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Gay ‘Sex & the City’ sequel spoiler alert

If you don't want to know anything about the "Sex & the City" movie sequel before you plant your gay ass in a theater seat when it finally releases, then stop reading now -- if you can stand it.    READ MORE »

News  |  Politics

Simone Bell steps up campaign for state House

Lesbian candidate Simone Bell is cranking up her campaign for the District 58 post in the Georgia House, picking up endorsements and readying for two upcoming fundraisers.    READ MORE »

Anti-white bias cost gay man College Park post

A gay, white College Park employee was fired due to racial bias, a federal jury found Friday. The employee, Christopher Jones, alleged that anti-gay bias may have also contributed to his termination.    READ MORE »

Buju Banton ATL show still on—for now

Reggae’s Buju Banton has no love for gays, as evidenced in his lyrics. With intense backlash, some U.S. concert dates were canceled, but Center Stage still plans to host its Oct. 24 Atlanta show.    READ MORE »

Vote for local gay ‘Every Man’ Stephen Fusco

Who says gay men shouldn't enter a national contest to find a hot-blooded American "Every Man"? Atlantan Stephen Fusco certainly thought the Every Man Jack contest should be inclusive.    READ MORE »

LGBT authors turn page for Black Gay Pride

The giant Black Gay Pride official lineup becomes colossal when you start counting supplemental events like the bevy of authors at Outwrite and Charis bookstores over Labor Day Weekend.    READ MORE »

Queer literati head to Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival, set for Sept. 4-6, teams for the first time with the authors and poets of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival.    READ MORE »

AIDS Walk honors Allen Thornell, Phillip Rush

AIDS Walk Atlanta will honor two longtime gay activists who died this year. The Oct. 19 walk will be dedicated to Phillip Rush, who died April 28, and Allen Thornell, who died Aug. 3.    READ MORE »

Gay murder cases reach Ga. Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in two gruesome murders of gay men that took place after the alleged killers spurned romantic advances.    READ MORE »

Two tributes set for E. Lynn Harris in Atlanta

Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris will be remembered during two upcoming events in Atlanta, one of which serves as the posthumous launch of a national tour to promote his 12th and final novel.    READ MORE »

Friends remember gay Atlantan John Speaks

People who knew John Speaks may have called him the "Queen of Atlanta." But many more will remember him as the friendly man in the orange glasses who could be spotted almost daily at Outwrite.    READ MORE »

3 groups benefit from ‘Sex Positive’ screening

A screening of the documentary "Sex Positive" on Saturday raised funds for three HIV non-profits. The film chronicles Richard Berkowitz (photo), a hustler and writer in the early days of HIV, who attended.    READ MORE »

Should Atlanta’s gay bars go smoke free?

In 2001, Brad Williams had a proposition for gay Atlanta: Enjoy an evening out, and leave without smelling like an ashtray. We loved Red Chair Video Bar & Lounge, but smoke-free never quite caught on.    READ MORE »

‘Fabulous Flight’ adds to Cotillion final push

The eight debutantes of the Atlanta Cotillion worked one of their last fundraisers of the season on Thursday at Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown.    READ MORE »

Film screening part of ‘Sex Positive’ Saturday

Just a few days after HIV advocates gathered in Atlanta to discuss the future of the disease, the story of Richard Berkowitz (photo) will hearken back the early days of the plaque killing gay men.    READ MORE »

Tickets available for chamber awards dinner

There's still time to buy tickets to the Community Awards Dinner on Friday. The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gala honors AIDS activist Jesse Peel (photo) and other local LGBT leaders.    READ MORE »

DeKalb: Bullying not key in boy’s suicide

First it was "gay means happy." Now it's "serious domestic violence." Those are some of the results of the DeKalb school system investigation into the April death of 11-year-old Jaheem Herrera.    READ MORE »

AIDS czar: Atlanta HIV efforts lack ‘urgency’

Jeffrey Crowley, the White House AIDS czar, is one gay man who doesn't mince words. In Atlanta today for the National HIV Prevention Conference, Crowley also met with officials of local AIDS non-profits. He offered this impression to a reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:    READ MORE »

Atlanta Cotillion continues fundraising push

The eight debutantes of the Atlanta Cotillion are closing in on the Sept. 19 Atlanta Cotillion Ball VIII. The ladies remain hard at work fundraising for AID Atlanta and hoping to become Cotillion Queen.    READ MORE »

How to run for office when you’re gay

Metro Atlanta has at least a dozen openly gay candidates running for office this election cycle. To help, Georgia Equality teams with the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute to offer a five-hour clinic.    READ MORE »