5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 9

1. "My statement may be stronger than I should have put, but I'm not a sugar-coater. I truly am not trying to offend anyone. I'm just so concerned where our nation is headed and the ungodly decisions that are b...

Catching Up with … U.S. Rep. John Lewis

John Lewis was never supposed to be “John Lewis.” He grew up, by his own admission, “dirt poor” in a small town in Alabama. He was an “earnest, not exceptional” student. He's small. Shy even, although less s...

[Video] Cathy Woolard shares her ‘Crossroads’ moment about coming out, becoming an LGBT activist


In the newest edition of The Atlanta 100, a series of stories told in 100 words or 100 seconds, Cathy Woolard shares what prompted her join the front lines in fighting for LGBT equality.

"My crossroads came in 1986 when I had to come out publicly. I still didn't even know what that meant until I fell in love with a woman when I was in college. The sun came out and I realized why people wrote love songs," she says.

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Charis hosts ‘queer community conversation’ on March on Washington

A free and open to the public event tonight at Charis Books & More in Little Five Points will discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from a queer perspective.

The discussion takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Charis is located at 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. The forum is titled, "Queer Community Conversation on the Legacy of the March on Washington."