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Gay Activists In Atlanta, GA Push To Preserve City’s "Historic" Glory Holes

Gay Activists In Atlanta, GA Push To Preserve City’s “Historic” Gloryholes

A group of gay activists in Atlanta, GA  are fighting to prevent a popular gay hangout/sex shop Tokyo Valentino from being shut down.

The group believes that the forced closure is a homophobic attack to try and erase their entire gay identity. So they’ve started a change.org petition to stop the closure from happening.

The petition was started by Gay Georgia, Inc. (GAGA), a state-registered PAC that works to “preserve Gay cultural and entertainment locations important to maintaining the identity and safety of gay Georgians.”

“Tokyo Valentino” at Cheshire Bridge Rd is being shut down by the City of Atlanta unless you help! This location is important to our LGBTQ identities as gay Georgians (GAGA). “Tokyo Valentino”, open since 1995, has been a safe harbor for the community allowing us to celebrate our diversity since “The Jungle” is now closed. GAGA cannot afford to lose another landmark establishment. So many of our GAGA locations are now permanently closed, or under attack including “Backstreets”, “Burkhart’s”, “Blake’s”, and “The Eagle”. If we lose our culture then we also lose our identity as gay Georgians! We have fought for acceptance…now we need to fight to preserve it! Please sign the petition to stop the City of Atlanta from closing “Tokyo Valentino”. It will only take a few clicks. We are gay Georgia. We are GAGA!

So far over 6500 people have signed.

Save a glory-hole. Sign the petition today.

8 Arrested in the Country of Georgia After Riots Erupt Over Footballers Support of Gay Rights – Video

 

Riots erupted in the country of Georgia as protesters from the right-wing group Georgian March organized a demo demanding that footballer Guram Kashia be kicked off the national team for wearing a rainbow armband in support of gay rights.

The armband was in support of rights for the LGBT community and formed part of the country’s larger ‘Coming Out Day’ initiative.

In response, dozens of protesters gathered to march outside the Georgian Football Federation in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, shouting homophobic epithets, lighting flares and smoke bombs, and burned a rainbow flag.

Everyone has the right for freedom of expression,” Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said in a statement on Facebook on Monday.

“We should respect human rights and liberties. I stand with the unanimous support that sporting society has expressed toward Guram Kashia,” he added.

The AP AP reported that eight people were detained for resisting police and minor hooliganism, and they were due to appear in court on Wednesday.

Kashia told Dutch TV channel NOS he is proud to support equal rights and he has no intention to stop playing for Georgia.

 

 
 

 

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Georgia “Pastor” Who Said PULSE Victims Got ‘What they deserved’ Accused of Molesting Young Boy

Pastor Ken Adkins Child Molestor

“Pastor” Ken Adkins, who faced widespread condemnation for making offensive remarks about a fatal shooting that left 49 LGBT club goers dead and 53 others wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando turned himself in to police about 9 a.m. Friday on aggravated child molestation charges on a young boy, reported The Florida Time-Union.

The alleged abuse took place at Adkins’ church in Brunswick, as well as the pastor’s car and the victim’s home, prosecutors said.

His attorney said investigators told him the abuse took place in 2010.

In 2012 a Glynn County magistrate ordered Adkins to stop using his Facebook and social media accounts to call a School Board member “a fool” or a “runaway slave.” The order also barred Adkins from using the term “child molester” without proof when criticizing a worker for two local campaigns.

The pastor’s wife said she believed Adkins would be cleared, and she expressed concern about the young man who made the allegations.

Charlotte Stormy Adkins said the alleged victim was part of the church’s ministry and had been mentored by her and her husband.

Shortly after the PLUSE Nightclub Massacre Adkins took to Twitter talking about the LGBT victims saying “I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!”