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Ian Aber on staying sassy and queer during corona

Ian Aber remembers those hours-long prep sessions of grilled cheese sandwiches with his husband and mother-in-law. Day-old bread from the bakery. Cheap cheese from...

Campaign helps MSR as one of only 15 lesbian bars left in U.S.

A crowdfunding effort aims to help the only remaining lesbian bars in the country stay afloat. Of course, that includes Atlanta’s own My Sister’s...

Pandemic pushes LGBTQ-owned dinner theater to the brink

Good food, laughs, a fun mystery, and a room full of strangers that become friends. That’s how you create an iconic Atlanta venue, and...

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...

Pandemic worsens housing crisis for trans women in Atlanta

A new Atlanta non-profit placed more than 30 homeless transgender women in transitional housing and gave $108,000 to 150 other trans people across Georgia...

‘Muse’ of Augusta Pride dies of coronavirus at 59

Theater mainstay, Augusta Pride board member and gay bar manager Richard Justice died of coronavirus in August, leading to an outpouring of tributes across...

Actor’s Express claps back on 2020 with ‘Virtual Downstage’ slate

Remaining flexible in a long fight can mean the difference between winning and simply surviving. That instinct kicked in when coronavirus protocols shut down...

Man dies during unofficial Atlanta Pride afterparty

A man lost consciousness and later died early Sunday while attending an unofficial Pride afterparty hosted by GA Boy Productions. The man was pronounced dead...

Iconic gay bar Atlanta Eagle to close, plans new location for 2021

The Atlanta Eagle – one of the city’s oldest LGBTQ bars and the site of a notorious police raid – is closing next month,...

My Sister’s Room innovates to power through the pandemic

In a barrage of moves to help Atlanta's lesbian bar outlast the coronavirus pandemic, My Sister’s Room overhauled its backyard lounge, began selling meal...

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...

LGBTQ-owned Henry’s, Campagnolo proceed cautiously through COVID

Henry’s and Campagnolo were one step ahead when the coronavirus pandemic caused the City of Atlanta to shut down restaurants in March. Owner Maureen...

Gay bar Amsterdam Atlanta closes after 15 years

Longstanding gay bar and restaurant Amsterdam Atlanta shut down earlier this month after a large drop in business due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amsterdam’s owners...

Out Front Theatre saves fall season without butts in seats

The setting? Empty venues all around Atlanta. The players? Literally everyone. And you know the 2020 themes all too well. That’s the scene at Out...

Swinging Richards reopens, adds masks for its dancers

Swinging Richards reopened with a limited schedule while it continues its “All Male, All Nude” ways with a caveat fit for these pandemic times. “People...

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...

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...

AIDS Walk canceled but fundraising continues for HIV groups

The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the 30th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta, but fundraising continues for the event’s beneficiaries. Organizers decided to cancel the...
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