If producers Angela Laster-King and Tina Crittenden have their way, a reality series featuring Atlanta-area lesbians will soon be on television.
“The Other Women of America” is a potential lesbian reality series envisioned by the two women, who have been a couple for almost a decade. They have been working on the project for two and a half years and got the idea while watching “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and realizing there wasn’t the balance they would like.
Volunteer task forces says they now consider YouthPride closed and are implementing a contingency plan devised to relocate programming and services to other agencies. YouthPride is metro-Atlanta nonprofit organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-24.
“The task forces are now treating YouthPride as if it’s non-operational,” Charlie Stadtlander told the GA Voice. Statdlander, a gay teacher, organized a Jan. 25 meeting of LGBT leaders and allies that resulted in the formation of two volunteer task forces to look at the financial and legal viability of the agency as well as how to deal with programming should YouthPride shut down.
By a 3-2 vote on Tuesday, Georgia House Judiciary subcommittee tabled a bill that would provide workplace protections to all state employees, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers.
Voting against the bill were Reps. Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville), Billy Maddox (R-Zebulon) and Randy Nix (R-LaGrange). Voting to oppose the tabling of the bill were Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) and Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur).