Bars, nightclubs allowed to reopen – with limited crowds

Gov. Brian Kemp eased coronavirus restrictions further, allowing bars and nightclubs to open as of June 1 with limited capacity and only under 39 mandatory guidelines.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

As Atlanta bobs, weaves and otherwise adjusts to changing rules in the COVID era, LGBTQ-ATL brings downtime distractions, now online for your semi-isolated, kinda quarantine pleasure.    READ MORE »

Business groups call for ‘swift passage’ of Georgia hate crimes law

The leaders of two influential business groups in metro Atlanta called on Georgia lawmakers to pass a hate crimes bill when they return to the State Capitol next month.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ chorus gets $40,000 grant to offset coronavirus hit

Voices of Note, stung by a season on hold and a drop in donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, received funds to keep the organization alive to sing another day.    READ MORE »

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 »

Gay business owners plug marijuana to boost post-COVID economy

Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley have a penchant for weed. In the middle of a pandemic and a cratering economy, they want to share that enthusiasm with all of Georgia.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

It may not entirely feel like it, but it’s Memorial Day Weekend. Either way, lockdown online events continue, whether you seek parties, politics or other pandemic pastimes.    READ MORE »

Stonewall Democrats endorses 11 LGBTQ candidates in Georgia races

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsed 72 candidates, including 11 LGBTQ ones, in Georgia races, saying they will “make our state fairer and more equitable.”    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality endorses candidates in local, judicial races

Georgia Equality endorsed 12 candidates, including one LGBTQ one, in municipal and judicial races and said each pick would usher “fairness into their office.”    READ MORE »

‘I think my straight boss is gaslighting me because I’m queer’

What's the best approach for a queer, glitter-forward professional to take when their boss routinely says "I have no idea what you are talking about”?    READ MORE »

LGBTQ entertainer, bar manager Regina Simms dies at 61

Regina Simms, a longtime mother and mentor to drag queens and transgender entertainers in LGBTQ Atlanta, lost her battle with cancer just four days after her birthday. She was 61.    READ MORE »

The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

Remember Groundhog Day, the holiday and the movie with Bill Murray? Well, it’s Quarantine Day Infinity, and LGBTQ Atlanta soothes your soul with online gatherings.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta deaf interpreter ‘honored’ to serve during pandemic

The bearded, black-clad constant at Gov. Brian Kemp’s side at press conferences throughout the coronavirus pandemic is LGBTQ Atlanta’s own David Cowan.    READ MORE »

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 »

LGBTQ Atlanta sports leagues cancel tournaments, go virtual

The Hotlanta Softball League and Hotlanta Volleyball Association canceled its annual tournaments, and the 30th Annual Atlanta Pride Run has gone virtual in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.    READ MORE »

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 »

Kemp keeps bars, nightclubs closed through May

Gov. Brian Kemp ordered bars, nightclubs and live performance venues to remain closed for nearly three more weeks, a move that LGBTQ business owners said they understand, even as they are anxious to reopen.    READ MORE »

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