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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.

Frontline nurse talks virus, vaccines and COVID carelessness

Online chatter in 2021 is deafening on a good day and maddening on a bad one. Make it a hot-button topic like COVID-19, and...

LGBTQ organizers recreate MLK celebration for corona reality

What started as a simple phone call for Kyle Lamont and Hillary Williams Thomas culminates on Monday as the new co-chairs of the Bayard...

Rabbi Joshua Lesser to retire from Atlanta’s ‘gay’ synagogue

When Joshua Lesser leaves his post as senior rabbi at Congregation Bet Haverim in May, it will be with more than two decades under...

Gay frontline workers happily roll up sleeves for COVID vaccine

By now, you’ve probably seen posts from people receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccines. It’s easy, the side effects are mild and anyone with...

LGBTQ people making a difference in Senate runoffs

Ever wondered how Georgia Equality’s local office pulls off a year-round effort that stretches well beyond the legislature and the confines of metro Atlanta?...

Meet the Atlanta baker taking his love of pies to Food Network

Jamaal Nettles knew it was terrible. But when family members got their first forkfuls of a box cake he made, they smiled and ignored...
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