Anti-Defamation League knocks ‘immoral’ LGBTQ adoption ban

The Anti-Defamation League said a bill that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples would also discriminate against Jewish people.    READ MORE »

Baptist group expels Decatur church for being LGBTQ-friendly

The Atlanta Metro Baptist Association ended its 110-year relationship with the First Baptist Church of Decatur over the church’s decision to perform same-sex marriages and appoint LGBTQ members to leadership positions.    READ MORE »

Angel McCoughtry leaves Atlanta Dream after 11 years

Out WNBA All-Star and Olympian Angel McCoughtry has said goodbye to the Atlanta Dream and signed with the Las Vegas Aces.    READ MORE »

Rep. John Lewis introduces bill to tackle ‘critical’ HIV doctor shortage

U.S. Rep. John Lewis wants to address a shortage in the number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who fight HIV by providing them up to $250,000 in student loan forgiveness.    READ MORE »

Meet Fulton County’s first-ever transgender coordinator

The Fulton Board of Health took another step in fighting the county’s HIV epidemic by hiring its first transgender coordinator, who will also oversee career development workshops and work with local trans organizations.    READ MORE »

Georgia business groups slam anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

Two of the most influential business groups in Georgia said a bill that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples “sanctions discrimination.”    READ MORE »

Buttigieg leads Democrats in Georgia fundraising

Pete Buttigieg led the Democratic presidential field in 2019 fundraising in Georgia with over $750,000, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.    READ MORE »

HRC endorses ‘steadfast ally’ Lucy McBath in U.S. House race

The Human Rights Campaign is backing “pro-equality champion” Lucy McBath in her rematch against Karen Handel in a U.S. House race in metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Georgia knocked for lacking ‘basic equality’ for LGBTQ residents

Georgia was one of 28 states that landed in the lowest-rated category of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Equality Index.    READ MORE »

Gay city councilmember named mayor pro tem in Chamblee

The Chamblee City Council unanimously selected City Councilmember Brian Mock as mayor pro-tem, the second LGBTQ official to be picked for such a post in recent weeks.    READ MORE »

Columbus ‘aggressively’ seeking LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Columbus officials — including a Republican city councilmember — are laying the groundwork to become the latest city in Georgia to adopt broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.    READ MORE »

DeKalb opens new sexual health center for gay men, trans women

A new sex-positive health center that provides services for free opened in downtown Decatur as another tool to help DeKalb County battle the HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Alex Wan endorsed by Victory Fund in state House race

Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan nabbed the endorsement of the Victory Fund in a competitive race to replace state Rep. Pat Gardner in House District 57.    READ MORE »

Meet the queer commissioner shaking up Athens-Clarke County

Mariah Parker won a seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission by just 13 votes in 2018, and the queer activist and hip-hop artist doesn’t expect any challengers when she runs again in May.    READ MORE »

Festival coordinators quit as Atlanta Pride resignations continue

Two longtime Atlanta Pride Committee members resigned as the non-profit manages the ongoing departures of board members, staff and committee members leading into its 50th annual event.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride awards $100,000 to local non-profits

The Atlanta Pride Committee gave over $100,000 in grants to 16 metro Atlanta non-profits as part of its community reinvestment initiative.    READ MORE »

Rush Center hires Simone Bell as interim leader

The Rush Center’s board of directors named former lawmaker and longtime community leader Simone Bell as its interim executive director this week.    READ MORE »

These 16 Atlanta companies score perfectly on LGBTQ equality

Some 16 metro Atlanta-based companies, law firms and financial institutions notched a perfect score on how they approach LGBTQ policies, employees and customers.    READ MORE »

DeKalb, state struggle to spend $1.5 million HIV grant

Health officials with the state and DeKalb County opened two clinics and hired additional staff to fight HIV, but needed an extension to spend all of the $1.5 million from a new federal initiative to end HIV.    READ MORE »

Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member

The Clarke County School Board named bisexual entrepreneur Antwon Stephens as its newest member, as the 23-year-old beat out four other candidates for the District 2 seat.    READ MORE »

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