Interviews: Closer Look: Atlanta LGBT History; Pride; And More

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give an update on Gov. Nathan Deal’s evacuation order in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew;
  • 0:55: “Closer Look” looks back to 2010, when Jim Burress reported on the disappearance of gay spaces in Atlanta;
  • 7:01: Franklin Abbott, a longtime activist and openly gay man, recalls what it was like to be gay in the 1970s and 80s;
  • 16:18: Philip Rafshoon, former owner of Outwrite books, talks about his 20 year front row seat view of Atlanta’s LGBTQ movement;
  • 26:30: Jamie Fergerson, executive director of Atlanta Pride Committee, talks about how Atlanta’s Pride Festival has evolved over the years and what’s in store for the future;
  • 36:12: Jahleelah Shaheed, a teenager who doesn’t believe in gender, talks about their views on labeling within the LGBTQ community;
  • 40:30: Chanel Haley, transgender inclusion organizer with Georgia Equality, talks about the future of the LGBTQ movement.

Radio Interview: “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”

WABE, Closer Look, Jim Burress, Atlanta Pride, history, AIDS, Anita Bryant, Outwrite Bookstore, Philip Rafshoon, Freddie Styles, drag queens


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