LGBTQ Atlanta community center damaged by fire, smoke

A small fire broke out at the Phillip Rush Center early Friday, causing the facility to temporarily shut down.    READ MORE »

Two employees quit as Atlanta Pride turmoil continues

Half of Atlanta Pride’s staff resigned in the past month as the non-profit manages sustained criticism from former board members, committee members and employees.    READ MORE »

Brookhaven adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Brookhaven City Council unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday, making it just the seventh Georgia city to do so.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta business group elects first trans president

Directors of the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals elected August Wogsland as their new president and CEO – the LGBTQ business group’s first openly transgender leader.    READ MORE »

Gay politico jumps into state Senate race in Atlanta

Devin Barrington Ward has launched a primary challenge against longtime state Sen. Horacena Tate as he looks to become the chamber’s first black openly LGBTQ member.    READ MORE »

Rush Center embroiled in labor dispute, longtime employee fired

A prominent LGBTQ non-profit professional claims that the Rush Center fired him in retaliation for organizing a union for the LGBTQ center’s employees.    READ MORE »

Cadillac Jack says Kicks 101.5 boss bullied him for being bisexual

Former longtime Kicks 101.5 DJ Cadillac Jack sued parent company Cumulus Media for wrongful termination and claimed that his boss bullied him for being bisexual.    READ MORE »

Gov. Kemp swears in lesbian judge to Gwinnett court

Gov. Brian Kemp administered the oath of office to Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Angela Duncan on Thursday, making her the first openly LGBTQ judge he’s appointed since taking office in 2019.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘offensive’ LGBTQ adoption bans

House Speaker David Ralston slammed efforts to allow faith-based agencies to deny LGBTQ adoptions and called anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills “a solution in search of a problem.”    READ MORE »

Athens activist pushes for hate crimes law in state House bid

The founder of an Athens anti-discrimination group wants to unseat a Republican lawmaker who voted against an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill.    READ MORE »

Doraville swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman took the oath of office on Monday to become the city’s first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor.    READ MORE »

Former Fulton jailer says he was fired for being gay

A former detention officer at the Fulton County Jail is suing the Fulton Sheriff’s Office, claiming he was fired for being gay and faced retaliation after reporting an anti-gay coworker.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate sues Fulton elections chair over East Point ‘farce’

A gay candidate for East Point City Council sued the chair of the Fulton County Elections Board and asked her to reveal the vote totals in the race.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ-owned Virgil’s damaged by kitchen fire

A small fire broke out at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar late Saturday and caused the LGBTQ-owned restaurant to temporarily close.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker wants to ban trans athletes from public facilities

A state lawmaker from Sharpsburg introduced a bill that would ban transgender youth from competing in athletic events at public facilities.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride leadership creates ‘sick situation,’ critics say

Two Atlanta Pride Committee board members gave up their seats and claimed the organization conducted a “sham” board election, is awash in secrecy and is plagued by entrenched power.    READ MORE »

Atlanta HIV groups get $400,000 to battle epidemic

Seven Atlanta-based HIV organizations received a total of $400,000 to combat the spread of the epidemic in a city with some of the highest infection rates in the U.S.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality praises new federal LGBTQ civil rights bill

Georgia’s most influential LGBTQ advocacy organization applauded the introduction of a new federal LGBTQ-inclusive civil rights bill, but cautioned that such protections are still urgently needed on the state level.    READ MORE »

‘Stalwart’ LGBTQ ally giving up Atlanta-based state House seat

State Rep. Pat Gardner is leaving the state legislature after nearly 20 years of fighting for same-sex marriage rights, increasing funding for HIV drugs and denouncing anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation.    READ MORE »

Lesbian mayor coasts to re-election in DeKalb’s Pine Lake

Melanie Hammet wants to continue championing the arts and the environment when she begins her second term as mayor of Pine Lake, Ga., next month.    READ MORE »

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