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Dan Cathy

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

Sunday, November 17, 2013
ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award. [ Read more → ]
Christopher Cain (left) and Dorian Moragne

Two Ga. men sentenced to 10 years in hate crime attack on gay man

Saturday, June 29, 2013
ATLANTA -- Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their involvement in a hate crime against a gay man in Atlanta. [ Read more → ]
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Atlanta man sues after Georgia rejects ‘GAYGUY’ license plate

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
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Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed announces support for marriage equality

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced his support for marriage equality by signing a resolution sponsored by councilman Alex Wan and passed by the City Council on Dec. 3. [ Read more → ]
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Atlanta city council passes resolution supporting same-sex marriage

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Atlanta city council on Monday approved a resolution supporting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, despite Mayor Kasim Reed's previously stated opposition to same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Christopher Cain

Atlanta police arrest 1 of 3 suspects in videotaped attack on gay man

Sunday, February 12, 2012
ATLANTA — Police have arrested one of three suspects in the videotaped beating of a 20-year-old gay man who was attacked outside a convenience store in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood on Feb. 4. [ Read more → ]
Brandon White

Atlanta police say they’ve identified 2 attackers in video beating of gay man

Thursday, February 9, 2012
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police Chief George Turner on Thursday said police have identified suspects in a videotaped attack on a gay man leaving after he left a convenience store in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Appeals court rules against Georgia counselor who wouldn’t work with lesbian client

Thursday, February 9, 2012
ATLANTA — It might pale in comparison to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision against Proposition 8, but the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled on another gay rights case this week. [ Read more → ]
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Bernice King’s gay-inclusive speech at MLK rally surprises LGBT participants

Monday, January 16, 2012
ATLANTA -- Bernice King took the stage today at Atlanta’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. rally and included gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people among the various groups she said need to come together to fulfill her father's legacy. [ Read more → ]
Vandy Beth Glenn

Federal appeals court poised to rule in favor of transgender woman fired from state office

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Two members of a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday signaled that U.S. Supreme Court precedents will require them to uphold a district court ruling that a former Georgia state legislative aide who was fired during her gender transition, was the victim of discrimination. [ Read more → ]
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Six police officers fired, nine disciplined over botched raid of Atlanta gay bar

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Six Atlanta police officers have been fired following an investigation into the botched raid of an Atlanta gay bar in 2009. [ Read more → ]
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Home Depot tells anti-gay hate group AFA what they can do with their petition

Friday, June 3, 2011
Executives at The Home Depot gave a cool reception to representatives of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association at the company’s annual shareholder's meeting in Atlanta this week. [ Read more → ]
Rashad Taylor

Georgia state lawmaker comes out amid allegations of sexual misconduct

Sunday, May 29, 2011
A Georgia state Representative becomes the state's third openly gay lawmaker after he came out on Friday amid allegations of sexual misconduct. [ Read more → ]
(Photo: Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Niece of Martin Luther King calls gay marriage ‘genocide’ at NOM rally

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Allowing gay couples to marry amounts to "genocide" and will lead to the "extinction" of the human race, according to the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a National Organization for Marriage rally in Atlanta on Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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Six arrested in attack on gay couple in Atlanta park

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
One man and five minors were arrested in an Atlanta Park on Friday night after an assault and robbery of a gay couple, according to Atlanta police. [ Read more → ]
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‘SoVo’ founder announces plans to launch new GA gay publication

Saturday, December 5, 2009
A new publication aimed at filling the void left by the Southern Voice is expected to launch early in 2010. The GA Voice (pronounce it as you wish, its creators say) is set to debut early next year both online and in print, reports the... [ Read more → ]

Big night for LGBT candidates in GA elections

Thursday, December 3, 2009
[caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="Simone Bell"][/caption] Voters in Georgia have elected the first openly lesbian African-American state legislator in the U.S. In a runoff election on Dec. 1, Simone Bell was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives. Simone has worked for more than... [ Read more → ]

City of Atlanta, police department, officers sued over raid at gay bar

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A national gay rights group has filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta Police Department on behalf of 19 people who say they were forcibly searched and detained during a raid on an Atlanta gay bar. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit against the city of Atlanta,... [ Read more → ]

Protests over gay bar raid escalate, Atlanta police release complaints

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
ATLANTA -- Days of protests over an Atlanta police raid on a gay bar continued Tuesday afternoon, this time reaching city hall. About 20 protestors showed up for the Atlanta City Council's Public Safety Committee meeting, claiming the Sept. 10 raid at the Atlanta Eagle... [ Read more → ]

‘Eagle’ patrons to rally Sunday night in protest of gay bar raid

Sunday, September 13, 2009
ATLANTA -- Patrons and supporters of the gay leather bar the Atlanta Eagle are gathering today at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the establishment to hold a rally to protest a controversial raid where eight employees were arrested by Atlanta Police on Sept.... [ Read more → ]

Atlanta police descend on gay bar in ‘Stonewall’-like raid

Friday, September 11, 2009
ATLANTA -- The owners of an Atlanta gay bar say their establishment was unfairly targeted by police conducting a raid Thursday evening. Several customers at Atlanta Eagle say they were harassed without prompting, forced to the ground and frisked. "Our problem is with the way... [ Read more → ]
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