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My road to marriage and parenthood was confronted with challenges straight couples never face
While there’s nothing “step” about any LGBTQ+ parents who are present from conception onward, we are still subject to the terminology of the government and the whims of the people who run it.
Atlanta needs its gay bars now more than ever
While the AIDS crisis brought the gay community and its bars together, COVID is driving them apart.
Meet the Navy veteran who created the trans Pride flag
"I didn’t start to feel like a woman at a certain age—I started to feel like a girl. I was five years old, growing up in Arizona, and I prayed to God to turn me into a girl. You can’t tell me that this is a choice."
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.
Wussy’s Jon Dean on Atlanta’s queer arts scene and the importance of representation
Today, in addition to covering local and national queer art and culture, Wussy hosts events across the city, like drag shows, dance parties, and movie screenings—and founder Jon Dean doesn’t plan to stop there.
The Pansy Patrol blocks out hate
In 2012, Thom Baker and Don Purcell found a novel way to counter the anti-gay protesters who spit hateful chants at Atlanta Pride revelers: making out in front of them.
Out on Film launches a “virtual theater” for this year’s LGBTQ+ film festival
Now an independent entity, Out on Film is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ festivals, one of the 10 largest of its kind in the U.S., and one of only three Oscar-qualifying LGBTQ+ fests.
Meet the breakout star of Governor Kemp’s press conferences: sign language interpreter David Cowan
David Cowan’s expressive style of signing frequently captures the public’s attention—most recently when he was interpreting onstage at Governor Brian Kemp’s coronavirus press conferences.
How one march for gay rights launched nearly 50 years of Atlanta Pride
On the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, roughly 100 Atlantans, frustrated by discriminatory treatment against LGBTQ people on local and national levels, began marching on Peachtree Street.
Gus Kaufman used to wish he wasn’t gay. Now he talks about the liberation of being your true self.
"I always wished, 'God, make me not a homosexual,' since I could imagine no life as that. And I told [my LGBTQ] workshop participants, once you accept and cherish who you are, you shine like [a] star."