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.

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."
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Monday: Sean Sullivan’s patriotic July 4th

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Heat doesn’t slow Big Peach softball

Athletes from across the country are spending their weekend in the Big Peach Softball Tournament. Some action was on the Fourth of July, but no one seemed to notice the holiday or the heat.    READ MORE »

Ga. cheap when it comes to public health

imageIn the wake of the reports last month that showed Georgia is a leader in HIV infections, this piece of news is a little less surprising: The state ranks 39th in spending per resident on public health.

Federal agencies, nonprofit groups and the state’s own documents depict a public health system that lacks sufficient money and, at times, basic competencies, an examination by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found.

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Sunday: 7 gay things to do today

image The Big Peach Softball Tournament concludes today, with closing events at Blake's.
The Atlanta Bear Fest 2009 continues today.
Papi's New Brunch at Las Margaritas includes the tunes of DJ Jay McCracken. 11 a.m.
Sol Sundays offers poolside cocktails at the W Atlanta-Midtown. 1 p.m.
Join the Big Time Show at Blake's. 9 p.m.
The Armorettes offer their show at Burkhart's. 9 p.m.
Get Grown & Sexy at Django's. 10 p.m.    READ MORE »

How to make your July 4th holiday a little more gay


There are several ways to make your Fourth of July a little more gay, including the Big Peach Softball Tournament.

From dance parties to DJs to celebrate the night away, find more things to do with The Gay Agenda for Saturday.


Big Peach brings holiday softball to Atlanta

More than 40 teams from across the country are in Atlanta this weekend for the Big Peach Softball Tournament with the Hotlanta Softball League, which opened Friday.    READ MORE »

Saturday: 18 gay things to do today

image The Big Peach Softball Tournament continues all day with play at two complexes and all night with social events.
The Atlanta Bear Fest keeps growling its way through the weekend.
Richard Morel and Bob Mould bring their Blowoff dance party to Atlanta 10 p.m. Read more about the event.
DJs Brett Long and Vicki Powell (photo) usher in the start of Activate Saturday at the Mark. 10 p.m.
Taste a little Buckhead Flava at Aliyah's. 10 p.m.
Celebrate with a double dose of partying with DJ Brian Beck at the Heretic at 10 p.m., with the fun shifting to the Body Shop with DJ Duo Yoshi Mac at 2:30 a.m.
The Red, White and Blue Party hits the Jungle. 10 p.m.
DJ Pat Scott keeps the tunes going as the Eagle celebrates Southeast Bears Club Night. 10 p.m. At 3 a.m., the after hours Lick party gets started.

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Saturday: Proud to be a gay American

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How a fire on a farm killed The Gay Agenda

imageOk, ok. We know. You are lost and confused, without your daily dose of The Gay Agenda to figure out what the hell you're supposed to be doing to make your Friday a little more gay.

Trust us, there's plenty you can be doing, especially since many of you have the day off for the holiday. Or don't have a job because of the recession. We wish we could tell you each and every detail. But we can't. Why? Simply put, a big fire.

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