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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.

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.

Gravity Fitness owners and clients power through pandemic

Less than five months after Aaron Pols, David Goldstein and Ken Penvose bought Gravity Fitness, they faced their first big test as owners — a pandemic...

Woofs hangs tough through 40 percent drop in sales

The owner of Woofs is worried that the recent spike in coronavirus cases will cause the state to shut down businesses for the second...

My Sister’s Room closes after employees test positive for coronavirus

My Sister’s Room abruptly shut down on Thursday after two employees of the popular lesbian bar in Midtown tested positive for coronavirus. The closure –...

Atlanta Eagle strives to survive coronavirus pandemic

Visitors to the reopened Atlanta Eagle will find a now-familiar scene in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: temperature checks at the door, employees...

10 things everyone can do to fight racism in LGBTQ Atlanta

The time is now for everyone to actively end racism. It's not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist. Here’s what we all...

Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Jesse Pratt López never thought her idea to help fellow trans women would get this big, or change the trajectory of lives including her...

Helmet emerges from lockdown with new look and outlook

While you were busy scrolling memes about going without haircuts, one of the most popular places to get one refreshed its spaces and put thought into what the new era would look like.

More LGBTQ Atlanta groups assert #BlackLivesMatter solidarity

As calls for racial justice continue to grow and outcries from an array of LGBTQ efforts increase across the country, three more Atlanta non-profits put their support for Black Lives Matter in writing.
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