Chris Cash: The courage to change

I’m a long-time member of a certain 12-step group. Anonymity is big for some but it never has been for me. I am proud to be a part of a group who works a program day in and day out to become the best human bein...

Meet the staff of the Georgia Voice

Tim Boyd Co-Founder/Owner and Publisher  Tim Boyd has more than 25 years experience in business and sales, including serving as a sales executive in the early years of Southern Voice. In 1992, Boyd became a...

Oh, Mike. Your heart was too big for this world.

Mike Ritter did not like needles. Normally, this is something I would not know. We worked together. Sometimes we socialized together, but mostly our relationship was a beautiful, loving, sometimes frustratin...
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GA Voice welcomes new editor in September

David Aaron Moore will become editor of GA Voice as of Sept. 3, when editor and co-founder Laura Douglas-Brown steps down to pursue other career opportunities.

“Laura’s reputation in LGBT journalism reaches far beyond Atlanta and the state of Georgia,” said Chris Cash, publisher and co-founder of the newspaper. “She is respected throughout the country both for her skills and her integrity. We have been blessed to have her as an integral part of GA Voice. Laura will be sorely missed and we wish her and her family all the best. I have known David for many years and I am very excited to have him as part of the GA Voice team.”

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GA Voice Editor Laura Douglas-Brown bids farewell

In 17 years as a journalist covering LGBT Atlanta, I've written literally millions of words. These may be some of the hardest.

In September, I'm leaving GA Voice.

Those words aren't hard because I am worried about either the company or my career; to the contrary, I'm very excited about what the future holds for both. They are hard because of how much I love the people I have worked with and everyone in the community who has allowed me the privilege of helping tell their stories through the years.

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From the Publisher: Survival is a beautiful word

Anniversaries, of every kind, bring up all kinds of feelings. Looking back on our lives has a tendency to make the good events look better than they were and the bad ones look worse.

Lovers and spouses do this. They recall forgotten birthdays and broken promises and assess if they really should be in this relationship. But they also cling to the special moments when it seemed they were the only two people in the world who really know what love is. If they look closer at their relationship, however, they realize that what is most significant about their anniversary and what that date truly represents is survival. They made it through all of the difficult moments and they remain intact.

The same holds true for communities and organizations and businesses. Today, March 16, marks our second anniversary. The last year has been challenging and exhilarating — sometimes both in the same day — for GA Voice and for those we serve.

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GA Voice enters third year of publishing

GA Voice issue vol 3 issue 1

The issue you are reading is the first edition of our third year of publication. Yes, believe it or not, GA Voice officially turns two on March 16, 2012. If that makes you feel old, welcome to our club.

We launched two years ago in the wake of the demise of Southern Voice which closed its doors in November, 2009. Most of our readers are well acquainted with that story by now, but here is the abridged version for those of you who might not know us that well:

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Too busy to succeed?

I realize that I direct this letter to the small business owners among you, which is understandable given that is who I am. If you are not a small business owner, however, you can still benefit from the information I share here each month. Running your career, whatever it may be, as if it is a business will enhance both your experiences and profitability. Incorporating some of these ideas now might make 2012 a better year for you.

As an entrepreneur and business owner for the past 20+ years, I have faced many hurdles — lack of cash flow, sluggish sales, ballooning expenses and failed projects among them. But the biggest hurdle by far has been figuring out how to find the time to plan and grow when I am consumed with the day-to-day tasks required to just keep things moving forward. Every business owner faces this dilemma. How you respond to it can make or break you.