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Image via Netflix Remember Mayor Ted Terry from season 2? Well, he’s officially running for Georgia state Senate. When the world first met Terry, in the episode “Make Ted Great Again,” he had a standout look. The 36-year-old mayor from Clarkston, Georgia, the youngest person to ever hold the post when he was elected as a 30-year-old in 2013, was called the “hipster mayor” by the Fab Five. While the entire group reshaped Ted Terry’s life and surroundings, it was a...

This week, 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X pulled back the curtain on his life situation, providing some insight into how he went from a poor young person living in the Georgia projects to an out gay, record-breaking hip-hop star whose song has become Billboard’s longest running Number One track of all time. In a recent tweet, Lil Nas X wrote, “Wow man last year i was sleeping on my sisters floor, had no money, struggling to get plays on my...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

Ronald Trey Peters (image via Facebook)Atlanta police have arrested 21-year-old Joshua Ellis as a suspect in the June 4 robbery and murder of 28-year-old gay social worker Ronald Trey Peters. Police continue seeking two other unnamed suspects. Police arrested Ellis in at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on June 6. According to Project Q, “He’s being held on three charges – aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and armed robbery – from an unrelated case, according to jail records.” The...

There was an audible sigh of disappointment when Democrat Stacey Abrams, who came so close to being elected governor of Georgia last year, decided to sit out next year’s race for Senate. Abrams had proven a formidable candidate in a state generally considered a GOP slam dunk. She was a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights in a way Georgia wasn’t used to seeing, especially since the issue is still considered a high-risk gamble in the South. But next year’s race...

A 28-year-old gay social worker in Decatur, Georgia named Ronald Trey Peters died earlier this week when gunmen held Peters up at gunpoint for his bag and then shot him multiple times. His murderers haven’t yet been arrested, but police are investigating it as a “hate motivated” attack since the men allegedly used an anti-gay slur during the attack. The attack, which occurred near a MARTA transit station this last Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m., began when two men got...
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The former Republican representative recently made his sexuality public Mike Jacobs, a Georgia judge and former Republican state representative, just came out as bisexual. It fast happened when he simply posted a photo on Twitter earlier this month. What’s special about the photo? It’s from the Stonewall Bar Association spring mixer. The Stonewall Bar Association is an organization of LGBTQ attorneys, judges, and other people within the law world. https://twitter.com/JudgeJacobs/status/987152170343632896?tfw_creator=anyacrittenton&tfw_site=gaystarnews&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaystarnews.com%2Farticle%2Fjudge-georgia-bisexual%2F Then, yesterday (1 May), he released a statement to Project Q Atlanta and confirmed...
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Join us as we head south to get our Pride on! Especially in the snowbound regions of the country, June, the official month for Pride, may feel eons away. However, here are two sun-soaked opportunities to get a jump start on the fun: 1. Miami Beach Gay Pride Organizers for the 10th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride revealed this week that Grammy Award-winning disco, soul and R&B singer, Thelma Houston, will headline the main stage at this year’s festival. Houston, of course,...
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It's another religious exemption law Georgia lawmakers are working on a bill that discriminates against gay couples wanting to adopt. Republican Senator William Ligon introduced Senate Bill 375 aka Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act earlier this month. The bill allows adoption agencies to deny placing children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. It also prevent the state’s Department of Human Services from taking ‘adverse actions’ against agencies if they do this. On Tuesday (20 February) morning, the Georgia...
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Exclusive: 'In Georgia, gay men are told they cannot wear chokha because they are not “men”. I wanted to challenge that.' A same-sex couple is making history by marrying in the chokha, a traditional male wedding outfit from Georgia. David Shubladze, 31, an activist from Georgia, married 41-year-old Matthew Gandolfo, from New York City. The couple married in their home in Queens, NYC on 27 November. They are the first to have a same-sex marriage in the traditional costume, a formal coat symbolizing...
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On Sunday, Georgian soccer player wore a rainbow armband in support of LGBT rights when he played for his Dutch soccer club. It was part of the Netherland's larger "Coming Out Day" initiative and to stand up for LGBT rights. Kashia also plays for the Georgian National team. What was the reaction at home to the simple colorful armband? Rioters in his home country protested outside the Georgian Soccer Federation in Tbilisi, demanding Kashia be removed from the team. Demonstrators shouted...
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This past Monday, witnesses say they saw a man standing around the Bulldogs bar, a black gay bar in Atlanta, Georgia. A group of friends eventually interacted with this man, later identified as 47-year-old Elijah Payton, as he started to yell at them. An anonymous witness spoke to WSB-TV Atlanta about the situation, “He started yelling obscenities, such as ‘Hey, which one is with who? I wanna have sex with one of you guys,” the witness told them, “He then screamed...
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An investigation is underway to decide whether or not to charge him with a federal hate crime. The Atlanta truck driver who poured boiling water over a sleeping gay couple in February has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. According to the Associated Press, a jury found 48-year-old Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault. The assaulter couldn’t be charged with a hate crime because Georgia is one of five states...
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Meet one of the rare bright spots in the 2016 election. For at least half the nation, it's been a dark night-into morning-into full-blown day with the news that our collective nightmare turned out to be reality—but as with every dark cloud there's a silver lining. For instance, it's going to be a lot easier to get high in some states. And there is now a record number of women in the Senate. It's not quite the same as a...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

The designer and his muse have been spotted together on the red carpet and on vacation. Has Cupid hit Calvin Klein again? The designer, 74,...