Coronavirus

Kennesaw couple finds love and success with Forks & Flavors

As if a pandemic wasn't disruptive enough in 2020, David Wilmott and Darnell Morgan added to the whirlwind by opening a restaurant and marrying...

LGBTQ Atlanta sports make COVID-aware comeback plays

Just like the rest of the world, Atlanta’s LGBTQ leagues, teams and fan groups are ready for a post-COVID spring and summer. Some are...

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...

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...

Queens make epic pandemic pivots to save Atlanta drag

When coronavirus created nationwide shutdowns last March, artists and entertainers were among those whose steady income evaporated in a matter of days. That includes...

Moderna vaccine trial ‘worth the risk’ for LGBTQ Atlanta man

As the FDA closes in on approving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, one gay Atlanta man tells his story of being injected with the drug during...

Gay Atlanta florist Foxgloves & Ivy retains its bloom through pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic created a mixed bag for Atlanta florist Foxgloves & Ivy. Wedding cancelations torpedoed business, but other holidays managed to make up...

Meet the gay couple that brings the ‘Ha Ha’ to Hapeville

https://youtu.be/kA7zVHs-mPs When the appetite for laughs outgrew their backyard, Hapeville couple Douglas and Dewey McGeoch did what you’d expect of any gays that like to...

Pandemic leads gay-owned Creative Approach to shut down

Creative Approach closed its popular Midtown Atlanta location after the coronavirus pandemic caused an 85 percent drop in revenue. It was “a horrible feeling” to...

Groundbreaking Atlanta HIV group closing after 32 years

The AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta closes in December after three decades as one of the most respected HIV/AIDS research facilities in the country. ARCA...

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...
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