Thursday, October 11, 2012
Human Rights Campaign-organized National Coming Out Day.is a day of awareness for those who have come out as LGBT - gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
The 42nd Annual Atlanta Pride Festival is set to return to Midtown this weekend and just in time comes today’s Human Rights Campaign-organized National Coming Out Day. Thursday, October 11, is a day of awareness for those who have come out as LGBT - gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The theme for National Coming Out Day 2012 is "Come Out. Vote." Many people are taking the opportunity to put the spotlight on next month's Election Day and the fight for full equality for LGBT people. If you want to tell your elected officials to come out for equality, then check out the HRC's National Coming Out Day Facebook app to see how. A 1987 'March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights' was the inspiration for National Coming Out Day. For one …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Atlanta Pride Festival will promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons
The 42nd Annual Atlanta Pride Festival rides a rainbow of love back to Piedmont Park this weekend and with it the always colorful Pride Parade. The festival includes music, entertainment, a marketplace, yoga, children's show, car & motorcycle show, literary showcase, cultural exhibits, health expo, cabaret, food & drink, and much more. Atlanta Pride promotes unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons and to promote a positive image in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States through community activities and services. The main mission of the Atlanta Pride Committee is to provide lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons with cultural and educational programs …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Dan Cathy speaks on recent developments in the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Chick-fil-A controversy continues, with company President Dan Cathy speaking out on recent events that led some to believe that the company was backing off its stance on marriage. According to the Huffington Post, on Sept. 21, Cathy issued a statement on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website denying these reports, claiming the company has made no "concessions" to gay marriage supporters. “There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy's statement said. -- Do you support Chick-fil-A's …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Bria and Chrissy score followers with music videos containing LGBT subject matter intended to entertain and promote equality.
Having recorded and posted online their first music video less than a month ago, a Midtown lesbian singing duo has since certainly drawn its fair amount of YouTube attention. Bria Kam, 25, and Chrissy Chambers, 21, have had both positive and negative reviews and comments for such songs as "Legitimate Rape Song" (Thank-you Todd Akin) and “Dear Chick-Fil-A" (Because I'm a Homosexual), and they’re motivated to keep producing thought-provoking original content in an effort to both entertain and promote equality. “Really, we’re at a point where we need to keep going to help make an impact,’’ Kam told Patch. Bria and Chrissy met last fall at the East Atlanta Village gay bar Mary’s. Kam, who grew up in the metro Atlanta area and attended The …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
City to pay former police recruit denied officer position because of HIV status
The City of Atlanta will pay a HIV-positive police recruit a settlement fee of $250,000 to resolve an almost four-year long discrimination lawsuit. Lambda Legal, which bases its Southern Regional Office in Midtown, made the announcement Wednesday involving the case of an anonymous recruit, who said he was denied employment because of his HIV status and that City doctors violated his privacy. "We are glad that the City of Atlanta has moved to right its wrong," Greg Nevins, supervising senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal's Midtown office, said in a news release. Nevins was co-counsel in Lambda Legal's 2010 Atlanta Eagle bar raid case against the APD that ultimately cost the City nearly $2.7 million in attorney fees and settlements. "We …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Officers from the department's Community Services Division will be providing proactive crime prevention information to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community on Friday night.
The Atlanta Police Department's Community Services Division will conduct a community safety seminar on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, located at 781 Peachtree Street. The seminar is open to anyone, but will focus primarily on discussions specific to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. The Department’s LGBT liaisons, Senior Patrol Officer Brian Sharp and Officer Kristin Knight, will provide information on basic safety tips on proactive crime prevention. There will also be a “Meet and Greet” for Major James Whitmire, commander of the Zone 5 precinct that includes the downtown and Midtown areas. All three will be on hand to offer proactive, collaborative and solutions-…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Atlanta gay website Project Q called The Onion's satirical piece "a brilliant takedown," but admitted that it was "hitting a little too close to reality" for Cobb County.
Cobb County's been in America's cultural crosshairs before, as Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee recalled this week in his re-election battle against Bill Byrne. On Friday, the satirical newspaper and website The Onion had fun at Cobb's expense in an article and video devoted to the same topic as a nearly 20-year-old episode that Lee referenced -- homosexuality. In a fictitious story on its website that includes a Marietta dateline, The Onion wrote about efforts by a "Cobb County Evangelical Hospital" that holds an annual "Gay Cureness Walk." The money raised will be used to build a new gayness treatment center at the hospital. The accompanying video "interviews" include a physician at the hospital, as well as a supposedly "cured" gay man…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Possible conflicting reports concerning how public safety personnel responded after a gay man reported being punched in the face.
Details surrounding an alleged assault on a gay man Saturday night as he exited an Atlantic Station parking garage were still emerging Monday afternoon. As Project Q Atlanta reported, the victim was at the mixed-use development to attend the gay-friendly Fenuxe Fire Party in the former Fox Sports Grill space. The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. According to the Atlanta Police, the 50-year-old victim said he was walking in the west district area of Atlantic Station when he asked a male and female couple for directions. The white male then reportedly asked him, “Are you gay?” When the victim replied that he was, he said the man knocked him to the ground with a punch to the face, striking his head as he fell. The assailant then …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Atlanta-based news and entertainment resource for gays and lesbians to give Atlanta-based restaurant chain its first Worst Business Award Saturday night in Midtown.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
On Saturday, August 4, Atlantans will gather to celebrate the city's best businesses and organizations during one of the biggest and hottest events of the summer – Fenuxe Magazine's Annual FIRE Party in the former Fox Sports Grill space at Atlantic Station. Atlanta-based Fenuxe Magazine resource for gays and lesbians looking for news, travel, events, style, entertainment, the arts, and gay-friendly businesses, products, and services. Among the honorees at the annual event is Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, which will receive the first Worst Business Award Fenuxe Magazine has ever presented. Publisher Tyler Calkins stated that the 100 businesses receiving awards for being the Best in Atlanta for their industry had tough …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Gays, lesbians and their friends protested Chick-fil-A's financial support of groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
About a dozen gays, lesbians and their friends gathered outside the Colony Square Chick-fil-A at lunchtime Friday in protest of the Atlanta-based company president’s recent comments in opposition to same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, long lines formed at many Chick-fil-A locations to show support for the traditional values stance. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organized Friday’s National Same-Sex Kiss Day event at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. The Colony Square restaurant, located near the corner of Peachtree and 14th streets in Midtown, was bustling with business around 1 p.m., while outside same-sex couples shouted “Go gay marriage!” in between both sloppy kisses and pecks on the cheek. Midtown …