Gay millions, Ms. McGreevey, bar fly, hipster

image Meet Kevin Grainger (photo), Bravo's gay millionaire.
Teachers didn't see Jaheem Herrera bullied?
Corey Johnson 10 years after coming out to his high school football team.
It takes courage to say this: I, Zack Rosen, am a hipster.
Sen. Jeff Sessions now says an out gay Supreme Court justice nominee "would be a big concern."
Dear Ms. McGreevey (Jimmy, that is).
How motherhood earned me a free sex toy.
Will the political cost delay repeal of "Don't Ask"?
At what point are you a bar fly?
Marion Barry's nightmare comes true: Jefferson and Lincoln do the Humpty Dance.    READ MORE »

HRC fetes equality advocates in gala dinner

imageHundreds of people filled a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Downtown last Saturday for a black tie affair that drew a diverse gay audience and a host of elected officials.

The 22nd Annual Atlanta Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner & Silent Auction unfolded over several hours of speeches, dinners and awards May 2, an annual tradition that draws a Who's Who of LGBT Atlanta. Actress Cybill Shepherd (photo) attended as the dinner's guest speaker and to receive the Ally for Equality Award. HRC President Joe Solmonese was also on hand.

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Friday: Star Trek’s Chris Pine goes topless

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New tunes: Ciara, Jewel, Kreis, Yamin

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Ciara envisions herself as a super heroine while Levi Kreis lends himself to commercial success. Jewel goes family-friendly. It's all in new tunes now ready for your consumption.

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Social Tuesdays enjoys Cinco de Mayo fiesta

When you're looking to stage a successful evening out on the town, nothing helps quite like wrapping it around a holiday designed for drinking. Social Tuesdays knows that, and they proved it again this week at Las Margaritas.    READ MORE »

Oprah tackles DeKalb boy’s bullycide

imageTalk show queen Oprah Winfrey took on bullying in schools during her show Wednesday, coverage that included the mother of a DeKalb County boy who committed suicide last month.

The show included Masika Bermudez, the mother of 11-year-old Jaheem Herrera. The student killed himself April 16 after facing anti-gay taunts and bullying by classmates. His death prompted an outcry that included gay clergy members holding a vigil and an ongoing investigation by the DeKalb District Attorney.

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Timberlake, butt pads, Homo Climbtastic

image Washington Post dances around outing.
Joe the Plumber slurs the gays: I would never let "queers" near my children.
Those northeastern liberals are at it again.
Marie Osmond comes out in support of her daughter and gay marriage.
Justin Timberlake’s sports “man crush."
Anti-gay black pastors threaten to unseat D.C. council member.
Homo Climbtastic: Climb mountains with other sexy people.
"But for You" (photo) butt pad briefs.
Challenging one f-word with another? Some do.
Worship Me: I’m told that one day my body will mature, and I will become what I fear.    READ MORE »

OutlantaCon weekend a hit for gay gamers

imageGay sci-fi and gaming fans enjoyed three days of reveling in their world last weekend during a convention in Atlanta.

Organizers say about 150 people attended OutlantaCon, which offered panels, gaming, vendors and well-known guests. Author Andy Mangels (photo), best known for his work in the "Star Trek" universe, actress Tucky Williams -- think zombie killer Vix in "Dead Moon Rising" -- and Eric Watts, who directs "Star Trek" programming for DragonCon, were just a few of the well-known personalities on hand.

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Levi Kreis: The Project Q Atlanta interview

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Levi Kreis revels in the contradictory nature of his life.

He grew up in an extremely conservative religious environment and even spent time years ago trying to become one of the ex-gays you always read about. That didn’t take and Kreis (pronounced “Krice”) now makes a living as an up-and-coming star on the music scene.

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Choke a duck, smack a gay—it’s all OK

imageBlogger Matt Hennie is the founder and managing editor of Project Q Atlanta. He’s a longtime Atlanta resident who’s worked in journalism since his days as a Purple Paladin at Furman University in the early ‘90s.

If ever you need a reminder that gay folks who live within the city of Atlanta exist on an island of political blue in a sea of red, consider this.

Homosexuality is a dangerous lifestyle and therefore gays shouldn't be graced with legal protections.

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New tunes: Jazz siren Melody Gardot’s

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Last week was a slow one when it came to new releases of music we might want to hear. But there was a must-have album from a jazz siren who is destined to become a big name, regardless of the genre of music she’s singing.

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Supreme Court, test drives, Mitcham, Obama

image Out lesbian Kathleen Sullivan (photo) a contender for Supreme Court nomination.
Gay guys don't spit.
Having marketed myself and met misleading advertising, could I have found more than I bargained for?
Maggie Gallagher, NOM get destroyed on "Larry King Live."
Singer John Legend debuts new summer body by going shirtless on South Beach.
Anti-gay activism is really going to the dogs (and cats).
President Obama: Give us an LGBT activist.
Matthew Mitcham avoids swine flu after Mexico trip.
Who the hell is a drag queen like me going to marry?
Stick Shift digs out: I’ve done a half-dozen test drives in recent weeks and haven’t written about any of them.    READ MORE »

Purple Dress Run raises bucks for Bucks

imageIf you haven't seen a group of nearly 125 people -- mostly gay men -- adorned in purple dresses, you just can't fully appreciate an event that unfolded Saturday in and around four bars and restaurants in Midtown.

The Purple Dress Run, a fundraiser from the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club in its third year, drew its largest crowd yet for the 5K run-walk.

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Monday: Channing Tatum’s big gun


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You want fries with that?

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Picking a meal that fits your dieting routine can be fraught with problems. Eating out can make it even more difficult.

Who doesn’t like to eat out on occasion? We do it because we don’t feel up to cooking ourselves, we’re joining a social event or we want to try something different. There’s nothing wrong with that – eating out tends to be fun but it can complicate matters if your fitness routine includes a focus on what you eat as well as what you lift.

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Indigo Girls reflect on two decades in music

imageWith some 22 years of experience in the music behind them, lesbian folk duo the Indigo Girls offer three things they wish they knew the first time around.

Top on their list? Not to fear discussing their sexuality in the national press.

“I wish I had known when we first got signed to Epic, not to have any fear about talking about our sexuality in the national press,” Saliers says. “The progressive and queer community helped make us what we are today… I should have known what was right was to support my community and not be so concerned about my career.”


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Your weekly peek at David Atlanta

imageThe boys of the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club grace the cover of David Atlanta this week in a plug for their big purple fundraiser.

It's actually the Purple Dress Run, the event in its third year that raises money for the gay rugby club and YouthPride.

The key to completing a 5K walk/run while stopping at three bars along the way? Lots of water, event organizers say.

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Hot List: Must see movie mania

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Yeah, the high price of movie tickets sucks and there’s that swine flu making the rounds. But man up because there’s a must-see movie each week this month and most of them feature some serious studflesh.

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South Florida travel guide gets ATL exposure

imageTravel writer Paul Rubio was more than happy to mug a little for the camera while in Atlanta Wednesday pitching his new book.

Rubio, a recovering economist and environmental policy analyst, hit Outwrite Bookstore & Coffehouse to host the local launch party for "Out Traveler: South Florida." It was the last stop on a publicity tour for the new work, which explores South Florida's spicy gay culture.

The guide is from the same series published by Alyson Books that includes "Out Traveler: Atlanta," from local boys Matt Burkhalter and Jordan McAuley. They debuted their version during a similar event in February.    READ MORE »

Hotlanta Softball League season rolls on

The Hotlanta Softball League hit the fields last Sunday for the third week of action in their young spring and summer season. Check out our photos and see the action continue Sunday at Southside Park.    READ MORE »

 
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