Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Our existence is a partisan issue

One of the things we look at regularly in political science is why people are partisan — that is, why do they declare themselves a Democrat or a Republican, and then vote for that party? The surprising answer i...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: All hail Adam Rippon

It isn’t often we get to watch our own in action. Making up five or so percent of the population means that for LGBTQ members to be at the top of their field in a world that still doesn’t really want them is a ...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: A teacher and a trail of victims

My husband’s hometown, a small city in western Pennsylvania, is currently undergoing its own Harvey Weinstein moment, as decades of sexual abuse by a teacher has finally been let out into the open. Every year, ...
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LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Dec. 1 – Dec. 7

Friday, Dec. 1 Indulge in the seasonal spirit at A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery today. Returning for its third year, A Victorian Holiday is a unique seasonal celebration that features holiday activi...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Left out, kept out

It didn’t register much earlier this year because of the chaotic presidency that has scrambling journalists fixated on what “this is not normal” aspect of the Trump presidency to focus on (spoiler: racism, prej...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: On reacting to bigotry with violence

It isn’t that I haven’t been exposed to the parts of the US that hate us. My husband is from a small former steel town in Pennsylvania. Before moving to Athens, we lived in the southern tip of Newton County – t...

Simon Williamson: Lessening the burden of coming out

One of the most frustrating things about coming out — even in these most contemporarily accepting times of homosexuality since Jesus was spread all over the globe to ban it — is that the entire risk, burden and...