Atlanta

Atlanta Gay Activist and Politician Dies at 81

The Atlanta LGBTQ community mourns the loss of a local Atlanta activist, Richard “Dick” Rhodes, who died from a stroke according to friends close to the 81-year-old. Rhodes made his way to Atlanta in 1971 wh...

Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Trey Peters

DeKalb County police have arrested a suspect in last month’s murder of gay man Trey Peters and have issued warrants for a second suspect. Joshua Cortez Ellis, 21, was arrested last month on unrelated charges...

Gay Bars to be Affected by Atlanta Smoking Ban

The City of Atlanta has passed an ordinance that bans smoking and vaping in public spaces, affecting several gay bars, according to the AJC. The legislation, drafted by councilperson Matt Westmoreland, expan...

Emory Law Names School’s First LGBTQ Female Dean

Emory University School of Law played a pivotal role in women’s history for the last century, and it continues to do so in 2019. This summer, it welcomes its first female dean, Mary Anne Bobinski. “It is a t...

Atlanta Rapper Lil Nas X Comes Out

Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X ended Pride month with a bang by coming out via Twitter on Sunday (June 30). The “Old Town Road” singer tweeted a clip of his latest track “C7osure” telling fans to listen closely to...

Atlanta Named Top Ten Best City for LGBTQ Dating

Atlanta has been named one of the top ten best U.S. cities for gay dating on a ranking from Bespoke Surgical. The report, published by founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical Dr. Evan Goldstein, ranked the 50 la...

Atlanta City Hall Honors LGBTQ Trailblazers

Pride month is already underway with cities across the country honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in many different ways. But here in Atlanta, city leaders are creating a monumental exhibit to...