COVID in Incarceration

Incarcerated LGBTQ seniors were already in a precarious situation before the pandemic. Now, elderly people are dying from COVID-19 in Georgia prisons. In the month of May alone, the Georgia Department of ...

The Cause of the Protestors is Also Our Cause

The cause of the protestors is intrinsically linked with the cause for queer liberation. On the evening of the 4th of July, I went to a downtown Atlanta protest for reparations for racism. I went for a numbe...

Animal Therapy and the LGBTQ Community

Animals help relieve stress and heal injuries to mental health caused by a discriminatory society. Prejudice takes a toll on the LGBTQ community and our mental health, but dogs, provided one is not allergic ...

The Intersectional Atlanta Anti-Racism Protests

A month after the murder of George Floyd, the movement against white supremacy remains strong. In Atlanta, a distinctive feature of the protest movement has been its emphasis on intersectionality, with subst...

Discussions on Queer Incarceration, Protests

The following questions were emailed to Susan Stryker, an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality, on the day of George Floyd’s murder. Her responses...

Black, Trans Sex Workers Face Police Violence

The criminalization of sex work in Georgia endangers the most marginalized in the queer community. Black, transgender sex workers face criminalization resulting in systematic police harassment all too freque...

Covid-Related Business Innovations

The Cheapest Ventilator Ever Made The “Vermontilator” is likely the simplest, and cheapest, ventilator ever made for mass production, costing only “a few hundred dollars per unit in parts and materials” acco...

An Uncertain Future for Rural Health Care

Even before the pandemic, hospitals in rural areas already faced a mounting crisis. In Georgia, seven rural hospitals have ceased providing inpatient care or closed outright within the last 10 years, accordi...

Georgia Reopens, But Are There Enough Tests?

In the wake of shortages and widespread rationing, COVID-19 tests are becoming more available. But even as the state reopens, only those with symptoms may be tested in most cities. On April 1st the Food and ...

COVID-19’s Impact on Atlanta Workers

On March 17, Christopher LaCorte was just about to fly to Amsterdam when he came down with a terrible case of pneumonia. When Georgia Voice interviewed him by phone two weeks later, he was in quarantine recover...