Photo Gallery: Best of LGBT Atlanta Party 2017

Georgia Voice put out the call for you to vote for the best Atlanta has to offer in multiple categories – and you voted and voted and voted and then voted some more. You cast over 100,000 votes in the final rou...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 2

1. A leaked document from the Trump administration, which is allegedly a draft of a discriminatory executive order, hit the Internet yesterday. Contraception, adoption by LGBT parents, pre-marital sex, same-sex...

Best of Atlanta 2016 Winners: Shopping

BookstoreCharis Books & MoreIt’s been around for 40 years and is Atlan­ta’s favorite bookstore: Charis Books (www.charisbooksandmore.com). With a welcoming home in Little Five Points, a great select...

Best of Atlanta: Shopping

After two months of online balloting and tens of thousands of votes cast, we present to you your favorites in dozens of categories in our fifth annual Best of Atlanta awards.Many people like to say these aw...
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Alcohol, cottage cheese and pet care: This Nielsen survey reads your gay house down

You probably know the fine folks at Nielsen for their TV ratings, but now they've just gotten out of hand, giving me (and probably you) a domestic read-down by accurately painting a picture of my unknowingly stereotypical existence.

Sigh.

In a survey published Jan. 30, the marketing measure wizards announced that same-sex partnered households make 16 percent more shopping trips and spend an average of $1,753 more on consumer packaged goods than the average U.S. household.

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Don’t give to an ‘Army’ that excludes you

They’re a staple of holiday shopping, as ubiquitous as Muzak carols and endlessly repeating “one day” sales: Salvation Army bell ringers stationed just outside store doors, playing on Christmas spirit (and perhaps a little consumer guilt) to get you to drop a few dollars into their ever-present red kettles.

It would merely be a sweet charitable tradition, except that the Salvation Army is no mere charity.

The organization, which conducts numerous programs to aid the poor and others in need, is a militaristic church — a church that does not accept gay people unless we never act on our desire for love and intimacy.

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Last minute media gifts

The L Word: The complete series

Music, movies and books make great holiday gifts, and most can be ordered online — through local LGBT stores or major web retailers — to avoid fighting crowds at the mall.

Here are some options for your gay giving.

MUSIC

“Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Volume 2” (Columbia, 2011)

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Best of Atlanta: Shopping

Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse wins two Best of Atlanta awards

After two months of online balloting and thousands of votes cast, we present the best of the best — our second annual GA Voice Best of Atlanta winners.

The selection process began in May, when we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites for dozens of awards in the categories of Community, People, Places, Eats, Shopping, Arts & Entertainment and Nightlife.

The top three finalists in each category made it through to the next round of voting. For the month of June, a multiple-choice ballot asked you to pick among the finalists for who really represents the finest in LGBT Georgia.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the worthy winners and runners up.