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SAGE Atlanta announces referral help line for LGBT seniors

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Specifically geared toward LGBT seniors, the Health Initiative's SAGE Atlanta program offers a variety of services for Atlanta's LGBT elders. Today, the program announced a new information and referral service it hopes will connect those in need with more than 25,000 local providers.

Originally founded in 1996 by Dennie Doucher, Sherry Hale and Linda McGehee as the Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative, the Health Initiative has gone through a series of changes in its 17-year history, but its focus has always centered around health and wellness.

Information and Referral Assistance will allow those in need to find solutions that match unique needs, such as income and other factors, the Health Initiative says. I&R/A will be a free service thanks to a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission. It's also open to those with disabilities, not just elders.

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[Video] Friends and family gather to remember Traxx owner Durand Robinson

Durand Robinson, an organizer for Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride celebration and co-owner of Traxx Atlanta, was found shot to death on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Friends and family gathered at Traxx on Saturday, Aug. 28, to memorialize Robinson. Those in attendance remembered him as a caring, loving person who worked tirelessly as a family man as well as in business.