Special Olympics International celebrates 50 years

July 20, 1968. 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from the US and Canada gather to compete in the first Special Olympics International (SOI) Summer Games. Held in Chicago, the event proves so success...

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. ...

Remembering Mike Ritter a year later

If you didn’t know Mike Ritter personally, chances are you knew his work. He was an incredible political cartoonist who did not hold back when it came to skewering anti-gay politicians and ideas. ...

Wedding announcement: Jeff Cleghorn and David Ruiz

The GA Voice, above all else, is a community newspaper that seeks to inform readers with information they need and want to know about the community and world we live in. We also want to celebrate and commemorat...
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AIDS Walk Atlanta nears $850,000 raised for nonprofits

Atlanta AIDS Walk

He told his friend, “Come here. I want to show you the one with the boots on it.”

A woman standing behind him said she knew that panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and walked with her son and the two men toward it.

And there the two men, a woman and her teen son and the mother of Scott James Webster, the young man memorialized on the panel, gathered for a few minutes to talk during the 2010 AIDS Walk Atlanta held Oct. 17.

The panel includes Webster’s photo, a pair of cowboy boots and the lyrics to some of his favorite country music songs.”

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Milestones: Our Publisher welcomes granddaughter

The GA Voice publisher Chris Cash meets her first grandchild

Chase and Renie VanderEls gave birth September 15 to their first child, Zola Meriel, at Piedmont Hospital. GA Voice Publisher, Chris Cash, one of four grandmas to Zola, claims the child is "the most beautiful and intelligent child to ever be born, period." We don't dispute our Publisher's word around here so you can expect incredible things from Zola M. VanderEls... as soon as she learns how to hold her head up and feed herself.

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Erica French and Nina Gooch celebrate 21 years

Erica French and Nina Gooch were joined in holy union (married) 21 years ago on May 20, 1989, at the Metropolitan Community Church of Boston.  They have been together since they met over 25 years ago as inte...
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Milestones: Joan Sherwood and Debbie Fraker

Joan Sherwood and Debbie Fraker celebrate their anniversary

Joan Sherwood and Debbie Fraker celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary and 19 years together on April 19. They were married in Toronto, Ontario, in 2004 with the Honourable Justice Harvey Brownstone performing the ceremony.