GA Voice - - 2015 Georgia Voice -

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 (the­health­ini­tia­, and

Cathy Woolard (File photo)

now pro­grams man­ager with Lost-NFound Youth, are sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively. DAN GROSSMAN

Lo­cal at­tor­ney

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.

Best Asian

Lit­tle Bangkok

(www.lit­tle­bangkokat­ 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.doc­ and (www.nam­phuon­gat­ ) nabbed third.

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