Finding Community

Atlanta has long been known as one of the most important gay hubs in the South. In the years when is was not safe to be out, Atlanta provided a safe haven with opportunities to find friends and support networks. Welcome spaces included bookstores, bars and community centers and like-minded groups included LGBTQ+-focused service and volunteer organizations and sports teams. Gay publications provided a way for individuals to find the groups and places that would best serve them and to learn about issues that might affect them.