Outspoken

Craig Washington: A reflection on Aretha

I am a child of the late 60s and early 70s. My people’s ongoing struggle for liberation was catapulted straight into the nation’s living room through newspaper headlines and evening-television bulletins. In hom...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: The worst phone tag partner to have

It has been awhile since I had the sense my body was about to take me in an unknown direction. I have had health issues a majority of my life, but had found respite these past few years. However, a recent docto...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: Booty call-based interventions

The fewer secrets you have, the more people seem willing to give you theirs. An almost reckless candor about my marijuana use and promiscuity has made me a repository for disclosures that people are reticent to...
Patrick Saunders, Editor of Georgia Voice

Patrick Saunders: Goodbye, for now

When I came out about 15 years ago, I would read the local gay press and stare at the bylines, thinking about how rewarding it would be to write about the LGBTQ community for a living. Those writers were kind o...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A solo day at the theater

I don’t mind doing things by myself. In fact, sometimes I prefer it that way since it allows me to sit quietly in my own space and reset. It also gives me a chance to absorb my surroundings, especially when I’m...