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Doraville cracks down on hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people

Doraville cracks down on hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people

Doraville approved a hate crimes ordinance on Monday, joining a handful of Georgia cities stiffening punishments for crimes targeting LGBTQ people and other protected classes.    READ MORE »

Smyrna adopts expansive LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Smyrna adopts expansive LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Smyrna adopted a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday, becoming the first in Cobb County to protect LGBTQ people in private employment, housing and public accommodations.    READ MORE »

Savannah approves broad protections for LGBTQ people

Savannah approves broad protections for LGBTQ people

Savannah adopted a sweeping ordinance that protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in private employment, housing and public accommodations while also mandating improved hate crimes reporting by law enforcement.    READ MORE »

Macon man arrested for killing transgender woman
News  |  Crime

Macon man arrested for killing transgender woman

A recovered handgun used to kill a transgender woman in Macon led to the arrest of her suspected killer on Thursday – more than two years after the shooting.    READ MORE »

Park Cannon among five finalists to replace John Lewis
News  |  Politics

Park Cannon among five finalists to replace John Lewis

State Rep. Park Cannon – one of five LGBTQ members of the Georgia legislature – is among the finalists to replace U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died on Friday.    READ MORE »

Pride march in Midtown celebrates black transgender people
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Pride march in Midtown celebrates black transgender people

Nearly 200 people marched through Midtown on Sunday, celebrating Pride and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots while calling for justice and equality for black transgender people.    READ MORE »

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point adopted a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that bans bias in private employment, housing and public accommodations in a unanimous vote on Monday.    READ MORE »

Atlanta man celebrates his historic Supreme Court win for LGBTQ equality

Atlanta man celebrates his historic Supreme Court win for LGBTQ equality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a decisive victory for LQBTQ equality, ruling that federal law prohibits discrimination against employees for being LGBTQ.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s LGBTQ police chief resigns after fatal police shooting

Atlanta’s LGBTQ police chief resigns after fatal police shooting

Erika Shields – Atlanta’s first LGBTQ police chief – resigned on Saturday, just hours after an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man in a Wendy’s parking lot.    READ MORE »

Hundreds march through Midtown to support black trans people
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Hundreds march through Midtown to support black trans people

A crowd of hundreds took part in a rally and march through Midtown on Sunday to support black transgender people and call attention to the killing of a trans man by police in Florida.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality joins national LGBTQ call to combat racism

Georgia Equality joins national LGBTQ call to combat racism

Georgia’s statewide LGBTQ rights group joined more than 130 other groups committing to end racism and white supremacy and make it integral to their missions for full equality for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ officials join ‘no justice, no peace’ protests in Atlanta

LGBTQ officials join ‘no justice, no peace’ protests in Atlanta

Two LGBTQ elected officials are playing an increasingly visible role in the Atlanta protests that have consumed the city since Friday.    READ MORE »

Atlanta groups pledge to intersect LGBTQ equality, racial justice
News  |  Community

Atlanta groups pledge to intersect LGBTQ equality, racial justice

In moving anti-racism treatises issued on Monday, two high-profile Atlanta groups highlighted the racial divide in the LGBTQ movement and listed specific ways they would put intersectionality into action.    READ MORE »

Student group wants Georgia Tech to fund anti-LGBTQ speaker

Student group wants Georgia Tech to fund anti-LGBTQ speaker

A pro-life student group filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Tech after its student government denied funding for an on-campus appearance by Alveda King.    READ MORE »

Ten to get exterior ‘refresh’ during coronavirus closure

Ten to get exterior ‘refresh’ during coronavirus closure

Ten Atlanta is getting a fresh new look on its patio, a new coat of paint for its exterior and a revamped logo as the bar remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.    READ MORE »

Ten removes signage, social media channels go dark

Ten removes signage, social media channels go dark

The signage outside Ten Atlanta is down, and the bar's social media accounts and website are gone, leading to questions about its future.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta man sues anti-LGBTQ lawmaker over Facebook block

Gay Atlanta man sues anti-LGBTQ lawmaker over Facebook block

A gay Midtown man filed a federal lawsuit against state Rep. Ginny Ehrhart for blocking him from her legislative Facebook page after he criticized her anti-transgender bill.    READ MORE »

Atlanta group launches fundraiser for black trans sex workers

Atlanta group launches fundraiser for black trans sex workers

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative is recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility by raising money for “survival kits” for black transgender sex workers in Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Atlanta drag queen Sharon Needles in hospice care

Atlanta drag queen Sharon Needles in hospice care

Sharon Needles, a longtime member of Atlanta camp drag troupe the Armorettes, is in a coma after a years-long battle with cancer.    READ MORE »

Cop who killed Georgia Tech Pride leader won’t face charges

Cop who killed Georgia Tech Pride leader won’t face charges

The Georgia Tech police officer who shot and killed the 21-year-old leader of the school's Pride Alliance during a confrontation will not face criminal charges, Fulton's top prosecutor said.    READ MORE »

 
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