Tuesday: Oh, those Aussie ruggers

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Spring Fling raises funds for lesbian groups

imageRain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended Spring Fling last month.

But the weather did dampen the hopes of organizers from the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative and Fourth Tuesday, the now merged-groups that hosted the annual fundraiser. Their goals of attracting more than 200 people and raising more than $5,000 seemed to suffer as storms on May 17 impacted attendance.

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Crime is down in Atlanta. Seriously?

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.

Violent crime in Atlanta went down. And I say that with a straight face only because the statement comes with the stamp of approval from the FBI.

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Seek and Find: Snooping in relationships

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.

When you’re in a relationship, there is some kind of implied trust that entitles you to a certain amount of privacy. That means your mate doesn’t expect to have her pockets picked through, or her text messages checked. She doesn’t expect you to go through her friend’s list and ask who such and such is. She expects to be able to leave the house without you calling 15 times an hour asking what time she’ll be home.

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Monday: Eight gay things to do today

image YouthPride offers up free HIV testing (5 p.m.), Empowered Men (6:30 p.m.) and Trans and Friends (6:30 p.m.)
Join Front Runners Atlanta for their Monday run. 7:15 p.m.
Play Texas Hold'em at Woofs. 7:30 p.m.
Take part in Faiths & Feminism Interfaith Book Circle at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
"The Sweetest Thing" is on tap for the Movie Mondays at Joe's. 8 p.m.
Stars of the Century takes the stage at Jungle. 10:30 p.m.

View the full event listings from the new, interactive Project Q Atlanta community calendar by clicking on the link in each event above. Within the community calendar, you can download events to your calendar, set up email and text reminders and be notified of any changes to event details. You can also submit your group's event to be included in the calendar.    READ MORE »

Monday: Big muscle goes to Broadway

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Erin Davies on what drives ‘Fagbug’


Hotlanta Softball swings back into play

Warm weather and clear skies swept in Sunday as the Hotlanta Softball League returned to the fields after a few weeks off due to foul weather and Memorial Day Weekend. We caught fly photos.    READ MORE »

Getting started with pedaling for fitness

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.

Thinking of trying cycling? Bicycle racing can provide an outlet for that competitive energy while providing a great focus for training, developing technical skills and a fun way to spend your free time.

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Sunday: 11 gay things to do today

image Watch the teams of the Hotlanta Softball League in action. 9 a.m.
Swim with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout. 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy the treats of Papi's New Brunch at Las Margaritas. 11 .m.
Sol Sundays goes poolside at the W Atlanta - Midtown. 1 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't!" continues at Actor's Express. 2 p.m.
Out on Film hosts its final day of the gay film festival. 3:30 p.m.
Join DJ Vicki Powell for SUNsets on the Patio @ Noni's. 5 p.m.
The Wilderness Network of Georgia holds its quarterly Membership Meeting & Potluck. 6 p.m.
The Women's Outdoor Network hosts a Pizza & Planning meeting. 6 p.m.
Catch the Big Time Show at Blake's. 9 p.m.
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The Sugarbakers provided a lifeline to me

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.

Twenty-three years after the show premiered on CBS, “Designing Women” finally comes to DVD. Now I've got the Sugarbakers on my mind.

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Actor Charlie David warms up the crowd

imageActor and writer Charlie David stopped at Outwrite & Bookstore Saturday to read from "Mulligans" and promote his appearance tonight at Out on Film.

The actor, who's now signing autographs for fans at the store, stars in the LGBT horror series "Dante's Cove" as well as the travel show "Bump!" on Logo.

Tonight, he'll be on hand for a screening of "Mulligans," which also stars Dan Payne and Thea Gill. The event, part of the four-day Out on Film, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Plaza Theatre.    READ MORE »

Police ID Piedmont Park murder victim

Atlanta police identified the man murdered in Piedmont Park early Thursday as Patrick Boland, 43.

Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they found Boland's missing SUV Friday night. Authorities, though, still say they haven't determined a motive.

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Flag football continues today in Piedmont Park

The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its spring-summer season today in Piedmont Park. With clear skies, it appears the league will play its full schedule. Check out our photos.    READ MORE »

Saturday: 15 gay things to do today

image Chrome & Cruiser motorcycle rally to benefit Atlanta Pride Committee at Heretic. 10 a.m.
National Flag Football League of Atlanta puts gay jocks in Piedmont Park. 10 a.m. There's gay tennis, too, with the Atlanta Team Tennis Association. 1 p.m.
The gay film fest Out on Film continues at Plaza Theatre with screenings at 3:30 p.m. ("The Universe of Keith Haring"), 5:30 p.m. ("Training Rules") and 7:30 p.m. ("Mulligans"). Charlie David (photo) from "Mulligans" appears at Outwrite. 1 p.m.
Speed dating for book lovers at Bellissima. 6:30 p.m.
The gay musical "Zann, Don't!" keeps on going at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.

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Gay chamber enjoys a blue Friday happy hour

imageThe Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce got a little blue Friday evening.

The group found itself surrounded by the soothing blue hues of AquaKnox in Buckhead for its monthly 4th Friday Networking event. (Technically, it was held on the fifth Friday this month, but who's really counting?)

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‘Fagbug’ drives into Atlanta for Out on Film

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Ga. leaders against the grain on gay rights

imageJoshua Trey Barnett is the co-creator and editor of GayInAthens.com and the contributing blogger behind Dawg Days, a weekly update from Athens for Project Q Atlanta.

Tuesday brought sad news for the LGBT community, but we can’t let the California Supreme Court’s bad judgment get in the way of all that we’re fighting for.

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Tracks for your gay music weekend

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.

If you’re recovering from Memorial Day or getting ready for Gay Days, there are some essential tracks to get your good time going. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list, from hip-hop to rock-flavored dance tracks.

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Gay unions foe with ties to Georgia arrested

imageA reporter with ties to a newspaper based in Macon, who describes herself as a Roman Catholic priestess, was swept away by security from a press area at Los Angeles International Airport near Air Force One on Thursday.

The woman, Brenda Lee, says she wanted to hand deliver a letter to President Obama urging him "to take a stand for traditional marriage." Lee writes for the Georgia Informer, a monthly publication in Macon, and says she has White House credentials.

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