Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week
You’re a busy person. Sometimes you can’t catch every last post during the week. We get that. Here’s a weekending look at our most popular stories, videos and photo albums of the last seven days.
Ben Cohen dishes, delights Atlanta gays [photos]
Retired sexy cuddle bear Ben Cohen returned to his part-time Atlanta home on Monday for a movie screening and fundraiser. And yes, he knows the gays think he’s hot. The retired British rugger, who based his anti-bullying StandUp Foundation in Atlanta, was on hand for the screening of “Legalize Gay.” View our photos, read our report and watch the video.
140 places not Atlanta to celebrate Pride in June
Why oh why do Atlanta Pride organizers continue to taunt us? Sure, we’ve got Pride Lite this month, but we’re still four months away from the big weekend party that other cities get in June. On Tuesday, the announcement came for Pride’s Official Kickoff Party on Oct. 12 at the Georgia Aquarium. Tickets are now on sale. Until then, you’ve got some options. Read the full post.
Gay Atlanta gets naked for ‘Heroes’ kickstarter
The kickstarter campaign for Atlanta’s own gay “Heroes + Villains” photographer Philip Bonneau ended on Saturday, and he’s gave more than the shirt off his back to make sure he reached his fundraising goal. He got there by baring himself and getting friends to do the same in photos worth viewing. Read the full post.
Baton Bob faces anti-gay slurs, death threat
Baton twirling, whistle-blowing gay street performer Baton Bob was angrily confronted during his one-man gay parade on Wednesday, going face-to-face with a man who threatened to kill him. The confrontation took place about 3:30 p.m. as Baton Bob marched near the intersection of Cheshire Bridge and LaVista roads. Read our interview.
Vandals hit gay-owned Sister Louisa’s Church
Smashed windows and destroyed property at a thriving upstart in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward affectionately called “Church” leaves the bar’s gay owner saying the nightspot was targeted in a hate crime. Grant Henry’s religious parody theme for Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium attracts a loyal following as well as naysayers and vandals who think the theme is sacrilegious. Read the full post.
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