Cathy Woolard, former Atlanta City Council president and past candidate for Congress, wins this category for 2015. She was the first openly gay elected official in the state of Georgia, and has been a tireless advocate for our rights and issues throughout her career. She is currently in the running to succeed Mayor Kasim Reed.
executive director of The Health Initiative (thehealthinitiative.org), and
Cathy Woolard (File photo)
now programs manager with Lost-NFound Youth, are second and third, respectively. DAN GROSSMAN
the 2015 winner of this category, was part of the legal team that successfully sued the city of Atlanta on behalf of The Eagle after the Atlanta Police unlawfully raided the gay bar in 2009. He has worked diligently to continue to hold the APD accountable to the LGBT community since then.
(www.littlebangkokatlanta.com) is a hole-in-the wall restaurant on eclectic Cheshire Bridge Road who have been serving up the best Thai food in the city for more than 20 years. While the lobby is the size of a postage stamp, the wait is never long and the service is quick. The staff is excellent and the food is simply divine. Be sure to order the Tom Ka Soup, with chicken, mushroom and green onion, served dramatically in aluminum pots with Sterno flames warming it. The curries here are also excellent, with the Massaman Chicken being a favorite.
Second place went to (www.doccheys.com) and (www.namphuongatlanta.com ) nabbed third.