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...

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 ...