Longtime Atlanta LGBT activist passes away at 57

Longtime LGBT activist Rick Porter passed away on June 1 in what is believed to be from complications from HIV. The community will gather for a celebration of life ceremony on Saturday, June 20. Richard Alton ...
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Bernice King to gay people: ‘I’m not the enemy’


Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights icons Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, is interviewed in the August issue of Atlanta Magazine by noted author Rebecca Burns as part of her story on the minister and CEO of the King Center. The story and interview will be available online on Aug. 1 but is available now to subscribers of the magazine. Retailers will also be selling the magazine next week.

The story is a good read for those interested in the King family dynamic and drama in recent years and touches on and the tense relationships between Bernice King and her brothers Martin III and Dexter over the operations of the King Center and the MLK legacy itself.

Burns is author of "Burial for a King," the story of MLK's funeral in Atlanta in the midst of social and racial riots taking place across the country. At the end of her interview, she asks Bernice King specifically about her stance on gay issues.

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CNN’s ‘Growing old openly gay’ video features Atlanta resident

Atlanta resident Winston Johnson

Winston Johnson, a well-known Atlanta resident, is featured in a video by CNN titled "Growing old openly gay."

The first gay couple married in New York as well as a late-life lesbian are also featured in the short video clip.

Johnson and his partner, Leon Allen, are the namesakes for an Atlanta Human Rights Campaign community service award. Johnson speaks of Allen, who died in 2006, in the clip.

The couple became good friends with Coretta Scott King and encouraged her to use her high profile to advocate for LGBT equality.