July 1, 2017, could have been a historic day for transgender rights. The military was set to finalize its implementation of a rule allowing transgender members to enlist and serve openly. It was a day that was long overdue, and would have been the result of years of lobbying by community members, lawmakers and military officials.

For the first time in many years, Pride Month passed without a mention by the president of the United States.

As Pride Month comes to a close and Independence Day approaches, freedom has been a hot topic. While the word itself often signifies a fundamental, innate tenet upon which this nation was born, recent times have shown just how fluid of a concept freedom is.


We suspect that Tuesday night for progressive Georgians was akin to how more than half of America felt on Nov. 8, 2016. 

Don: I’m proud of being with PGN for over 41 years, the success it’s been and how I’m doing more than ever to continue this success in these trying times for print media. 

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