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The Rainbow crosswalk at 10th and Piedmont

A half-century of LGBTQ+ milestones in Atlanta

The first Atlanta Pride was held in Piedmont Park 50 years ago to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Our LGBTQ+ community has made many strides over the last half-century. But we have far to go.
Atlanta Pride 50 inclusivity

It’s time for Atlanta Pride to live up to its central promise of inclusion

Atlanta Pride. It is as much an aspiration of what Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community can be as it is an articulation of what it is today. It is an emblem of queer visibility and power. It has strived toward worthy ideals—yet it has reneged on its central promise of inclusion.
Charis Books Agnes Scott College

The country’s oldest feminist bookstore, Charis, finds a new home at Agnes Scott

Agnes Scott College was losing its student bookstore. Charis Books was facing high property taxes. Together, the women's college and feminist bookstore found a joint solution—relocate Charis to Agnes Scott to create a new community space for both bookstore patrons and college students.

Atlanta’s Kirsten Palladino writes the ultimate LGBTQ+ wedding guide

Planning a wedding is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you're LGBTQ+. How do you find equality-minded vendors? What if both partners are wearing a tux? Atlanta writer Kirsten Palladino sought to answer these questions when she cofounded the LGBTQ+ wedding website Equally Wed in 2010. Now she's turned the website into a guidebook.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at these 5 Atlanta-area shops

Five Atlanta–area bookstores where you should celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, including A Cappella, Charis, and even one worth the drive.

9 Questions for YA author Angie Thomas on her breakout hit, The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give author discusses Black Lives Matter, representation, and the Spotify playlist she listens to when writing.

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