Category:  Commentary & Opinion

Say his name: Why the LGBTQ movement must remember Tyron Garner

Say his name: Why the LGBTQ movement must remember Tyron Garner

The unsung hero quashing sodomy laws, the way he was milked in the process, and how the movement for LGBTQ rights is sometimes paved over the backs of our most beautiful misfits.    READ MORE »

Trans woman dodges ‘chasers’ before saying, let’s get (or not get) physical

Trans woman dodges ‘chasers’ before saying, let’s get (or not get) physical

Atlanta writer discusses "trans chasers" who fetishize her make meaningful connections tough, and suggests ways to avoid being one of them.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ pastor on why Atlanta turns away church’s efforts to feed the homeless

LGBTQ pastor on why Atlanta turns away church’s efforts to feed the homeless

A local gay pastor of an LGBTQ church doing outreach is spreading the word: Did you know Atlanta won’t let his congregation– or anyone? – feed the homeless without a permit?    READ MORE »

It is about race: A call for justice in the LGBTQ rights movement

It is about race: A call for justice in the LGBTQ rights movement

There must be recognition that racial justice, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and the murdering of black people by police are LGBTQ rights issues. Now is the time.    READ MORE »

Genitals are none of your business, and other rules of trans support

Genitals are none of your business, and other rules of trans support

Dos & Donts of supporting our transgender brothers and sisters might sound obvious, until even members of our own LGBTQ community mess them up. Here are some rules of thumb.    READ MORE »

Dodging homophobia and paranoia to save a dog named Beyonce

Dodging homophobia and paranoia to save a dog named Beyonce

Either this foster dog mom was as homophobic as a straight person can get, or I was being paranoid that the adoption people were gas lighting me. Or both. Either way, I was getting that dog.    READ MORE »

How does Queer Atlanta create the community we deserve?

How does Queer Atlanta create the community we deserve?

In a personal reflection about the state of LGBTQ Atlanta, a local woman looks at demographics, capitalized indie culture and the city itself for clues to how the community can survive and thrive.    READ MORE »

At the intersection of black, pansexual and disabled

At the intersection of black, pansexual and disabled

In high school, I was talking with two people I thought were my friends about our futures, and I wanted to go to college, have a career in higher education, and get married.    READ MORE »

Dolly Parton, you can do better than Splashgate

Dolly Parton was happy to take money from her gay fans in metro Atlanta on Wednesday, but the country superstar is totally botching the handling of her lesbian Splashgate.    READ MORE »

Should we starve shallowness out of gay life?

"He's hot," I thought as I rifled through a local magazine. But my panting turned to laughing when I saw it was a friend posing shirtless in the cheese-whiz of local gay magazines.    READ MORE »

You said it: The week’s best reader comments

You're never at a loss for words. This week set keyboards ablaze with Mayor Reed's transition team, Georgia's anti-bullying bill, the long "Idol" auditions, and the ever-unpopular Senator Chambliss.    READ MORE »

You said it: The week’s best reader comments

The conversation got heated this week when it came to Senator Chambliss on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Falcons’ Ovie Mughelli on gay rumors, and the continuing saga of two Atlanta LGBT newspapers.    READ MORE »

You said it: The week’s best reader comments

No hold-back on the feedback for Project Q posts this week, especially when it came to another YouthPride ousting, the Eagle 8, crime stories, “Idol” recaps, and UGA’s peanut butter covered fan.    READ MORE »

You said it: The week’s best reader comments

There was no shortage of feedback for this week’s Project Q posts, especially when it came to Vernon Jones, the Eagle 8, Atlanta as the gayest city, Charis changes, and our popular Morning Fix.    READ MORE »

You said it: The week’s best reader comments

No one held back in their comments this week on Project Q posts—especially when it came to U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey, a fired Clayton teacher, "Idol" or "Biggest Loser" trainer Jillian coming out.    READ MORE »

Marietta’s Phil Gingrey fights DC gay marriage

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) is sticking his nose in the recently passed gay marriage measure in the District of Columbia. He and other GOP lawmakers want to put the matter to voters.    READ MORE »

Don’t give Salvation Army bell-ringers a dime

“Then there was the time the Salvation Army caved to the religious right and rescinded domestic partner benefits for its gay employees. These are not nice people.”    READ MORE »

The gay case for Mary Norwood as ATL mayor

"Just like Mary has always been there for me, she’s always been there for all of us–working for our dignity, our families, our neighborhoods and our equality. I know as mayor, she’ll continue this fight."    READ MORE »

The gay case for Kasim Reed as next ATL mayor

"Reed's failure to support full marriage equality is disappointing... but far more disappointing ... have been the efforts by many within our community to portray Reed as an obstacle to gay equality."    READ MORE »

Homophobia, double standards & Adam Lambert

"...The American Music Awards left many of [Lambert's] fans, Christian conservative wing nuts and parents who'd let their young children stay up until nearly 11 p.m. in absolute OUTRAGE!"    READ MORE »

 
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