Features

Atlanta Leather Pride: Past and Present

The leather scene has been part of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community for more than 25 years, although the official Atlanta Leather Pride weekend has only been around for about a decade. Its beginnings are rooted deep i...

Weddings on a Budget

Getting married may mark one of the happiest days of your life but getting the bills later can send even the most financially stable couples into panic mode. From caterers and seating to the venues and clothing...

Mandi and DeLana: Ladies of Love

Married: October 10, 2015 Mandi Milligan and DeLana Finney have spent 12 years building a love that continues to strengthen their bond. Milligan, from Decatur, Alabama, and Finney, from Columbia, South Carol...

PALS: Healing Animal Bodies, Human Minds

“I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of a pet in the lives of some of my friends who have dealt with illnesses and other issues, so I know we are doing good work by keeping pets in loving homes,” said Buck Cooke,...

Homeless Youth Need Homes Too

“It can happen to anyone — never second guess your privileges,” said 20-year-old acting student Ian Woodard regarding the epidemic of homelessness. Woodard is currently in programs at Lost-n-Found (LnF), an Atl...

Fix-“her” Upper

Kris Zimmermann and Amber Bradshaw have a unique take on living life together and it’s evident when you walk into their East Village two-story home. From the outside, Zimmermann admits it’s a fixer-upper, but o...

Where Have All the Gayborhoods Gone?

Growing up as a black youth on the city’s south side, Spencer Hayes would’ve never imagined calling one of Atlanta’s most affluent and whitest neighborhoods home. Yet decades later, the black gay real estate ag...

LGBTQ People MUST Focus on Their Mental Health

While people from all walks of life are subject to mental illness, LGBTQ lives are much more commonly impacted by it than those of their cisgender, straight peers. Everyone needs and deserves to take care of th...

Sing Them Out

First, we want to shout out 2019 as the 50th anniversary of the creating of the Georgia Gay Liberation Front. Five weeks after Stonewall, the catalyst for the GGLF was the August 5, 1969 police raid on the A...