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Metro Atlanta teen named Georgia’s first trans homecoming king

Riverwood International Charter School took its place in LGBTQ history during its Oct. 13 football game. That’s the night Connor Fair became the first...

LGBTQ-owned eatery No Mas! gives back during tough times

No one would blame Walt Bilinski and Steve MacNeil if they laid low after losing 90 percent of sales at No Mas! Cantina back...

This gay Gwinnett couple is winning pandemic-era Halloween

Ben Ku and his fiancé are using YouTube, supplies from the hardware store and inspiration from a popular video game to make Halloween safe...

Expertise and office ‘family’ help LGBTQ dentist weather 2020

LGBTQ Atlanta dentist Chip Hill, DDS, PC had one leg up on the rest of the world back in March. As broadsided as anyone...

Stonewall Bar awards $33,000 in grants to help trans Atlantans

The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia granted $11,000 each to three Atlanta non-profits that fight for housing, healthcare and education for Black transgender people. The...

‘TikTok sisters’ drive views, LGBTQ attitudes amid cancer battle

At first glance, you might not think siblings whose styles diverge so much would be super close. Maybe you wouldn’t imagine them collaborating on...

Why Midtown isn’t Atlanta’s only LGBTQ anchor anymore

As some incessant chatter goes, monied yuppies in reversed suburban flight ruined Midtown, and LGBTQ Atlanta is worse for it. We fixed up the place, and...

20 for 2020: LGBTQ Atlantans with year-round Pride

Nothing says LGBTQ Atlanta like its people, and especially in a year of twists and turns, it's nice to stop, rest on their laurels...

Atlanta Pride 2020 is super different. We’re still here for it.

Who ever said that being different is a bad thing? Certainly not us, and certainly not when talking about LGBTQ Atlanta. The entire 2020 universe...

Reopened dining room feeding optimism at Virgil’s

Gee Smalls is optimistic about the future of Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar – even after coronavirus closings, a steep drop in revenue and...

Atlanta couple’s virtual shop sells your Pride swag all year

When Melvin Buchanan and John Graves found themselves locked down in a pandemic, they put their sense of community, commitment to love and creative...

Pride brings Big Freedia, Ava Max, Zara Larsson and Bright Light Bright Light

Former hints of Pride activities last week became clearer on Tuesday in an Atlanta Pride Committee newsletter, then crystalized Wednesday with the announcement of...

Barking Leather strives past loss of staff and half of sales

A pandemic can challenge even the most innovative gay Atlanta leather shop once bustling in-store, online and on the road. Barking Leather enters month...

Atlanta Pride teases virtual festival programming

As details come together and with the main event just over two weeks away, Atlanta Pride Committee let leak a few of the highlights...

Georgia Beer Garden shifts to Edgewood’s fun-to-go headquarters

When the world goes mad, what are business owners at the heart of the Edgewood party district to do? Make changes that are fun...

Massive expansion of ‘Church’ bar finally open after 2020 plot twists

Grant Henry’s vision is always unique, his dreams always big, and the quirky results always undeniable. Patrons see that dynamic in action again with...

Noni’s staff quarantined together to make partial reopening safe

“Honey, we are dyyyyinggggg to open our doors wide open and have a dance party again, but we aren’t even close to that yet,”...

MetroFresh overcomes 2020 challenges to save both locations

When he’s not warming bellies with fresh-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads, he’s warming hearts in acting roles. MetroFresh’s Mitchell Anderson has seen a lot,...

Big Ass Telethon 3 to feature, benefit southern queer artists

After showing the LGBTQ South how virtual fundraising shows are done back in April, Atlanta’s Wussy and Southern Fried Queer Pride teams rejoin forces for another Big Ass Telethon.

Atlanta queen named an ambassador for Drag Out the Vote

What does a burgeoning organization do in the battle to get younger LGBTQ voters of color to the polls? Weaponize a nation of drag queens, of course.
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