5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 18

1. No decision on same-sex marriage from the U.S. Supreme Court today. Next chance is this upcoming Monday morning. 2. The anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage will ask Republican presidential hopefu...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 31

1. Publix will start offering health benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian employees starting Jan. 1. 2. “Some boys know when they're 5 or 6 that they like men. For me it was fat.” A “chubby chaser” explain...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 30

1. “My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say 'that’s fucked up' and fix it. ...

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

1. “With Sam being cut halfway through the NFL season and without ever stepping on the field during a regular season game, I think it will be a while before we see another player come out publicly. There just i...
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Updated: Atlanta drag queen photo exhibit forced to censor images after complaints

(Photo by Jon Dean)

People working in the building where the "Legendary Children" photo exhibit  of some of Atlanta's raucous drag queens is on display are feeling uncomfortable with the images and requested at least two photographs be covered up and another relocated.

The exhibit, located in Gallery 1526 at 1526 DeKalb Ave. NE, drew the ire this week of employees located in the same space as the art gallery. The photos are hanging in the hallways of the building and can be seen by others working in the building as they go to and from work.

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Melissa Carter: My viral resolution

Melissa Carter

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions. I believe after months of rushing to countless parties, along with taking in the countless calories, it is natural to want to spend the next few months taking it easy, eating healthy, and working out. 

However, some big announcement that your intention for 2013 is to have the perfect body and live a balanced life is self-defeating, since a resolution is nothing more than an attempt to magically get motivated for something you have never been able to do before.

But this year is different. I have a resolution I plan to fulfill. And it has nothing to do with food, weight, or leisure. It’s about cats.

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Melissa Carter: Good news to end the year

Melissa Carter

It has been a somber week for the country. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut left us all feeling overwhelmed by grief and frustration and anger. 

In the coming weeks, discussions of gun control, mental illness and violence will consume the media.  But I have chosen to use this space to remind you of the achievements our country has made in the past year instead of our tragedies.

Indeed, 2012 has been a banner year for LGBT rights, both locally and nationally.