Georgia LGBT students honored at Lavender Graduations

Each year, thousands of Georgia college students don caps and gowns, preparing to enter the hallowed life phase of “adult.” Many of these students are honored through their individual schools, athletic departme...

Spruce up apartments for spring with container gardens

It’s easy to envision a vibrant lawn and sprawling, raised-bed vegetable garden if you’re an Atlanta homeowner. But for the city’s ever-growing number of apartment and condo dwellers, there are plenty of ways t...

UGA Black Affairs Council, LGBT Resource center targets of hate speech



The Facebook pages of the University of Georgia's  Black Affairs Council and LGBT Resource Center were the targets of hate speech on Sunday, according to a report in the Red & Black student newspaper.

Someone who identified himself as Matthew Robert Williams posted on the BAC page , “Why can’t you dumb dirty niggers stop stinking up the place? Let UGA be RIGHT for good WHITE Christian students.”

Then on the LGBT Resource Center's page the person posted, “Burn in hell faggots.”
The posts were removed quickly and an administrative investigation is under way. Williams filed a report with the UGA police saying his identity was stolen and he was not responsible for the postings.

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As of today, the Harlem Shake is over — but wait, what was it?

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In case you don't keep up with memes or waste, er, spend time lurking on Reddit, you may have missed the craze that has swept the nation for, like, two weeks — the Harlem Shake.

Thousands of 30-second videos have been made to the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer, including a few in Georgia, y'all. The music is catchier than any ... oh, I don't know. I'm a lesbian. I don't know any pop music references. But please, ask me about the difference in taste between bland lite sour cream and the really good, fatty sour cream.

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UGA domestic partners may soon be eligible for some benefits

Domestic partners of University of Georgia employees may be eligible for some benefits by the end of the year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

UGA President Michael Adams said he wants to make available "soft" benefits to domestic partners, such as dental insurance, by the end of the year. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Adams has written a letter to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby "asking for clarification to make sure he can also extend health insurance benefits to unmarried partners."

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UGA committee approves domestic partner benefits; next vote set for Sept. 27

The executive committee of the University of Georgia’s University Council has voted to approve the wording of a resolution asking President Michael Adams to implement domestic partnership benefits for university faculty and staff.

The proposal, approved by the committee Sept. 13, asks for a “benefits package for eligible employees with domestic partners that matches the benefits and premiums that are currently being granted to employees with spouses.”

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Athens celebrates Pride as UGA prepares for benefits vote

Athens Pride festival

Overnight temperatures in the 50s gave way to a sunny, comfortable setting for Athens’ Pride Picnic, held Sunday, Sept. 9 at Lake Herrick Pavillion.

The picnic has been held each year since 1998. Before 2011, Athens Pride was limited to a cookout in April. The full Athens Pride weekend in its current form took shape last year.

For 2012, Athens Pride events ranged from a reception hosted by GLOBES, the University of Georgia’s LGBT faculty/staff group, to bowling, an artist showcase, nightlife parties, a church service and a commitment ceremony.