Bill Kaelin

Bill Kaelin: Take your pride to the polls

It’s hard to believe it is election time again. We are living in a much different LGBTQ America than we were less than a year ago. There is no rest for the weary and it is more important than ever for us to com...
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Bill Kaelin: Pride trumps hate

I have often said that if the Republican Party would kick the radical Christian right to the curb and truly run on a platform keeping government out of people’s lives including out of our bedrooms and churches,...
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Bill Kaelin: Righteous rebellion

A few weeks ago I joined the Atlanta chapter of Black Lives Matter and took to the streets in protest of the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The two men were shot and killed within 24 hours of e...

Georgia Voice Best of Atlanta 2016 Winners: People

BUSINESS PERSON BOB FAWCETT - THE PET SET Bob Fawcett (thepetset.com) has been a stalwart of Atlanta’s LGBT community since he opened the doors to his first location of The Pet Set in the ‘80s. He’s since g...
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Bill Kaelin: Rediscovering downtown ATL

It's no secret that many Atlantans have stayed far away from downtown unless they had the unfortunate luck to serve on jury duty, but thanks to my friends purchasing a gorgeous new home in the historical Healey...
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Bill Kaelin: A few requests for Santa

It has always been a Kaelin family tradition for all the children to gather around the kitchen table on Christmas Eve and write a letter to Santa Claus. Handwritten always by my Dad, the letter mostly served as...

Georgia Voice 2015 Best of Atlanta winners: People

BUSINESS PERSON EMILIO LOURDES Georgia Tech graduate Emilio Lourdes has been managing The Havana Club for almost three years now, and the huge (15,000 square feet) Buckhead nightspot has never been more pop...

Bill Kaelin: To Handsome, my furry longtime friend

This week I was chatting with my boyfriend about how I was feeling stressed with this month's Georgia Voice column. I am the prince of procrastination and was a bit behind thanks to writer's block on this proje...
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Bill Kaelin: Loving downtown living

I was recently homeless. My bedroom was being remodeled and my entire home was full of dust and workers covered in dust. At the same time, the air-conditioning was broken at my boyfriend’s home and we only had ...
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Bill Kaelin: Escaping skinny-fat person purgatory

Everything is better when you are in love. The air seems cleaner; birds sing louder, food tastes amazing and alcohol is even sweeter. Life has been good for my boyfriend, Shawn, and I this first year. We hav...