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Homepage, Gay Pride Issue

Saturday October 10, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
'The bridge from shame to pride is built of necessary anger and forgiveness' | more...

Homepage, Gay Pride Issue

Saturday October 10, 2020 12:50 pm EDT
Pride from a younger individual's perspective | more...

Article

Friday October 9, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the 50th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival & Parade schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Festivals

Friday October 11, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse Pride related events from all around the city, as well as parties and marches. CL's critics offer their picks for top pride events. | more...

First Slice

Tuesday April 16, 2019 08:34 am EDT
Atlanta Headlines April 13, 2019 | more...

Culture, Homepage, See and Do Content, Comedy

Sunday June 17, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Comedic double-header Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro take the stage of the Fox Theatre on June 20 | more...

Culture, Food and Drink, Homepage, See and Do Content, Festivals

Sunday June 17, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Enjoy a breath of fresh summer air, sweet with the smell of cornbread June 20-24 | more...

Culture, 5 Things to Do, Homepage

Friday March 23, 2018 05:00 am EDT
What's going on around ATL today  | more...

Fresh Loaf

Friday November 10, 2017 03:34 pm EST
She's the second transgender person ever elected to Georgia public office | more...

5 Things to Do

Friday October 20, 2017 06:27 pm EDT
What's happening in Atlanta today | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 1, 2017 11:22 pm EDT
The 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival returns Oct. 13-15 to celebrate all things LGBTQ | more...

Fresh Loaf

Tuesday September 19, 2017 02:31 pm EDT
New report paints a dire picture | more...

Fresh Loaf, Festivals

Wednesday August 30, 2017 05:48 pm EDT
LoveWins, and so does knowing your HIV status | more...

Culture

Monday May 22, 2017 04:38 pm EDT
The queer and trans alternative Pride festival returns May 23-27 | more...

Festivals

Friday October 7, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The city's celebration descends again for a weeklong party | more...

Article

Friday October 7, 2016 04:00 pm EDT
Happy Pride, ATL! | more...

Article

Thursday August 11, 2016 08:03 pm EDT

RICHARD WADE MORGAN
Richard Wade Morgan took offense — like so many others — to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan and associated, heinous ball caps. Then, the queer Atlanta artist took action, designing a parody project dubbed, "Make America Gay Again." The Big Stitch Embroidery's Shon...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:44 pm EDT

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With 4.2 percent of the population reportedly identifying as gay or lesbian, Atlanta has one of the largest queer populations in the nation. Gay bars, shopping, and publications provide intentional and safe spaces for LGBT culture. Yet the establishment of normative LGBT spaces sometimes lack an essential queer element. Queer here is an umbrella term, covering all iterations of gender...

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Uncategorized Content

Monday June 13, 2016 02:45 pm EDT

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When Everett Arthur, 24, put on a bespoke suit, he says it was the first time he ever fully saw himself. As a transgender man currently in his rising third year at the Emory University School of Law, what to wear in the courtroom (especially those in the conservative South) became a point of contention for him — he didn’t want his choice of dress to affect his employment, but he also...

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Article

Friday June 3, 2016 09:00 am EDT
image-1Maya Dillard Smith, the executive director of Georgia's American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter, has stepped down following a heated debate over restroom rights. The civil rights group supports transgender people using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, but Dillard Smith is not so sure about the inclusive policy. She says when she spoke up about her doubts, she... | more...

Article

Sunday May 15, 2016 06:34 am EDT

image-1The unnecessary brouhaha seen in other states over transgender people using restrooms appears to have arrived in Georgia. More than 300 people last week packed a Fannin County school cafeteria to make wild claims and offensive statements about transgender students using bathrooms that match their gender identity. 

A pilot from Augusta died after the stunt plane he was flying on Sunday...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday March 2, 2016 09:18 am EST
image-1Our city has A Thing for reading series and variety shows — anyone remotely zealous accepting Facebook event invites can attest that's hard to argue. Though a little over a year ago, a group of individuals led by artist TAYLOR ALXNDR sought to fill a dire void, providing a stage for queer performers who dabbled in more than drag. CL caught up with ALXNDR, creator/curator/host of SWEET... | more...

News Features

Thursday January 21, 2016 04:00 am EST
Not if one state rep has anything to do with it | more...

Uncategorized Content

Wednesday December 23, 2015 04:14 pm EST

image-1Christmas is indeed a time of miracles. A rainbow-striped Festivus Pole celebrating Gay Pride was installed in the Georgia Capitol today. The six-foot shrine to the inner curmudgeon in all of us — it's really a cheeky effort to raise awareness about freedom of expression and the separation of church and state — was placed on the second floor of the Gold Dome around 2:30 p.m.
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Uncategorized Content

Thursday December 17, 2015 12:57 pm EST

image-1A group called the Humanity Fund, which aims to "combat social injustice with humor," has applied to install a 6-foot Gay Pride Festivus Pole in the Gold Dome rotunda. God only knows if they'll get the opportunity to do so, but let's just enjoy the artist's rendering for a moment. 

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A&E Feature

Thursday October 8, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Handpicked selections on how to get down at Pride | more...

A&E Feature, Festivals

Thursday October 8, 2015 04:00 am EDT
6 local artists on creativity and queer identity | more...

A&E Feature

Thursday October 8, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Change is occurring under the heat of strobe lights and in the fog of cheap stage effects | more...

Uncategorized Content

Wednesday September 9, 2015 02:23 pm EDT

image-1An unintended clash over the state of feminist inclusion took place when the AJC Decatur Book Fest paired writers Roxane Gay and Erica Jong together last Friday evening for the festival's keynote conversation. 
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?The Guardian wrote all about how "awkward" the exchange got in a piece that fleshes out the culturally divided terrain emerging as second-wave feminism gives way to a younger...

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A&E Feature, Festivals

Thursday September 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Gentlemen's Foundation and LoveWorks' Gee Sessions-Smalls on annual event's significance | more...

Movies & TV Features

Friday July 17, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Q&A with documentary filmmaker whose identity crisis led to deconstruction of gendered stereotypes | more...

Uncategorized Content

Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

"I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture…I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else."

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks about same-sex...

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Article

Tuesday April 28, 2015 08:25 am EDT

The owner of a AlphaGraphics franchise in Suwanee refused to print wedding invitations for a lesbian couple. The company's corporate officials quickly issued an apology and promised to print the cards.

Does Georgia have a gerrymandering problem? The Washington Post says there's no question.

Despite threats of a potential protest, embattled comic Bill Cosby, who has faced accusations of sexual...

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Article

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:36 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says he doesn't plan to fight gay marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the state in an upcoming case. "When the U.S. Supreme Court rules, it’s not time for criticism," he said this week. It’s not time for banter. It’s time for the lawyer to play lawyer, and to ensure that everyone follows...

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Arts Agenda

Thursday February 26, 2015 11:42 am EST

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The juxtaposition of queer and southern identity is unique and challenging to articulate. Theatre director and development artist Amber Bradshaw and contemporary choreographer and performance artist Corian Ellisor have collaborated to present Identified: A Queer Variety Show!, a special project about...

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First Slice

Tuesday January 13, 2015 08:24 am EST

  • CL File

Religious supporters of former Atlanta Fire and Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was recently fired for reasons stemming from an investigation into anti-gay remarks he published in a 2013 self-help book, will march from the Gold Dome to City Hall in protest of the decision.

How much did Georgia officials give Mercedes Benz to move its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta?...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday January 6, 2015 04:38 pm EST

  • Jeff Baker/CL File
  • Kelvin Cochran

The city and Atlanta's fire chief are "parting ways" after over controversial book published that contains discriminatory remarks against the LGBT community.

Flanked by nearly two-dozen cabinet members, Mayor Kasim Reed this afternoon announced the termination of Atlanta Fire and Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran. Deputy AFR Chief Joel Baker will replace Cochran...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday January 6, 2015 09:45 am EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

Atlanta Police want help finding a person who allegedly assaulted a gay man walking in Midtown last year.

On March 7, 2014, a male suspect reportedly wearing a red shirt and Atlanta Braves hat approached James Reed, yelled anti-gay slurs, and punched him in the back of his head near the intersection of 11th and Juniper streets. Reed, a gay male who was walking with his...

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Uncategorized Content

Monday November 24, 2014 05:53 pm EST

  • Jeff Baker/CL File
  • Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran

Atlanta's fire chief is usually tasked with making sure that his firefighters are extinguishing blazing infernos all around the city. But now Kelvin Cochran has found himself in the middle of a firestorm.

Cochran today was hit with a one-month suspension without pay for making disparaging remarks about gay people in a religious...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday October 15, 2014 01:53 pm EDT

The Atlanta Police Department recently joined a small number of law enforcement agencies nationwide when it unveiled procedures outlining how officers should interact with the city's transgender and gender-nonconforming residents.

In new four-page document released last week, APD specifies new guidelines for officer to exhibit professionalism and courtesy during interactions with the public...

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Festivals

Monday October 13, 2014 03:09 pm EDT

Atlanta Pride 2014 was a day of celebration — a day to truly celebrate who you are however you come. Whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, Asian, African-American, White, Christian, or atheist, it was all about being who you are.

All photos by Kate Lamb


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A&E Feature

Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
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Opinion

Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Better access to health care, sex education, and tackling poverty can help. So let's do it. | more...

A&E Feature, Festivals

Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Best bets for events, thoughts on ATL's LGBT community, and art by John Q | more...

A&E Feature

Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
From the annual Pride Parade to the Commitment Ceremony, Dyke March, and more | more...

Article

Wednesday September 24, 2014 09:06 am EDT
Meet Dr. Eric Walsh, a health official who has a filed a complaint against the state and is prepping a civil rights lawsuit. He alleges that Georgia Department of Public Health officials offered him a job, but took the offer off the table after learning about his religious beliefs. Walsh, a Seventh Day Adventist preacher, has recorded sermons that document him saying evolution is a “religion... | more...

Uncategorized Content

Monday September 22, 2014 11:44 am EDT

President Barack Obama's lengthy push to get a judicial nominee with a controversial legislative voting record appointed to a federal court bench in Georgia appears all but dead.

Michael Boggs - a state judge and former Georgia state lawmaker who has opposed abortion, stood against gay marriage, and voted to keep the confederate battle flag in the state's flag - will not have enough votes in...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday August 6, 2014 01:45 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

Jason Carter's support for gay marriage in Georgia has come into question over the past week. The Atlanta state senator had reportedly failed to say the words "gay" or "LGBT" at a recent fundraising event with local LGBT supporters. In an editorial yesterday, the Georgia Voice called for the Candler Park attorney, who's in the midst of a heated gubernatorial race against...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:40 am EDT

  • Tara-Lynne Pixley/CL File

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has called for the dismissal of a lawsuit contesting the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Last April, several gay couples filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the same-sex marriage ban that's been on Georgia's books for nearly a decade. The lawsuit included Michael Bishop and Shane Thomas of Midtown; Rayshawn...

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Uncategorized Content

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:28 am EDT

A video that circulated on social media last night showing a man push and stomp on an apparent transgender woman in Little Five Points has people calling for action and Atlanta Police looking for more information.

The short video is one of several of an apparent altercation that took place outside Stratosphere Skateboards and Aurora Coffee on Moreland Avenue. The clips were posted on Tuesday...

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Opinion

Thursday June 26, 2014 04:00 am EDT
'The City Too Busy to Hate' has not come far enough | more...

Uncategorized Content

Friday June 13, 2014 01:29 pm EDT

  • Courtesy of Legendary Children Atlanta and Out On Film



What do "queer, Southern, and crazy" all have in common? (This isn't a trick question.)

The answer can be found in the return of the Out On Film Festival, running Oct. 2-9 at the Midtown Art Cinema. The festival is collaborating with Legendary Children Atlanta to present a night dedicated to experimental cinema that is all of the...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday June 4, 2014 12:15 pm EDT

  • Maggie Lee
  • "I think there is a stereotype, there's prejudice around folks that don't fit within a box or who don't look the way society says," says Everette Thompson, an activist for transgender equality.

In the wake of a MARTA attack that left one transgender woman naked and the unwilling star of a viral video, a group of activists that seeks a safe environment and good policing for all...

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Article

Wednesday June 4, 2014 08:48 am EDT

  • Christopher Martin/Atlanta Beltline Inc.

Atlanta resident Quinn Alexander Chrzan was allegedly assaulted and called anti-gay slurs while riding his bicycle on the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail. Chrzan, who says he isn't gay, tried snapping a photo of the man making those derogatory remarks. "He ended up stopping jogging and saw me and confronted me. He kept calling me faggot. I asked...

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Article

Monday June 2, 2014 09:05 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

MARTA Police have made a second arrest in the May 20 attack on two transgender women riding a train. Frederick L. Missick and Luther L. Thomas were both charged with disorderly conduct in the incident and were last reported to be in Fulton County Jail.

Bill Bolling, the founder and longtime leader of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, is "shifting roles" at the nonprofit...

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Uncategorized Content

Thursday May 29, 2014 04:28 pm EDT

Local trans activists are demanding MARTA, the city, and the public take action after a group of men attacked two transgender women aboard a MARTA train last week, stripping one woman naked.

Five MARTA cops responded to the May 20 incident, but arrested no one and didn't even take statements, according to the Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, or SNaP Co. The attack gained public attention...

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Crib Notes

Friday May 23, 2014 05:17 pm EDT
Rising garage rockers prep for 'Suns Out Guns Out' debut with a new video. | more...

Article

Friday May 23, 2014 08:30 am EDT
GOP Congressional candidate Jody Hice was the top vote getter on Tuesday in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun. Hice and Mike Collins are now in a GOP runoff that will be decided July 22. While both candidates drink deep from the well of wingnut Kool-Aid (psst - it's spiked with stupid), Hice is fully committed to the idea that homosexuals have a secret agenda to recruit and sodomize... | more...

Crib Notes

Wednesday May 7, 2014 01:34 pm EDT
Concord America's newest garage-punk stomper is a preview of its forthcoming Post-Echo debut. | more...

News Features

Wednesday April 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Legal experts think argument, timing on side of repeal | more...

Uncategorized Content

Thursday February 27, 2014 03:48 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

"That's not only callous, it's lawless. I don't have any fiat over what's the law and what's not the law in this state. And whether I like a bill they pass across the street or not, unless there is a solid legal basis that it is inherently and expressly unconstitutional, I have a duty to enforce it and defend it."

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens argues why he must...

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Article

Tuesday December 3, 2013 08:39 am EST

  • BROKENSPHERE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ILLUSTRATION BY WES DUVALL

Coca-Cola is among 10 major Olympic sponsors that are being targeted by gay rights activists. Nevertheless, the Atlanta-based sugar-water empire will remain a key part of the 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia. "A more positive impact can be made through continued involvement, rather than by sitting on the sidelines," spokeswoman...

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Article

Monday November 25, 2013 10:32 am EST

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  • Robin Henson
  • Chef Ria Pell

Atlanta lost a true icon this weekend. Ria Pell, owner of the Memorial Drive diner Ria's Bluebird, co-founder of the MondoHomo queer music & arts fest., DJ, and 2012 winner on Food Network's reality cooking series Chopped has died.

Pell was a pillar for Atlanta's food and...

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Obituaries

Monday November 25, 2013 08:48 am EST
Funeral arrangements and details regarding a celebration of Pell's life are still coming together | more...

Festivals

Monday October 14, 2013 12:20 pm EDT

The annual parade celebrating the LGBT community marched its colors down Peachtree Street and into Piedmont Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

All photos by Dustin Chambers

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Uncategorized Content

Friday October 11, 2013 07:32 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



Roughly 20 PETA members and volunteers this afternoon handed out brochures and collected signatures while protesting Atlanta Pride's kick-off party that will be held tonight at the Georgia Aquarium.

The sold-out event, which bills itself as the "South's largest cocktail party," will feature DJs and is expected to have 4,000 people in attendance.

In a press...

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Article

Wednesday July 31, 2013 11:18 am EDT

  • The Documentarist/National Photo Company (1921)
  • Begone, Stoli!

It's a controversial idea, but activists like Dan Savage are urging gay bars and consumers to boycott Russian vodka - in particular the iconic Stolichnaya. The boycott, underway in some bars in West Hollywood and Chicago, is in protest to the draconian anti-gay legislation recently adopted by the Russian Parliament and signed...

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Uncategorized Content

Monday July 1, 2013 10:52 am EDT

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  • Alyssa Pointer
  • The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus performs at Glenn Memorial Auditorium.



The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus performed their summer show, Singing out Proud; From ABBA to Gaga at Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory University. The summer show was held on the weekend of the 44th Anniversary of the...

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Article

Monday May 27, 2013 10:00 am EDT

  • Cliff Bostock's iPhone
  • Alex is taken aback by the Colonnade



  • Cliff Bostock's iPhone
  • Famous fried chicken

For years, I ate almost every Friday night at the Colonnade. It was a ritual dubbed "Gays and Grays" night because the clientele was a blend of gay men and elderly women. (Actually, so was the staff.) The 80-year-old restaurant quit serving lunch some years back and the dinnertime...

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Uncategorized Content

Monday April 29, 2013 12:57 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Former Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins sizes up against Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer during the 2011 NBA Playoffs

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

- Former Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins announced earlier today that he is gay, becoming the first active athlete in any of the four major professional sports to do so. (via Sports...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday April 2, 2013 02:04 pm EDT

Apparently, that old saying about diamonds being a girl's best friend is ripe for some serious gender-fucking in Atlanta.

Not to be confused with Diamonds of ATL, the hetero gentleman's club where rappers such as Ludacris have been known to make it rain, Black Diamond Atlanta is the name of a new weekly showcase due to feature transgender strippers at XS Ultra Lounge in Midtown.

It's being...

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Article

Thursday March 28, 2013 11:28 am EDT

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  • knowyourmeme.com



Facebook has been dotted with equality symbols in support of gay marriage this week. The image was created by the Human Rights Campaign, and rumor is that the organization actually hacked Facebook and Twitter to spread the avatar around. It's good to see Paula Deen...

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Crib Notes

Thursday March 28, 2013 09:20 am EDT

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/03/listen-to-the-thermals-new-single-the-sunset/

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • An ear-splitter

>> In case you missed it, Michigan folk-rockers Frontier Ruckus slow-jammed Third Eye Blind's classic ode to crystal meth and Charlize Theron* "Semi-Charmed Life" for AV Club: Undercover. *maybe

>> The American Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, has...

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Article

Wednesday February 13, 2013 07:05 am EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File



Last night, President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address. He discussed a number of key issues facing the country, including the pre-K program he'll promote during his Decatur visit tomorrow. Ultimately, however, he may have been trumped by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's incredibly awkward glorious water break during the middle of his "Republican Response."...

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Uncategorized Content

Thursday January 10, 2013 12:43 pm EST

  • Wikimedia Commons/jesario
  • The Rev. Louie Giglio

That was quick.

The pastor of a Buckhead church and founder of the Passion Conferences that that have attracted thousands of young Christians has dropped out of President Barack Obama's inauguration after anti-gay comments he made came under scrutiny.

The Rev. Louie Giglio of Passion City Church near Lindbergh City Center was selected on...

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Article

Thursday January 10, 2013 08:31 am EST

1. News person in the news:

2. Politicos with an eye on the Atlanta mayor spot may have their work cut out for them, at least when it comes to fundraising. Mayor Kasim Reed, who says he plans to seek reelection when his seat comes up for a vote later this year, already has more than $1.2 million on hand to finance his campaign.

3. President re-elect Barack Obama is catching heat for...

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Uncategorized Content

Wednesday January 9, 2013 06:40 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • 'Prepare for war, Politifact'

Mayor Kasim Reed has marshaled an army of supporters and followers to push back on Twitter, Facebook, and probably the new and improved MySpace against today's AJC Politifact report giving him a "full flop" - that's Politifact-ese for "flip flopper" - on gay marriage.

For those just now tuning in: On the campaign trail, Reed caught hell from...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday January 8, 2013 12:38 pm EST



Five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Probate Court at the Dekalb County courthouse in Decatur as part of the WE DO campaign. It happened on the same day that the Supreme Court announced it would hear two gay marriage cases in late March.

The WE DO campaign calls for "for full equality under federal law for LGBT individuals and families."

Beyond just creating awareness...

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Article

Friday December 21, 2012 04:31 pm EST

Wow! Talk about hitting the jackpot! P.J. Yurish of Martinsburg, WV, was recently named that city's "biggest fan" of Chick-fil-A. His prize? A trip to the company's headquarters in Atlanta with his wife:

"It felt like we won the Super Bowl or we were going to Disneyland. They love you from the heart," Yurish said. "I'd go back there before I'd go back to Disney World."

Yurish met and got his...

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Uncategorized Content

Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:31 am EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan

The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted 11-2 to pass a resolution endorsing marriage equality.

Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, who represents gay friendly Midtown, Virginia-Highland, and Morningside, introduced the legislation after several weeks of consideration and conversations with his colleagues about the resolution.

"For some...

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Opinion

Wednesday November 14, 2012 04:04 am EST
It's time for Mayor Reed to support gay and lesbian equality | more...

Photo Galleries

Monday October 15, 2012 02:32 pm EDT
Photos from the 2012 Pride Parade | more...

Article

Sunday October 14, 2012 10:01 am EDT

When you publish an essay saying Atlanta's gay bars suck — accompanied with a photo illustration of a waiter serving a platter of feces — you're probably gonna generate some controversy. Especially on the weekend of Pride, when thousands of people will pick up the publication and consider visiting those bars.

The shake-ups at North Atlanta High School continue. Shortly after the popular...

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Article

Friday October 12, 2012 09:43 am EDT

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  • Jazzoo, Zoo Atlanta



Wine dinner? Beer tasting? Cooking class? Let us know. Submit Food and Drink events here.


Atlanta Botanical Garden Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Oktoberfest Inspired Dinner with Meehan's Public House. On October 12th from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.,...

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Letters to the Editor

Friday October 5, 2012 10:40 am EDT

"Nude volleyball."?- Jason, at Tech Square

"Mary Edith Picks doing drag."?- Keisha, at Tech Square

"Avoiding it altogether."?- "...." on clatl.com

"The flamboyant cuties talking about tops and bottoms."?- Coco, at Tech Square

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Every week we ask our friends on Facebook, Twitter, and the comments section below a pressing question, and the best answers appear in print. Make sure you follow us...

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Article

Friday September 28, 2012 08:25 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File



1. The man behind the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube trailer that inflamed parts of the Middle East and let to several deaths over the past few weeks is heading back to jail. Federal court officials in Los Angeles yesterday found the 55-year-old had violated terms of his probation stemming from a check fraud conviction in 2010.

2. It looks like Atlanta...

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Article

Thursday September 20, 2012 08:17 am EDT

  • Atlanta Braves
  • This guy ^ is gon' fishing

1. A death row inmate who claimed he did not receive a fair trial because a juror sent raunchy shaped chocolates to the judge and bailiff during the proceedings has lost his appeal in federal court. The judge was reportedly handed penis-shaped goodies, while the bailiff got women’s breasts near the end of the sentencing phase of Marcus Wellon’s...

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Uncategorized Content

Friday July 27, 2012 06:15 pm EDT

Too much news, not enough time. A quick look at what's been sitting in the queue, staring at us, laughing at us:

  • Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, City Hall's only openly gay elected official, tells our friends at the Georgia Voice that he's none too pleased with College Park-based Chick-fil-a after the CEO's recent comments about gay marriage. From the Voice:


"Of course, as a proud member...

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Article

Wednesday July 18, 2012 04:23 pm EDT

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  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • Hilah Johnson offers an alternative to Chick-fil-A


Hilah Cooking is a weekly cooking show hosted by Austin-based singer/actor/comedian Hilah Johnson. In this episode, Johnson must reconcile...

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Article

Wednesday July 18, 2012 11:52 am EDT

This vending machine will give you free snacks — as long as you bow down and praise it as the "Almighty One," first.


President Obama reveals his favorite Girl Scout cookie — and gets booed for it.

In An Open Letter From Pizza by Dave Schilling, we learn that pizza's got a few bones to pick with us. We need to reevaluate some things. First of all, you can’t eat me for every meal. It’s not...

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Opinion

Monday June 25, 2012 01:17 pm EDT
Mayor Reed's aspirations are put to the test with gay marriage issue | more...

Article

Sunday June 17, 2012 09:10 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Baton Bob



1. Baton Bob, Atlanta's most flamboyant street character and unofficial grand marshall in the parade of life, says he was physically threatened and called a "damn faggot" earlier this week while strutting on Cheshire Bridge Road. This is not acceptable.

2. More than half the local governments who will receive nearly $1 billion over 10 years from the regional...

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Friday May 25, 2012 03:16 pm EDT

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  • The Pittsburgh convenience store where Brandon White was attacked



On February 4, 20-year-old Brandon White was brutally attacked as exited a convenience store in southwest Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood. Three men punched him, pushed him to the ground, and kicked him once he was down. The entire thing was caught on video - video that was subsequently posted to the...

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Opinion

Wednesday May 23, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Conservative black pastors need to come out of the proverbial closet | more...

Article

Sunday May 20, 2012 09:21 am EDT



1. The AJC looks at the July 31 sales tax referendum. The story focuses on what sort of traffic reduction folks in the 'burbs can expect, instead of taking my preferred approach which is to tell them, hey, you're the ones who moved to another city, so suck it. When it finally gets to the mass transit measures — which in my admittedly biased worldview are the elements of the plan most crucial...

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Thursday May 10, 2012 06:15 pm EDT

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  • Mayor Kasim Reed

The AJC's Jim Galloway passes along the following statement Mayor Kasim Reed, who's earned criticism from LGBT advocates since the 2009 mayoral campaign for not supporting gay marriage (he supports civil unions). The mayor says that, unlike President Barack Obama, he's 'still wrestling with my own personal beliefs' on the issue:

“I respect President...

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Wednesday March 21, 2012 01:13 pm EDT

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  • Carter signs his book about Palestine in Atlanta in 2008



To publicize the release of his newest book "NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter," former president Jimmy Carter granted a phone interview to the Huffington Post about his approach to reading and abiding by the Bible in a logical way. (NIV stands for New International Version — I'm not sure if...

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Friday March 16, 2012 01:13 pm EDT

On February 23, pastor Tony Byrd of Zebulon Baptist Church in Toccoa demonstrated to the Georgia House of Representatives — and with gusto! — how much he loves America, Jesus, and the dulcet tones of his own voice.

Byrd was apparently invited by Rep. Michael Harden (R-Toccoa) to say a brief, non-denominational invocation. Byrd had other plans, and instead launched into a 12-minute tirade...

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Friday February 24, 2012 05:46 pm EST

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Another officer disciplined — in this case, fired — for his participation in and conduct following the 2009 raid of the Atlanta Eagle went before the city's Civil Service Board to attempt to have his punishment overturned.

These hearings are snoozy (thanks for sitting through it, Jim Burress!), but this is entertaining.

See, the officer in question, Jeremy Edwards, was issued...

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Grazing

Friday February 24, 2012 09:00 am EST
Putting dining gaydar to the test | more...