Work It! Local LGBT leaders on the move

Walker, Bridges, Driffin establish new ASOAtlanta HIV/AIDS activists Larry L.Walker, Dwain L. Bridges and Daniel D.Driffin are co-founders of THRIVE SS, Inc. (Transforming HIV Resentment into Victories Ever...

Work It! Local LGBT leaders on the move

Bradford, Osoria newest additions to ‘SONG’ leadershipSoutherners on New Ground (SONG) has recruited Mickyel Bradford and R. Eujenia Osoria, two Atlanta activists and organizers, to join their leadership t...

DELTA Airlines denies survivor benefits to gay widower

Georgia couple Dan Walter and Jay Beadle planned to spend the rest of their lives together. That was before Beadle was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999 and head and neck cancer in 2010. In a commit...
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The sky’s the limit: AID Atlanta receives $745,000 donation from Delta

AID Atlanta will receive almost $750,000 thanks to a fundraiser by Delta Air Lines. The Atlanta-based Delta hosted a 15-day fundraising campaign that launched on Dec. 1 encouraging SkyMiles members to donate a minimum of $250 prior to Dec. 15. In return, the members would receive a certain number of Medallion Qualification Miles depending on their donation amount.

The $745,000 in donations for AID Atlanta makes Delta the largest corporate fundraising partner for the HIV agency. This also marks the first time AID Atlanta has joined in Delta’s MQM promotion and the success came just in time.

“Delta Air Lines’ generosity comes at a critical time,” said Mark B. Rinder, chairman of the Board of AID Atlanta, in a press release. “Demand for our services continues to grow while corporate and foundation grant-giving has dropped significantly. Over the past two years, we have found it difficult to keep pace with the demand. We still need support from others and are thankful for Delta Air Lines’ leadership.” Delta Air Lines has many years of support of AID Atlanta’s goal to help minimize HIV infections and maximize the excellence of life of those already infected.

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Travel: Napping Nooks make layovers desirable

Hartsfield Jackson airport

The next time you are at the Atlanta airport, and on Concourse B, look for them. The  Minute Suites are around Gate 15 and are the latest national trend. Hartfield-Jackson is the first airport in the country to test these traveler retreats. Since November 2009 the napping nooks have offered layover passengers a place to relax, conduct business or sleep.

The five private rooms measure 7’x8’ and are enveloped in sound masking walls. There is a daybed, workstation, HDTV, computer and wifi. The tv can switch from satellite programming to the airport tracking system. The diverse staff is friendly and enthusiastic.

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GA Voice Pride ticket giveaway winner announced

Congratulations to Taylor Elkington for winning our Delta Air Lines ticket giveaway at this year’s Atlanta Pride festival. Taylor won two round-trip Delta Air Lines tickets to anywhere in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada or Mexico. We hope that he goes somewhere fun.

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