Posts tagged "atlanta"

Atlanta Restaurant Refuses To Admit Transgender Woman

A bouncer at Atlanta restaurant Don Pollo Bar & Grill refused to allow Alissah Brooks, a drag performer, inside last week. Brooks presents as a woman but carries an ID card which lists her gender as “male,” which was a point of contention for the bouncer. [Queerty]
Private schools in Pakistan have banned…

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2013

Today’s Lady News: New Anti-Abortion Billboard Targeting Blacks Accuses “Betrayal”

Another day, another anti-abortion billboard targeted at black women, this time in Atlanta. The latest billboard shows images of pro-choice leaders, like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, with the word “Betrayed” written in red as if it’s dripping in blood. It directs people to the website, which lists statistics that try to…

Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2011

New Anti-Abortion Ad Calls Abortion The New Slavery

Tactics used by anti-abortion groups just keep getting uglier. The latest “ugh!” is courtesy of the Radiance Foundation, whose new billboards target black women and read “The 13th Amendment freed us. Abortion enslaved us” and “Abortion makes three-fifths human seem overly generous.” The billboards purposefully appeared on June 19, or Juneteenth, which is the anniversary…

Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

Sign Of The Times: Women At Work

“Men at Work” signs are even more outdated then Men At Work’s (the band) hits. Okay, we still get down to their 80’s party tunes, but the biased signs are finally out in Atlanta! It’s all thanks to Cynthia Good, one of the founding editors of PINK and Atlanta Woman magazines. Angered that women working…

Simcha / July 10, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The City of HOTlanta

Atlanta, the Dirty South, HOTlanta, the ATL — whatever you wanna call it, Atlanta, Georgia has an incredible history. Since the Civil Rights Movement, the city was kinda known as “The City Too Busy To Hate” because it was one of the only Southern cities with a history of fighting for desegregation — as a…

Courtenay Bird / June 5, 2008