Sunday: 10 gay things to do today

image The season rolls on for the Hotlanta Softball League at Southside Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Woofs hosting their after-play gathering beginning at 2 p.m.
Lounge by the pool with the boys of Sol Sundays at the W Atlanta-Midtown from 1 p.m. to sunset.
"The Wild Party" continues its run at On Stage Atlanta. 3 p.m.
Join the Atlanta's Queer Underground Artists' Society for an art show at Bellissima. 6:30 p.m. (Read more about the group.)
It's the Big Time Show at Blake's and the Armorettes, including Knomie Moore (photo), perform at Burkhart's. 9 p.m.

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Those garish Atlanta ‘Housewives’ are back

imageYou may not admit it, but we know you can't get enough of the train wreck that is “The Real Housewives of Atlanta." So take note: The new season debuts July 30.

And the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's TV writer, Rodney Ho, is all about teasing us about the second season of mayhem and madness, complete with the worst gay character on television -- NeNe Leakes' BFF Dwight Eubanks.

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Marietta pol frets over ‘perverts’ in park

imageOh, those crafty cruisers in Cobb County.

They seem to have outwitted police and city officials in Marietta and have made A.L. Burruss Nature Park a safe-haven for cruising and public sex between men.

All the hand-wringing has them debating whether to close the park for two years or spend millions to upgrade the facility to attract more people who want to enjoy nature but do so without engaging in public sex.

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Fly and pull your way to a bigger chest

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

Last time, I worked through the first two exercises in a routine to make your chest bigger. Now I’ve got the next two pieces of the session. Use the entire routine and you could soon have the eye-catching, head-turning chest you’ve always wanted.

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Saturday: 20 gay things to do today

image Gay artist Paul Wolski continues his Alter Ego Pop Art Show at ART Station (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), while the work of gay artists is included in "Minus: An Exhibition" at Studioplex (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
The National Flag Football League of Atlanta opens its playoffs at Piedmont Park. 10 a.m.
DJs Guy and Zev are on hand for Activate Saturday at the Mark. 10 p.m.
DJ Joe Gauthreaux (photo) returns to the Jungle for the start of an all-night affair (10 p.m.). The party shifts to the Body Shop at 2:30 a.m. with DJ Alex Cohen.
Charlie Brown brings her legendary drag show to the stage of Actor's Express. 11 p.m.

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New Movies: Bruno, Potter, Ugly, Funny

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.

Maybe you've already screened "Public Enemies" and "Ice Age." But there's more to come on the big screen in July.

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Friday: 15 gay things to do today

image Fourth Tuesday welcomes the start of the weekend with a happy hour at Paris Decatur. 7:30 p.m.
"The Wild Party" continues at On Stage Atlanta (8 p.m.) while Francine Reed holds a birthday concert at Actor's Express (11 p.m.).
Charis and the Atlanta Femme Mafia celebrate the release of "Femmes of Power" at Bellissima. 9 p.m.
DJ Vicki Powell leads Flux at Bazzaar (9 p.m.) while DJ Chris Griswold (photo) spins at Mixx (10 p.m.).
Wassup N ATL presents Sugar-Free Fridays at Jungle. 9 p.m.

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Friday: Muscle boys and their muscle car

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Ticket Giveaway: Charlie Brown Superstars

imageThe bitch is back. Legendary drag personality Charlie Brown brings her Superstars of Drag to After Hours at Actor's Express on Saturday.

And we've got a way for you to see the 11 p.m. show for free so you can enjoy the likes of Brown, Heather Daniels, Gigi Monroe, Jordan Kennedy and drag king Chase Daniels. And by free, we mean you can win a pair of tickets and save yourself $10.

Just .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) saying why you want to see the show. We'll pick the winner from among the entrants and let you know via email. It's that simple. But hurry, the contest closes at 5 p.m. on Friday.    READ MORE »

07-12: Queer artists on display @ Bellissima

imageKathryn R. Smith is a blogger and web designer in Atlanta with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Women's Studies from Agnes Scott College. She blogs about queer culture and current events. Read more on her blog and follow her on Twitter.

A range of mediums from a variety of queer artists will be on display Sunday during the second show from Atlanta's Queer Underground Artists' Society at Bellissima.

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Social Tuesdays tastes Midtown pizzeria

A cooler-than-expected Tuesday evening made a perfect setting on the patio of Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria, which hosted the Social Tuesdays, event that hopscotches around town each week.    READ MORE »

Thursday: 17 gay things to do today

image The Atlanta Cotillion hits the Men's Store at Saks for a fundraiser that benefits AID Atlanta. 6 p.m.
Out & Equal hosts its monthly happy hour at Midtown Mediterranean Diner. 6 p.m.
Author Clarence Nero (photo) reads from and discusses "Too Much of A Good Thing Ain't Bad" at Outwrite, while author and performer Mike Molina stops at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
DJ Bryan Christopher among the cast on hand for Glitterati at Bellissima. 8 p.m.
Hydrate Thursdays keeps the cocktails flowing at W Atlanta-Midtown. 9 p.m.

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Thursday: Terrell Carter’s beside manners

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6 for 6: City Council seat attracts one more

imageStraight white men in Atlanta's District 6 rejoice. You now have your champion in candidate Tad Christian.

On Wednesday, the stay-at-home dad and neighborhood activist threw his hat into the crowded ring that is the race for the open seat on the Atlanta City Council, joining five other candidates to represent Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and portions of Druid Hills. In the diversity that reflects the district, candidates include three gay men, one straight man and two straight women.

In other words, it's a crowded field.

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Atlanta police: Help us find gay man’s killer

imageHomicide detectives with the Atlanta Police Department, a month into investigating the murder of a gay man in Piedmont Park, say they have few leads and need the public's help.

That's quite a change of approach from the days immediately after the May 28 murder of Patrick Boland (photo), when investigators came dangerously close to dismissing the murder as little more than a gay man stabbed to death while out cruising for sex when the park is closed.

Nearly six weeks later, investigators tell Southern Voice that the murder case -- and a probe into the stabbing of a second gay man minutes later -- is going slow and suggest it could be a hate crime.

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Alex Wan: Fundraising prowess ‘humbling’

imageWith the cash comes the bragging rights.

Alex Wan outpaced his opponents in the District 6 race for the Atlanta City Council in the second quarter, as Project Q Atlanta reported on Tuesday, and took a bit of a victory lap on Wednesday.

“I am humbled by the tremendous support and I am heartened because this kind of broad, early and strong financial support demonstrates that voters are looking for leaders who combine business experience with broad-based community service," Wan says in a press release issued Wednesday.

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Wednesday: 16 gay things to do today

image The work of gay artists is included in "Minus: An Exhibition," which is open during the Second Wednesdays Art Walk at Studioplex. 6 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin host Pajama Party Bingo, a monthly benefit for Pets Are Loving Support. 6:30 p.m.
Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
Join the Charis book group Exploring Genders Through Reading. 7 p.m.
Sexy gay crooner Brendan Velasquez (photo) performs at Bazzaar. 10 p.m.

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Labrys drops print version after five years

imageJust a month after its fifth anniversary, Labrys -- an Atlanta-based publication for lesbians -- announced the end of its monthly print publication, though it's unveiling a redesigned and more robust website.

The shuttering of the publication is another sign of the souring environment for LGBT print publications across the country, an atmosphere that has brought historic lows in page counts for Southern Voice and David Atlanta and the recent shuttering of the New York Blade and Genre.

Labrys Publisher Maria Rivers announced the end of the print publication in a letter to readers.

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Wan enjoys cash advantage in District 6 race

imageAlex Wan enjoys a three-to-one financial advantage in the crowded race for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council and suport from some notable longtime gay and lesbian activists, according to campaign disclosures reports.

Wan, one of three gay candidates in the race, raised more than $2 for every dollar raised by his nearest challenger, Steve Brodie, who is also gay, during the April-June period covered by the reports. The documents, filed by three of the five candidates in the race, provide an early look into the financial viability of the campaigns.

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Adam Brackman gets Victory Fund nod

imageA gay candidate for the Atlanta City Council picked up the endorsement of a national gay organization that could provide a boost to his campaign.

Adam Brackman, one of seven candidates for the Post 1 At Large seat on the council, announced the nod from the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund late Monday. Brackman, a delivery project executive for IBM, is the only openly gay candidate for the position and one of at least four gay candidates running for council seats this year. Brackman entered the race May 22 with a pledge to address public safety issues and city finances.

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