There were nuns, Scooby-Doo, superheroes and leather aplenty at the Atlanta Eagle on Halloween night. Check it out below!(Photos by Jean Bartlett)...
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However, after Bowers learned Shahar was planning a Jewish commitment ceremony with her lesbian partner, he rescinded the job offer saying, essentially, that because she was gay she would not be able to enforce the state's sodomy law that he successfully defended to the U.S.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.
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.
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.
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.
The gear daddy needs for ATL Leather Pride
An Atlanta Police Department officer who was fired after a city investigation into the unconstitutional raid of the Midtown gay bar Atlanta Eagle has said in court documents that officers were required to meet arrest quotas, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Cayenne Mayes, who was fired from the APD for lying during the investigation of the 2009 Eagle raid, was also part of another lawsuit filed by young men who said they were illegally strip searched by Mayes and other APD officers who were part of the now disbanded Red Dog Unit.
Most people in Atlanta and elsewhere know Dan Grossman as the dogged attorney who fought City Hall — and won.
When the Atlanta Eagle, a Midtown gay bar, was raided in 2009 by the Atlanta Police Department, Grossman was the only attorney willing to represent the patrons of the bar and sue the city in federal court for constitutional right violations because the patron were detained and searched without cause. Grossman won — several times — and the city paid out millions to settle the lawsuits.
The Clayton County sheriff has hired two of the former Atlanta Police Department officers who were fired in the aftermath and investigations of the botched and unconstitutional Eagle raid, according to a report by WSB TV.
Clayton Sheriff Kem Kimbrough told WSB reporter Mark Winne he had no worries about hiring former APD Sgt. Willie Adams and Officer Cayenne Mayes. APD Chief George Turner fired the two men for lying during an in investigation of the 2009 raid on the gay bar.
Clayton Sheriff hires two former APD officers fired in wake of controversial bar raid
The Atlanta Eagle celebrated its 25th anniversary and Leather Pride weekend with the Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle competition on April 14, 2012. Jeff Donaldson got the most woofs to take home the title and Brian Acker earning the first runner-up. Donaldson takes over the title from outgoing 2011 Mr. Atlanta Eagle Wayne Turpin.