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Meet Robin Shahar, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s new LGBT adviser

Robin Shahar's name is easily recognized by many in Atlanta's LGBT communities — and likely by many activists across the country. Recently appointed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's adviser on LGBT issues, she has a history of fighting for equality.

Shahar graduated at the top of her class from Emory Law School in 1990, and in 1991 she was offered a job by Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers.

However, after Bowers learned Shahar was planning a Jewish commitment ceremony with her lesbian partner, he rescinded the job offer saying, essentially, that because she was gay she would not be able to enforce the state's sodomy law that he successfully defended to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986.

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Yes sir! Yes ma’am! Atlanta Eagle names new titleholders

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As they strutted and flexed in their finest leather gear and shared their darkest fantasies, the four men and one woman competing for Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle on Saturday, April 13, were cheered on by hoots and hollers from more than 100 people watching the highlight event as part of Atlanta Leather Pride and the 26th anniversary of the Atlanta Eagle.

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UPDATED: Fired Atlanta Eagle raid officer wins appeal to get job back

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Former Atlanta Police Sgt. Willie Adams, a supervisor of the unconstitutional raid on the Atlanta Eagle, won an appeal in court today in his attempt to get his job back with the APD.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee ruled in Adams' favor in his attempt to get back on the Atlanta police force where he was a 20-year veteran before being fired in the midst of the Eagle raid scandal. His firing was upheld in 2011 by the city's Civil Service Board and then appealed to court.

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The gear daddy needs for ATL Leather Pride

Atlanta Leather Pride heats up the Atlanta Eagle’s 26th anniversary in April, featuring BDSM and fetish demos, an afternoon barbecue and a leather brunch. The highlight of the weekend is the Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2013 contest, set for April 13.

As Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2012 Jeff Donaldson prepares to step down, we asked him about the meaning and cost of some of his favorite leather items. Also stepping down is Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2012 Jackie Hubschman.