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Metro Atlanta counties awarded $3.3 million to fight HIV

An agency working to end HIV in four metro Atlanta counties received a $3.3 million award from federal health officials – a 40 percent...

LGBTQ lawmaker arrested, dragged from State Capitol

Georgia state troopers arrested and forcibly removed state Rep. Park Cannon from the Gold Dome Thursday as she interrupted Gov. Brian Kemp during the...

New Gwinnett sheriff appoints first-ever LGBTQ liaison

Gwinnett Sheriff Keybo Taylor set his sights on diversifying the agency's command staff when he took office as the county's first-ever Black sheriff. He...

Property owner fights historic designation for Eagle building

The owner of two Midtown buildings, including the former home of the Eagle, is contesting the city’s effort to declare them landmarks, arguing that...

LGBTQ lawmakers denounce Atlanta spa killings: ‘Stop the hate’

Two LGBTQ Asian American lawmakers joined a diverse array of colleagues at the State Capitol on Thursday to condemn a hate-filled shooting spree in...

DeKalb County sheriff considers adding LGBTQ liaison

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said she takes the treatment of LGBTQ employees and people detained at the county jail seriously. For her, it's...

New Cobb sheriff pledges to protect inmates with HIV

Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens will explore adding the agency’s first-ever LGBTQ liaison and vowed to protect all people being held at the county’s...

Southern Baptists expel Kennesaw church for accepting LGBTQ members

The Southern Baptist Convention cut ties with a Kennesaw church over its decision to accept LGBTQ members, but the church is sticking by its...

Man opens fire at Tokyo Valentino on Cheshire Bridge

A disgruntled customer fired a barrage of bullets at Tokyo Valentino early Thursday, with at least one lodging in the wall of a video...

Popular LGBTQ spots Joe’s, Einstein’s to close in June

Two dining and drinking staples in LGBTQ Atlanta will close in June and make way for bulldozers, construction cranes and residential towers on Juniper...

New Fulton sheriff to appoint first LGBTQ liaison

Fulton Sheriff Pat Labat, who took office in January, is creating the agency's first-ever LGBTQ liaison and updating its training to better address LGBTQ...

Alex Wan to lead Fulton’s troubled elections board

Alex Wan – a longtime non-profit leader and the first gay man elected to the Atlanta City Council – now leads the board that...

Georgia Senate committee approves ban on trans athletes

A bill that bans transgender women from high school sports passed a Georgia Senate committee on Wednesday, becoming the fastest-moving of at least four...

LGBTQ lawmaker, police clash during Capitol voting bills protest

This story was originally published by the Georgia Recorder. A group of Democratic lawmakers staged a sit-in at the state Capitol after Democratic Rep. Park...

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...
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