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APN Capitol Journal: 2016, Week Four

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(APN) ATLANTA — This installment of Capitol Journal covers Week Four of the 2016 year of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.   Legislative Session Day 13 (Monday, Feb. 01, 2016)   HB 768, ABLE, which creates special savings accounts for persons with disabilities, passed by substitute out of subcommittee.  The bill was stripped of provisions giving […]

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Developer Attacks Queer Community Garden known as the Homostead

before and after

(APN) ATLANTA — A small time developer has attempted to destroy a community garden that plays an important role in Atlanta’s radical LGBTQI community.   On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Ehsan Razavi, owner of RZI Properties, bulldozed most of the garden at Open Space Church, also known as the Homostead, while police stood by and refused to intervene.   “Years […]

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Metro Atlantans Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Ruling (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Celebrations were held throughout Metro Atlanta and across the U.S. on June  26, 2015, when the Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.  It is now legal in all fifty U.S. states for same-sex couples to marry.   The first line in the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling states that the Fourteenth Amendment […]

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New Changes to Cheshire Bridge Zoning Bill Raise More Legal Issues (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan (District 6) sent an email to constituents on yesterday, May 08, 2013, describing a second round of amendments to the proposed legislation to change the zoning for Cheshire Bridge Road.    These changes will be considered at the Zoning Review Board (ZRB) meeting tonight to be held at City Hall at […]

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ANALYSIS: Cheshire Bridge Rezoning Proposal Likely Illegal

(APN) ATLANTA — The rezoning proposals for Cheshire Bridge Road currently pending before the Zoning Review Board (ZRB)–which purport to take away the grandfather clause for existing businesses on Cheshire Bridge Road–are likely not legal and will subject the taxpayers of the City of Atlanta to costly litigation the City is unlikely to win, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. APN […]

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Cinco de Mayo Fest at Las Margaritas to Benefit Charities

Las Margaritas, a restaurant in Atlanta’s Cheshire Bridge neighborhood owned by Oscar Valdivieso, is hosting a fiesta muy grande today for Cinco de Mayo. According to the event’s Facebook page, the festivities will benefit Joining Hearts, a non-profit organization which supports housing for people with HIV and AIDS.  Specifically, Joining Hearts funds two Atlanta non-profits, AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House. […]

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Outwrite Books to Leave 10th and Piedmont Location

    (APN) ATLANTA — Outwrite bookstore, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic gay bookstore, will be leaving its 10th and Piedmont location within the next few weeks, signaling a key milestone in Midtown’s second-wave gentrification process.  The store opened eighteen years ago, in 1993. “It’s part of the story – as we move into neighborhoods and fix ’em up, we get forced […]

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(IPS) Five Nations Execute Homosexuals, Two More Considering It

This article appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=104945. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic […]

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Right-Wing City, Milton, Elects Homosexual Councilman Under the Radar

This article first appeared on The Beacon website at: http://www.beaconcastmedia.com/politics-/Can-A-Gay-Man-Win-ReElection-To-Georgias-Most-Conservative-City-060111-2930 (APN) ATLANTA — Alan Tart is a successful professional employee with the federal government, holds elected office, has a beautiful young daughter — and lives with a male partner named David. Tart lives in the new North Fulton city of Milton, one the most affluent, highly educated and Republican leaning […]

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BREAKING: Midtown APD Chief Ousted for Opposing Patrol Cuts

(APN) ATLANTA — Major Khirus E. Williams was apparently ousted from the Atlanta Police Department after a recent email he sent to Midtown Atlanta residents warning of proposed cuts to community patrolling, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Williams was the commander for Zone 5, which includes much of Midtown. “Good evening, as a result of this e-mail, which was intended […]

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EDITORIAL: Article Did Not Cause Lower Eagle Pay-Outs

(APN) ATLANTA — In previous editorials I have written about the interrelationship between media and society.  While the theory of objective media purports that reporters are to sit on the sidelines observing society, in fact news outlets are a part of the society they cover.  One sign of a healthy media is when news articles impact a situation by raising […]

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Phillip Rush Center Emerges as Shared GLBTQI Community Space

  (APN) ATLANTA — Since its grand opening in 2009, the Phillip Rush Center, located at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, has emerged as a new, shared community space for Atlanta’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex community. The facility is named after Phillip Rush, a respected Atlanta activist and philanthopist, who died in April 2009 at age 55. Rush served […]

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