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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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Several local couples share their stories of asking, "Will you marry me?" And they're all very sweet.
Although marriage equality hasn’t come to Georgia yet, that hasn’t kept thousands of same-sex couples from walking down the aisle, or the beach, or making plans to spend their lives together. Here are a few of those stories. GEE AND JUAN Juan and Gee Session-Smalls are founders of the Gentlemen’s Ball and also run a …
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GA Voice Art Director Mike Ritter died in the early morning hours of March 30 after a 10-hour emergency heart surgery. We miss him dearly.
Mike Ritter did not like needles. Normally, this is something I would not know. We worked together. Sometimes we socialized together, but mostly our relationship was a beautiful, loving, sometimes frustrating, but always collaborative effort to get the GA Voice out every two weeks. When we were in the ER and the doctors and nurses …
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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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And a wonderful tribute by Mike's best friend. #mikeritter
He told us loved us all the time, and I never once doubted it. As they were taking him back to the operating room, we held hands and I told him I loved him. He said it back. Then he said, “Timmy!” and reached out for my boyfriend, Tim, who was hanging back. Tim stepped …
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Did you know? You should. #5lgbtthings  
Anderson Cooper gets sassy on Twitter, Masters champ on gay sin, gay marriage a GOP political earthquake, and more.
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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.