Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Bad day at the rodeo

One of the most common refrains we hear in the post-2016 US is that Democrats lost because they are out of touch with the rest of the country, bundled up in their sanctuary welfare cities and missing out on all...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 5

1. See what Dustin Lance Black — of the Harvey Milk biopic fame — thinks about new movie "Lion," about an Indian boy separated from his birth family and adopted by a couple in Australia, and the parallels it dr...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 2

1. New year, new gender status on a New York birth certificate: Sara Kelly Keenan, 55, became the first person to be identified as intersex on a birth certificate.2. The Peach State's own Georgia Prosper in...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 27

1. If you happened to visit the High Museum of Art earlier this year, there's a chance you saw works by painter Vik Muniz. Muniz's latest installation, "Perfect Strangers," will soon be up in New York subway st...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 22

1. Lambda Legal Southern Regional Director and former Georgia House Rep. Simone Bell is quoted in this Denver Post story on how a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the anti-LGBT HB2 fell apart Wednesday during...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 6

1. The Washington Post goes point-by-point on how North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's support of the anti-LGBT HB2 ultimately led to his losing reelection. McCrory conceded to Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monda...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 5

1. A record-breaking 517 businesses earned perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign's 2017 Corporate Equality Index, which was released Monday. That's a single-year jump of more than 25 percent, the largest ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 2

1. CNN reports that Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump's pick for attorney general, launched a public campaign as Alabama attorney general in 1996 to keep an LGBT rights group from holding a conference a...