The papers of some of Atlanta's most well-known gay activists will be donated to Emory University on Thursday during a screening of "Breaking Through," a documentary about openly gay politicians.
Donating their personal papers to Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) are Doraville City Councilmember Brian Bates, state Rep. Karla Drenner, veteran political activist Ken Britt and Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Jones Room at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Readers debate the fate of women indicted for public indecency at Columbus State University.
Re: “Women indicted for having lesbian sex in Ga. college library” (thegavoice.com, Aug. 25)
"This is a case of discrimination if I ever saw it, at least on the surface. I know heterosexual folks who have been caught and only been given a citation and a fine, not arrested. Granted they were not in Columbus, Ga., but geez! The cop was probably wanting to watch and they said no so he arrested them."
"It’s not a case of discrimination because they were literally caught “in flagrante” and public sex between any two people is simply illegal. They shouldn’t get away with it just on the assumption that heterosexuals might have. That’s looking at the case without assumptions. If we’d like to add assumptions, assume two appropriately embarrassed and reasonably nice lesbians might have gotten away with a warning. Two man-hating lesbians who disrespected the police officer for interrupting them would have been arrested and charged."