ATLANTA BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN DEMANDS END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANS PEOPLE

An Atlanta advocacy group has created a billboard campaign that demands an end to violence against Black transgender people. The I Am Human Foundation campaign debuted in January, and features billboards with the slogan “Black trans lives matter” against the backdrop of the trans Pride flag. The billboards also contain the hashtag “stop the violence.” Alex Santiago,…

LIL NAS X IS THE SECOND GAY MAN TO HAVE SONG CERTIFIED DIAMOND

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has reached diamond status, making the Atlanta rapper only the second openly gay man to do so, according to Out. The song has sold ten million units—including both digital downloads and streaming units on Spotify—giving the track diamond status. “Old Town Road,” which features country legend Billy Ray Cyrus, is…

TYLER PERRY’S ATALANTA STUDIO TO HOUSE HOMELESS LGBTQ YOUTH

Tyler Perry’s historic studio in Atlanta will be more than just for shooting films: the complex will house a shelter and community center for women and LGBTQ homeless youth. The 330-acre building houses a dozen sound stages named after black Hollywood legends, like Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Spike Lee, and will soon house the shelter. “I…