UPDATE: Officer Patricia Powell has been appointed as the Atlanta Police Department's LGBT Liaison, Major Erika Shields said this afternoon. Shield's statement appears at the end.
Activists, students show up in force to counter protest anti-gay church
Fred Phelps’ Westboro Church expected to picket today at Atlanta high schools, Jewish sites
A $25,000 grant from the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation will benefit efforts to support the Phillip Rush Center while assessing the need for a full-scale LGBT community center in Atlanta.
Counter protests planned
Atlanta’s Rev. Bradley Schmeling and his partner, Rev. Darin Easler, are being reinstated to the clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after they were removed for being in a same-sex relationship.
The race for the District 6 seat on the Fulton County Commission now includes two out lesbians seeking to fill the spot vacated by Commissioner Nancy Boxill, who decided not to run for reelection.
When voters go to the polls May 11 for the special election to represent state Senate District 42, their choices will include a candidate who is endorsed by the state's largest gay political group, one who also competed for the group's endorsement and is actively seeking gay votes, and one who is openly gay.
Atlanta activists want to model the city's proposed LGBT Community Center around those in other cities. Here are some of the country's largest centers.
Counter-protests being planned by students from Grady High School
Needs survey is first step to Atlanta LGBT center