.    READ MORE »

LGBT MLK Day breakfast shines light on justice

LGBT MLK Day breakfast shines light on justice

As Atlanta embraced its cornerstone status in the civil rights movement on Monday for the 47th year, an ever-growing LGBT contingent honored their place in the struggle with the Rustin-Lorde Breakfast.    READ MORE »

Annual breakfast puts the LGBT in MLK Day
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Annual breakfast puts the LGBT in MLK Day

As Atlanta embraces its cornerstone status in the civil rights movement over MLK Weekend, a dedicated group of LGBT Atlantans honors its experience by breaking bread en mass for the 14th year.    READ MORE »

Bulldogs enjoys big crowds all MLK holiday

Sure, the MLK holigay included brunch, plenty of activism and a march. But it's the nightlife that draws thousands to pack bars and clubs all holiday weekend long. Bulldogs was no exception.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta eats up LGBT MLK Day celebration

Justice, Freedom, Desire. Add love, and the theme of gay Atlanta’s annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde breakfast on Monday was beyond realized. Just ask the standing room only crowd.    READ MORE »

Bernice King’s big lie: She’s not a homophobe

As Bernice King celebrates the holiday honoring her father, her track record of gay intolerance is again causing heartburn. Now she's misleading critics to convince them that she's not a bigot.    READ MORE »

HRC discovers black people in time for MLK Day

Except in Atlanta. Which is ironic, given that it's the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, home to MLK's church and his birthplace. But progress is progress, right?    READ MORE »

Rockstars goes big for MLK main event [photos]

The nightlife of the MLK holiday goes late, bares it all and often includes local celebrities. Rockstars Productions delivered that and more with its main event at Club Europe.    READ MORE »

King Center loses one of its gay marriage bigots

There appears to be room for only one gay marriage opponent at the helm of Atlanta’s King Center. A week after Bernice King was named CEO, her brother is out as president.    READ MORE »

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MLK breakfast draws big LGBT crowd [photos]

A capacity crowd of LGBT activists and gay-friendly allies filled the social hall of a Midtown church on Monday for the 11th Annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast.    READ MORE »

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Did Bernice King just open her arms to the gays?

Bernice King, the new CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center that seemingly told the gays to piss off last week, may have scratched off her scab of anti-gay views on Monday. Happy birthday, MLK.    READ MORE »

Rockstars bares briefs for MLK kickoff [photos]

With more than a half-dozen guys in form-fitting underwear, a packed crowd and thumping beats, Rockstars Production pushed its gay MLK Weekend slate of nightlife events into overdrive.    READ MORE »

To the people: The LGBT-MLK in the ATL

Unofficially but affectionately called Winter Pride, gay Atlanta turns out a whole mess of celebrations and commemorations honoring Martin Luther King Weekend featuring a bevy of guests.    READ MORE »

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Atlanta’s King Center to the gays: Piss off

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center–named to honor the guy pushing for nonviolent social change–poured cold water on the MLK celebration from Atlanta gays by naming King's anti-gay daughter its CEO.    READ MORE »

LGBT crowd honors MLK at breakfast [photos]

A packed crowd spent Monday morning reflecting on resilience, equality and the struggle for civil rights during the 10th Annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast in Midtown.    READ MORE »

LGBT Atlanta calls MLK Weekend ‘Winter Pride’

There’s no doubt that Labor Day’s Black Gay Pride in Atlanta is the biggest event in LGBT African-American life in the region. And no one argues that MLK Weekend is its nearest rival.    READ MORE »

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MLK breakfast draws diverse LGBT crowd

With a packed crowd making for standing room only, Martin Luther King Jr. might have been proud of the collection of LGBT people who gathered Monday to celebrate the federal holiday.    READ MORE »

Protest, breakfast, parade part of MLK events

Rev Rick. Warren is in Atlanta this morning and gay activists are preparing to protest.

It's one of a handful of gay events set for today as part of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday commemoration:

The Jan . 19 protest begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Auburn Avenue, which is across from the church. (Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. in a staging area at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Jackson.) Other progressive groups, including the newly-formed GLBT ATL, are expected to take part in the event, which ends at 10 a.m. Warren is scheduled to speak during a 10 a.m. service.

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Rick Warren coming to Atlanta for MLK Day

imageRick Warren is coming to Atlanta.

The conservative mega pastor is scheduled to keynote the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday festivities in Atlanta in January. Warren has been embroiled in a national controversy over his anti-gay views since he was selected earlier this month to deliver the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.

News of the Atlanta visit by the pastor of 22,000-member Saddleback Church in California broke on Monday, though King Center officials say they invited Warren to speak last May, well before the recent controversy erupted.

Warren’s Atlanta speech is already drawing interest from some gay activists who are considering whether to organize protests on Jan. 19, when the pastor is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at 10 a.m. during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. His stop in Atlanta comes a day before he’s expected to deliver the invocation at Obama’s swearing-in on Jan. 20.

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