Outspoken

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...

Creep of the Week: Jerry Falwell Jr.

“Pull your pants up.” How many times have we heard this admonishment directed at young Black men? Even Barack Obama, in a 2008 interview with MTV, said, “Brothers should pull up their pants.” Mind you, he di...

Trump Revealed How He’ll Steal the Election

Last weekend I had just finished Mary Trump’s book “Too Much and Never Enough,” when I decided to turn on TV.  There was Donald Trump, the world’s most dangerous man, as the book says, holding another campaign ...

Creep of the Week: National Straight Pride Coalition

Well, well, well, if it isn’t another week in Horror Town, USA. That's just about any town in the country right now, but it's definitely all of the towns in Florida. Every time I watch the news I feel like I’m ...

A Gay Salute to ‘Sisogyny’

I’d bottom for Megan Thee Stallion. I’m not sure if the chart-topping rapper’s kinks stretch to those limits, but my current celebrity fantasy is the two of us being alone and hearing her whisper, “Bend that as...