It took a fire in the tunnel under the English Channel for me to notice, but Richard Quest
is back on the air.
The gay CNN reporter was busted
after being spotted in New York's Central Park after closing time. He was carrying meth and quickly entered rehab after his arrest. He apparently emerged two months later and rejoined CNN
in London earlier this summer and returned to his duties hosting "Business Traveller."
But Quest is also back in larger circulation on CNN, reporting live from Spain this morning during coverage of the Chunnel fire. It appears his tough times
are now behind him. READ MORE »
In this day of ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Sen. John McCain invoked the memory of Mark Bingham
during an event this morning.
Speaking in Shanksville, Penn., McCain called attention to the role the gay rugby player had in attempting to thwart the takeover of United Airlines Flight 93 before it crashed. McCain spoke for 90 seconds and his comments were carried live on CNN.
"The only means we possess to thank them is to try to be as good an American as they were. We might fall well short of their standard, but there is honor in the effort," McCain said. "May god bless their souls.”
There's more, including McCain's eulogy for Bingham in 2001, after the jump. READ MORE »
A week into its launch, the 2008 Soulforce Equality Ride
will make its way to Atlanta and two historically black colleges.
The upcoming ride, a youth-organized bus tour to faith-based colleges, opens Oct. 1 with a stop at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., before making its way to Columbia, S.C. and then to Morehouse College on Oct. 9 and Spelman College a day later as part of a 15-stop schedule across 11 states in the south. READ MORE »
A limit on the number of heterosexual players allowed on teams taking part in the Gay Softball World Series is kicking up a storm of protest.
The tournament, which unfolded in Seattle late last month, involved 10 teams
from the Hotlanta Softball League, five of which placed in the top three in their divisions. One of those teams, the Atlanta Mudcats, is in the middle of a simmering dispute. READ MORE »
As if the Atlanta Pride Festival
needed any more bad news.
Mired in six-figure losses from the event last July, festival organizers were doused this week with more bad news: Piedmont Park
's efforts to find an underground source
of water fell flat -- again.
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Piedmont Park's efforts to find an underground water source failed
That doesn't bode well for the crown jewel of Atlanta's park system or the large-scale events like the Atlanta Pride Festival that suffered when they were forced out. READ MORE »
The Gwinnett Braves, the new Class AAA of the Braves, will open the season
on the road beginning April 9.
After an eight-game road trip, they return home and start play April 17 in a new $49 million stadium taking shape in Gwinnett. Sometime soon, the team will unveil the name of its new mascot,
the goofy whistlepig that will no doubt delight fans next season who paid for much of the new stadium.
The 2009 campaign will be the team's first in metro Atlanta after 43 years in Richmond, Va. See the full schedule here. READ MORE »
OK, lesbians and those who love their WNBA: Tonight is your last chance to see the Atlanta Dream
play in Philips Arena this season.
The team, with three games left on its schedule, faces the Indiana Fever at 7 p.m. before closing out on the road with games Thursday and Friday in Los Angeles and Seattle.
The team stands at 3-28,
but the atmosphere inside Philips remains festive. Take a chance and head downtown for the game tonight. Tip is 7 p.m. READ MORE »
Outkast's Andre 3000 admits to dressing well, but not to being gay.
"People feel like, just because you like to dress well ... that don't mean you're gay. I don't know where that came from." READ MORE »
Like this would ever happen in the U.S.
the gay Australian diver who shocked the Beijing Olympics by snagging a gold in the 10-meter platform, will soon be featured on a series of Olympic stamps
from the Australian Post. But, according to a report from Outsports,
he has yet to snag a sponsorship deal. READ MORE »
Atlanta Dream names Anne Barr a "woman of inspiration."
Peach tennis tourney
aces its way through Labor Day Weekend.
Teams from the Hotlanta Softball League take on
the Gay Softball World Series.
Marynell Meadors delivers stern lecture
to the Atlanta Dream. It doesn't help, but the lesbians don't mind.
• Shaun and Paul
(photo) may go from modeling to wrestling (other guys).
Whistlepig the wonder hog may finally get a name.
• Fast pass
to the NFL -- if you've got $128.
Matt Ryan makes the Detroit Lions his bitch for his NFL debut.
Gauging the impact of the gay golds
in the Beijing Olympics.
Michael Phelps versus Bryan Clay (bottom photo) in the cereal wars.
Dan LeFevour's gunning
for the Heisman Trophy. And our affection.
If there was a bromance between
Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic, it's now over.
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Someone forgot to tell Matt Ryan he's the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.
in the NFL today? Touchdown. First game in the NFL today? Win. Not bad for a rookie, even if he is a rich one at that -- think 6-year, $72-million contract. And today, he told the rest of the NFL what his fans in Atlanta already knew -- he's a stud on and off the field.
Ryan took off down the field to celebrate, actually knocking over center Todd McClure as he raced toward Jenkins.
Ryan was the first quarterback to throw a TD pass on his initial NFL attempt since Michael Bishop for New England against Indianpolis on Oct. 8, 2000, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
It's too early in the 16-game NFL season to start celebrating. But isn't it nice after the dismal 2007 season to see something like the 34-21 win
over the Detroit Lions? After all, there's not another pro sports franchise in the city that's winning too much these days.
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It's no secret that the Atlanta Dream
has come out of the closet in support of the team's lesbian fan base. In fact, I've been chronicling that since the idea of landing a WNBA team
publicly surfaced early last year. (More proof: The Dream honored Anne Barr,
founder of the Decatur Women's Sports League last week.)
But Southern Voice took another look this week as the team closes out its season. The Dream play the Indiana Fever
on Monday for its last home game of the season READ MORE »
Novak Djokovic bitch slapped Andy Roddick Thursday and apparently enjoyed it.
The pair had a verbal tussle before the match when Roddick whined about Djokovic's whining all week about his litany of injuries. But when Djokovic heard about Roddick's mocking, he promptly dispatched
the American from the U.S. Open Thursday night. READ MORE »
The 15 minutes of fame reserved for Shaun McCarron and Paul Anderson
keeps getting stretched out.
The hunky pair, who gained popularity on Oxygen’s “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency," are now trying out wrestling. Professional wrestling, that is. The pair made their debut Thursday
with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling on “The Spin Cycle,” which is TNA’s new weekly YouTube broadcast.
There's more after the jump. READ MORE »
Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve stepped into the Georgia Dome for a pro football game. It's the Falcons, after all.
Apparently, it can be an arduous affair with long security checkpoints not unlike a trip through the airport. But now, for an annual fee of $100 to $128, NFL fans in Atlanta, D.C., San Francisco and Denver can bypass all of that
and slide through a speedier security line. It’s coming to Baltimore and Oakland next year, the same pay-for-speed program rolling out in airports. (Buying a pass for Falcons' games also gets you a pass for Hartsfield.
What a crock. Like a game-day ticket and a few beers doesn’t already cost enough? And if it’s the same security we’re subjected to at airports, it’s not making us any safer. Just slower and crankier. READ MORE »
The new issue of David hit the streets yesterday, covered by a piece exploring the hottie couple
Shaun McCarran and Paul Anderson. Yes, the sculpted boys who got started with their 15 minutes of fame thanks to Oxygen's “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.”
There's also a piece previewing the six gay men
in the running to become the queen of Atlanta Cotillion. That fundraiser for AID Atlanta takes place on Saturday.
Also of note: "Need Wood's" take on infidelity anxiety.
There's a photo of Shuan and Paul after the jump.
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With the Republicans holding court in Minneapolis, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" went after the clandestine gay sex in, where else? The Larry Craig bathroom at the airport.
Watch the clip after the jump. READ MORE »
Your co-worker might just be a little more tolerant than you think.
Results from the Out & Equal Workplace Survey
show that seven in 10 heterosexual adults agree that how an employee performs at their job should be the standard for judging an employee, not whether or not they are transgender. Nearly eight in 10 heterosexual adults strongly or somewhat agree that how an employee does his or her job should be the standard for judging an employee, not their sexual orientation. The survey also revealed that a majority of heterosexual adults are supportive of marriage-like workplace benefits for same sex couples virtually across-the-board.
There's more after the jump. READ MORE »
Five of the 10 teams from the Hotlanta Softball League
participating placed in the top three of their divisions during the Gay Softball World Series
last weekend in Seattle. We already knew that.
But what we didn't know was this: the champs in the Women's Division. That's finally been released and you can see the list after the jump.
A few other notes from Series 2008: The Atlanta Riptide took the Spirit Award for the Women's A Division. For a gallery of photos, there's one from Melissa Polly Photography
(password ASANA) and another from Outsports.
And while the teams were in Seattle, HSL's Open Division Secretary, Art Davenport, bogged for us. Read his previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here
and here. READ MORE »