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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 »

News  |  videos

Video: Atlanta’s pucker protest in Piedmont

When about three-dozen people took part in the Great Nationwide Kiss-In Atlanta event Aug. 15, Project Q gathered photos, video and several sources of news coverage.    READ MORE »

Emory should just host Pride in its quad

It's tough to gauge the gay-friendly factor on college campuses. But “The Best 371 Colleges" from Princeton lists the best and worst places for gay students and completely overlooks Emory, which is easy to mistake as a gay country club.    READ MORE »

E. Lynn Harris’s is dead, but franchise lives on

Even in death, gay Atlanta author E. Lynn Harris is a rainmaker. The prolific writer left behind a franchise that could reach $250 million in movies, television, DVDs and musicals.    READ MORE »

Cowtippers delivers cheaper meat to Midtown

Wrapping your hands around Midtown meat just got cheaper. Cowtippers, a gay Atlanta mainstay, unveiled a reworked menu including homage items to other mainstays like Bubba D. Licious (photo).    READ MORE »

Director of Georgia’s HIV unit to resign

Raphael Holloway, the director of the state's HIV prevention program, has resigned after little more than a year on the job, continuing a troubling record for the unit's top leadership post. The resignation is effective Sept. 4.    READ MORE »

Smooch rally unfolds in Piedmont Park

About three-dozen people took part in the Great Nationwide Kiss-In Atlanta on Saturday. Project Q was there to capture the love fest and all the fun in photos.    READ MORE »

Disco Divas pack bingo fundraiser for PALS

Disco came back to life on Wednesday at the monthly bingo fundraiser that supports Pets Are Loving Support with an ever-changing theme. Check out our photos.    READ MORE »

NeNe hits Outwrite to pitch new book

NeNe Leakes stormed Outwrite Bookstore Wednesday, bringing the outspoken style that earned her legions of gay fans from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Our photos catch the action.    READ MORE »

Cabaret a hit for busy Cotillion debutantes

The debutante season of the Atlanta Cotillion is in full swing, with those "gals" working it overtime to raise funds for AID Atlanta and toward this year's fundraising crown.    READ MORE »

Judy Shepard to promote new book in Atlanta

Judy Shepard, the mother of slain college student Matthew Shepard, an icon for activists against hate crimes, will appear in Atlanta next month to sign and promote her new book about the tragedy.    READ MORE »

Kiss-In protest set for Piedmont on Saturday

The Great Nationwide Kiss-In takes place Saturday in cities across the U.S., including Atlanta and Athens. We asked organizer Alex Oxford to share why he spearheaded the Atlanta protest.    READ MORE »