Gay architect who transformed Midtown dies

The gay man credited with energizing the transformation of Midtown from a ghetto to the gayborhood has died, just five months after marrying his longtime partner.

Friends set to celebrate fallen gay Atlanta man

A celebration to remember a popular gay Atlanta man who died is set for Friday. Tyler Shemwell's surprising death prompted an outpouring of support and a YouTube tribute that will make you cry.

Early backer of Atlanta gay synagogue dies at 51

One of the gay men who helped launch a safe religious space for gay Jews in Atlanta, Congregation Bet Haverim, died on Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 51.

Outdoorsy gay Atlanta man dies after long battle

A gay Gwinnett County man who enjoyed boating on the weekend with his partner died on June 29 after succumbing to a life-long battle with an immune deficiency.

Friends toast fallen Blake’s employee [photos]

Friends and family of popular Blake’s employee Gary Schwartz packed to capacity a Midtown café on Feb. 3 to celebrate his life, just five days after the 39-year-old died.

‘Celebration’ set for Blake’s employee who died

A celebration to remember a popular Blake’s employee who died earlier this week is set for Friday with a 'Very Gary 80's Music Explosion' tribute to follow.

Friends mourn death of Blake’s employee

The death of a popular employee at Blake’s unleashed an outpouring of support, fond memories and prayers from the Midtown nightspot, patrons and former co-workers.

Black gay Emory scholar Rudolph Byrd dies

Emory didn’t get stuffed full of gays only for its inclusive environment. It also offers academic flair thanks to its gay scholars. The campus lost one of those Friday as Rudolph Byrd died from cancer.

Gay jock Christian Earls loved ‘friends, football’

Christian Earls and his personality often dominated games with Atlanta's gay football league. But when he hit the field, the game face turned on and his athleticism took over. Earls, 21, died Tuesday.

Police: Foul play not a factor in gay man’s death

Foul play is not suspected in the June 3 death of Greg Barrett, a gay man and longtime Atlanta Pride volunteer, but the case will remain open until the results of toxicology tests are known.

Former Blake’s doorman Phil Hickman dies at 64

A longtime gay resident of Atlanta and well-known former doorman at Blake's, Phil Hickman, was found dead in his Midtown home late last month with a plate of food and his dog Cricket nearby.

Staunch LGBT volunteer Greg Barrett dies at 43

UPDATED | June 4, 4:40 p.m.: Services are scheduled to honor Greg Barrett, a tireless volunteer for Pride, AGMC and AIDS Walk, who died Thursday.