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Lesbian intern changed LGBTQ culture of Atlanta Falcons

Lesbian intern changed LGBTQ culture of Atlanta Falcons

A gay Olympic gold medal-winning diver, the NFL’s first openly LGBTQ coach and an Atlanta Falcons front office executive took part in a panel discussion on LGBTQ inclusion in advance of Super Bowl 53.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ advocates push for closing of Atlanta jail

LGBTQ advocates push for closing of Atlanta jail

A coalition of progressive groups is calling for the Atlanta jail to be closed and converted into a wellness center that would help combat the city’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Firefighters, Home Depot partner to aid Atlanta lesbian seniors

Firefighters, Home Depot partner to aid Atlanta lesbian seniors

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and its nonprofit and union arms are joining forces with Home Depot to help build a wheelchair ramp at the future Westside home of two lesbian seniors.    READ MORE »

4 Atlanta spots among most popular gay bars in U.S.

4 Atlanta spots among most popular gay bars in U.S.

Four Atlanta gay bars have another reason to be proud after landing on NewNowNext’s list of the most popular gay bars in America.    READ MORE »

Shirley Franklin knocks Gov. Brian Kemp on ‘legal discrimination’
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Shirley Franklin knocks Gov. Brian Kemp on ‘legal discrimination’

Shirley Franklin called anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bills discriminatory as Gov. Brian Kemp — a supporter of such legislation — sat just feet away during a ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr.    READ MORE »

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Super Bowl in Atlanta

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Super Bowl in Atlanta

Members of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Westboro Baptist Church will hold a series of protests at the Super Bowl in Atlanta and at several North Georgia churches on Feb. 3.    READ MORE »

Fulton commissioner wants $600,000 to fight HIV epidemic

Fulton commissioner wants $600,000 to fight HIV epidemic

A Fulton County Commissioner is calling on residents to lobby her fellow commissioners for $600,000 to fight HIV/AIDS at the board’s meeting on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ advisors want Atlanta mayor to approve $100,000 PrEP project

LGBTQ advisors want Atlanta mayor to approve $100,000 PrEP project

LGBTQ advisors for Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms want the Atlanta mayor to spend $100,000 to provide PrEP services to help combat the city’s HIV crisis.    READ MORE »

Lawmaker files sweeping bill to protect LGBTQ Georgians
News  |  Politics

Lawmaker files sweeping bill to protect LGBTQ Georgians

State Rep. Sandra Scott filed a broad civil rights bill that would protect LGBTQ people and others from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.    READ MORE »

Meet the new LGBTQ liaison for Atlanta police

Meet the new LGBTQ liaison for Atlanta police

A nearly four-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department was named as the agency’s newest LGBTQ liaison.    READ MORE »

Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House
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Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House

Matthew Wilson was sworn into the Georgia House on Monday, making him the fifth LGBTQ member of the legislature — the largest number of openly LGBTQ members the Georgia legislature has ever had.    READ MORE »

Fulton criticized for handling of HIV care, testing at county jail

Fulton criticized for handling of HIV care, testing at county jail

Fulton County is calling on federal health officials to help settle a dispute between an HIV advisory committee, county commissioners and the jail over the best way to test inmates for HIV.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’
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Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said that anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' legislation 'is a solution in search of a problem,' and he acknowledged the severity of the state’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

V-103 drops Miss Sophia from hit morning show

V-103 drops Miss Sophia from hit morning show

Popular Atlanta drag queen Miss Sophia was dropped as a cast member from V-103’s popular 'Frank & Wanda in the Morning' show last week – a surprise to the longtime radio personality.    READ MORE »

Car break-ins at Henry’s lead to police chase, crash
News  |  Crime

Car break-ins at Henry’s lead to police chase, crash

A man with an extensive criminal history is in police custody after allegedly breaking into cars at Henry’s Midtown Tavern and crashing a car after leading police on a chase.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills
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Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills

Gov. Nathan Deal took aim at controversial 'religious freedom' legislation in the final days of his administration, saying the bills make Georgia look 'weak.'    READ MORE »

Lack of meds for HIV-positive Fulton inmates ‘extremely alarming’

Lack of meds for HIV-positive Fulton inmates ‘extremely alarming’

Less than two-thirds of HIV-positive inmates in the Fulton County Jail received medication to treat the virus last year, leading a prominent HIV activist to criticize the company that provides healthcare at the jail and the county commissioners who oversee it.    READ MORE »

One-third of LGBTQ Southerners face discrimination in healthcare

One-third of LGBTQ Southerners face discrimination in healthcare

A landmark study from an Atlanta-based center shows that transgender people in the South reported nearly twice as much discrimination as lesbian, gay or bisexual people.    READ MORE »

Watch Atlanta LGBTQ history captured in rare video footage

Watch Atlanta LGBTQ history captured in rare video footage

Rare footage of LGBTQ life in Georgia was documented on the "OutTV Atlanta" public access show at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s available for all to see online.    READ MORE »

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 bar destinations of 2018 in Atlanta

Blake’s makes Lyft’s top 10 bar destinations of 2018 in Atlanta

Popular Midtown gay bar Blake's ranked third on Lyft's roundup of top destinations Atlanta riders flocked to in 2018 to grab a cocktail.    READ MORE »

 
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