Today in Gay Atlanta

Readers and Staff Pet Photos

Archie Owner: Kristy Dermid Archie is a 3-year-old Aussiedoodle mix. He is a trained and registered therapy dog. A proposal was written by Kristy to have him serve in the capacity of a therapy dog at...

Animal Therapy and the LGBTQ Community

Animals help relieve stress and heal injuries to mental health caused by a discriminatory society. Prejudice takes a toll on the LGBTQ community and our mental health, but dogs, provided one is not allergic ...

Thrift Store Gives Pets a Second Life

Since its inception in 2011, Second Life has been harnessing the power of “resale therapy” to help animals in need. The part-thrift store, part-organization is dedicated to providing grants to local animal resc...

The Intersectional Atlanta Anti-Racism Protests

A month after the murder of George Floyd, the movement against white supremacy remains strong. In Atlanta, a distinctive feature of the protest movement has been its emphasis on intersectionality, with subst...

Sharing Black Lives Matter Stories

The movement of black lives matter has shined a bright light on racial inequity and police brutality in America. Tebias Perry and Demarcus Austin have decided to spotlight countless individuals who chose to ...

So You Want to Be a Better White Ally

As protests have erupted across the nation against police brutality, many white people are coming to the sobering realization that simply not being racist is not enough. In a world ruled by white supremacy, we ...

Discussions on Queer Incarceration, Protests

The following questions were emailed to Susan Stryker, an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality, on the day of George Floyd’s murder. Her responses...

Black, Trans Sex Workers Face Police Violence

The criminalization of sex work in Georgia endangers the most marginalized in the queer community. Black, transgender sex workers face criminalization resulting in systematic police harassment all too freque...