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Tyler Perry to house LGBTQ homeless youth at Atlanta studio

Tyler Perry to house LGBTQ homeless youth at Atlanta studio

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry will devote part of his new 330-acre movie studio in Southwest Atlanta to housing LGBTQ homeless youth.    READ MORE »

Gay candidates call for redo of East Point City Council race
News  |  Politics

Gay candidates call for redo of East Point City Council race

An East Point City Council election was tainted by the late disqualification of a candidate and a lack of transparency and should be redone, according to two gay candidates in the race.    READ MORE »

Atlanta renews effort to shut down Tokyo Valentino

Atlanta renews effort to shut down Tokyo Valentino

The City of Atlanta fired another salvo against Tokyo Valentino, asking a federal court to issue a permanent injunction against the adult superstore — which would shut it down — and put an end to a 20-year legal saga.    READ MORE »

Meet the Atlanta attorney elected president of Stonewall Bar

Meet the Atlanta attorney elected president of Stonewall Bar

The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia elected Barret Broussard as its new president at the LGBTQ legal group’s annual gala dinner.    READ MORE »

Uproar leads Delta to restore LGBTQ scenes to in-flight movies

Uproar leads Delta to restore LGBTQ scenes to in-flight movies

Delta Air Lines will start using new versions of in-flight movies that include LGBTQ love scenes, following waves of criticism of the censorship.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘religious freedom’ bills
News  |  Politics

Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘religious freedom’ bills

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston spoke out against anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation and addressed another lawmaker’s controversial anti-transgender bill.    READ MORE »

Gay, bisexual men drive Georgia’s syphilis epidemic

Gay, bisexual men drive Georgia’s syphilis epidemic

Gay and bisexual men in Georgia are contracting syphilis at over 33 times the rate of others in the state, helping push Georgia near the top in new cases of sexually transmitted diseases.    READ MORE »

Board member speaks out as Atlanta Pride tries to oust him
News  |  Pride

Board member speaks out as Atlanta Pride tries to oust him

The Atlanta Pride Committee’s board of directors failed to force out a fellow member one day after he publicly raised concerns about the organization’s leadership and financial future.    READ MORE »

One gay man wins, two go to runoffs in Georgia elections
News  |  Politics

One gay man wins, two go to runoffs in Georgia elections

The Doraville City Council has a new LGBTQ member, and two other LGBTQ candidates are headed to December runoffs in municipal elections across the state.    READ MORE »

Atlanta pastor: ‘Not the time’ for a gay president
News  |  Politics

Atlanta pastor: ‘Not the time’ for a gay president

The pastor of an Atlanta megachurch discouraged people from voting for Pete Buttigieg because he’s gay, then insisted he’s not homophobic.    READ MORE »

Decatur nears passage of LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Decatur nears passage of LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Decatur City Commission discussed adopting a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, which Mayor Patti Garrett called “something we should be proud to bring forward.”    READ MORE »

Gay DeKalb man, Emory employee murdered in his home
News  |  Crime

Gay DeKalb man, Emory employee murdered in his home

A gay DeKalb County man and beloved Emory University Hospital employee was shot in the head and murdered in his dining room.    READ MORE »

Gov. Kemp appoints lesbian judge in Gwinnett
News  |  Politics

Gov. Kemp appoints lesbian judge in Gwinnett

Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Angela Duncan will fill a newly-created seat on the Gwinnett County Superior Court bench.    READ MORE »

Atlanta doctor who backs anti-trans bill leads hate group
News  |  Politics

Atlanta doctor who backs anti-trans bill leads hate group

The Atlanta doctor who vouched for legislation that would deny medically-necessary healthcare to transgender minors is the leader of an anti-LGBTQ hate group.    READ MORE »

Hepatitis A threat continues for Atlanta gay, bi men

Hepatitis A threat continues for Atlanta gay, bi men

Public health officials are warning gay and bisexual Atlanta men to get hepatitis A vaccinations despite reports that an outbreak has been stemmed.    READ MORE »

Atlanta School Board launches first-ever LGBTQ task force

Atlanta School Board launches first-ever LGBTQ task force

Atlanta School Board Chair Jason Esteves announced the creation of a student-led task force to address the needs of the city’s LGBTQ students.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride holds closed meeting, hires PR firm amid criticism
News  |  Pride

Atlanta Pride holds closed meeting, hires PR firm amid criticism

The Atlanta Pride Committee held a members-only meeting watched over by an Atlanta police officer as the organization's executive director reacts to continuing complaints from volunteers and former staffers.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker proposes ‘shameful’ anti-transgender bill
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Georgia lawmaker proposes ‘shameful’ anti-transgender bill

A West Cobb lawmaker promised that she will introduce a bill that makes it a felony to give testosterone or estrogen treatments to transgender minors.    READ MORE »

Gay billionaire gives $2 million to Spelman for queer studies program

Gay billionaire gives $2 million to Spelman for queer studies program

Spelman College has created a queer studies curriculum thanks to a $2 million matching gift from a gay philanthropist.    READ MORE »

Over 800 LGBTQ youth are homeless in Atlanta

Over 800 LGBTQ youth are homeless in Atlanta

About a quarter of Atlanta’s 3,372 homeless youth are LGBTQ, and they’re at greater risk of human trafficking than their straight counterparts, according to a new Georgia State University study.    READ MORE »

 
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