Meet the Atlanta trans woman training police about humility

When Chanel Haley transitioned more than two decades ago, resources to navigate her life as a black transgender woman who sometimes faced homelessness were...

Inclusion, progress mark ongoing Out on Film festival

As Out on Film continues this week, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival shines a spotlight on the importance of matter-of-fact representation in cinema and other...

Keisha Waites wants to be ‘fierce advocate’ for LGBTQs in Congress

With five years as a state lawmaker and a recent Congressional race under her belt, Keisha Waites said she has the blend of experience...

Chase Oliver hopes to be Georgia’s first LGBTQ member of Congress

Chase Oliver jumped into the special election to complete the unexpired term of U.S. Rep. John Lewis to provide “more choices and more voices”...

WSB’s Jorge Estevez’s secret to surviving the pandemic? Snacks

Jorge Estevez moved to Atlanta to start his new job just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic hit, then racial justice protests unfolded and a...

Jon Ossoff: I’ll bring ‘deeply rooted’ LGBTQ inclusion to U.S. Senate

With promises to codify equality if he unseats U.S. Sen. David Perdue in November, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff affirmed his long-held support, compassion and...

Mariah Parker on protesting, policing and public office in Athens

Mariah Parker turned her political activism and Hip-Hop experience into a run for public office, becoming the first LGBTQ person elected to the Athens-Clarke...

Charlie Paine has a passion for preserving Atlanta’s LGBTQ history

Charlie Paine’s passion for preservation was ignited as a teenager when he pushed Emory to save a century-old building. Now he's focused on saving LGBTQ Atlanta’s historic places.

Gee Smalls serving success as Black LGBTQ entrepreneur in Atlanta

Gee Smalls is quick to admit that his biggest accomplishments haven’t been planned. But the Black LGBTQ restaurateur, author and non-profit founder continues to serve delicious hits across Atlanta.

Meet the newest LGBTQ lawmaker in the Georgia House

Thanks to a commanding win in a progressive district in June, attorney Marvin Lim is on his way to joining the largest group of LGBTQ lawmakers ever in the Georgia House.

Meet the priest likely to be Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator

When a 13-year-old Kim Jackson saw her hometown elect its first black mayor, she wanted to run for office. At 35, she’s on her way to becoming Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator.

Dyllón Burnside on ‘Pose,’ racial justice and his ‘mama bear’ mom

You probably know Dyllón Burnside as Ricky on FX's “Pose.” But did you know he got his start in a boy band and spends his coronavirus summer in metro Atlanta fighting for racial justice?

Queer comedian Ian Aber explains why gay crowds are the best – and worst

After more than six years in comedy, queer Atlanta comedian Ian Aber said he's finally figured out how to win over a gay crowd – the toughest of all audiences he faces.

Kevin Robison on his bittersweet farewell to the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Kevin Robison won't call it retirement. But the longtime artistic director of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is stepping down, bringing his 10-year tenure to an end after a popular holiday concert this weekend.

How De’Andre Pickett found his ‘authentic self’ in Georgia House race

About to embark on his third campaign, De'Andre Pickett faced a difficult decision: Run as his 'authentic self' and embrace a campaign that could make LGBT history. Or avoid the issue as he had in the past.

Why Jeff Graham says every LGBT vote matters in the Atlanta runoffs

Just call Jeff Graham the head of the LGBT Super Voter brigade. Through his nearly decade as executive director of Georgia Equality and years of HIV activism before that, Graham knows elections and LGBT voters.

How John Eaves will ‘work hard’ on LGBT issues as Atlanta mayor

Through 10 years as Fulton County Commission chair, John Eaves built a lengthy track record on LGBT issues and developed support among gay voters. Now, he's pointing to that record as he runs for Atlanta mayor.

How Kwanza Hall wants to help LGBT entrepreneurs as mayor

Kwanza Hall, whose City Council district includes Midtown and several intown neighborhoods with large LGBT populations, said there's still progress to be done on LGBT issues – work he wants to continue as Atlanta mayor.

How Ceasar Mitchell will be ‘vigilant’ on LGBT issues as mayor

Ceasar Mitchell has called for the defeat of anti-LGBT legislation, tweaked North Carolina for its anti-trans law and enjoyed LGBT support on his path to winning office as City Council president. Now he wants to continue his work on LGBT issues as Atlanta's next mayor.

As mayor, Vincent Fort would take his LGBT advocacy to City Hall

Vincent Fort has been fighting for LGBT and progressive causes for two decades in the Georgia Senate. Now he wants to take that advocacy – and his vision for the city – to City Hall as Atlanta's next mayor.