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Hysteric fuss raisers One Million Moms is targeting Whole Foods after the company sponsored a drag queen storybook hour. Whole Foods sponsored the storytime as part of Atlanta Pride 2019, and it was hosted by Mayor Keisha Bottoms and drag queen Terra Cotta Sugarbaker. The event itself did not take place in a Whole Foods market itself; rather, the queens read stories at City Hall. That raised the ire of the Moms, which now accuses Whole Foods of being part of...

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...

A homophobic preacher showed up to an Ariana Grande concert last weekend and she and her fans weren’t having any of it. The singer is currently on the road with her Sweetener World Tour, where she played in Atlanta over the weekend. Outside the venue, a man marched around wielding a rainbow banner with the word “Pride” crossed out. He was screaming into a megaphone, telling Ariana’s fans, “God wants you to repent!” Someone captured the spectacle on video and uploaded it...

Pride season is in full bloom, with rainbows appearing on walls and crosswalks and even the parking lot behind the Lululemon in West Hollywood (photo above). And we have not even gotten to the socks, t-shirt and underwear yet. To celebrate Stonewall 50 around the world, we’ve collected some favorite rainbow-themed selfie spots, perfect for popping a pic and letting the world know how you are celebrating your pride. Birmingham Artists with the organization Color Bham, in Birmingham, Ala., brought a big...

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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I don't know what it is about businesses refusing service to LGBTQ people but I do know that I'm tired of it. First the Masterpiece Cakeshop debacle and now this. Colton Southworth and his husband were denied service specifically because they're a gay couple. Southworth and his husband had recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia and had dreams to transform their lawn into a beautiful garden. Colton researched different lawn services and found Botanica Atlanta Landscape and Design. Southworth was enamored by...
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Black men in America are in danger of many things. For those engaging in gay sex, there’s also the very real fear of contracting HIV. This is especially true for Southern black men engaging in sex with other men. While many have the misconception that HIV/AIDs isn’t as prevalent in the US as it was in the 80s or 90s, the disease is in fact now mostly found in communities of color. The Guardian reports that there’s a one in two...

Tens 0f thousands of people gathered this weekend (13-15 October) to celebrate Atlanta Pride 2017. Now in its 47th year, the inaugural event started just one year after the famous Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. It’s now grown into a colorful display of love, diversity and acceptance. Special guest star Rita Ora performed during Atlanta Pride celebrations on Saturday (14 October) evening. She wrote on Instagram: ‘Watching the sunset and performing for you… I wouldn’t have it any other way....
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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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Mayor Kasim Reed announced the decision on the anniversary of the Pulse massacre. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that crosswalks in Midtown that were temporarily painted the colors of the rainbow as a symbol of LGBT Pride will now be installed permanently. The announcement was made on June 12, the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people last year. “Our city has rallied around our LGBT community, and we have not shied from demonstrating our...

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