If the week is keeping you from keeping up with the latest local LGBT news and buzz on a daily basis, take a few weekend minutes to settle in with gay Atlanta’s most talked-about stories of the last seven days.


Midtown declares hideous war on ‘thugs in drag’


Midtown neighbors have waged war on the hustlers who prowl their streets and don’t mind tossing around offensive terms, engaging in hyperbole and suckering media outlets into supporting their battle. The Midtown Ponce Security Alliance amps up the rhetoric, exaggerates claims, insists on the pejorative term “transvestite” and now the racially charged “thugs.” Read the full post.


Atlantic Station: Accounts of gay bashing differ


Atlantic Station says it’s cooperating with the police investigation into a gay bashing on Saturday that left the victim with a gash on his head but refutes allegations that security for the retail center was reluctant to take action. Read the full post, details of security’s fumbled response, the victim’s curious police statement, and who’s stalling the investigation.


ATL gay couple takes kiss to heart of Chick-fil-A


Not to be out-kissed by an Atlanta lesbian couple or a handful of LGBT activists in Decatur, Thomas Abrams and Justin Dyer took their same-sex Chick-fil-A protest smooch to the company’s marriage retreat, the exclusionary WinShape Foundation in North Georgia. Read the full post.


Meet the gay Atlanta Libertarian seeking office


Brad Ploeger’s path to elected office comes with a couple of hurdles and a few explanations. He’s gay. He’s Libertarian. And he wants a seat on the Public Service Commission. The Grant Park resident is no stranger to politics, but we wanted gay voters to know more about the man and his prospective post. Read our interview.


Karen Handel: We need more anti-gay women


Chick-fil-A loving, gay-hating turncoat Karen Handel is back in the worst possible way. The former Georgia Secretary of State who hated the gays after she liked them enough to win local office, was jobless after publicly botching her Susan G. Komen for the Cure position. Now she co-chairs the new GOP “Right Women, Right Now” campaign to recruit other hateful Republican women to run for office. Read the full post.

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