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Gravity Fitness owners and clients power through pandemic

Less than a year after Aaron Pols, David Goldstein and Ken Penvose bought Gravity Fitness,, their first big test was a pandemic temporarily shutting them down.    READ MORE »


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Woofs hangs tough through 40 percent drop in sales

The owner of Woofs worries that a recent spike in coronavirus cases will cause the state to shut down businesses for the second time in four months, but he and his employees are hanging tough.    READ MORE »


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My Sister’s Room closes after employees test positive for coronavirus

My Sister’s Room abruptly shut down for about two weeks on Thursday after two employees of the popular lesbian bar in Midtown tested positive for coronavirus.    READ MORE »


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Modified Out on Film will go on with $60K in arts grants

With a huge federal grant and another sizable sum in pocket, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival committed to its event with a survey on how it will manifest the COVID era.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta Eagle strives to survive coronavirus pandemic

Visitors to the reopened Atlanta Eagle find a familiar scene in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: temperature checks, employees in masks, hand sanitizer stations and staff constantly cleaning.    READ MORE »


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10 things everyone can do to fight racism in LGBTQ Atlanta

Every person of every race can do something every day to work to end racism. The time is now to turn the tide against hatred and toward the cause of racial justice within the LGBTQ community.    READ MORE »


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Pride writes demand letter to Mayor Bottoms about Atlanta police

On the day of its vigil to honor black lives, Atlanta Pride Committee released a pledge against police brutality and a letter of demands to Atlanta's mayor.    READ MORE »


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Spring awakenings turn to summer renos as ATL eases into reopening

Among thousands knocked for a loop by coronavirus, Atlanta’s LGBTQ businesses took one on the chin. They're also among those bringing their communities back to life.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta artist raises $2.5M for homeless black trans women

Jesse Pratt López never thought her idea to help fellow trans women would get this big, or change the trajectory lives including her own the way it has. She is so amazingly wrong — in the millions wrong.    READ MORE »


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Helmet emerges from lockdown with new look and outlook

While you were busy scrolling memes about going without haircuts, one of the most popular places to get one refreshed its spaces and put thought into what the new era would look like.    READ MORE »


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More LGBTQ Atlanta groups assert #BlackLivesMatter solidarity

As calls for racial justice continue to grow and outcries from an array of LGBTQ efforts increase across the country, three more Atlanta non-profits put their support for Black Lives Matter in writing.    READ MORE »


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Donations rising for black, queer-owned community space in Atlanta

Southern Fried Queer Pride launched an effort to finance a community center by, for and about LGBTQ communities of color in Atlanta. In three days, they have $16,000 and counting.    READ MORE »


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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 »


Atlanta  |  

Meet the new director of Georgia Tech’s LGBTQIA Resource Center

Imagine getting a new job in a new city, moving during a pandemic, then arriving to a quarantine that restricts movements, meetings, and doing your job.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

T-shirt designer puts new graphics on face masks in the COVID era

Coronavirus hits and everyone scrambles to define themselves in a new era. What’s a queer Atlanta graphic tee designer to do? Create masks, of course.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

LNDN calling: Musician launches foundation for queer artists

Shining a light on the black, queer experience is part and parcel of the music by local artist LNDN. Now the Atlanta artist has found a way to give back to other creators.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta essential worker steps up and ‘still standing’ in hard times

When bars and shops became casualties of the pandemic, an LGBTQ Atlanta man lost one of his two jobs. Luckily, his other job gave him a critical role in the crisis.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta author wins coveted Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

LGBTQ Atlanta's constellation of stars became brighter this week when Emory professor Jericho Brown became the 2020 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.    READ MORE »


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Grindr taps gay Atlanta couple to give each other quarantine haircuts

Grindr reached into Atlanta last week to tap male couples attempting to tame each other’s quarantine hair. The results are sometimes heartwarming and often hilarious.    READ MORE »


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Dozens of LGBTQ Atlanta non-profits need you on #GivingTuesday

We know. You’re a giver. You give and give. But there’s always room for a little more fundraising for worthy LGBTQ causes. This time it’s from the comfort of home.    READ MORE »

 
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