GA Voice Art Director Mike Ritter dies at 48

Mike Ritter, art director for the GA Voice, died shortly after midnight on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was 48. He was admitted into the emergency room at Atlanta Medical Center on Friday, March 28, where doct...
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Wanda Sykes on coming out and coming to Cobb Energy Centre


Wanda Sykes has been making people laugh her entire life. Her successful career as a writer, author, actress, and stand-up comedienne has garnered a solid following of fans, numerous comedy awards and even an Emmy.

Her public coming out in 2009 at a marriage equality rally and speaking for LGBT rights has earned her the love and admiration of the queer community at large. 

Wanda will be performing her standup routine at the Cobb Energy Centre during Atlanta Pride weekend on Oct. 12. In an interview with GA Voice, Sykes talked about her multilingual family, coming out to her parents later in life and her expectations for the Atlanta show audience.

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GA Voice Pet of the Week: Minnie

Each week we meet a new pet available for adoption at PAWS Atlanta. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, on flea/tick and heartworm preventative and current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. The shelter is open seven days a week. Visit in person or online to learn more about how you can adopt these or other pets.

If you adopt a pet featured as a GA Voice Pet of the Week, please let us know! We’d love to post a photo of you and your new furry family member.

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Join GA Voice tonight at XS Ultra Lounge to kick off Black Pride weekend


The GA Voice staff will join Traxx Girls and Traxx Atlanta tonight for "First Degree Burn," an official welcome to Atlanta party for Black Pride weekend.

The party is at XS Ultra Lounge, located at 708 Spring St., officially starts at 10 p.m. and will go long into the night and early morning hours and hundreds of people get the weekend to one of the largest Black Pride weekends off to a start.