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Gwinnett County adds protections for its LGBTQ employees

A gay Gwinnett County commissioner led the successful charge to enact employment protections for the county’s LGBTQ workers last month, just two weeks before...

Pride march in Midtown celebrates black transgender people

Nearly 200 people marched through Midtown on Sunday, celebrating Pride and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots while calling for justice and equality...

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopted a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that bans bias in private employment, housing and public accommodations in a unanimous vote on Monday.

Atlanta man celebrates his historic Supreme Court win for LGBTQ equality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a decisive victory for LQBTQ equality, ruling that federal law prohibits discrimination against employees for being LGBTQ.

Atlanta’s LGBTQ police chief resigns after fatal police shooting

Erika Shields – Atlanta’s first LGBTQ police chief – resigned on Saturday, just hours after an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man in a Wendy’s parking lot.

Hundreds march through Midtown to support black trans people

A crowd of hundreds took part in a rally and march through Midtown on Sunday to support black transgender people and call attention to the killing of a trans man by police in Florida.

Georgia Equality joins national LGBTQ call to combat racism

Georgia’s statewide LGBTQ rights group joined more than 130 other groups committing to end racism and white supremacy and make it integral to their missions for full equality for LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ officials join ‘no justice, no peace’ protests in Atlanta

Two LGBTQ elected officials are playing an increasingly visible role in the Atlanta protests that have consumed the city since Friday.

Atlanta groups pledge to intersect LGBTQ equality, racial justice

In moving anti-racism treatises issued on Monday, two high-profile Atlanta groups highlighted the racial divide in the LGBTQ movement and listed specific ways they would put intersectionality into action.

Student group wants Georgia Tech to fund anti-LGBTQ speaker

A pro-life student group filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Tech after its student government denied funding for an on-campus appearance by Alveda King.

Ten to get exterior ‘refresh’ during coronavirus closure

Ten Atlanta is getting a fresh new look on its patio, a new coat of paint for its exterior and a revamped logo as the bar remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ten removes signage, social media channels go dark

The signage outside Ten Atlanta is down, and the bar's social media accounts and website are gone, leading to questions about its future.

Gay Atlanta man sues anti-LGBTQ lawmaker over Facebook block

A gay Midtown man filed a federal lawsuit against state Rep. Ginny Ehrhart for blocking him from her legislative Facebook page after he criticized her anti-transgender bill.

Atlanta group launches fundraiser for black trans sex workers

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative is recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility by raising money for “survival kits” for black transgender sex workers in Atlanta.

Atlanta drag queen Sharon Needles in hospice care

Sharon Needles, a longtime member of Atlanta camp drag troupe the Armorettes, is in a coma after a years-long battle with cancer.

Cop who killed Georgia Tech Pride leader won’t face charges

The Georgia Tech police officer who shot and killed the 21-year-old leader of the school's Pride Alliance during a confrontation will not face criminal charges, Fulton's top prosecutor said.

Nonbinary Kennesaw State employee says lipstick led to firing

A nonbinary former Kennesaw State University employee said he was fired from the school bookstore in part because he wore lipstick on the job.

Athens brewery names beer after beloved Atlanta chef Ria Pell

Fans of lesbian Atlanta chef and restaurant owner Ria Pell can toast her memory with a beer named in her honor thanks to Creature Comforts Brewery.

Lambda Legal’s new leader: LGBTQ rights at a tipping point

Lambda Legal’s newly-named CEO Kevin Jennings (top photo) said during an Atlanta stop that LGBTQ people in the U.S. are in a “very dangerous moment as a community right now.”

Savannah school kicks trans student out of dance

A Savannah-area school removed a transgender girl from a Valentine’s Day dance for wearing makeup and a blouse that officials described as a “costume,” according to the girl’s mother.
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