Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: LGBT allies—show up, do the work

It’s officially summer and that means two things: it’s hot as the devil’s toenails here in Georgia and it’s Pride season. LGBT folks across the country are gearing up to march, spectate and shine at celebration...

Lea DeLaria: The butch beneath our LGBT wings

Breaking ground as the first openly gay comic to perform on American television, in 1993 on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” Lea DeLaria is still carrying the torch on TV two decades later, representing a deeply unsung...

Celebrating Stonewall: Southern Fried Queer Pride

Southern Fried Queer Pride—the name alone is the first indication that this isn’t your ordinary Pride celebration. You won’t find a contingent of buff bodies on display atop of floats strutting down Peachtree S...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Pink dollars and averages

Winter is a nice time to reflect on how much prep we put into summer bodies. While the rest of humanity uses the cover-up months to get snuggly with their own bodies, we chomp away on Wasa rye with cottage chee...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 18

1. Same-sex couples who display affection in public in Russia would get two weeks in jail under a new law under debate in the Russian parliament. 2. The National LGBTQ Task Force is catching flak for canceli...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: The daily lives of queer people

I am from a pretty violent country. South Africa is a bit New Orleans-ish, in that crime is terrible in certain places, and the middle classes who live in much safer areas than the mean think that the problem i...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 28

1. “Despite what some commentators said after the Supreme Court’s decision in June in Obergefell v. Hobbs regarding same-sex marriage, the sky was not falling. The ruling may, in fact, make things better, not o...

Activists in Action: Youth activist Quita Tinsley

Quita Tinsley, 25, is pursuing her master’s degree in Women’s Gender and Sexuality at Georgia State University while also working (for the past year) as the youth activist network organizer at SPARK Reproductiv...

Charles Stephens: On the cruelty of our elders

I’ve been organizing for as long as I’ve been breathing. It’s been mostly good, but not all the time. I got involved in this work never thinking it would be something I would do for this long. What was supposed...