Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Pride is my platform

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Halls across Atlanta will be decked. There will be glitter, lights and jolly men everywhere.Happy Pride, family!As I said in my last column, I was a late-bloomi...
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Ashleigh Atwell: We are family, let’s act like it

I didn’t come out to the world until I was 23 years old.Prior to that, I was in a long-term heterosexual relationship that began when I was a 19-year-old college sophomore. The first few years of my young a...
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Ashleigh Atwell: LGBT allies—show up, do the work

It’s officially summer and that means two things: it’s hot as the devil’s toenails here in Georgia and it’s Pride season. LGBT folks across the country are gearing up to march, spectate and shine at celebration...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Atlanta’s LGBT community is a farce

I’m not a bandwagon writer, so before I sat down to type, I scrolled through a couple of months’ worth of Georgia Voice columnist archives to make sure I wasn’t beating a dead horse. I didn’t find anything. I w...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Admit it: Dating can suck

Heartbreak is traumatizing.Heartbreak is almost unbearable when you’re mentally ill. This time last year, my life was in shambles. I made a mistake that deeply hurt one of my friends and it turned into a pu...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Surrogate families and holiday blues

The holidays have always been a time of reflection for me. I think about what I did and didn’t do with my year. For many people, that’s par for the course, but for me, as someone who suffers from depression and...