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Athens adopts broad LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously passed a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy last week and laid the groundwork for the creation of a human rights...

Las Margaritas engulfed in flames, pledges to rebuild

Eyewitness photos and video lit up Atlanta’s LGBTQ online networks on Monday evening with reports that “Las Margaritas is on fire.” Fire fighters put out...

Political pundit Robin Biro wants to be Tucker’s first LGBTQ mayor

Real estate consultant, political strategist and retired U.S. Army ranger Robin Biro is taking his years of Democratic Party activism to the ballot and...

Athens, Columbus near passage of broad LGBTQ protections

Two of Georgia’s six largest cities stand poised to adopt sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, bringing protections to some 300,000 more residents. But a similar effort...

LGBTQ bartender stabbed, killed walking dog in Piedmont Park

A 40-year-old LGBTQ woman and bartender at a popular Midtown restaurant was stabbed and killed early Wednesday as she walked her dog in Piedmont...

Chamblee official running to become city’s first LGBTQ mayor

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock launched his campaign for mayor this week backed with the endorsement of the outgoing mayor and primed to make...

Antonio Brown wants to fix HIV housing, create LGBTQ center as mayor

Councilmember Antonio Brown – the only LGBTQ candidate in the Atlanta mayoral race – wants to cut new HIV rates and deaths by nearly...

Gay neighborhood activist jumps into Atlanta City Council race

A gay neighborhood activist wants to unseat a longtime incumbent on the Atlanta City Council and address affordable housing, infrastructure and the city’s housing...

Queer community organizer tops Atlanta City Council race fundraising

A queer Muslim community organizer raised the most money so far in a crowded race for the District 5 seat on the Atlanta City...

Two Atlanta nonprofits get $100,000 each to combat HIV

Two Atlanta agencies focused on HIV among Black LGBTQ people will use new $100,000 grants to combat the disease through the pulpit and prevention...

Warnock mourns ‘pain and loss’ of anti-transgender violence

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock celebrated Pride Month with LGBTQ supporters in Georiga and called for an end to violence against transgender people, more resources...

New billboard in Atlanta puts trans youth in spotlight

For the third time this year, Atlanta is home to a billboard raising awareness of transgender issues. The FOLX Health campaign focuses on trans...

Queer teacher launches campaign for Atlanta City Council

A queer educator is making her first run for public office, hoping to succeed a longtime incumbent on the Atlanta City Council and focus...

Trans women sue to overturn Georgia Medicaid ban on surgery

Two transgender women are suing to end the state’s ban on gender-affirming healthcare in the Georgia Medicaid program, an exclusion they argue is unconstitutional...

Gay attorney jumps into crowded Atlanta City Council race

Brandon Goldberg is stepping up for his first run for public office after years of Democratic Party activism. The gay attorney, 35, joined a growing...

Homophobic slurs carved into gay man’s car in Brookhaven

Someone etched “takes dick” into two cars in Brookhaven – one owned by a gay man – and slashed the tires of a vehicle...

Gay civic activist launches campaign for Atlanta City Council

A gay business consultant and real estate agent jumped into a crowded race to unseat an incumbent on the Atlanta City Council.  Jereme Sharpe joins...

Emory scientist wants to be Tucker’s first LGBTQ city councilmember

An Emory University research scientist wants to make history twice by being the first Black and first LGBTQ member of the Tucker City Council. Imani...

Atlanta rebranding over 100 city restrooms as gender-neutral

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is converting more than 100 single-occupancy restrooms in city facilities – from City Hall to the Atlanta airport – to...

LGBTQ mayoral candidate’s vehicle stolen in Atlanta

Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown – running to become the city’s first LGBTQ mayor – had his sport utility vehicle stolen and was...
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