Outspoken

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...
Patrick Saunders, Editor of Georgia Voice

Patrick Saunders: Killing plants softly with my song

I do not have a green thumb. I kill flowers, plants, you name it. There's no excuse really, seeing as my mom is a certified master gardener and she volunteers at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I inherited many t...
Matthew Terrell

Matt Terrell: Save our historic glory holes

Tokyo Valentino is not a historic cultural site for the gay community. It's a place where sleazy men bang, who otherwise don't have a place to bust a queer nut. Look, I'm a liberal, sex-loving gay man, but I ca...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Our existence is a partisan issue

One of the things we look at regularly in political science is why people are partisan — that is, why do they declare themselves a Democrat or a Republican, and then vote for that party? The surprising answer i...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Mr. Carter hits the field

There comes a time in all our lives when things begin to get consistently complicated. I always assumed that time hit around puberty and the introduction of unrequited love, but have since realized it emerges d...
Patrick Saunders, Editor of Georgia Voice

Patrick Saunders: Reliving the day love won

June 26, 2015 was a Friday that would turn out to be the best end-of-the-week I've ever experienced. It was, of course, the day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned same-sex marriage bans nationwide and made marri...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: ‘Love, Simon’ is a middling masterpiece

Ever since Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist cuddled on big screens across America, Hollywood has spoiled gay audiences to the point it's tempting to forget generations of mistreatment, from the padlocks the industr...
Craig Washington

Craig Washington: Regarding Henri McTerry

“It was all about being free to express yourself and have a good time.” - Henri McTerry Years before I joined the reverse migration South, Atlanta had been dubbed the new Black gay mecca. Within a year of m...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: Longer, blessed days

I stopped participating in daylight saving about five years ago, but not like Arizona and other rebellious states that refuse to change time twice a year. Simply, there are no clocks in my daily life that requi...