There has been a huge push to end the stigma, the bigotry and intolerance surrounding the LGBT+ community.  


But despite that, for many people who identify as LGBT+, there are still  experiences and memories of discrimination, violence and familial rejection which are recognized as significant factors contributing to mental health concerns.


GPB Evening Headlines For June 26, 2019

Jun 26, 2019

  • Chatham County Issues Second Beach Advisory In A Month
  • Tyler Perry Announces New Video Streaming Service With BET
  • Two Right Whales That Spend Part Of Year Near Georgia Found Dead

  • Abrams, Bottoms Testfy Before Congress
  • Smyrna Plant Manager Sentenced For 2016 Chemical Spill
  • Braves Play Cubs Tonight In Chicago

  • Stacey Abrams Testifies Before Congress In Washington
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms Talks Cybersecurity During Congressional Committee
  • Liberty Becomes First GA County To Openly Oppose Offshore Drilling

  • Stacey Abrams Testifies On Capitol Hill About Voting Rights
  • Atlanta Seeks Federal Help To Fend Off Cyberattacks
  • Liberty County Joins Opposition To Coastal Oil Drilling And Seismic Testing

  • Atlanta Affordable Housing Plan Unveiled
  • Port Of Savannah Increases Capacity With New Cranes
  • Fulton County Jail Over Capacity

  • Storms Knock Out Power For Thousands Of Georgians
  • Macon Brings Back Pride Celebration After 20 Year Hiatus
  • Cave Spring City Council Could Pave Way For Micro Distilleries

  • Atlanta Launches New Affordable Housing Plan
  • Macon Celebrates Pride Month For First Time In 20 Years
  • Dikembo Mutombo And The CDC Join Forces In Anti-Ebola Videos

  • Kemp Travels To South Korea
  • Minorities Fuel Growth In Metro Atlanta
  • Clark Atlanta University Names New President

  • Growth In Georgia Led By Increases In Minority Groups
  • Brian Kemp Continues Economic Trip In South Korea
  • Wrangler Selects Georgia Farm To Provide Sustainable Cotton For New Clothing Line

  • Atlanta Could See Targeted Arrests By ICE Agents Next Week
  • Savannah State Athletics Program On Probation For NCAA Violations
  • Atlanta Could Turn Part Of Downtown To Pedestrian-Only Plaza

  • Another Measles Case In Georgia
  • Some Georgia Students To Receive Loan Relief
  • Hawks Nab Two Top Prospects In NBA Draft

  • Marion Wilson Jr. Put To Death, 1.500th Execution In U.S. Since 1976
  • 7th Measles Case Reported In Georgia
  • Former ITT Students Will Recieve Debt Relief In National Settlement

GPB Evening Headlines For June 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019

  • Some Georgia Students To Recieve Debt Relief In ITT Settlement
  • World Refugee Day Honors Those Displaced, Including People Resettled In Georgia 
  • Parole Board Denies Clemency To Man On Death Row

  • Clemency Denied For Condemned Inmate
  • Georgia Driver's Licenses Get Security Upgrade
  • Hawks Have Two 1st Round Picks In Tonight's NBA Draft

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Georgia Department of Corrections

Georgia's parole board has denied clemency to a man set to be executed Thursday at the state prison in Jackson.

  • Parole Board Yet To Decide On Clemency For Death Row Inmate
  • Georgia 2020 Primary Date Moved To March 24th
  • Atlanta Child Memorial Taskforce Meets For The First Time

  • Contractor Charged With Taking Kickbacks On Army Projects
  • Georgia's Presidential Primary Election Date Is March 24, 2020
  • Savannah Considers First Zoning Code Overhaul In Half A Century

  • Juneteenth Celebrated Across The State
  • New Bank Name, "Truist" Challenged In Copyright Infringement Suit
  • Atlanta United Advances To Quarter Finals In U.S. Open Cup

  • Statewide Billboard Campaign To Fight Opioid Addiction In Georgia
  • Savannah Welcomes New Fire Chief With Ceremony
  • Juneteenth Festivities Scheduled To Take Place Across The State

This month, communities all across the state are celebrating a holiday known as Juneteenth.


On this day in 1865, more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were told about their freedom two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.


In 2011, Georgia became the 37th state to recognize Juneteenth.



  • New "Georgia Recovers" Billboards Shed Light On Substance Abuse
  • Former Ft. Valley State University Employee Pleads Guilty To Prostitution Charges
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church Hosts "Ending Mass Incarceration" Conference In Atlanta

  • Georgia Presidential Primary Date In Question
  • State Board Of Pardons And Paroles To Hold Clemency Hearing
  • Braves Win Again

  • Voting Machines Could Delay Georgia's Primary Date In 2020 Election
  • City Of Atlanta Approves 2020 Budget
  • 'Ending Mass Incarceration' Conference Begins In Atlanta

  • Georgia Holds Off On Setting Presidential Primary Date 
  • Gwinnett Co. Commissioner Sues County After Receiving Public Reprimand From Colleagues
  • Georgia On Track For Record-Breaking Sea Turtle Nesting Season

  • Atlanta City Council To Vote On 2020 Budget
  • Haddish Cancels Atlanta Appearance Due To Heartbeat Law
  • Braves Demolish Philadelphia Phillies

  • Report Finds That Georgia's Internet Speeds Are Slower Than FCC Estimates
  • Atlanta City Council Will Vote On 2020 Budget
  • Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Performance Because Of Heartbeat Bill

  • Study: Georgia's Uninsured, Lack Of Health Care Access Rank State 42nd Nationwide
  • 21 Savage Donates $25K To Legal Aid For Detained Immigrants
  • Georgia Sees Increase In Mosquitos After Week Of Rain

  • Study: Georgia's Uninsured, Lack Of Health Care Access Rank State 42nd Nationwide
  • 21 Savage Donates $25K To Legal Aid For Detained Immigrants
  • Georgia Sees Increase In Mosquitos After Week Of Rain

  • Atlanta Restarts President Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative
  • Governor Kemp Touts Georgia's Workforce During White House Visit 
  • Atlanta Begins Enforcing E-Scooter Laws After First Reported Death