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We filed this lawsuit today simply put, because marriage matters. It matters to our plaintiffs, it matters to their children, it matters to thousands of same-sex couples across Georgia who are married, want to be married or may some day need to be married.”
Earlier this morning, Lambda Legal introduced the plaintiffs and officially announced the filing of their class-action lawsuit which aims to bring marriage equality to the state of Georgia.
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HBO releases full-length trailer for upcoming AIDS drama "The Normal Heart," Tom Daley portrait made of hate tweets, gay critics slam marriage equality book and more in today's #5LGBTthings.
Marriage equality book under fire, "The Normal Heart" trailer released, Utah marriage case could be dismissed and more.
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This Georgia couple is asking all same-sex couples to be part of a movement to bring marriage equality to the state. #MayDayGAEquality
Jazzie and Sonny Jones-Smith say now is the time for the approximate 21,000 same-sex couples in Georgia to march to their county clerk’s office on May 1 and demand a marriage license. Of course, all couples will be declined because same-sex marriage is illegal here—and that’s the point they want to make. Inspired by the …
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Meet the Georgia couple on a mission to marry in every state legally possible as part of a message of equality. #IDoMarathon #marriage  
“I made a rainbow! I made a rainbow!” one of Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon’s seven children exclaims after hosing off the family car one recent Saturday. Two of her sisters are across the street playing with a neighbor’s dog in this quiet cul-de-sac in Jonesboro, while the four boys are off doing their own …
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Georgia Stonewall Democrats pick a side in this heated race. #gapol #gadems  
The Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsed Kyle Williams in the heated race to fill Jason Carter’s seat as the former president’s grandson vies to become the state’s next governor. If Williams wins, he would become the first openly gay man to serve in the state Senate. Williams, who faces former state representative Elena Parent in the …
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 "This is where we live, this is our state, this is our home, this is where our family is. It’s important to us to have the integrity of having our marriage recognized where we live."
Lambda Legal files a marriage equality lawsuit in federal court on behalf of three Georgia couples and a widow, opening the door for the most significant step in Georgia LGBT history.
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Congratulations to Melissa Carter and Katie Jo! They have a carrier and their baby is due in October.
Gay radio personality and GA Voice columnist Melissa Carter announced this morning on B98.5 FM that she and longtime girlfriend Katie Jo are going to have a baby through a surrogate. On the Jeff & Melissa Morning Show at about 7:30 a.m., Carter tearfully told listeners she was making “one of the biggest announcements she’s …
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Are you ready??? The gang is back. And behind bars.
Piper, Alex, Crazy Eyes and the girls (plus a few guys) are back as Netflix releases the season two trailer of their highly popular, critically acclaimed comedy-drama “Orange is the New Black.”
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Mo'Nique is ready to marry (in a comedy club) a Georgia lesbian couple on their #IDoMarathon to legally wed in every state legal
Mo’Nique is a mega multi-hyphenate. Oscar-winning actress—globetrotting comedian—bestselling author. Now she can add one more role: ordained minister. Well, kind of. We’ll let her explain as she talks to GA Voice about hitting the gay clubs as a kid, why she enjoys officiating gay weddings, and Kacey and Chwanda’s “constant honeymoon.” What first drove you …
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Michelle Visage and a cast of RuPaul's girls are coming to Atlanta. See what the no-nonsense judge has to say about Atlanta, the show, being a mom and graham crackers. #michellevisage #rupaulsdragrace  
The stars of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” reunite onstage in Atlanta for “Battle of the Seasons.” Michelle Visage and Topher Payne were supposed to talk about her hosting the event. Not surprisingly, they struggled to stay on topic. Michelle Visage is a master of reinvention. She burst onto the music scene in the late 80s as …
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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.