[UPDATED] Ga. House approves resolution honoring gay Atlanta Freedom Bands

The Ga. House approved today a resolution honoring the Atlanta Freedom Bands, a day after a Republican lawmaker blocked a vote on the measure lauding the LGBT organization.

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) initially blocked the resolution introduced by openly gay state Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), asking a vote be delayed until Friday.

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‘God Hates Fags’ protesters target Atlanta in April

Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church protests Grady High School

Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for its “God Hates Fags” protests, will return to Atlanta in April for a series of protests, including plans to picket outside of the Georgia Dome for the NCAA’s “Final Four” college basketball championship.

The NCAA basketball championship tournament protest is slated for April 6. WBC will also protest outside of World Changers Church International in Atlanta, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, and Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Atlanta on April 7, according to its website.

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Georgian Club refuses gay commitment ceremony

Georgian Club

After three years together, Thomas Brook and Manny Recinos knew it was time to tie the knot. They decided they would travel to a state where same-sex marriage is legal while also holding a ceremony and reception in their home state of Georgia.

They searched online for an LGBT-friendly venue, located the Georgian Club in Cobb County, and met with the assistant manager to tour the facility on Feb. 19.

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Positive Impact marks 20 years of fighting HIV through mental health

Positive Impact

The list of drugs David Bedsole has abused reads like a greatest hits of the gay club scene: Ecstasy, GHB and crystal meth.

Bedsole, age 50, says drugs became a problem for him not even three years ago, in August 2010, but it didn’t take long before his life came apart.

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