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Couple branches out for all-day brunch with Breakfast Boys cafe

With fingers in pies across LGBTQ Atlanta, Juan and Gee Smalls are predictable in only one way: unpredictability. Earlier this month, the event planners-cum-fundraisers-cum-creators-cum-restauranteurs grabbed...

‘Thicc b*tch’ loves himself through ‘Too Large’

For consideration amid a steady flow of Pride Month streaming content, the reality series “Too Large” brings LGBTQ people to watch in June closer...

Fund for homeless Black trans women hits $3M, buys permanent housing

What started as a dream for one trans woman out to make life better for underserved trans Atlantans hit two major milestones so far...

LGBTQ Atlanta stacks June with Stonewall Month events

The time that most people set aside for Pride has grown in recent years. What was once a weekend in June grew to a...

Atlanta Pride, Braves add to Pride Month events in June

2021 just keeps looking up. Atlanta’s post-pandemic Pride Month calendar adds some old favorites and new events to celebrate a safety-cautious return to semi...

COVID claims Agatha’s dinner theater, leaves owners ‘battered’

Back in November, LGBTQ-owned Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery was on the brink of permanent closure amid COVID-19 restrictions on business. In April, the...

5 bonus reasons to see Atlanta’s ‘Dreamgirls’ open-air screening

Maybe you were aware it’s been 40 years since “Dreamgirls” made its first bow on stage, or that 15 years passed since it made...

Friends celebrate life of late entertainer Regina Simms

Regina Simms left a lasting legacy at Friends Neighborhood Bar. A year after she passed away, that’s where friends, family and fans finally raised...

Atlanta Pride will return to in-person October event

After a year of pivots amid the pandemic that took Atlanta Pride’s 50th anniversary exclusively online, plans are forming to put the 51st edition...

Weather Channel’s Tevin Wooten storms LGBTQ Atlanta

The Weather Channel’s Tevin Wooten belongs in rare company as a Black, LGBTQ meteorologist on a national stage. The Emmy Award-winning Midtown Atlanta resident...

Joining Hearts pool party fundraiser returns this summer

The pool deck parade of abs and skimpy swimsuits that is LGBTQ Atlanta’s social event of the summer is back. But expect a Joining...

Life of service guides ‘salty unionist’ to state Capitol

James Parker Sheffield became obsessed with politics and Atlanta’s role in it at the ripe old age of 8. Some 33 years later, he...

Joystick guys take on new venue, new partner, new ‘hood

When it comes to reinvention, it’s hard to surpass the owners of Joystick Gamebar and Georgia Beer Garden. Now Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley...

‘True Georgia values’ guided LGBTQ aide to Capitol

Kip Dunlap came by his interest in politics and liberal leanings naturally. The Georgia native credits his parents with the spark that eventually led...

LGBTQ liaison blazes trails under the Gold Dome

Much has changed for the better since state Rep. Park Cannon first made Jennifer Barnes-Balenciaga her LGBTQ liaison – a unique role at the...

Capitol inclusivity is integral to LGBTQ Senate staffer’s experience

Kris Brown learned a lot running political campaigns, but identifying as queer was their first foray into political awareness. It's a path that now...

LGBTQ restauranteur finds success and home: ‘Atlanta is that city’

If you don’t know Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, you probably know her vibe. With several thriving Atlanta restaurants, lounges and cafes to her name, Dillard...

LGBTQ staffer makes a difference under the Gold Dome

For Matthew Yarbrough, piecing together a career under the Gold Dome is about a persistent passion for politics. It’s definitely not about permanence. “If you...

Out Georgia launches fund to support LGBTQ nonprofits

Out Georgia Business Alliance launched a new capital campaign this month to give back to LGBTQ people in need. The announcement came with news of...

So you want to be a transgender ally

Help expand the spirit of Trans Day of Visibility throughout the year with lessons on how cisgender folks can engage with, think about, and include trans brothers and sisters.
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