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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.
Tara Roberts Into the Depths

National Geographic Explorer and podcaster Tara Roberts on diving for slave shipwrecks

Tara Roberts spent the last few years following and diving with Black scuba divers as they document slave shipwrecks around the world. She retold those stories in her six-part podcast series, Into the Depths, and, in the process, found a way to honor the lives of lost ancestors
history of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance

They came out slugging: The history of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance

Fifty years ago, a ragtag group of queer women launched the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, upending Georgia’s leftist politics with protest, performance—and plenty of softball.

3 Southern Juneteenth celebrations

Where to celebrate the first anniversary of the federal holiday

One City, Three Ways: Louisville, Kentucky

While Louisville may shine especially bright on the first Saturday of May, there’s much more to Louisville than big hats and fast horses.

404 Day Celebration Giveaway

Atlanta magazine shares love for our city with Butter.ATL, Atlanta Influences Everything, and Choose ATL—so we’re joining them to celebrate this year’s 404 Day!
Spring reading list: 10 new books by or about Georgians

Spring reading list: 10 new books by or about Georgians

Looking for new books to add to your reading list? Here are 10 either written by Georgia authors or about Georgians themselves.
Andrew Young at 90

As he turns 90, Andrew Young reflects on his life in Atlanta

"One day, when we were all in our early 30s, Martin Luther King Jr. said to our little ragtag bunch, 'Everybody here has got to be clinically insane to think that with no money, no political power, no army, no nothing, we are going to redeem the soul of America.' And then, he said, 'We’ll be lucky to make it to 40. But if we make it past 40, we’re going to have to make it to 100 because this is not an easy job. It’ll take more than our lifetimes to get it right.' Well, I think that planted it in my mind, especially after he was killed, that I had to make it to 100."

“And I saw that what pretended to be a national reawakening was simply the beginning of a reign of terror”

A Southern white woman abroad, Marguerite Kratina found much to admire in Nazi Germany—until she didn’t. Her letters tell the story.
Eby Marshall Slack

Eby Marshall Slack, an original staffer at Atlanta’s iconic Paschal’s restaurant, on building community

"Two brothers brought the community closer. They taught me as a young man to respect other people. They told me to get all of the education you can, and don’t ever look back. Keep going forward, work, and be dedicated to something in life."

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