Thursday: 17 gay things to do today

image The Atlanta Cotillion hits the Men's Store at Saks for a fundraiser that benefits AID Atlanta. 6 p.m.
Out & Equal hosts its monthly happy hour at Midtown Mediterranean Diner. 6 p.m.
Author Clarence Nero (photo) reads from and discusses "Too Much of A Good Thing Ain't Bad" at Outwrite, while author and performer Mike Molina stops at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
DJ Bryan Christopher among the cast on hand for Glitterati at Bellissima. 8 p.m.
Hydrate Thursdays keeps the cocktails flowing at W Atlanta-Midtown. 9 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Thursday: Terrell Carter’s beside manners

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6 for 6: City Council seat attracts one more

imageStraight white men in Atlanta's District 6 rejoice. You now have your champion in candidate Tad Christian.

On Wednesday, the stay-at-home dad and neighborhood activist threw his hat into the crowded ring that is the race for the open seat on the Atlanta City Council, joining five other candidates to represent Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and portions of Druid Hills. In the diversity that reflects the district, candidates include three gay men, one straight man and two straight women.

In other words, it's a crowded field.

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Atlanta police: Help us find gay man’s killer

imageHomicide detectives with the Atlanta Police Department, a month into investigating the murder of a gay man in Piedmont Park, say they have few leads and need the public's help.

That's quite a change of approach from the days immediately after the May 28 murder of Patrick Boland (photo), when investigators came dangerously close to dismissing the murder as little more than a gay man stabbed to death while out cruising for sex when the park is closed.

Nearly six weeks later, investigators tell Southern Voice that the murder case -- and a probe into the stabbing of a second gay man minutes later -- is going slow and suggest it could be a hate crime.

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Alex Wan: Fundraising prowess ‘humbling’

imageWith the cash comes the bragging rights.

Alex Wan outpaced his opponents in the District 6 race for the Atlanta City Council in the second quarter, as Project Q Atlanta reported on Tuesday, and took a bit of a victory lap on Wednesday.

“I am humbled by the tremendous support and I am heartened because this kind of broad, early and strong financial support demonstrates that voters are looking for leaders who combine business experience with broad-based community service," Wan says in a press release issued Wednesday.

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Anna Nicole, Bruno, DC marriage, more rites

image In gay-marriage battle, D.C. shapes up as next big prize.
Vermont Episcopal bishop pushing to expand rites.
Stolen statue with ashes of lesbian activist returned to its owners in Chicago.
Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' plays like 'Borat's' less funny brother.
Without federal appeal, asylum for gay Filipino professor becomes final.
Campaign begins to recall gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams.
Canadian Olympic Committee drops opposition to gay men's chat line trademark application.
Anchorage Assembly hears another round of gay rights testimony.
Man seriously injured during gay bar raid in Texas released from hospital.
Judge: Anna Nicole Smith didn't dig gay sex tape.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 16 gay things to do today

image The work of gay artists is included in "Minus: An Exhibition," which is open during the Second Wednesdays Art Walk at Studioplex. 6 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin host Pajama Party Bingo, a monthly benefit for Pets Are Loving Support. 6:30 p.m.
Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
Join the Charis book group Exploring Genders Through Reading. 7 p.m.
Sexy gay crooner Brendan Velasquez (photo) performs at Bazzaar. 10 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: Rob Marciano’s warm front

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Labrys drops print version after five years

imageJust a month after its fifth anniversary, Labrys -- an Atlanta-based publication for lesbians -- announced the end of its monthly print publication, though it's unveiling a redesigned and more robust website.

The shuttering of the publication is another sign of the souring environment for LGBT print publications across the country, an atmosphere that has brought historic lows in page counts for Southern Voice and David Atlanta and the recent shuttering of the New York Blade and Genre.

Labrys Publisher Maria Rivers announced the end of the print publication in a letter to readers.

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Wan enjoys cash advantage in District 6 race

imageAlex Wan enjoys a three-to-one financial advantage in the crowded race for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council and suport from some notable longtime gay and lesbian activists, according to campaign disclosures reports.

Wan, one of three gay candidates in the race, raised more than $2 for every dollar raised by his nearest challenger, Steve Brodie, who is also gay, during the April-June period covered by the reports. The documents, filed by three of the five candidates in the race, provide an early look into the financial viability of the campaigns.

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Queen Mum, Saddam’s gays, prison, HIV risk

image Sexual barriers may up HIV risk in black gay men.
Queen sends 'supportive' letters to leaders of church movement that has angered gay campaigners.
Lesbian activist Bonnie Tinker (photo) dies in bike accident on Virginia campus.
Massachusetts state senator describes self as gay man.
Brooklyn man sentenced to 23 years in prison for bias attack.
Pastor who opposes homosexuality may get Chicago City Council seat.
Events to mark 1984 slaying of gay man in Bangor.
Saddam's rule 'better' for gay Iraqis.
Kansas City Star ends months of controversy by publishing same-sex marriage announcement.
Gay activist works to build broad-based political party in India.    READ MORE »

Adam Brackman gets Victory Fund nod

imageA gay candidate for the Atlanta City Council picked up the endorsement of a national gay organization that could provide a boost to his campaign.

Adam Brackman, one of seven candidates for the Post 1 At Large seat on the council, announced the nod from the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund late Monday. Brackman, a delivery project executive for IBM, is the only openly gay candidate for the position and one of at least four gay candidates running for council seats this year. Brackman entered the race May 22 with a pledge to address public safety issues and city finances.

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Tuesday: Cristiano Ronaldo’a new unveiling

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UGA’s gay GOP, Daniel Radcliffe, queer rock

image UGA may soon see a Log Cabin Republicans group.
Obama tells gay activists: Trust me.
Political discourse has become an aphrodisiac that has seduced our community away from equally important issues.
Hot Haas at Wimbledon.
Fort Worth police chief shows his homophobia.
As long as it looks like I'm packing a big one.
Daniel Radcliffe (photo): "I"d love to play a drag queen or transvestite."
Dropping your pants to prove your sex.
The Indie Rock Fag's top 11 crush-worthy queer boy rockstars.
The same-sex shenanigans of nearly all animals.
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Ed Wall’s potty sex bust saga finally ends

imageEd Wall got his day in court -- finally. Well, kind of.

The smooth-talking investment banker and former MARTA board chair, busted for having sex with another man in a restroom at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport two years ago, pleaded no contest to a single count of public indecency last week. The move short-circuited a trial that was scheduled to start on Monday.

A no contest plea means Wall didn't admit guilt, but that's quite a change from a defiant Wall in the days after the arrest.

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Add one more to City Council’s D6 race

imageAt least Liz Coyle won't feel like the odd straight woman out in the District 6 race for the Atlanta City Council.

Left without an incumbent, the campaign for the open seat attracted yet another candidate over the weekend: Bahareh Azizi, a scientist at Georgia Tech. Azizi launched her campaign on Saturday, according to Creative Loafing.

For those keeping scores: three gays, two straights now in the race.

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Dancing with ‘fat men with skid marks’

There's nothing quite like dancing with fat men, skid marks and zomby-looking gay dudes.

That's the impression of the Eagle's dance floor by at least one Atlantan, who provided quite the visual when he answered this question for Creative Loafing's Streetalk: What's the best place to dance for people who can't?

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Include your partner in a career transition

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "What can I do to gain my partner's support for my job transition?"    READ MORE »

Bar raid, Navy murder, Census, Mennonites

image Joints Chiefs Chair Adm. Mike Mullen advises "measured" approach to gay policy.
Police raid at gay club in Texas stirs ugly memories. (photo)
Navy: No evidence August Provost's death was hate crime.
Singapore not swayed by India gay sex ruling: minister.
Same-sex unions a challenge for Census.
Judge eyes quick action on Calif gay marriage ban.
Gay minister inducted at service in Scotland.
Jonathan Ross "not in breach" of BBC broadcasting code over gay adoption joke.
Senior Church of England bishop says gays must "repent."
Mennonites protest church exclusion of gays.    READ MORE »

Monday: Sean Sullivan’s patriotic July 4th

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