5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 28

1. Read the resolution proposed by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) for the US House to condemn the violence against gay men in Chechnya. 2. Also happening in Congress this week, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wi...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Dyke spaces must evolve to survive

For the past two years, I have had the honor of leading the Dyke March at Atlanta Pride and I look forward to doing so in some capacity as long as my legs stay in working order. Leading that march is important ...
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[Photos] Dyke March attracts a cheerful, diverse crowd

The Dyke March at Atlanta Pride never fails to disappoint.

Hundreds of women, transgender individuals, queers, men and several babies marched the traditional route from the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park to Peachtree Street then to 14th Street and back into the park.

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Trans, Dyke Marches bring radical edge to Atlanta Pride

With chants and cheers, the Trans March and Dyke March at Atlanta Pride always bring a more political, edgy feel to the weekend celebration of being out and proud.
This year marks the fifth year of the Trans March that started with a just a few dozen people and has grown to include some 200. The mission of the Trans March is to ensure visibility of the “T” in LGBT and takes participants through the park and marketplace where people can actually see them rather than around the outside of the park. But because of its growing size and importance, there are already plans to take it to the streets next year.

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Survey finds rampant homophobia in Ga. schools

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released a "snapshot" today of what life is like for LGBT students in Georgia schools, and it's not a pretty picture.

Some 92 percent of Georgia middle and high school students surveyed reported "regularly" hearing homophobic slurs like "fag," while more than 40 percent said they had been physically harassed and more than 20 percent had been physically assaulted based on sexual orientation.

“While we have seen some progress nationally in the 14 years since we started our National School Climate Survey, much work remains to ensure that all Georgia schools are safe and affirming environments for LGBT students,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN executive director, in a press release. “We look forward to working with our Georgia partners to ensure that every LGBT student has equal access to a quality education.”