Suspect, gay murder victim ‘had relationship’

imageAuthorities investigating the homicide of a 20-year-old gay Snellville man are awaiting the results of toxicology tests and an autopsy before moving forward with additional charges.

The body of Lashon Lee Douglas was found March 18 in a trash container on Ga. 137 in Taylor County, which is south of Atlanta between Columbus and Macon. It's about 100 miles from his mother's home in Snellville, where he had recently moved.

Eric Riley (photo), a 35-year-old truck driver, faces three charges related to Douglas' death, but has not been charged with killing him.

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Giving your resume a much needed facelift

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "What rules do I follow when trying to update my resume?"    READ MORE »

Your weekly dose of Atlanta’s gay mags

imageA weekly peek inside Atlanta's free gay nightlife mags.

David Atlanta talks with style aficionado Lloyd Boston, whose new show debuts tonight on Fine Living Network.

Also inside is Ryan Lee's take on the deeper meaning of booty calls and Topher Payne's family reunion of sorts in Mississippi.

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Strip down, show off for Jock Boy contest

imageIf you're a jock who like to show off, we have just the opportunity for you.

The guys at JockBoyLocker.com -- one of whom is Project Q's fitness blogger, Troy Meyers -- are hosting their second annual Jock Boy of the Year contest. It really boils down to this: Hot jocks submit photos of themselves in action -- sports action, that is -- and you get to vote for your favorites online. The top three vote-getters receive a host of free stuff from JockBoyLocker.com.

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HRC building up to May 2 gala dinner

imageIf organizers behind the 22nd Annual Atlanta Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner & Silent Auction were hoping to build a little buzz about the event next month, they did so on Thursday.

That's when organizers held the last in a series of pre-event receptions. This one took place in the club room of 1010 Midtown, a 35-story condo building that is part of the massive 12th & Midtown development on Peachtree Street.

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Truck driver charged in death of Ga. gay man

imageA 35-year-old Georgia man was arrested late last month in the death of a gay 20-year-old man from Snellville.

Truck driver Eric Riley, faces charges of concealing the death of Lashon Lee Douglas Jr. (photo) and tampering with evidence. Douglas' body was found March 18 in a trash container on Ga. 317 in Taylor County. Media reports about the case cited authorities who said the pair knew each but wouldn't disclose the nature of their relationship.

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Luke & Noah, Ben & Jerry’s, bully, Southland

image "Rescue Me's" Steve Pasquale (photo) shows his range.
Dr. Laura softens stance on gay marriage.
"South Park": Kanye West is a gay fish, yo.
Who wants "Southland's" gay cop to handcuff you?
For the National Organization for Marriage, it's raining men.
No Georgia Dome this Easter Weekend for anti-gay pastor Eddie Long.
It's Ben and Jerry's, not Gwen and Jerry's: Jon Stewart's take on gay marriage.
Holiday Special: Debunking Biblical homophobia.
Anti-gay bullying leads to sixth grader's suicide.
Things get silly for Luke and Noah on "As the World Turns."    READ MORE »

Building bigger biceps requires variety

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.

Spend a few minutes inside a gym and it’s clear that gay men like working, touching and flexing their biceps. The ones who don’t just haven’t made theirs large enough to warrant a little worship.

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At least have the decency to lie

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

I knew it was going to be a long flight when I asked the sweet grandmotherly woman sitting next to me why she was flying into town. “I’m the head of a non-profit Jewish organization,” she said. Cool, I thought, until she finished. “We’re here to work with the Christian Coalition.”

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‘Krod,” Out power list, Barney, ‘L Word’

image Krod Mandoon and the flaming gay stereotype. (photo)
Showtime's lesbian alphabet ends at "L"?
Did Fox passive-aggressively dis the gay "Idol" finalist?
The speed of change and why I am not happy with President Obama.
True believers are angry at Rick Warren's "betrayal" on "Larry King Live."
NFL teams set up fake Facebook profiles.
Bow Wow pays tribute to gay icon Nancy Sinatra in new song.
Lesbian stereotyping or just the same old drama?
Barney Frank: The most powerful gay man in the U.S.
Out leaves lesbians behind in its Power 50.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays camps out on Midtown Mile

With condo high-rises surrounding them, Social Tuesdays moved into Silk Restaurant on Peachtree Street this week with a perfect view of the new retail-residential livability hitting Midtown.    READ MORE »

Harry Knox speaks out on White House post

imageTo say this week has been hectic for Harry Knox is, well, an understatement typical of the part-time Atlantan’s soft-spoken demeanor.

He spent the better part of two days this week inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House for briefings with more than 60 religious leaders and Obama administration officials.

On Monday, he was named to the advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships. Knox took a few minutes Wednesday to discuss with Project Q Atlanta his new role.

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Thursday: Strip it and swap it

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New releases: Flatts, Taylor, Erasure

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.

What do you get when you mix Racal Flatts with Erasure, sprinkled with a little James Taylor? New CDs released this week and a whole lotta fresh stuff for that iPod.

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Georgia stop leads to arrest in murder case

imageA traffic stop in a small southwest Georgia town last week led to an arrest in the slaying of a 19-year-old man, bringing to an end an investigation of a relationship that started in a gay chat room.

Lee Carl Banks III, also 19, is on his way back to Katy, Texas after an astute Grady County sheriff's deputy stopped Banks on March 30 as he was driving the damaged Mitsubishi Eclipse of Spenser Vogt (photo) in Cairo, Ga. Vogt was later found dead in Texas, shot twice in the head and his body wrapped in a tarp and dumped.

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TransTuesday, Rick Warren, Nick Adams

image Video: Working out with Nick Adams (photo), "the best biceps on Broadway."
Are we losing our gaydar?
TransTuesday on Twitter.
Rick Warren lies about his homobigotry on "Larry King Live."
Perhaps they should Focus on their family for awhile.
It’s official: Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have split up (at least for now).
CNN tackles Rene Portland and new doc film.
Songs about loose teeth from Erin Lee and Marci.
Like it or not, Yes on Prop 8 ad featuring San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wins industry prize.
All these things I haven't done.    READ MORE »

Lesbian rockers Indigo Girls out and about

imageLesbian rockers Indigo Girls are out making the rounds to promote their new album, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug."

To celebrate the March 24 release, they performed at Criminal Records in Atlanta. Now, they are featured in the April issue of Atlanta Magazine.

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Hotlanta Softball comes out swinging—finally

The Hotlanta Softball League opened its spring season on Sunday, sneaking in games before rains moved in. Foul weather delayed the start of the season, which was originally scheduled for March 29. Check out all the action in our photos.    READ MORE »

Atlanta activist tapped for White House panel

imageA part-time Atlanta resident and former licensed pastor of a United Methodist Church here was tapped by President Obama on Monday to serve on an advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.

Harry Knox was one of nine new members announced Monday, filling out the 25-person roster that also includes one other openly gay person, Fred Davie. He is the president of Public/Private Ventures, a group that helps low-income families.

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Gay Athens out in full force, Bulldogs and all

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.

Hello Atlanta!

I’m writing to you from beautiful downtown Athens. Our streets are lined with blooming trees, the grass across the street in UGA’s historic North Campus is getting greener, and the gay community is out in full force. I just watched a cute gay couple walk past my normal seat at my favorite little coffee spot, hands clasped together, out and proud in this diverse little college town.

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