Ed­i­tor’s Note:

GA Voice - - Person of the Year -

We se­lected Ria Pell as our Per­son of the Year for what she has done not only for At­lanta’s LGBTQ com­mu­ni­ties, but for the en­tire city. She trans­formed the city’s culi­nary scene, she hung out with punk rock­ers and hated bu­reau­cracy. She fought against skin­heads who came to town to beat up gay peo­ple. She DJd nu­mer­ous par­ties, and her love of mu­sic was leg­endary. But most of all, Pell loved and fought for all peo­ple who were marginal­ized from the main­stream and by do­ing so cre­ated a beloved com­mu­nity.

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