Williams Institute study spotlights LGBT Georgia, both in and out of ATL

Project Q Atlanta covers how spread out that LGBT Georgians in and around Atlanta reside.

Think you know where gay ATL lives? Nuh-uh — Project Q Atlanta.

Furthermore, the study on African-American LGBT demographics from UCLA’s Williams Institute is worth a look, especially to see how many African-American same-sex couples live in rural counties outside of Metro Atlanta.


New LGBT news blog – “The Pink Peach”

Welcome to The Pink Peach, a blog which covers news which is of interest or concern to LGBT and allied folks in Georgia outside of Atlanta. For too long, the main epicenter of LGBT news media has been located in Metro Atlanta – and for good reason! Metro ATL has the largest annual pride parades in Georgia – Atlanta Pride and Atlanta Black Pride, and is a mecca for LGBTs who are looking for some close respite from .

However, as shown in recent surveys and censuses, the LGBT population in Georgia lives in every one of our 159 counties – not just Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinett. These people – that is, of course, you, a reader who may live anywhere in Georgia – need a news source that matters to them and reaches out to them. I hope that this blog, The Pink Peach, will do what many other local news sources could not – become a beacon for LGBT folks in Georgia, no matter where you may be.

I hope to keep this blog updated frequently with news and information for your interest, as well as help in building our LGBT communities where we are – whether we are in the city or in the boonies. Let’s move forward!


Harry Underwood
Editor, The Pink Peach

Today is normal and secular, and lives have been made better

The request to those who advocated most strenuously for marriage equality to observe magnanimity in “victory” is short-sighted. There was no victory, no score, no feather on a cap. 

Same-sex couples do not exist to “win” anything. They exist out of long-term love and affection, and they exist for that same purpose. 

That gays were made into targets of culture warriors is a major tragedy, albeit not as grievous of an offense as the scapegoating, criminalization, demeaning and incarceration of homosexuality into a forced closet. 

There was no victory, only realizations. A realization of unconstitutionality, a realization of forcible impoverization, a realization of meaningless, unreasonable denial of humanity and worth. 

Yesterday, our nation, as a whole, realized yet another facet of our inhumanity toward other Americans, and reduced that inhumanity a bit more than the last time that we made such a reduction. 

It is a progression, one on which individualists and communitarians alike will evolve in their own ways, but hopefully will not devolve in irrational disgust. 

Let’s move forward. 

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