Editorials

Health Alert: Why I wiped HIV off my face

Some years ago, I told someone that I was HIV positive before I agreed to his invitation for a date. “Yeah, I know,” he casually replied, and then he looked a little embarrassed, as if he shouldn’t have said it...

Terrance Dean: World AIDS Day is every day

My strong and God-fearing grandmother wrapped her weary arms around me, held me close, and cried, “Your mother has AIDS, and your newborn baby brother has the HIV virus.” I remember the room spinning and I beca...

Darian Aaron: Activism 2.0; Out front, out loud, online

“We all have a voice, it’s just up to us individually whether or not we choose to utilize it.” I’ll never forget that advice or the person who gave it to me. It’s not by accident that the first time my thoug...

Darian Aaron: Georgia on my mind

We have a reason to celebrate during Atlanta Pride this year. The past three months since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples have been a whirlwind.I’m almost ce...

Darian Aaron: The church of OUT

Inspiration can come when you least expect it. Despite my reputation for being outspoken, I was fully prepared to forego an editorial in this issue. My personal mantra has always been to speak or write only ...

Darian Aaron: Finding pride in Pride

The first time I attended a gay pride parade was in the summer of 1999 in New York City. I was fresh off the plane from Montgomery, Alabama, and finally free of all the restrictions that were commonplace for...

From the editor: I’m stepping down at the end of June

After five years with the Georgia Voice, I’ve decided to step down. I feel I’ve done everything I can at the newspaper and am now looking for new opportunities. It’s just time for me to do something different. ...

Bruce Jenner is transgender, and it’s a big deal

Here’s a panel from Mad Magazine’s parody of the 1970s “Incredible Hulk” TV show, which appeared in issue No. 204 in 1979: Wait long enough and everything becomes ironic. Last Friday, April 24, after mon...