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Number of gay candidates on Nov. 3 ballot hits 14

The list of openly gay candidates seeking office in metro Atlanta on the Nov. 3 ballot is up to 14 with the inclusion of a longtime Delta employee and a community activist and perennial candidate.    READ MORE »

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Eagle 8 told to return to court in early November

UPDATED | 10:55 a.m. The eight men arrested in the Sept. 10 police raid at the Eagle were told Tuesday to return to court again next month if the cases against them aren't resolved.    READ MORE »

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Georgia Equality sits out District 6 council race

Georgia Equality has endorsed 11 candidates in the current election cycle, including one for mayor and seven others for the Atlanta City Council. But it's sitting out the competitive District 6 race.    READ MORE »

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Two gay groups back Amir Farokhi’s council bid

If you wondered whether endorsements from Atlanta-based gay rights groups are coveted by candidates, take the case of Amir Farokhi's bid for the Atlanta City Council At-Large Post 2 seat.    READ MORE »

Graham Norton, Barney Frank, Westboro

Headlines: Gay Marine billboard destroyed, "Torchwood" pride, Graham Norton (photo) cracks on lesbians, Barney Frank's "Left-handed Gay Jew," and a court win for Westboro Baptist Church.    READ MORE »

Sex in a bar?: OK for ‘drunk-ass adults’

Two out of three adults in Atlanta say it's OK to have sex in a bar, preferably in the bathroom and probably only if you're drunk. Too bad the Atlanta Police Department doesn't agree.    READ MORE »

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Anne Fauver finally speaks out—about old taxis

Anne Fauver, who has yet to speak out publicly about the Sept. 10 police raid at the Eagle, did find an issue important enough for her to discuss with the public: Taxi cabs trolling Atlanta's streets.    READ MORE »

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Gay Dems back Reed, four gay candidates

A group of gay Democrats backed Kasim Reed's mayoral bid Friday, endorsing the former state senator along with four openly gay candidates in race across metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

30 day reprieve for Ryan White funding renewal

The CAEAR Coaltion, a national HIV/AIDS advocacy group, announced Friday that a U.S. House resolution extends the deadline that threatens funds for AIDS services through the Ryan White Act.    READ MORE »

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Food, politics on menu in Atlanta’s District 6 race

The event was classic retail politics in a race that is anything but typical. So it goes on the campaign trail for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

News  |  videos

Vandy Beth Glenn goes to Washington (video)

Vandy Beth Glenn took her story of transgender discrimination in Atlanta to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday as part of a Congressional hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.    READ MORE »

Ethan puts the ‘X’ in Britain’s ‘X-Factor’

Hoping to create the same YouTube sensation that made Susan Boyle an early favorite, Simon Cowell's "X-Factor" is circulating a video clip of a smokin' hot American who -- oh yeah -- can also sing.    READ MORE »

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Stadtlander part of Thursday school board debate

The races for mayor and the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council may be grabbing most of the political bandwidth, but there is an interesting school board race brewing.    READ MORE »

News  |  Eagle Raid  |  Community  |  Pride

Pride: Eagle owners added as grand marshals

UPDATED | 5:16 p.m. | Atlanta Pride, criticized over its selection of a police officer as a parade grand marshal, worked to quell the discontent by naming the Eagle's co-owners honorary grand marshals.    READ MORE »

ATL & HGTV fave Vern Yip defends ‘Design Star’

Atlanta designer Vern Yip (photo) reacts to gay gasp heard round the world -- OK at least in some circles -- when Antonio Ballatore beat out hottie Dan Vickery on latest 'HGTV Design Star.'    READ MORE »

Beefcake? There’s not an app for that

With iPhones attached as permanent appendages to thousands of their gay customers, Apple declined an app for tame beefcake images, despite other apps that send half-naked female images.    READ MORE »

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Gallegos seeks to end flap over lawsuit threat

Miguel Gallegos, sensing his campaign for the Atlanta City Council might be stepping off a cliff, took pains Tuesday to wrap a tourniquet around a wound festering since last week.    READ MORE »

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Kyle Keyser’s bungalow campaign fundraiser

Kyle Keyser, true to the grassroots activism that fueled his fight against crime and now his mayoral campaign, was at his house Saturday greeting guests, collecting donations and sticking on wristbands.    READ MORE »

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Franklin (finally) comments on Atlanta Eagle raid

Mayor Shirley Franklin has been so "Tardy for the Party" in the wake of the Atlanta Police Department's Sept. 10 raid on the Eagle that a reporter had to stalk her in Home Depot to get a comment.    READ MORE »

Study: Facebook knows you’re gay, guys

Recent research by two MIT statistics students proffers that their analytics program can tell if a man is gay by scanning his Facebook friends – even if you don’t say so on your profile.    READ MORE »