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Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

File photo of a rally supporting gay rights. (credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rashad Interviews Two Members from Transgender Community

For the first time ever Rashad Richey interviewed two individuals from the Transgender Community, Maria Lopez and TS Madison, in regards to the lifestyle, struggle, and misconceptions about transgenders as a whole. This interview comes […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Atlanta Police Department Names New LGBT Liaison Officer

The Atlanta Police Department has named a new LGBT liaison officer.

01/01/2015

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CDC: Syphilis Reaches Highest Level Since 1995, Steady Rise In Gay And Bisexual Men

Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.

05/09/2014

The 43rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration & Parade makes its way down Market St. on June 30, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

New Effort Launched In South To Build Wider Acceptance Of Gay Marriage

Less than two weeks after a federal judge declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a new effort has been launched in the South seeking to build wider acceptance of gay and lesbian couples in the hope of overturning similar bans across the region.

02/24/2014

Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

What Could Jason Collins’ Announcement Mean For His Sponsorship Prospects?

How will current NBA basketball player Jason Collins’ decision to announce his homosexuality affect future sponsorship opportunities?

05/01/2013

The Mo Ivory Show…The President Envokes 23 Executive Orders, Morehouse Introuduces LGBT Courses

The conversation today on The Mo Ivory Show went from highlighting President Obama’s 23 Executive Orders on Gun Control to the new LGBT course Morehouse Univeristy just instituted starting today. Mo also had a specil visit […]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2013

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Atlanta To Host National LGBT Conference

The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce has announced that Atlanta will host the 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality.

01/09/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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