News

Everton Blair elected first-ever LGBTQ school board chair in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County school board unanimously elected Everton Blair as chair on Thursday, making history by choosing its first Black and gay member to...

Three Atlanta area LGBTQ lawmakers tapped for leadership posts

LGBTQ lawmakers now chair the legislative delegations in two of Georgia’s biggest counties, while a third lawmaker joined the leadership of state House Democrats. Their...

Transgender woman found dead in Athens parking lot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and authorities in Athens are continuing to investigate the death of a 40-year-old transgender woman whose body was discovered...

Gay billionaire gives $2M for Spelman’s new Queer Studies chair

As an heir to a medical supply fortune, fulltime philanthropist Jon Striker gives and gives. As an out gay man, he often does so...

Effort to protect former Eagle home as landmark faces delay

The effort to protect the 122-year-old building that once housed the Atlanta Eagle stalled on Wednesday, delaying discussion of designating it as a historic...

Kim Jackson takes office as Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator

Rev. Kim Jackson made it official on Monday as she was sworn into office and became the first LGBTQ state senator in Georgia history. Jackson...

LGBTQ support helped fuel historic wins by Ossoff, Warnock

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock swept the U.S. Senate runoffs on Tuesday with campaigns that embraced LGBTQ equality issues in ways never seen before...

LGBTQ advocates fight to ban conversion therapy in Georgia

LGBTQ advocates are renewing a push to make Georgia first in the South to ban conversion therapy. They hope to add the state to...

LGBTQ people, ‘equality voters’ overwhelmingly supported Biden

This story was originally published by The 19th An overwhelming majority of LGBTQ+ people and voters who support them cast their vote for President-elect Joe...

Jon Ossoff taps talents of diverse set of LGBTQ staffers

With a week until the final day of voting in Georgia’s runoff elections for the U.S. Senate, nine LGBTQ staffers on Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign...

Hate crimes spike in Georgia as more agencies join reporting

Law enforcement agencies in Georgia reported nine hate crimes involving anti-LGBTQ bias in 2019 as the number of overall hate crimes in the state...

Jon Ossoff: I’ll defend LGBTQ equality with everything I’ve got

Jon Ossoff made a powerful pitch to LGBTQ supporters on Wednesday, pledging to vote for the Equality Act, defend marriage equality and adoption rights,...

Warnock campaign runs deep with LGBTQ staff and volunteers

As the runoff for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats reaches fever pitch, Raphael Warnock’s team relies on LGBTQ people in key roles to take...

Atlanta Eagle wants to reopen in former Midtown home

The Atlanta Eagle could reopen in its longtime home on Ponce de Leon Avenue, but first must reach an agreement with the building owner...

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?...

Raphael Warnock names LGBTQ advisors for Senate runoff

Raphael Warnock is assembling an advisory council of two-dozen LGBTQ elected officials, activists and grassroots organizers to help carry his U.S. Senate campaign “over...

Will ‘historic landmark’ status save Atlanta Eagle’s home?

The longtime home of the Atlanta Eagle is being designated a historic landmark, which could breathe new life into the iconic gay bar that...

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...

Atlanta perfect on LGBTQ equality for eighth straight year

The City of Atlanta once again earned its highest-ever score on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. Two other cities in Georgia...

16 electors cement Joe Biden’s win in Georgia

With just eight words – “I cast my ballot for President Joe Biden” – a group of 16 electors, including the state’s first openly...
17,369FansLike
6,586FollowersFollow
7,682FollowersFollow

PHOTO GALLERIES