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Chick-fil-A: Giving to anti-LGBTQ groups a ‘higher calling’

Chick-fil-A: Giving to anti-LGBTQ groups a ‘higher calling’

Chick-fil-A defended its continued donations to anti-LGBTQ groups, saying that the money goes towards specific programs to help underprivileged children.    READ MORE »

Star 94.1 adds gay interior decorator to morning show

Star 94.1 adds gay interior decorator to morning show

Atlanta pop station Star 94.1 dropped Jeff Dauler from its morning show and added two new voices, including a gay man from Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to the AJC.    READ MORE »

City of Atlanta paid anti-LGBTQ attorney $267,000

City of Atlanta paid anti-LGBTQ attorney $267,000

The City of Atlanta – in its legal battle against a Cheshire Bridge Road business – paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to an attorney who has fought against marriage equality and transgender rights.    READ MORE »

Georgia city pays lesbian it banned $43,000 in settlement

Georgia city pays lesbian it banned $43,000 in settlement

The Atlanta lesbian who was banned for life from the city of Statham has been reinstated and will continue fighting the city on behalf of her late partner.    READ MORE »

A peek inside Charis Books’ new Decatur home in 19 photos

A peek inside Charis Books’ new Decatur home in 19 photos

Charis Books & More — the South’s oldest indie feminist bookstore — is settling into its new digs in Decatur after 45 years in Little Five Points, and the reviews are in.    READ MORE »

Swinging Richards ‘will be here for years’ despite bankruptcy

Swinging Richards ‘will be here for years’ despite bankruptcy

The owner of Swinging Richards said the club’s dancers are 'among the highest paid strippers in America' and that the club will remain open while undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.    READ MORE »

Swinging Richards files for bankruptcy with $1.6 million in debts

Swinging Richards files for bankruptcy with $1.6 million in debts

Swinging Richards has filed for bankruptcy protection and a Go Fund Me account has been created to raise $1 million to cover the gay strip club’s legal fees.    READ MORE »

Transgender fire chief comes out in Middle Georgia

Transgender fire chief comes out in Middle Georgia

Rachel Mosby – fire chief in Byron, Ga., for more than a decade – is happier than she’s ever been. She traces it to a significant step in her life – coming out as transgender.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta celebrates equality, honors heroes at HRC gala
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LGBTQ Atlanta celebrates equality, honors heroes at HRC gala

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath vowed to keep Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in pro-LGBTQ hands on Saturday at the 32nd Annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Asian Atlantans share their battles with invisibility, stereotypes

LGBTQ Asian Atlantans share their battles with invisibility, stereotypes

Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S., but the LGBTQ members of that ethnic group in Atlanta continue to fight unique challenges and avoid 'getting lost.'    READ MORE »

Tokyo Valentino fights ‘fatally defective’ case in federal court

Tokyo Valentino fights ‘fatally defective’ case in federal court

Attorneys for Tokyo Valentino squared off against the City of Atlanta, arguing in federal court that an injunction against the adult superstore was “fatally defective.”    READ MORE »

City of Atlanta hires anti-gay attorney to fight Tokyo Valentino

City of Atlanta hires anti-gay attorney to fight Tokyo Valentino

The attorney representing the City of Atlanta in an effort to shut down Tokyo Valentino has fought against marriage equality and trans rights, and he’s taken donations from an anti-LGBTQ group.    READ MORE »

HRC honors Atlanta HIV/AIDS activist Daniel Driffin

HRC honors Atlanta HIV/AIDS activist Daniel Driffin

THRIVE SS co-founder Daniel Driffin will join acclaimed actors and a member of Congress in being recognized at the 32nd Annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction.    READ MORE »

Gay, bi men at center of hepatitis A outbreak in Atlanta

Gay, bi men at center of hepatitis A outbreak in Atlanta

Public health officials are calling on widespread vaccinations for gay and bisexual men in metro Atlanta to stem a hepatitis A outbreak.    READ MORE »

Atlanta gay bar owners open to proposed smoking ban

Atlanta gay bar owners open to proposed smoking ban

The Atlanta City Council is considering a broad ban on smoking in public places that would impact several gay bars around the city.    READ MORE »

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of Atlanta man fired for being gay

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of Atlanta man fired for being gay

A metro Atlanta man fired for being gay is now at the center of what could be a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to protect LGBTQ workers.    READ MORE »

Trailblazing LGBTQ attorney accused of sexually harassing co-worker

Trailblazing LGBTQ attorney accused of sexually harassing co-worker

A former City of Atlanta attorney filed a federal lawsuit claiming that longtime LGBTQ activist Robin Shahar, while chief counsel for the city’s law department, sexually harassed and touched her inappropriately.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ business owners knock ‘crazy’ Midtown driving toll

LGBTQ business owners knock ‘crazy’ Midtown driving toll

LGBTQ business owners in Midtown say an idea by Atlanta officials to charge non-residents a toll when they drive into the popular neighborhood is unfair and would hurt business.    READ MORE »

1 in 8 gay, bisexual men have chlamydia or gonorrhea

1 in 8 gay, bisexual men have chlamydia or gonorrhea

A new federal study shows that nearly one in eight men who have sex with men have chlamydia or gonorrhea, infection rates that mirror what Atlanta-based healthcare providers are seeing in their clients.    READ MORE »

Morehouse College opens its doors to transgender students

Morehouse College opens its doors to transgender students

Transgender men will be allowed to enroll at Morehouse College beginning with the fall 2020 semester, the school announced on Saturday.    READ MORE »

 
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