Summer Travel: Sail away to nearby gay paradises

There are many perks to summertime in Atlanta, from the series of festivals that fill the season, to the proliferation of shirtless joggers glistening under the southern sun. But there’s also brutal heat and hu...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 9

1. “This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, a conservative or liberal issue. This is an issue of interpreting the Constitution. Judges are consistently now interpreting the Constitution to require marri...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 21

1. “The key question about this book is how on earth such a distorted and ahistorical and polemical attack on the architects of the marriage equality movement can have been written.” Andrew Sullivan, Dan Savage...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 10

1. A lesbian couple have been found murdered in Houston. The bodies of Britney Crosby and Crystal Jackson, both 24, were found next to a dumpster at a grocery store. Detectives believe they were killed elsewher...
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Newt Gingrich keeps GOP presidential race alive with S.C. victory

Newt Gingrich

The voters of South Carolina reminded the country that the GOP primary process if far from decided after overwhelmingly voting for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the country's third primary contest of the 2012 election season.

Gingrich, the former congressman from Georgia, secured some 40 percent of the total vote, according to the Associated Press. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, claimed just 27.8 percent, a distant second.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Minn.) finished third with 17 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) rounded out the top four with 13 percent of the state's primary votes.

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Campaign for Southern Equality says ‘We Do’

Campaign for Southern Equality

Campaign for Southern Equality made national news yesterday when activists from the organization attempted to secure marriage licenses in Greenville, S.C., as part of the organization's We Do Campaign.

Three couples from the group, Michel McVicker and Alyssa Weaver, Pastor Ra’Shawn Barlow-Flournoy and Pastor Kelvin Barlow-Flournoy, and April Whittington and Tanika Jones, requested marriage licenses yesterday at the County Probate Court in Greenville, S.C.

All three couples were denied because they did not meet the legal requirements for marriage in the state. South Carolina has a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.

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Celebrating Sunday sales and Southern progress

Sunday alcohol sales measures pass across Georgia

I grew up in South Carolina. Known for its awesomely backwoods political mentality, South Carolina, at least in my lifetime, has always been an experiment in near-unchecked conservative-minded politics.

If you wonder where people like Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann find support, you need look no further than my hometown and small towns like it across the Palmetto state.

Where I'm from, Democrats don't win elections. If you want to win, join the GOP, run in their primary, beat your opponents and run unopposed in November. It's how politics are played there, especially in local elections.

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SC Pride lets the flags fly

Just a few years ago, a Confederate flag flew atop the South Carolina statehouse. Now, rainbow flag banners line the streets of downtown Columbia along the parade route for SC Pride’s Sept. 4 parade. In a state that has dealt with blatant racism in government just 10 years ago, the banners signify more than just a parade route.

SC Pride organizers were allowed to place the banners on light posts along Main and Gervais streets in downtown Columbia during the festival, according to event organizers. SC Pride is a week-long festival running from Aug. 29 - Sept. 6.