Three Atlanta organizations receive HIV/AIDS grants

Elton John is doing good work in Atlanta. Well, to be specific, the foundation bearing his name—the Elton John AIDS Foundation—is giving money to three local organizations. The EJAF is joined by the Elizabet...
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Why we’re sick of the ‘chikin’ controversy (and why it matters anyway)

Chick-fil-A protest

By the time this newspaper hits stands, it will be more than two weeks since thousands lined up outside Chick-fil-A restaurants, answering the call of Mike Huckabee, the failed GOP presidential candidate turned conservative commentator, to celebrate “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” Aug. 1 to thank the chain for being “willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.”

It will be about two weeks since LGBT people held their own counter-protests, ranging from kiss-ins at Chick-fil-A restaurants (Aug. 3) to a day of support for Starbucks and other gay-friendly corporations (Aug. 7), and even a day dedicating to backing locally owned “gay-loving” businesses instead (Aug. 8).

In that time, gay couples haven’t broken up and turned heterosexual, Christian marriages haven’t suddenly grown stronger, and public opinion hasn’t been shifted from its seemingly inexorable — though slow — progress toward justice for LGBT people.

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Chick-fil-A fatigue

Why we’re sick of the ‘chikin’ controversy (and why it matters anyway)