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Animal Therapy and the LGBTQ Community

Animals help relieve stress and heal injuries to mental health caused by a discriminatory society. Prejudice takes a toll on the LGBTQ community and our mental health, but dogs, provided one is not allergic ...

Thrift Store Gives Pets a Second Life

Since its inception in 2011, Second Life has been harnessing the power of “resale therapy” to help animals in need. The part-thrift store, part-organization is dedicated to providing grants to local animal resc...

Ways to Say Goodbye

The unconditional love our pets bring into our lives is priceless, but it comes at a cost when their lives reach a bittersweet end. Saying goodbye to your furry companion can be hard, but putting them to rest s...

At Home in the Church

Last November, Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY), a nonprofit serving homeless LGBTQ teenagers and young adults in Atlanta, announced a partnership with Park Avenue Baptist Church, a congregation rooted in the Grant Pa...

Documenting A Powerful History

Black Lesbian Archives to document,  share the story of black gay women for generations to come.  Ask lesbian activist Patricia McCombs whether she saw women who lived, loved, and most importantly, looked li...

Table Talk with Stacey Abrams

On the heels of the 2020 presidential election, we sit down with one of politics’ most talked about rising stars, Stacey Abrams. We’re chatting about all things politics as well as Black History Month, so you c...

Utilizing Your Gym Membership

Moving to a new city can be an overwhelming experience as you sometimes have to switch banks, utility companies, and other home services. For you health nuts, it also means switching up a major routine in your ...

Meal Prep Madness

It’s a new year and once again, you’ve resolved to eat right and lose weight. You may be wondering where to begin your New Year’s plan for achieving your best possible health and wellness goals. I’ve got two...

Trading in Doughnuts for Dumbbells

It’s no secret that eating less fatty foods and working out more can help you lose weight, gain muscle, and live a much healthier lifestyle. But how easy is it to really drop the dozen doughnuts and pick up som...

Atlanta Botanical Garden Shines Bright This Year

Lights are arguably the most iconic part of the holidays – decking the halls, the trees, and the whole city. Atlanta Botanical Garden is no different, hosting one of the biggest light shows of the year, the Gar...

Spotlight on Local Black Lesbian Chef Chantel Mines

Chef Chantel Mines worked as a Sous Chef with the eclectic Tarks Grill in Maryland, placed second in the 2016 Mason Dixon Master Chef competition, and eventually found her way to Atlanta as the Executive Chef a...