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Rash of violence mars summer at 10th and Piedmont intersection

A stabbing and two shootings near the rainbow crosswalks in Midtown are prompting LGBTQ business owners in the area to work with Atlanta police and stay vigilant.

Groups helping homeless LGBTQ youth struggle during pandemic

Two organizations serving homeless LGBTQ youth in Atlanta have scrapped plans for new shelters, launched online fundraisers and shifted strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Twisted Soul ‘struggling to survive’ coronavirus pandemic

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours pivoted its business model, pivoted back and unleashed a slew of precautions to stay safe and open through the coronavirus pandemic.

Grady HIV center avoids ‘devastating’ $4.7 million budget cut

Grady Health System’s Ponce de Leon Center faced losing one-third of its funding that would have led to 'massive' cuts to its HIV program, but lawmakers spared it after approving the new state budget.

How coronavirus hits LGBTQ people of color hardest

LGBTQ people of color are more likely to have work hours reduced, lose jobs and ask for delays in paying bills due to the pandemic, according to a new study.

LGBTQ officials: ‘Ridiculous’ for Kemp to block mask mandates

Doraville City Councilmember Stephe Koontz criticized Gov. Brian Kemp's ban on mask mandates and said it's keeping cities from protecting their residents from the coronavirus pandemic.

Self-care crucial to enduring the pandemic, LGBTQ experts say

Staying present, keeping in touch with loved ones, getting exercise and cutting back screen time are ways that LGBTQ Atlanta experts recommend to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

SouthEast Leather Fest cancels 25th annual event

Organizers of SouthEast Leather Fest announced they are canceling this year’s event, as the coronavirus pandemic clears another occasion off LGBTQ Atlanta’s annual calendar.

‘Perfect storm’ fuels support for trans fundraisers in Atlanta

Protests for racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate effect on people of color helped generate millions for Black transgender women in Atlanta.

Urban Body Fitness works out safe workouts amid pandemic

Urban Body Fitness has lost a third of its clients and laid off all of its instructors, but the gym’s out owner is determined...

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