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Gay couple’s Southern Roots Spice Shop flavors Chamblee

Todd McKinley and Lynn Brewington are the talk of Chamblee after opening their cafe, Southern Roots Spice Shop, earlier this year. “Flavor is at the...

Gay-owned trail and outdoor store thrives in Georgia mountains

When Eric Champlin and Rob Sollie opened Trailful Outdoor Company in Hiawassee in 2019, they had no anxiety about being an out and proud...

Gay Atlanta couple takes over longtime Atlantic Station eatery

Longtime Atlantic Grill patrons Sean Bishop and Reggie Stotts loved the restaurant so much, they bought it. Now the couple is in the process of...

Ten Atlanta ready to romance gay nightlife

Restaurant by day, gay bar by night Ten Atlanta threw open its late-night doors and started pouring on Saturday. The food follows this weekend. The block-long corridor on 10th Street just got gayer.

That gay landmark in Marietta? Not anymore

The gay-owned Theatre in the Square, once the target of Cobb County’s anti-gay bigotry, is now dead, the victim of a tough economy and fundraising that couldn’t keep up with demand.

Outwrite: We’re closing for good, not moving

After weeks of hinting that despite its financial troubles, Outwrite would move to a new location, owner Philip Rafshoon said Thursday that the store is closed. Permanently.

Outwrite prepares for ‘Last Tango’ on 10th Street

Last call at Outwrite’s iconic Midtown location isn’t set in stone. But the LGBT store is preparing for its “Last Tango” that will bring together several authors for their final appearance at the store.

Bellissima closes as sale of lesbian bar stumbles

A potential sale that collapsed led to the sudden closure of Bellissima on Wednesday, ending the nearly four-year run of the smoke-free lesbian lounge in Midtown.

Atlanta companies falter in ranking of LGBT love

A few high-profile Atlanta companies with strong reputations for gay-inclusiveness failed to get a perfect score on a new ranking of how they address LGBT workplace policies, benefits and consumers.

Outwrite, Charis asking for help to stay afloat

Tough economic times have pushed two local gay retail spots to ask their supporters for help to keep their doors open. For Outwrite Bookstore and Charis Books & More, it seems to be helping.

Beltline prompts gay-owned gym to take a hike

Popular gay-owned Urban Body Fitness is hiking across Midtown to a new home, ousted by the impending Beltline, the much discussed but slowly emerging network of parks, trails and transit.

Hey gay shoppers: Target, Home Depot under fire

Two corporate titans that the gays are fond of–so much so that they get the monikers Tar-gay and Homo Depot–are drawing fire, one for its gay ways and the other for backing an anti-gay candidate.
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