5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 13

1)Think Progress examines how conservative politicans are tripping over themselves to avoid mentioning the LGBT angle of the Orlando massacre by scapegoating Islam. "Radical Islam inspired the shooting, the arg...

LGBT Military: Hurdles remain for LGBT soldiers

There’s no shortage of things to consider when embarking on a military career. But for Army Reserves Sgt. Robin Biro, just one was top-of-mind when he joined in 2009: How he would manage to serve his country wi...

Darian Aaron: An abominable truth

“But the sacred constructions of silence are futile exercises in denial. We will not go away with our issues of sexuality. We are coming home.” —Essex Hemphill Can we talk? Good. This conversation couldn’t c...

Photo of Atlanta gay family sparks online hatred

Atlanta gay couple Jason and Anthony Henderson-Strong are learning first-hand how vicious online bullies can be toward gay and lesbian families. The Henderson-Strong’s are the latest gay family to be on the rec...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Our own family values

The polite manners of the South, including the social taboo against speaking about religion and politics, are dashed in some arenas, one of which is in actual politics. I am doing my master’s in political scien...