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Short note ends two decades of SoVo history

UPDATED | 2:31 p.m. With a simple three-sentence notice taped to the door, the publishers of Southern Voice and David magazine ended two decades of gay media in Atlanta on Monday.    READ MORE »

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Southern Voice, David close, cease publication

UPDATED | 9:33 a.m. Southern Voice and David Atlanta magazine–along with other gay publications owned by Window Media–abruptly closed, ending a months-long battle with a federal receivership.    READ MORE »

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Atlanta Prop 8 rally: ‘Still Here,’ still queer

It’s been a year since California voters approved a ban on gay marriage. The clarion call reached Atlanta, and Saturday’s local rally, “Prop 8: One Year Later," is set to remind us how far we’ve come.    READ MORE »

Billy Ball: Angry street preacher with a hot wife

Billy Ball is quite possibly the only guy in Midtown that can't get laid during Pride. The irony is that if he did, the angry street preacher might not be such a douche bag.    READ MORE »

Chamblee’s gays find champion in straight pol

Mark Wedge scored a big win in Chamblee Nov. 3–well, he did run unopposed–and now the married father of two Dachshunds will champion an anti-bias ordinance in the DeKalb municipality.    READ MORE »

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Wan distances campaign from new endorsement

UPDATED | 1:41 p.m. Alex Wan, with two key endorsements already in hand since he topped the field in the District 6 race last week, is putting some distance between him and a third public backing.    READ MORE »

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Steve Brodie wants to party like it’s 2005

To the victor belong the spoils and to the loser? Snark. Steve Brodie, the gay man who nearly dethroned Anne Fauver in 2005, placed fourth this time, leaving some scratching their heads in disbelief.    READ MORE »

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Norwood or Reed to get a boost from the gays?

Two gay candidates could help draw LGBT residents to the polls for the Dec. 1 runoffs and the two mayoral candidates left standing may duke it out for those votes.    READ MORE »

Will police stonewalling impact Eagle probe?

The Atlanta Police Department won't cooperate with an oversight panel probing alleged misconduct involving a lesbian couple, which could portend how a probe into the Eagle raid unfolds.    READ MORE »

Ted Haggard, Sarah Waters, Mormon march

Thursday's gay headlines include more election blowback, Ted Haggard's new church, a marriage bill in Michigan, a march on Mormon headquarters, and Sarah Waters on the state of gay fiction.    READ MORE »

National elections, Chicago Cubs, ‘The Office’

The results are in--almost--and gay outcomes head up Wednesday's headlines. Also, the Chicago Cubs' gay owner, an NHL player's mia culpa, and straightest gay man on "The Office."    READ MORE »

Maine repeals, Wash. winning gay unions

A rhetoric deluge, fierce campaigns from both sides and a national spotlight achieved contrasting results when voters in Maine and Washington had the last word on gay unions in their states.    READ MORE »

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Kyle Keyser makes runoff with Borders—jk

If you're a fan of Fox 5, you got a sneak peek into the results of the Atlanta mayor's race hours before the polls close, which put gay-friendly Lisa Borders in a runoff with gay challenger Kyle Keyser.    READ MORE »

Eagle 8: Trial set for February in bar raid busts

For the Eagle 8, basking in the afterglow of the cheers of supporters during the Pride parade Sunday was doused with cold water this morning. They are headed to trial Feb. 4.    READ MORE »

Borders gets donation from anti-gay pastor

Lisa Borders, among a trio of gay-friendly candidates at the top of the race to become Atlanta mayor, received contributions from an architect of the military's ban on gays and an anti-gay megachurch pastor.    READ MORE »

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Norwood gets donation from anti-gay Republican

Mary Norwood, a leading contender in a gay-friendly field for Atlanta mayor, received a contribution from a former Georgia attorney general who took his fight against gay rights to the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

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Coalition calls for improved gay outreach at APD

A coalition of LGBT leaders and groups issued an open letter Friday urging candidates to boost funding for the Atlanta Police Department's LGBT liaison and add more gay officers.    READ MORE »

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Dial down the rhetoric over Pride grand marshal

The rhetoric surrounding Dani Lee Harris, the LGBT liaison for Atlanta police, as a grand marshal for Sunday's Pride parade is getting red hot. And the grandstanding is getting a little out of hand.    READ MORE »

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Emory’s gay lovefest continues with Alice Walker

Those gay-loving progressives at Emory are up to their liberal loving again. The Decatur school of the rich and well-to-do is hosting a gaggle of leftist icons that would make Rush Limbuagh wet his bed.    READ MORE »

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City offers Pride, events return to Piedmont in ‘10

With just days before the Atlanta Pride Festival marks its return to Piedmont Park thanks to a compromise with the city, parks officials announced that big festivals can return to the park in 2010.    READ MORE »