Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Hate from afar will get here

It has been a thoroughly depressing month since I last complained in these pages. While complaining is something I am both enthusiastic about, and rather good at, I prefer to not have to use my abilities when t...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 10

1. The ACLU filed suit against Mississippi over a bill that allows certain businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples based on religious grounds.2. A Boston man has been indicted for a scheme in which...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 6

1.Homophobic Empire fans are still reeling after Wednesday night’s steamy gay kiss between Jamal Lyon and new love interest D-Major. Fans have expressed their disdain for all of “the gay sh*t” on Twitter.2....

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 12

1. LGBT rights group Planting Peace is seriously trolling North Carolina over its anti-LGBT law with this new billboard.2. The sentencing of a New York man convicted of murder as a hate crime after shooting...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 11

1. “He was fighting with his boyfriend the entire night. They were in the bathroom at Burger King and when Jordan came out, he started crap with someone else and talking about fighting. When the other guy got i...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 28

1. The ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and NC Equality are filing a federal lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the sweeping anti-LGBT measure that prevents local governments in North Carolina from extending...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 22

1. A recently passed nondiscrimination ordinance extending protections to LGBT people in Charlotte has spurred the entire state legislature into a special session. Lawmakers will spend $42,000 per day to act be...

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

1. Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is using 'bathroom scare tactics' to threaten legislative intervention if Charlotte's City Council votes to include LGBT people in the city's public accommodati...