Thursday: Andy v. Andy at Wimbledon

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AIDS Walk benefits from Stonewall T-dance

imageThe last full day of Stonewall Week on Sunday featured a long list of events where the music was loud, the drinks plentiful and the boys were dancing.

Papi's Stonewall T-Dance For A Cause at Las Margaritas on Cheshire Bridge was no exception. And like several events during Stonewall Week, this one also had a larger purpose: A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited AID Atlanta's AIDS Walk.

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Michael Urie, cavalier cop, applause lines

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Fort Worth Police Chief: yeah, that fag at the Rainbow Lounge deserved the beat-down.
Gay activists offer Obama 'thunderous applause.'
What does tennis smell like? Lacoste hopes it smells like Challenge.
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Dream win total to outpace last season

imageThe Atlanta Dream dropped their game against Minnesota on Tuesday by six points, with the difference coming from behind the three-point line. But here's what's noteworthy: Just 10 games into the season, the Dream has won four.

Put another way: The Dream has already matched the total number of wins they notched last season, their first, when they went 4-30. So as they look to Friday's home game against Washington, team brass has got to like how the season is unfolding so far.

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Tyler Perry: Pull up your damn pants

imageOh, how we love Tyler Perry. Though he won't come out publicly -- probably concerned that the religious portion of his fan base will shun him, rather than use it as a teachable moment -- he is wont to tell others how to act.

On Saturday, Perry attended an Atlanta Urban League luncheon. When a reporter asked Atlanta's own entertainment giant if he had any grooming tips for black men, Perry offered this quip:

A few of us, not all of us but a few of us, need to pull up our damn pants.

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PQA Interview: The bears of Blowoff

imageBob Mould and Rich Morel want you to Blowoff the Fourth of July holiday with them.

The rock and electronic music powerhouses bring their successful Blowoff dance party to Atlanta on Saturday, just in time for the Atlanta Bear Fest. Mould and Morel enjoy a large following, bear or otherwise, but the event at Vinyl marks their first in Atlanta. They talked with Project Q Atlanta about how the party works and how this all got started.

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Wednesday: Anderson Cooper’s man friend

When gay newshunk Anderson Cooper isn't on the air at CNN, he's apparently hitting the gym. Hard. Just check out those biceps and the pecks under that Fred Perry polo.    READ MORE »

3 Atlantans attend White House Pride event

imageAt least three Atlantans were among the more than 250 LGBT leaders inside the East Room of the White House on Monday as President Obama recommitted himself to meeting campaign promises of ending the military’s ban on openly gay members, repealing a federal gay marriage ban and passing a federal hate crimes law.

Atlanta residents Paul Horning, a director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund; Harry Knox, director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign; and Knox’s husband Michael Bozeman were among the crowd at the historic event. With the address, Obama became the first president to officially celebrate Gay Pride and commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in the White House.

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Gay green, lesbian hair, baseball jocks, target

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The White House parties like it's 1999.

Women’s hottest baseball player: Derek Jeter.

They hate Kevin Jennings (photo) because he's a progressive gay. Period.

Lesbian hairstyles around the world: Montreal.    READ MORE »

Peeking between the covers of David Atlanta

imageWith all of the Stonewall Week events filling our calendar recently, we nearly forgot to take a peek inside the current David Atlanta magazine.

But worry not, dear fans. Here we go.

The mag is all about some biceps on the cover, even if it's not the muscled arm of a real Atlanta guy. But it illustrates their story on gay Atlanta's power men. Powerful maybe, but apparently not with big enough guns to grace the cover.

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Backpack in the Park expects to reach goal

imageScores of gay men and lesbians were among the crowd that enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere of the 4th Annual Backpack in the Park on Sunday.

The event collects backpacks filled with school supplies to be donated to children in need as they head back to school this fall.

Though organizers didn't have a final tally on the number of backpacks or gift cards donated on Sunday, they did expect to meet their goal of 1,200 packs.

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Ticket Giveaway: ‘America I AM’ exhibit

image"America I AM: The African American Imprint" opened earlier this month at the Civic Center, bringing to Atlanta an exhibit of nearly 500 years of African American contributions to the nation through artifacts, documents, multimedia, photos and music. Some 12 galleries with nearly 15,000 square feet take you through a journey from struggle and triumph to celebration.

To say the exhibit is powerful is, well, an understatement at best. And we're got free tickets for you.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: The last of Heath Ledger

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Georgia Equality fetes gay do-gooders

imageDo some good work on behalf of LGBT causes and you might just get feted one day in an upscale cocktail reception with a room full of boldface names.

That was the scene Saturday during the fifth annual Evening for Equality from Georgia Equality, the statewide gay rights group that tries to do good by the gays despite working from an island of political blue in a sea of red.

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First-ever Miss Atlanta Pride crowned


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Gay-popular venue Bazzaar Lounge to close

imageA Peachtree Street lounge popular with gay crowds and partially owned by a veteran of gay nightlife venues will close Aug. 1 to make way for a new restaurant.

Bazzaar Lounge, which opened next to the Fox Theater in 2003, has catered to gay and straight party-goers with events including the Flux dance party with DJ Vicki Powell and Drag Is So Bazzaar and music acts including Lady GaGa and The B-52's. Bill Kaelin (photo), who co-owns the lounge with two business partners, announced Monday that he's selling his stake in the venture to the other co-owners. In turn, they expect to re-brand the space as a restaurant called Publik sometime in September.

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Parking deck collapse near Midtown gym

imageA portion of a parking deck in Midtown that serves a gym popular with gay fitness buffs collapsed Monday afternoon, reportedly crushing about three-dozen cars and crippling traffic around the site.

Centergy Parking garage, near the intersection of Spring and Fifth streets in Midtown, provides parking spaces for several businesses, including L.A. Fitness at 75 Fifth St. Police have closed roads in the area, clogging traffic in Midtown.

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Monday: U.S. soccer jocks in training

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Gay chamber holds 4th Friday tent revival

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce channeled a bit of an old-fashioned tent revival on Friday, gathering under a tent outside at Cowtippers.    READ MORE »

Stonewall: Six gay things to do today

imageStonewall Week closes out with six events under its official banner from the Atlanta Pride Committee:

LGBT Days @ the Georgia Aquarium benefits Atlanta Pride. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stonewall Brunch Block Party takes place on Juniper between Einstein's and Joe's. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4th Annual Backpack in the Park at Grant Park. 4 p.m.
Music for a Cause benefits the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative's Heath Fund. 6 p.m. (Read more about the event.)
Official Stonewall Closing Party with DJ Gunther (photo). 6 p.m.
The Armorettes Stonewall Show at Burkhart's. 9 p.m.

Several other unofficial events are on tap Sunday. Keep up with them through the Project Q Atlanta community calendar. You can also read more about Stonewall Week.    READ MORE »