Disruption is Democracy explores the utility and impact of protests among Atlanta’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer communities of the 1980s and 1990s. Specifically, the exhibition focuses on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrations and Cracker Barrel protests of 1990 and 1991, respectively. These events demonstrate how the actions of organizations, such as ACT UP and Queer Nation, led to increased federal spending on HIV/AIDS research and improved workplace equality, feats that would benefit millions of Americans regardless of sexual orientation. The exhibition also discusses LGBTQ safe spaces and magazines that mobilized communities at the center of these fights.
The LGBTQ Institute, in partnership with Georgia State University, has released its survey findings detailing the life experiences of more than 6,500 LGBTQ Southerners.
President Donald Trump's administration began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations this week — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa.
Christine Hallquist “…became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party, beating three other candidates in Vermont’s Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press.”
“Mr. Tolbert said he spent 10 days in the hospital, undergoing skin grafts for burns on his back, arms and neck. Mr. Gooden, who was also severely burned, received a month of treatment for his injuries, during which he had to be put into an induced coma.”
“…Logunov said he believed without a doubt that they were attacked because of their sexual orientation — because of “our happiness, our outfits, our affection for each other.”
Panel: “Out of Darkness” serves as a reminder of Nazi persecution then and systemic issues now.