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...

Simon Williamson: The ridiculous religious binary

One of the things I detest most in the world is the gender stencils we’re forced into, robbing us of fabulous things we could have spent our childhood partaking in, like skirts and kissing boys. The gender bina...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 12

1. Gay-themed traffic lights showing same-sex couples have been introduced in Vienna to get people in the mood for the Eurovision Song Contest. The campaign is intended to present Vienna as an open-minded city ...

Ryan Lee: The flattering theft of black gay culture

Bert and Ernie have some new company in the Queer Muppet Suite following the re- cent outing of Kermit the Frog. Miss Piggy must be in full-bore rampage mode—but that’s none of my business.*Sip*Sesame S...

‘Queer Moxie Cabaret’ set for Wednesday at Jungle

MOXIE, noun: energy, determination, skill, ability to face difficulty with courage Queer artists take the stage all over Atlanta nearly every weekend and plenty of other days of the week. And when they do so, ...

SONG leads effort to halt massive LGBT deportations

The immigration issue has topped national news for months, going on years, people of color are are about to become the majority in the U.S. and there are untold amounts of undocumented LGBT people facing a vari...