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AIDS Walk canceled but fundraising continues for HIV groups

The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the 30th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta, but that hasn't stopped fundraising for the event’s beneficiaries.Organizers decided to...

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,”...

For Guac y Margys, surviving a pandemic is all about ‘FaM’

The guys who brought gay patio fun to the Atlanta Beltline were ramping up for a busy spring when the world changed with the...

Gay softball is back with masked, distanced Fall Ball league

No stinking virus is going to get in the way of Southern Softpaw League. For the 12th year and with a flurry of new...

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,...

Coronavirus shrinks Black Gay Pride festival but not its nightlife

The official events have moved online or have been canceled, but Black Gay Pride nightlife continues in full force this weekend in Atlanta –...

Baker Dude struggles, rises to save his business in COVID Era

Orran Booher thought that having to fighting for his baked goods business and cafe was behind him, but then 2020 came. A GoFundMe Hail Mary last year...

LGBTQ-owned Training Room ATL powers through the pandemic

The Training Room ATL owner Amber Goppert knew she had to get creative after shutting down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.“In order...

Couple creates hope from pandemic hardship at their Beltline shop

Missy and Kristin Koefed are used to overcoming challenges, but nothing prepared themfor the wrench thrown into their business model by the coronavirus pandemic.

Groups helping homeless LGBTQ youth struggle during pandemic

Two organizations serving homeless LGBTQ youth in Atlanta have scrapped plans for new shelters, launched online fundraisers and shifted strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Twisted Soul ‘struggling to survive’ coronavirus pandemic

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours pivoted its business model, pivoted back and unleashed a slew of precautions to stay safe and open through the coronavirus pandemic.

Grady HIV center avoids ‘devastating’ $4.7 million budget cut

Grady Health System’s Ponce de Leon Center faced losing one-third of its funding that would have led to 'massive' cuts to its HIV program, but lawmakers spared it after approving the new state budget.

How coronavirus hits LGBTQ people of color hardest

LGBTQ people of color are more likely to have work hours reduced, lose jobs and ask for delays in paying bills due to the pandemic, according to a new study.

LGBTQ officials: ‘Ridiculous’ for Kemp to block mask mandates

Doraville City Councilmember Stephe Koontz criticized Gov. Brian Kemp's ban on mask mandates and said it's keeping cities from protecting their residents from the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet three LGBTQ officials waging war on coronavirus in metro Atlanta

With the coronavirus pandemic surging, elected officials across metro Atlanta are struggling with how to protect their communities. And for two LGBTQ municipal leaders, the battle has turned personal.

Self-care crucial to enduring the pandemic, LGBTQ experts say

Staying present, keeping in touch with loved ones, getting exercise and cutting back screen time are ways that LGBTQ Atlanta experts recommend to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Urban Body Fitness works out safe workouts amid pandemic

Urban Body Fitness has lost a third of its clients and laid off all of its instructors, but the gym’s out owner is determined...

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...
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