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LGBTQ Atlantans push to ‘free Stone Mountain from the Confederacy’

LGBTQ activists, lawmakers and other elected officials are speaking out, launching organizations and backing legislation to rid Georgia of its Confederate symbols — including...

Georgia health agency wants to expand PrEP pilot program

The Georgia Department of Public Health wants $230,000 written into the state budget. The funds would expand a pilot program providing PrEP to those...

Georgia lawmakers avert HIV crisis with millions in new funding

Georgia lawmakers pumped an additional $15.44 million into a program for low-income people living with HIV, preventing a crisis that could have created a...

Georgia lawmaker targets doctors who help transgender children

A Georgia lawmaker who compared transgender people to moose introduced legislation that would imprison doctors who provide gender-affirming care to trans youth.  The bill from...

Trans woman faced two days of horrors in Norcross medical facility

A young transgender woman seeking medical help from a Norcross psychiatric center was instead denied medication and assaulted, strip-searched and faced two days of...

Georgia lawmaker issues ‘devastating’ second attack on trans athletes

A Georgia lawmaker wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in any local school system.  It's the second effort targeting trans youth introduced in...

Moore vows to address Atlanta’s HIV housing problems as mayor

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said she will make the city’s beleaguered HIV housing program and combatting high HIV rates her top LGBTQ...

These 21 Atlanta companies scored perfectly on LGBTQ equality

Some 21 metro Atlanta-based companies, law firms and financial institutions notched a perfect score on how they approach LGBTQ policies, employees and customers. The companies...

Anti-trans bill ‘has wheels’ with anti-LGBTQ lawmakers in Georgia

When Republican lawmakers stood in the Georgia Capitol last week to introduce a bill targeting transgender women, they framed it as an effort to...

Eagle building gets initial landmark status from city commission

Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission unanimously approved recommendations to designate two Midtown buildings – including the former home of the Eagle – as historic landmarks,...

Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks transgender people

As U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a national backlash for her incendiary social media posts, the Georgia lawmaker went on the offensive by...

Transgender woman shot to death in her Atlanta apartment

Some three-dozen people gathered outside an apartment in west Atlanta on Friday to celebrate the life of Bianca “Muffin” Bankz, a Black transgender woman...

Felicia Moore launches campaign for Atlanta mayor

City Council President Felicia Moore – arguing that Atlanta faces a “critical juncture” – launched her campaign for mayor on Thursday. She hopes to...

Transgender teen found in Midtown was murdered, activists say

With fistfuls of pink and blue balloons – the colors of the transgender flag – friends gathered outside a drop-in center last week to...

Georgia remains on lowest rung of states lacking ‘basic equality’

Georgia joined 25 other states in the Human Rights Campaign’s lowest-rated category on the group’s annual State Equality Index. The state-by-state report for 2020 looks at...

Late payments, confusion plague Atlanta’s HIV housing program

Jerusalem House — the city’s largest housing provider for low-income people with HIV — was late paying January rent for over 400 of its...

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...
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