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

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

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 »

Victory Fund endorses LGBTQ candidates in Gwinnett, St. Simons

The Victory Fund on Tuesday endorsed Julie Jordan for a state House seat in St. Simons and Curt Thompson for Gwinnett County Commission chair.    READ MORE »

Atlanta drag performer Sharon Needles dies at 61

Friends and fans across LGBTQ Atlanta are mourning the death of Sharon Needles, who died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.    READ MORE »

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 »

U.S. House candidate says LGBTQ people ‘sexualize children’

A candidate for a U.S. House seat in Atlanta who compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles apologized and said the comments arose from her concern that queer people “sexualize children.”    READ MORE »

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 »

Nonbinary Kennesaw State employee says lipstick led to firing

A nonbinary former Kennesaw State University employee said he was fired from the school bookstore in part because he wore lipstick on the job.    READ MORE »

Athens brewery names beer after beloved Atlanta chef Ria Pell

Fans of lesbian Atlanta chef and restaurant owner Ria Pell can toast her memory with a beer named in her honor thanks to Creature Comforts Brewery.    READ MORE »

Lambda Legal’s new leader: LGBTQ rights at a tipping point

Lambda Legal’s newly-named CEO Kevin Jennings (top photo) said during an Atlanta stop that LGBTQ people in the U.S. are in a “very dangerous moment as a community right now.”    READ MORE »

Savannah school kicks trans student out of dance

A Savannah-area school removed a transgender girl from a Valentine’s Day dance for wearing makeup and a blouse that officials described as a “costume,” according to the girl’s mother.    READ MORE »

City of Brookhaven paid anti-LGBTQ attorney $640,000

The City of Brookhaven has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to an attorney who fought against marriage equality and transgender rights and is closely aligned with an anti-LGBTQ hate group.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Beltline knocked for ‘terrible’ Chick-fil-A partnership

The Atlanta Beltline announced a monthlong partnership with Chick-fil-A on Monday, igniting a flood of criticism on social media about the Atlanta-based restaurant chain’s anti-LGBTQ history.    READ MORE »

Georgia queer history project launches in Carrollton

The University of West Georgia has joined a multi-state effort to collect, preserve and protect the South’s often-overlooked LGBTQ history.    READ MORE »

Push for LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy grows in Macon

A coalition of LGBTQ, social justice and civic groups in Macon plan to rally on Saturday for a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance.    READ MORE »

Georgia State wants to study same-sex couples who drink

Some 60 couples have completed a Georgia State University study on alcohol in same-sex relationships, which seeks another 140 couples.    READ MORE »

Atlanta health centers, programs get $3.6 million to fight HIV

The Department of Health & Human Services awarded $2 million to Atlanta’s Ryan White Program and $1.6 million to six metro area health centers.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Planet Fitness bans rapper Boosie Badazz after anti-trans rant

A Planet Fitness in Jonesboro kicked popular rapper Boosie Badazz out after he posted a vile anti-transgender rant to his nearly 7 million Instagram followers.    READ MORE »

Johns Creek poised to pass LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes ordinance

The mayor of Johns Creek is leading an effort to do what the state hasn’t done – pass an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law.    READ MORE »

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