Friday: Soaking up the summer sun

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Dream double play: Cheap tics with benefits

imageThe Atlanta Dream opens a four-game home stand on Friday against Washington and the team is offering a double bonus for fans: Purchase a reduced-price ticket and benefit the Hotlanta Softball League.

So if you're one of the few lesbians left in metro Atlanta who haven't seen the Dream in action -- the team is 2-2 this season -- here's the perfect chance. And if you're a gay sports fan, it's a chance to experience the WNBA on the cheap.

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Stud Disbelief: Rejecting signs of femininity

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

Let me set the scene. Imagine you are a femme. You are sitting woman approaching you. She’s wearing a ball cap, loose men’s jeans, sneakers and a polo. Your eyes have classified her as a stud. You make small talk and exchange numbers. You spend hours and hours talking. You find out that she:

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Atlanta Beat 2.0: Women’s soccer is back

imageOkay, ladies. You get another one.

City boosters and women's soccer officials joined together Thursday morning to offer you this: the Atlanta Beat. The team will hit the field in 2010 as the ninth franchise in Women's Professional Soccer, joining the WNBA's Atlanta Dream as the city's only women's pro teams.

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A gay with a gun stares down Atlanta’s crime

imageThis is the story of a gay guy with a gun, a locked and loaded business owner hit five times by burglars without much more than a shrug from the Atlanta Police Department.

So Rad Slough, the owner of Urban Body Fitness on Ponce in Midtown, took matters into his own hands this week. He bought a shotgun and prepared to camp out in his fitness center to nab the burglar in the act.

Fortunately, police -- their headquarters in City Hall East visible from the gym's parking lot -- picked up the criminal first as they camped out on Slough's roof. Busted early Wednesday: Donald Rayfield, 41.

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Thursday: 19 gay things to do today

image Transgender activist, HRC official and software executive Megan Stabler (photo) headlines the Atlanta Executive Network. 6 p.m.
Learn more about becoming a foster parent with MEGA Family Project's Foster Parenting Workshop. 7 p.m.
Author Marcel Emerson talks about his literary debut at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Hydrate Thursdays brings the boys to the W Atlanta-Midtown. 9 p.m.
Old School Underwear Night is back at the Eagle. 10 p.m.

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

Thursday: Ryan Reynolds and his new fuzz

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City: No fine for My Sisters Room deck

imageThe East Atlanta lesbian bar My Sisters Room won't face a fine from city building inspectors for a deck that collapsed June 12, despite the city having no record that the structure ever was inspected and permitted.

But if the bar decided to rebuild the deck, which has since been removed, it would have to pay double the usual fee for a permit, a city spokesperson said Wednesday.

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Sunday fun and sun with Hotlanta Softball

The Hotlanta Softball League hit the fields again Sunday as its summer season unfolds. The Open Division plays June 21 before the league takes a two-week break. Check out our photos.    READ MORE »

Talking salary can be tough in a recession

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "In the current job market, is there any point in trying to negotiate the salary level?"    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 13 gay things to do today

image Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners of Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
Get a little Feminist Feedback at Charis. 7 p.m.
Join Charmain Johnson (photo) and Kay Greene for their "Lovers & Friends Show" DVD release party at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Dip into the Honey Pot at Mary's. 8 p.m.
Men go on the prowl at Vita. 9 p.m.

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

Wednesday: Ruggers nude for healthy nads

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Flag football league finds a makeshift home

The National Flag Football League of Atlanta, season is bogging down in repeated closures of the Piedmont Park athletic fields. They got creative Sunday in Grant Park, and we caught the action.    READ MORE »

Liz Coyle enters race for District 6 post

imageNeighborhood activist and communications consultant Liz Coyle is stepping into the race for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council.

The Atkins Park resident was in the process of filing her official paperwork Tuesday morning. Coyle, who is heterosexual and married, joins two gay men – Alex Wan and Steve Brodie – in the campaign to represent a heavily-gay area that’s had an openly gay council member since 1998.

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Tuesday: 13 gay things to do today

image The Alter Ego Pop Art Show, featuring work from gay artist Paul Wolski, continues at ART Station. 10 a.m.
Lunch and network during the Business Builder Luncheon with the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. 11:55 a.m.
Social Tuesdays continues its flirtation with the upscale W Atlanta-Midtown. 7 p.m.
Performance artist Barry Brandon (photo) brings his "In My Own Words" to Shakespeare Tavern. 7 p.m.
Spike with the Hotlanta Volleyball Association or jump in the pool with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout. 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Stu Dugan’s broccoli fix

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Gay chamber taps into social media buzz

imageIt's no surprise that gay men and lesbians turn to blogs and social media outlets in higher numbers than straight folks. We always seem to be on the cutting edge, whether it's inhabiting and renovating that sketchy neighborhood no one wants to claim, fashion or grassroots activism.

With that in mind, the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce tackled social media last week during its WOW Wednesday event.

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Dr. Laura’s moralistic crusades get new slot

imageWe just knew something was missing from our daily grind, but couldn't quite figure out what it was exactly.

Thanks to a press release delivered to our virtual mailbox this morning, we now know: Radio gabber "Dr. Laura" Schlessinger. The reformed gay-hating personality -- third in popularity behind only radio jocks Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, no friends of gay equality -- now has a much-improved time slot in metro Atlanta. Newstalk 1160 announced Monday that it shifted Dr. Laura from her evening slot to a time when people might actually listen -- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Monday: 10 gay things to do today

image Empowered Men get to talking at YouthPride. 6:30 p.m.
Run the streets of the city with Front Runners of Atlanta. 7:15 p.m.
Got mad poker skills? Use them for Texas Hold'em at Woofs. 7:30 p.m.
"Pretty Woman" is on tap for Movie Mondays at Joe's on Juniper. 8 p.m.
It's time for the Big Fat Wii Party at Mary's. 10 p.m.

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

Monday: Sing (and flex) like Billy Dortch

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