Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Burkhart’s drama was inevitable

Atlanta’s LGBTQ community is currently in shambles thanks to the hoopla surrounding Burkhart's, one of the few bars left in GayTL. For those that may not know, the owners, or former owners depending on who y...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: We need more than love

If you have been in any LGBTQ space in the past decade, you’ve probably heard some variation of “love is love.” Even before I came out, love as a unifier has been a pervasive theme. When same-sex marriage was i...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Pride, police and #NoJusticeNoPride

When most people get stopped by the police, the protocol is the smile, drum up some witty banter and, possibly, cleavage, so they can go about their business. For them, being pulled over is anywhere from a mino...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Letting go of lesbian

When I came out almost five years ago, I thought that would be the end of my confusion about my sexuality. I believed everything was cut and dry: either you were gay, lesbian, straight or bisexual. I figured al...