A pioneering report on the city’s LGBTQ+ history is complete, laying the groundwork for further research and future preservation efforts. The “Atlanta LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement” covers the period of 1895 to 2000. It was created by consultant New South Associates on behalf of the City and the nonprofit Historic Atlanta, which advocates for underrepresented […]
Project Q Atlanta silently disappeared from the web one day in April, sending 14 years of crucial LGBTQ community journalism into a digital netherworld from which it may or may not return. It joins a long list of digital media – famously including Creative Loafing Atlanta – whose archives have been totally or partially lost […]
Google celebrated its love for Atlanta when opened its new Midtown office space on July 27. In its new office space, the technology company clearly has embraced Atlanta and Georgia – spotlighting its role as a center for civil and human rights for all as well as its multicultural offerings of music and entertainment.
A pioneering study of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history is taking public input and contributions, with some community events to be announced soon.
If you’re a roller coaster lover, you’ve almost certainly hit Six Flags over Georgia for Goliath’s 225-foot drop or Viper’s seven back-to-back loops. This week is notable for thrill-seekers, though, because fifty-five years ago, the amusement park first opened its doors. About 3,000 folks visited on its opening day in 1967, with over 1.2 million […]
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Atlanta next Tuesday, Jan. 11. The pair will focus on the “urgent need” to pass voting rights legislation to protect “the integrity of our elections from corrupt attempts to strip law-abiding citizens of their fundamental freedoms and allow partisan state officials to undermine vote counting […]
Atlanta City Councilmember Matt Westmoreland has come out as gay on the eve of his second term in office.
Anyone looking to ring in the new year in the heart of the city is in luck — the iconic Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta is back this year after a three-year hiatus, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta-based hip-hop group Goodie Mob and singer Ashanti will headline the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration. More […]
Georgia state senators have begun talks on a potential statewide proposal to prohibit discrimination in housing, jobs, accommodations and more.
If you’re a music lover who’s been missing live shows, or you just want to take a stroll around the neighborhood, consider checking out Oakhurt’s Porchfest this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 9, local musicians will perform on the front porches of homes in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood. Click here to find out more about the annual […]
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ legacy may not include a permanent cabinet-level office to regulate city policies related to LBGTQ+, immigrants, sustainability, youth and more.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the City Schools of Decatur board discussed the possibility of requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for staff and students. No vote is needed to require staff to get the shot, but the board would need to vote on a policy requiring student vaccinations. A drafted policy regarding staff vaccination will be ready […]
Historic Atlanta, Inc. has secured the money needed to begin a pioneering study of the city’s LGBTQ+ history, an effort that will lead to preservation efforts like landmarking and listings on registers of historic places. And while that’s a big step for an organization founded to expand the definition of “historic,” it’s just a start. […]
Atlanta has ranked #4 on the EPA’s 2021 Top Cities list, which spotlights cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Our city has 329 certified environmentally friendly buildings, compared to the top-ranking Los Angeles with 587. Certified buildings use an average of 35% less energy than an average building. On to other local news: […]
Atlanta’s plan to allow development at the site of the Atlanta Eagle and KODAK building is an injustice to the city’s LGBTQ community and the plan should be amended, according to Historic Atlanta, a preservation organization that began the effort to preserve the property.
The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to pay $125,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a former firefighter who challenged disciplinary actions by then Fire and Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran, who later was fired for issues involving a book that cited his religious views on gays and lesbians.
The drag queen RuPaul’s early career at a building now known as the Atlanta Eagle could help avert the city’s proposal to allow future development above and behind the structure, including some structural demolition and the potential relocation of the KODAK sign to some other spot on the property.
The Atlanta Eagle could become Atlanta’s fourth monument to the LGBTQ community, following steps Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday to preserve the building that housed the now-shuttered nightclub.
Affordable housing, LGBTQ rights and pediatric health are among the issues that have emerged in a federal lawsuit in Atlanta that pits landlords of millions of rental homes against the CDC’s efforts to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Guest Columnist GILBERT YEREMIAN, a business owner in Atlanta
As an ally to the LGBTQ community and a business owner who knows the importance of valuing a diverse workforce, I’m hopeful 2020 will bring nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Georgians in employment, housing, and public spaces.