That's What She Said

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Drag queens run the world

It’s been a good few weeks for drag queens. Not that every day is not fabulous for these divas, but apart from regular clips from summer Pride parades and fundraisers we have seen on television and online, I ha...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Job well done, Coach Summitt

"Whatever it is that you desire to do in life, have the courage and the commitment to do it, and to do it to your absolute best." -Pat SummittI lost one of my heroes recently in the death of Pat Head Summit...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Hope—find it, use it

You have struggled these past couple of weeks with how to react to the Pulse shootings in Orlando, but how have you inspired the world to feel about it?I was recently asked to speak at the Coca-Cola headqua...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Stonewall-sized expectations

If you’re gay you’ve certainly heard of the Stonewall riots, but have you actually ever been to the bar where it took place? I have and it was nothing like what I expected.I wasn’t born when those demonstra...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Seeing Atlanta in a different light

You go on vacation not only to relax but to also learn a little about the place where you’re staying. When I went to Hawaii earlier this year that’s exactly what I did, taking the time to see what the island of...
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Melissa Carter: One last ‘kiss’ for Prince

When you think of family, the bloodline of your parents or siblings may come to mind. As members of the LGBT community, we are often forced to broaden that definition to those who love and accept us for who we ...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: The virgin officiant

Do you remember where you were when the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage was legal? It’s not a difficult question to answer since it took so long to get to that announcement last summer. For me that histor...