Bruce Jenner is transgender, and it’s a big deal

Here’s a panel from Mad Magazine’s parody of the 1970s “Incredible Hulk” TV show, which appeared in issue No. 204 in 1979: Wait long enough and everything becomes ironic. Last Friday, April 24, after mon...
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Hundreds expected for Southern Comfort trans confab

Almost 1,000 transgender people and allies from around the country are expected to gather in Atlanta Sept 4-8 for the 23rdannual Southern Comfort Conference, one of the largest and oldest events of its kind.

Alexis Dee, this year’s conference chair, has worn many hats for Southern Comfort over the years. She attended for the first time in 2005 and began volunteering not long after.

“Going that first year changed my life,” she said.

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‘Legal eagles’ Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia to honor advocates of LGBT equality

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The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, an organization for the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal community and allies, will hold its Annual Awards Dinner and honor Vandy Beth Glenn, Kathleen Womack and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys for their continued fight for LGBT equality.

This year’s dinner is slated for Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.  This year's honorees:

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Atlanta Pride names 2012 grand marshals

The Atlanta Pride Committee announced today its grand marshals for its annual parade, those who will ride at the front and give their best royalty waves on Sunday, Oct. 14.

From a trans woman who won a precedent setting case after she was fired from her job at the Georgia General Assembly to a longtime stripper at the Clermont Lounge, the grand marshals are a diverse group.

"We are so proud of our 2012 Grand Marshals. It is going to be really exciting having such a diverse group of individuals representing the LGBT community at the Atlanta Pride Festival this year,” said Atlanta Pride Board Chair Glen Paul Freedman in a prepared statement.

“If you know any of these individuals or members of one of the groups, please congratulate them on this honor…and if you don’t know them, we hope you will show your appreciation of their support for the LGBT community by giving them a wave as they are on the parade route.  It is really going to be great day for everyone,” he said.