Longtime editor Laura Douglas-Brown steps down
ATLANTA — David Aaron Moore, a former qnotes editor, will join the staff of Atlanta’s GA Voice. He replaces longtime editor Laura Douglas-Brown, who departs the publication on Sept. 3.
Douglas-Brown helped found GA Voice in March 2010 after the 2009 bankruptcy and closure of the city’s Southern Voice, where she also worked as editor.
Moore worked for Southern Voice before moving to Charlotte and becoming editor of qnotes in 2003 and served in that role until 2007. Before his stint at Southern Voice, Moore also worked at LGBT magazine Etcetera and was editor of Jezebel Magazine.
“I’m excited about returning to the city and joining the respected team of GA Voice to offer LGBT media coverage for the state,” Moore said in a report from GA Voice. “It’s heartening to reconnect with friends and peers from the past and I’m looking forward to working with many new ones.”
Douglas-Brown will remain a part-owner and consultant to GA Voice. She is leaving to pursue other career opportunities.
“I can honestly say that I enjoy all aspects of GA Voice’s coverage, from news to features,” Douglas-Brown wrote in a farewell column. “But as our mission statement suggests, it is the world of activism, nonprofits and the broad struggle for human rights that most inspires me. That is where I want to focus my energy now, either professionally or in a career that gives me the freedom to volunteer for the issues that mean so much to me.”