Romania Soon To Face Ballot On Definition of Family

Romanian citizens will soon have to cast a ballot on both LGBTQ rights and gender equality, as the Romanian Senate overwhelmingly backed an initiative to change the definition of family in the constitution, rep...

Atlanta vet advises which pet may be right for you

Picking the perfect pet is no small decision. Between time management, finances and intown breed restrictions, there’s a lot of factors to consider. Georgia Voice sat down with Dr. Cheryl Coplon, an associat...

Griffin woman starts Atlanta LGBT Families Meetup

Toniqua Ward searched and searched for a support group of LGBT parents in the Atlanta area. She found plenty of opportunities for singles, couples and youths, but none was exactly what she was looking for. S...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: A tale of two years

As deplorable as 2016 has been – from the overcast of death that permeated the year, to white supremacists enjoying their happiest days since Plessy vs. Ferguson – it's terrifying to realize that eventually, an...
Shannon Hames

Shannon Hames: Change for the better

When I was a kid, my mom would say, “Shannon, you are such a free spirit.” I didn’t know what that meant, but I knew it wasn’t something anyone else in my family was. When I got older, my free-spiritedness m...

Terrance Dean: World AIDS Day is every day

My strong and God-fearing grandmother wrapped her weary arms around me, held me close, and cried, “Your mother has AIDS, and your newborn baby brother has the HIV virus.” I remember the room spinning and I beca...
Bill Kaelin

Bill Kaelin: Bridging the divide

Recently my sisters and I planned my father’s 80th birthday celebration. It was quite the milestone and we really wanted to do something special. My sister Cheryl, who is a self-proclaimed “Army Strong Mom,”...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Starving before summer

I hail from the land of Nelson Mandela, Charlize Theron, and (formerly) Oscar Pistorius. Indeed, the welcoming embrace of South Africa will envelop me again next month as my husband and I go back for Christmas ...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: My modern families

Any estrangement I have from my family—and it abounds—doesn’t result from being gay. I’ve always been accepted by my immediate family, and welcomed as kin into others, through both fe...