Outspoken

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump (Again)

Greetings and F.U. to Trump and his enabling Republicans who pretended COVID-19 was a Democratic hoax and STILL have no national plan to mitigate the virus, because my kid started his first day of middle school...

This Election is Your Stonewall Moment

You might be like most people right now who are just sitting back believing that the lead in the polls that Biden/Harris have at this point is impossible for Trump to come back from. That would be wrong. Just l...

Celebrating Diversity

A friend, an African American woman, recently told me the shocking story of how her landlord used the “n” word in her presence. She was dumbfounded, having had only wonderful experiences with this man, who had ...

My Fight for Trans Rights

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans began holding our collective breath in apprehension back in October 8, 2019, when the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in three cases —...

Why We Must Preserve LGBTQ History

What our built environment projects to the public matters. As the United States Congress has acknowledged in the National Historic Preservation Act, this environment simultaneously reflects and contributes to “...

Retouching My Roots

“I’m homosexual and I feel very bad about it!” I blurted into the pay phone outside my dorm. “Why do you feel bad about it?” retorted Frank Kameny, head of the Washington, D.C. Mattachine Society, D.C.’s onl...

An Overview of Our Origins

Here in Atlanta, our long LGBTQ march to freedom took all the running we could do to stay in one place. Sometimes our natural allies bailed, as in the Judy Collins song, “Send In The Clowns:” Making my en...

Creep of the Week: Thom Brennaman

As I write this, the first night of the Republican National Convention is a’happening. I’m not watching because I value my life, but much has been made about the lack of, shall we say, star power in the RNC’s l...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

In the middle of a pandemic Trump is literally destroying the post office right before our eyes because he doesn’t want people to be able to safely vote by mail. He’d rather people go to the polls... Wait a ...

How COVID-19 Taught Me to Love Myself

The pandemic has been a special hell for those of us who suffer so-called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a condition that causes obsessive dissatisfaction with the body’s appearance. I haven’t been to the gym ...

For the Love of Drag

The drag scene in Atlanta is like no other, and when I was asked to be a guest editor for Georgia Voice for its drag issue, I was beyond excited! If you are not familiar with me, let me begin by saying, HEY GIR...