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Over 800 LGBTQ youth are homeless in Atlanta

Over 800 LGBTQ youth are homeless in Atlanta

About a quarter of Atlanta’s 3,372 homeless youth are LGBTQ, and they’re at greater risk of human trafficking than their straight counterparts, according to a new Georgia State University study.    READ MORE »

Peek inside Barking Leather’s new Midtown spot in 23 photos

Peek inside Barking Leather’s new Midtown spot in 23 photos

Barking Leather moved its popular wares to a new location in the heart of the gayborhood, giving the business a huge boost in foot traffic, according to owner Ray Stewart.    READ MORE »

Gay activist inspires nondiscrimination push in Brookhaven

Gay activist inspires nondiscrimination push in Brookhaven

Brookhaven’s mayor expects the city to pass a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance by the end of the year.    READ MORE »

Gay police captain would make history in Savannah City Council race
News  |  Politics

Gay police captain would make history in Savannah City Council race

Kurtis Purtee wants to bring LGBTQ representation to the Savannah City Council for the first time ever with a win in the November election.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride wants police to investigate leaked documents
News  |  Pride

Atlanta Pride wants police to investigate leaked documents

The Atlanta Pride Committee’s executive director wants the Atlanta Police Department to find the person who leaked internal documents to the media.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride attorney recommends staff, board overhaul
News  |  Pride

Atlanta Pride attorney recommends staff, board overhaul

An outside attorney hired by the Atlanta Pride Committee advised the non-profit to undergo an audit, make wholesale changes to a “clearly dysfunctional” board of directors and replace the group’s executive director.    READ MORE »

Atlanta prepares for ‘drastic’ cuts to HIV housing program

Atlanta prepares for ‘drastic’ cuts to HIV housing program

Atlanta will experience a 60 percent cut to its federally-funded housing program for low-income people with HIV in the next two years, according to a consultant hired by the city.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride board chair resigns, calls for leadership change
News  |  Pride

Atlanta Pride board chair resigns, calls for leadership change

The chair of the board of directors of the Atlanta Pride Committee resigned after a failed effort to oust the group’s executive director.

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LGBTQ groups call for trans-inclusive restrooms in Pickens County

LGBTQ groups call for trans-inclusive restrooms in Pickens County

Georgia Equality and 11 other LGBTQ and allied groups criticized the Pickens County School Board’s decision to block access for transgender students to the restrooms that match their gender identity.    READ MORE »

Trans woman sues Georgia jail for mistreatment, sexual abuse

Trans woman sues Georgia jail for mistreatment, sexual abuse

A transgender woman in Rome filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Floyd County Jail officials denied her medical treatment, kept her in solitary confinement and physically and sexually abused her.    READ MORE »

Athens considers installing permanent rainbow crosswalks

Athens considers installing permanent rainbow crosswalks

Over 5,000 people have signed a petition to bring permanent rainbow crosswalks to Athens, and city officials are evaluating the idea.    READ MORE »

Rainbow crosswalks don’t impact safety at Midtown intersection

Rainbow crosswalks don’t impact safety at Midtown intersection

The number of accidents at a popular Midtown intersection has not increased since rainbow crosswalks were installed there in 2017, according to Atlanta police.    READ MORE »

Washington Blade celebrates 50 years of queer media

Washington Blade celebrates 50 years of queer media

The Washington Blade marks 50 years of LGBTQ reporting this year with special anniversary coverage, panel discussions, a digital archiving project and a gala celebration on Friday in Washington, D.C.    READ MORE »

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Tatianna arrested during Atlanta Pride
News  |  Crime

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Tatianna arrested during Atlanta Pride

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna was arrested on Sunday at Ten Atlanta after allegedly refusing to leave the popular Midtown gay bar.    READ MORE »

Pickens County school board blocks restrooms for trans students

Pickens County school board blocks restrooms for trans students

The Pickens County School Board, citing death threats, harassment and vandalism, reversed course and said it will stop allowing transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.    READ MORE »

Restrooms for trans students ‘tears apart’ North Georgia county

Restrooms for trans students ‘tears apart’ North Georgia county

The superintendent of Pickens County schools has suspended his decision to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.    READ MORE »

Clayton County spent $210,000 to fight LGBTQ rights case

Clayton County spent $210,000 to fight LGBTQ rights case

Clayton County taxpayers footed the nearly $210,000 bill to pay an outside law firm to argue against LGBTQ workers in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

Supreme Court hears case of Atlanta man fired for being gay

Supreme Court hears case of Atlanta man fired for being gay

When the dust cleared Tuesday after two hours of arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on whether anti-LGBTQ discrimination is prohibited under federal civil rights law, Justice Neil Gorsuch emerged a potential — but not definite — ally for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

Atlanta rainbow crosswalks ‘here to stay’ despite federal warning

Atlanta rainbow crosswalks ‘here to stay’ despite federal warning

The Federal Highway Administration is reportedly warning cities about the safety of rainbow crosswalks, but the City of Atlanta is claiming jurisdiction over its LGBTQ landmark.    READ MORE »

Fight over gay-straight alliance erupts at North Georgia school

Fight over gay-straight alliance erupts at North Georgia school

Thousands of people have signed dueling petitions over whether to allow a gay-straight alliance to be formed at Fannin County High School.    READ MORE »

 
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