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Rachel Garbus is an editorial contributor to Atlanta magazine.
Georgia Secretary of State Atlanta Press Club Debate 2022

Georgia’s election laws take center stage at Secretary of State debate  

Georgia's elections system played the starring role during Tuesday's Atlanta Press Club Secretary of State debate between Republican Brad Raffensperger, Democrat Bee Nguyen, and Libertarian Ted Metz, but abortion laws also made an appearance.
Atlanta Press Club Debates Georgia 6th Congressional District

Candidates spar over healthcare, inflation at 6th District Congressional debate, while Lucy McBath skips 7th District debate

The Atlanta Press Club held debates for Georgia's 6th and 7th Congressional Districts on Sunday, where Republican Rich McCormick and Democrat Bob Christian sparred over who could best represent the 6th, and Republican Mark Gonsalves had 15 minutes to himself to discuss his platforms after Democrat Lucy McBath declined to show.

Pride in Your Work

Atlanta business leaders talk about inclusion.
Out on Film 2022

What not to miss at Out on Film, Atlanta’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival

Cinephiles are eagerly anticipating the 35th annual Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival, which runs in multiple Atlanta theaters from September 22 to October 2. Here's what to expect at this year's 35th annual festival.
Georgia’s “fetal personhood” statute is uncharted territory

Georgia’s “fetal personhood” statute is uncharted territory

The state's LIFE Act, which was passed in 2019 and went into effect in July after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, does more than limit abortions. It also redefines when human life begins. With fetuses now entitled to due process, what does that mean for many of Georgia's laws?
MARTA Reach pilot program

My day using MARTA Reach, aka the local Uber of public transit

Like the vast majority of Atlantans, I don’t live in walking distance to a MARTA train, a useability issue that transit experts refer to as the “first-mile/last-mile problem.” To address that problem, MARTA has piloted a creative solution: an on-demand rideshare system dubbed MARTA Reach. Similar to Uber or Lyft, the service takes passengers on short distances around town, generally from a stop near their house to a MARTA station or bus stop. I decided to test out the system's pilot program to see how it works.
Where can I go swimming in metro Atlanta?

Where can I go swimming in metro Atlanta? A quick guide to pools, lakes, and more

Whether you want to cool off with the kids or host a party, there’s a pool for you. What you need to know about Atlanta's public pools, hotel pools, rentable pools, and lakes.
Rene Alegria MundoNow

As MundoNow, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language media company is reaching out to a bilingual, bicultural audience

Latino Americans are increasingly bilingual or English-language preferred, and the award-winning news outlet, formerly Mundo Hispánico, is ready to meet the moment
Roe v. Wade Overturned: What's next for Georgia's "heartbeat bill" and legal abortion in the state

Roe v. Wade Overturned: What’s next for Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” and legal abortion access in the state

For now, abortion is still legal up to 20 weeks in the state, but the state's six-week abortion ban, currently tangled up in the courts, will likely go into effect soon. Here’s what to know about the future of reproductive care in Georgia.
Anita Bryant Protest at National Teenager Pageant, August 19, 1977

6 Atlanta queer history facts you might not know

Way before there was a rainbow crosswalk in Midtown, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ scene was flourishing. Queer history tends to focus on large cities like New York and San Francisco, but Atlanta’s actually been a haven for queer and trans Southerners since the early 20th century.

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