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Remember the days when Gov. Nathan Deal was vowing to include anti-discrimination language in any so-called “religious freedom” bill proposed in Georgia? It was a simple time. Rihanna asked for her money politely. Letterman was still on the air.
Gov. Nathan Deal is backtracking on his plans to push a "religious freedom" bill with an anti-discrimination clause.
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Still more fallout from the 2009 raid on a gay Atlanta bar.
A federal judge has found the city of Atlanta in contempt of court and imposed numerous sanctions for the city’s failure to properly train police officers as mandated in a lawsuit settlement following the unconstitutional raid on the Atlanta Eagle in 2009. The sanctions include paying nearly $50,000 in attorney fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys Dan …
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After five years with the Georgia Voice, I’ve decided to step down. I feel I’ve done everything I can at the newspaper and am now looking for new opportunities. It’s just time for me to do something different. I’ll be here until the end of June and will be working hard the entire time putting …
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Just in time for marriage equality to finally come to Georgia?
Atlanta restaurateur Art Smith is hosting a "101 Gay Weddings" event in June for a special to air later this year on "Top Chef."
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Interesting turn of events.
The Georgia GOP elected an openly gay man to their leadership team and endorsed a "religious freedom" bill at their statewide convention.
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What to do this weekend?
Friday, May 15 – May 17 MAYhem is an explosive program that presents the future directions of dance propelled by the talents and artistic vision of Atlanta Ballet. Performances are at 8 p.m. on May 15 and 16; and 2 p.m. on May 16 and 17, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, www.cobbenergycentre.com Friday, May 15 …
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When I was about 19 or 20 and starting coming out publicly, or rather politically, I began to doubt the path I had taken. I had been doing interviews in the local press. Going to conferences. Sitting on panels. Arguing with white folks. Arguing with straight folks. Even writing about my newly politicized black gay identity. Things like that.
When I was about 19 or 20 and starting coming out publicly, or rather politically, I began to doubt the path I had taken. I had been doing interviews in the local press. Going to conferences. Sitting on panels. Arguing with white folks. Arguing with straight folks. Even writing about my newly politicized black gay …
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Nothing wrong with calling former Atlanta fire chief a misogynist in court filings, says judge.
A federal judge ruled Monday that Lambda Legal has the right to file an amicus brief on behalf of the city of Atlanta in its motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by anti-gay fire chief Kelvin Cochran who claims he was fired for his religious beliefs. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May stated the brief …
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War vet and gay activist Charles Stevens memorialized at Phillip Rush Center in Atlanta.
More than 100 friends, family and loved ones gathered at the Phillip Rush Center on Saturday, May 16, to memorialize Charles Stevens, 87, who died on May 5. A gay activist who was active with such groups as Prime Timers, SAGE and the American Veterans for Equal Rights, Stevens was remembered for his generous spirit. …
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Celebrating 19 years of service to LGBT community.
The Health Initiative held its 19th annual Garden Party on Sunday, May 17, at the Philip Rush Center to raise funds for the organization and also reward those in the community who are doing incredible work to serve the health care needs of Georgia’s LGBT population. The Health Initiative programs include everything from providing support groups …
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The U.S. Supreme Court has almost certainly made its decision about the right to marry for same-sex couples. The justices met in private conference on Friday, May 1, and took a vote. They have until June 30 to issue their decision. Most legal observers who watched or listened to the oral arguments from April 28 …
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One Magical Weekend at Disney is June 5-7 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Get into it!
Before Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there was an online BBS, or bulletin board system. And if you were logged on to the Florida gay BBS in early 1991, you might have seen a message from Orlando software designer Doug Swallow proposing a unique idea—a “Gay and Lesbian Day at Disney.” “The idea just came,” Swallow …
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The GA Voice is a media outlet covering Georgia's LGBT communities.
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The Georgia Voice is an LGBT media outlet that publishes daily online and in print every other Friday. The Georgia Voice is published by The Georgia Voice, LLC, which was co-founded and is led by Laura Douglas-Brown and Christina Cash, who together have almost 25 years experience in managing the editorial and business departments of an Atlanta-based LGBT publication. Cash founded Southern Voice in 1988 and Douglas-Brown worked as a reporter there beginning in 1997 and was named Editor in 2006.

Southern Voice closed on Nov. 16, 2009 and left Atlanta's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities without a voice for the first time in almost 22 years. An institution since its inception in 1988, Southern Voice offered its loyal readership a professional and highly regarded publication that disseminated local and national news, timely information on events and organizations and commentary on LGBT culture and news of the day. Profitable since 1993, the newspaper was sold to Window Media in 1997 and enjoyed continued success for almost a decade.

With its majority owner, Avalon Equity Partners, in federal receivership and plagued by debt exacerbated by a deep recession, Window Media shuttered its chain of publications in three cities, including Atlanta, and filed for bankruptcy in November. Within a few days, Douglas-Brown and Cash developed a plan to fill the gap in Georgia.

A community meeting held Dec. 3, 2009, drew approximately 80 attendees, who voted overwhelmingly to name the new media outlet The Georgia Voice. Cash and Douglas-Brown then worked quickly to establish a corporate structure and hire an experienced staff to launch the new publication on March 19, 2010.

Six of the Georgia Voice’s seven staff members worked for Southern Voice during its 22-year history, including four who were key editorial/design employees at SoVo at the time of its closure. All seven Georgia Voice employees have experience in LGBT publications in Atlanta.

We are grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from the community and look forward to serving our readers and advertisers for many years to come.