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Tracking Atlanta’s trans murder cold cases through the decades

Metro Atlanta’s missing and murdered transgender and gender nonconforming victims are not forgotten. Thanks to a pair of forensic genealogists in Massachusetts, trans cold...

This small town in North Georgia loves its first LGBTQ mayor

When Liz Ordiales became the first openly LGBTQ mayor of Hiawassee in 2017, there was some resistance in the city of 900 people in...

Mayoral candidate Antonio Brown’s fraud case cleared for trial

A federal judge advanced the federal fraud case against LGBTQ city council member and Atlanta mayoral hopeful Antonio Brown to the trial phase. The...

Gender nonconforming person beaten, puppy stolen in Midtown

An armed robber pistol-whipped a 53-year-old gender nonconforming person in his Midtown home last month then stole the victim's puppy. The suspect is still...

Atlanta at center of jump in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes

Two-thirds of the 28 anti-LGBTQ hate crimes reported in Georgia by the FBI in 2020 occurred in metro Atlanta. The number of overall hate crimes...

Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues

With less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city...

Nondiscrimination policy debate stirs up Tucker elections

The two-year-long battle to get an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Tucker has residents ready to take out their frustrations on candidates and elected officials...

17-year-old held in string of Grindr robberies in Atlanta

Four months after warning local gay men of someone using Grindr to rob several victims, Atlanta Police announced an arrest last week. Investigators identified 17-year-old...

LGBTQ corporate trainer takes on incumbent for city council

One of 11 openly LGBTQ candidates running for Atlanta City Council in November, corporate trainer and neighborhood advocate Jason Hudgins is the sole challenger...

CDC awards $5 million to metro Atlanta counties to fight HIV

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control & Prevention earmarked $5 million to four metro Atlanta counties as part of a national effort to end...

Atlanta Pride Committee cancels in-person 2021 events

After promising in April – and reiterating their commitment two weeks ago – Atlanta Pride announced Wednesday that they would reverse course and cancel...

Democratic socialist wants to be South Fulton’s first LGBTQ mayor

South Fulton’s first LGBTQ city councilmember wants to become its first LGBTQ mayor. Khalid Kamau said it would mean more to happen in what...

Midtown city council seat opens up, two LGBTQ candidates qualify

In a last-minute scramble, former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan and small business owner Courtney DeDi will square off for an open Atlanta City...

Trans Atlanta activist named to Biden’s presidential HIV council

Atlanta’s own Tori Cooper became the first Black transgender woman appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS earlier this month. “I’m very humbled, very...

Gay veteran jumps into race for Atlanta City Council president

U.S. Army veteran Mike Russell “went through a lot of hell” as a gay man under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. But...

LGBTQ former lawmaker Keisha Waites runs for Atlanta City Council

A former state legislator is now one of eight LGBTQ candidates in the November races for Atlanta City Council. Former state Rep. Keisha Waites...

Gay political strategist launches run for Georgia lt. governor

Democratic strategist, author and entrepreneur Kolbey Gardner wants to become the first openly gay lieutenant governor of Georgia. Gardner, 30, said that elected officials in...

Meet the nonbinary Athens commissioner pushing ‘real transformation’

Jesse Houle turned years of activism into a spot on the Athens-Clarke County Commission last year. Then they quickly got to work on a...

Decatur requires city vendors to have non-discrimination policy

The City of Decatur will no longer do business with any vendor that doesn't have an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy. The Decatur City Commission unanimously approved...

Gay educator launches Atlanta school board run

A gay Atlanta man with 30 years of experience in public education wants to become the Atlanta Board of Education's only openly LGBTQ member. Stephen...
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