Charles Stephens: On the Deeper Love Project

This is how I often begin the story: The Deeper Love Project was founded in 1997 at AID Atlanta by Craig Washington. He needed a name for the program, which would reach African-American gay men across Atlanta. ...

Charles Stephens: My two ‘gay mothers’

 We say “coming out” even still—well, some of us do—to describe the naming of one’s sexual identity, publicly, outside of heterosexuality. In this sense, “coming out” is a step, a process, a series of ...

Guest editorial: Lessons learned from Black Pride

Everyone’s first Black Pride is their favorite, and mine is no exception. For black gay men who came out in Atlanta around a certain era, late 1990s to early 2000s I suppose, our Black Pride memories are shaped...