The History of Southern Voice

On October 11, 1994 AIDS activist John Kappers died in his own bed in Little Five Points surrounded by his partner and a few close friends. Although he had slipped into a coma, I whispered in his ear, “John, do...

We Must Take Care of Our Own

This was supposed to be a celebratory piece about the 10th anniversary of Georgia Voice. I started writing it a few weeks ago. Then I laid it aside, assuring myself I had plenty of time to make that deadline. Y...

Chris Cash: The courage to change

I’m a long-time member of a certain 12-step group. Anonymity is big for some but it never has been for me. I am proud to be a part of a group who works a program day in and day out to become the best human bein...

Will Atlanta elect its first openly LGBT mayor?

Cathy Woolard is used to being first and she intends to keep it that way. She was the first candidate to declare in the upcoming Atlanta mayoral race, the first openly gay official in Georgia history when elect...