How to read a company’s diversity barometer

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Southern Voice, David owner in receivership

imageThe New York-based investment company that owns a majority stake in the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta is in federal receivership and being sued by the Small Business Administration.

The SBA may sell the media properties as its dissolves the assets of Avalon in September 2009, according to a Feb. 6 story from Gay City News in New York. Avalon is an investment fund that owns majorities in Window Media, which publishes Southern Voice, and Unite Media, which publishes David. The media companies own several other gay publications, including the Washington Blade, Genre, New York Blade and South Florida Blade.

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Monday: Fine wines, feminism and Charis

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How to recession-proof your lifestyle

imageDavid magazine went cheap this week. As in offering ways to recession-proof your gay lifestyle.

It's full of tips for shopping on the cheap, partying on the cheap and getting cheap music, but doing so with at least a little bit of style.

When it comes to fashion, much of the advice is pretty simple, but nonetheless helpful in these lean times: "You don’t have to spend a million to look like a million. It sounds trite, but it’s completely true."

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Friday: A new poster girl for gay America

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Photos: Project Q’s latest pictorial offerings

Our photo gallery is bursting at the seams, it seems, with new additions.

In case you've missed a few, we want to recap the newest offerings that showcase the best of gay stuff happening right here in metro Atlanta. So browse, enjoy and know that each and every one of them is certainly safe for viewing at work. (The rugby shots provide some sexy, but nothing that'll cause workplace drama.)

To pick among all of the 2,626 photos in 107 albums in the Project Q Atlanta photo gallery, go here. Otherwise, the latest offerings are listed after the jump.    READ MORE »

Thursday: V is for Victory

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Social Tuesdays finds gastronomic diversity

imageFrom Madagascan prawns to Mexican octopus and Japanese sushi, Social Tuesdays offered international flair on Tuesday.

The weekly evening of cocktails and conversation moved Feb. 3 to Eros World Tapas Bar, a new venue on Monroe Drive housed in the historic (and circular) Trust Company Bank. The restaurant, with its host of wines and cocktails from around the globe, offers more than 100 tasty options.

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Kelly, Clarkson, Doug Spearman, car cruising

image Kelly Clarkson is still not a lesbian.
25 random things about being gay on Facebook.
Avon or Old Spice?
Nuance lost on some LGBT journalists using the term "tranny."
Seeking non-bio moms.
Castro Chrome: A Cuban cruising travelogue.
Meet Tony Almijez, Mr. Gay Spain & Europe 2008.
Doug Spearman talks "Noah's Arc," marriage and why playing Chance wasn't his first choice. (photo)
Wanda Sykes on coming out and the importance of black gay visibility.
Photos from the Tough Guy Challenge in the U.K.    READ MORE »

Making Facebook work for your gay lifestyle

No doubt that by now, you've been tagged with the "25 Random Things About Me" floating about Facebook.No doubt that by now, you've been tagged with the "25 Random Things About Me" floating about Facebook.

Some folks take it seriously, spending considerable time on compiling their response, others blow through it in a few minutes and confirm that you really don't want to know. And others still just ignore it as a frivolous cost of being on Facebook.

The folks at Queerty added another twist, giving their 25 random tips on how to make Facebook work for your gay lifestyle.

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Wednesday: Matthew Mitcham opens up



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Local artist Robert Sherer speaks to AEN

imageGay artist Robert Sherer spoke to the Atlanta Executive Network last month, bringing with him a mix of his rural Alabama roots and contemporary work.

Sherer, an art professor at Kennesaw State University, is well known for his past use of HIV-positive blood in his drawings. More recently, he announced the creation of an endowed scholarship for gay art students at the school.

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Anderson Cooper, ESPN, marketing hottie

image Craigslist love: Hipster seeking Anderson Cooper (photo).
GOP's new leader Michael Steele is George Bush reincarnated.
When your ex sends the vacation video after the breakup.
Is ESPN's new ad with Shaq just a fist kiss or phobia?
HIV and hooking up: Do you ask?
Should we "Stand by Our Sam?"
What a drag it is being a queen.
A letter to marketing hot guy.
Joe Torre's simple statement of hope on gays in Major League Baseball.
North Carolina city moves to protect LGBT renters; bigot eruption expected.

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Monday: Diamond in the rough

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Friday: David Beckham’s lucky bum

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Social Tuesdays gets raw on Peachtree

imageSocial Tuesdays ventured up Peachtree Road for its weekly dose of conversation, cocktail and connections on Jan. 27.

The restaurant, which opened last year, offers a fusion of Japanese, French and American cuisine and offers a suave tranquility that's upscale yet affordable. There's also five-star sashimi and sushi.

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State senator wants strip club surcharge

You'll be ponying up an extra $5 to step into Swinging Richards if Jack Murphy has his way.

The state senator, a Republican from Cummings, wants to charge strip club patrons $5 to go inside a club. He wants the money to help pay for services for sexually exploited children.

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John Rocker’s anti-gay rage boils over again

imageSaying that John Rocker has rage issues is, well, stating the obvious.

The former Bad Boy of Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves is at it again. You think the guy would learn from his past mistakes. He hasn’t.

Last Thursday, Rocker crashed the grand opening of the W Buckhead and didn’t miss the chance for some verbal sparring with Steak Shapiro, a local sports radio jock that has assailed Rocker in the past for his rocky tenure with the Braves.

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Thursday: Jon Stewart’s Shirt Off Off



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Pride issues open letter to discuss changes

The Atlanta Pride Committee released an open letter on Wednesday, further explaining how the festival was able to return to Piedmont Park this year and why the event moved to late October. The letter follows the announcement by city officials and Pride organizers on Monday of the change in date and venue. Last October, the festival said it would be held in the Atlanta Civic Center and nearby Central Park after city officials declined to open Piedmont to more than one festival per event season.

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