Mary’s gets even more national props

imageThe accolades keep coming for the little East Atlanta gay bar with an outsized reputation.

Mary's, popular for its Mary-oke and eclectic theme nights, just earned another honor: The national gay glossy Out named it among "The 60 Greatest Gay Bars in the World."

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Wednesday: 14 gay things to do today

image Gay artist Paul Wolski (photo) continues his Alter Ego Pop Art Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
YouthPride offers its Teen Forum and Young Adult Forum. 6:30 p.m.
Chairs hosts a book event and cooking demonstration with Bryant Terry. 7 p.m.
Primal offers up its gay night. 10 p.m.

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Wednesday: Team Samurai queer for Querrey

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Owner wants to dump Atlanta Dream

imageDespite strong signs that they are competitive in only their second year, the Atlanta Dream's sole owner says he wants a divorce. Maybe dub it a trial separation.

The Dream, on a three-game win streak that has lifted them to a 10-10 record, prepares for their road game in San Antonio on Thursday with this bit of news: Ron Terwilliger wants the team to see other people. He informed the WNBA on Tuesday that he longer wishes to be the only set of deep pockets owning the young franchise.

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WABE airs report on Allen Thornell’s death

imageWABE weighed in on the death of Allen Thornell (photo) during its afternoon newscast Tuesday with a nearly two-minute report.

Reporter Charles Edwards interviewed Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, and public policy strategist Beth Cope for the piece, which aired during the radio station's local news break during "All Things Considered."

Graham most recently worked with Thornell at Georgia Equality, but the two met in the 1990s at a rally when Graham was working for AIDS Survival Project. He says Thornell's dedication to studying "the people and politics that shaped Atlanta" was quickly evident.

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Resume lite may work in tough job market

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "Is dumbing down my resume an effective strategy in this job market?"    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 16 gay things to do today

image YouthPride offers Boy Talk and Womyn's Lounge. 6:30 p.m.
There's bingo at Woofs and F.R.O.G.S., which kicks off My Big Fat Gay Bingo with Knomie Moore (photo) with 15 percent of sales benefiting local charities. 7 p.m.
Social Tuesdays shifts to Livingston at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. 7 p.m.
The Big Gay Supper Club heads to Peasant Bistro. 7 p.m.
There's karaoke with Kitty LeClaw at Blake's and Mary-oke at Mary's. 10 p.m.

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Allen Thornell memorial set for Thursday

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LGBT leader and activist Allen Thornell will be remembered during a memorial service on Thursday.

Thornell, 38, died Monday after complications from a stroke he suffered a day earlier. His death has prompted an emotional outpouring of tributes and remembrances in media outlets and on his Facebook page. Friends also organized a Facebook group for Thornell called Allen Thornell is My Hero!

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Tuesday: Brawny allure of beach wrestling

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Stonewall Dems tap ATL man as interim head

imageLocal gay political activist Kyle Bailey is taking charge of the national Stonewall Democrats as interim executive director while the organization searches for its new leader.

Bailey, 26, was promoted to chief operations officer of the group in July; he joined as its national and chapter development director in June 2008. Stonewall Democrats cited his appointment as interim executive director in a press release Monday announcing the departure of Executive Director Jon Hoadley.

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Community mourns loss of Allen Thornell

imageTributes to Allen Thornell, the longtime LGBT activist and political insider, continue to pour into his Facebook page and media outlets just hours after his death. Thornell died Monday morning at Atlanta Medical Center after complications from a stroke he suffered Sunday.

In the wake of Thornell's death, friends created a Facebook Group called Allen Thornell is My Hero! to record tributes.

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Georgia Equality chair Allen Thornell dies

imageAllen Thornell, a longtime LGBT activist, political insider and chair of Georgia Equality's board, died Monday morning.

Friends say Thornell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center Sunday evening after suffering an apparent stroke. A hospital spokesperson confirmed Thornell died Monday morning.

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Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image The Hotlanta Squares hosts an Open House. 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Harlequins women's rugby team holds its first practice, which is open to players with no experience. 7:30 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious (photo) headlines Dragamaki at Nickiemoto's. 8:30 p.m.
Bare that chest during Bear Chest Night at the Eagle. 10 p.m.
Alexandria Martin hosts Drag on the Edge at Blake's. 11 p.m.

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Monday: Scoring a win in the water

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Sunday: 13 gay things to do today

image Papi's New Brunch serves up tasty food and drinks with music. 11 a.m.
Pins for PALS fundraiser at Midtown Bowl. 1 p.m.
Sol Sundays goes poolside at W Atlanta-Midtown. 1 p.m.
DJ Jay McCracken (photo) opens the new Einstein's Cocktail Hour. 3 p.m.
The Armorettes perform at Burkhart's at their new start time. 6 p.m.
Come Out and Play with the Atlanta Freedom Bands. 6 p.m.

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Saturday: 24 gay things to do today

image Rev. Michael Piazza (photo) appears at Christ Covenant MCC. 1 p.m.
"It's a Drag" by Del Shores on tap for OnStage Atlanta. 8 p.m.
"Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhor" with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. 8 p.m.
A Flux Farewell at Bazzaar. 9 p.m.
It's a full night of DJs: John Miller at Mixx, Renato Cecin at Jungle, Scotty Tomson at Activate Saturday, Sin Morera at Body Shop. The tunes get going at 10 p.m., with Morera at 2:30 a.m.

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Pinch those pennies with Project Q coupon

Pinching pennies has never been more in vogue than now, the middle of a deep recession. This weekend is designed to do just that.

Through Sunday at midnight, there's a sales tax holiday in Georgia that includes clothing, school supplies and computers. That means you get the swag at an 8 percent discount. Combine that with a coupon just for Project Q Atlanta readers from Brushstrokes and you can really clean up this weekend.

The coupon brings discounts of 35 percent on posters and prints, 25 percent on picture frames and 20 percent on coffee mugs. You'll pay sales tax on these items, but clothes and supplies such as notepads, notebooks and journals do come tax free. So combine the two for nearly guilt-free shopping. The store's Sidewalk Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. makes the experience even easier. (Print the coupon here.)    READ MORE »

Pucker up protest adds Athens event

imageWith the gays in Atlanta preparing to pucker up for the Great Nationwide Kiss-In, our queer neighbors in Athens didn't want to be left out.

So they've announced their own event to coincide with those happening across the U.S. on Aug. 15. They'll lock lips at 1 p.m. in College Square, according to a Facebook event invitation sent Friday.

The Atlanta event is set for 2 p.m. at the Piedmont Park visitor center. The nationwide effort, launched by two bloggers in the Northeast, is a cyberoots protest over the arrest earlier this month of a gay couple nabbed for kissing in Salt Lake City.    READ MORE »

Exercises to build your bootylicious factor

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.

We’re all blessed with different body types. So some may think of their butt as a blessing, while others would argue it’s a curse. But let's work with what you’ve got and turn your butt into your sexiest and most beloved body part.

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One less place for dancing queens in Athens

imageIt seems the dancing queens in Athens don't get their jig on nearly enough for one club owner in the heart of Bulldog Nation.

Blur, the dance club located at Hull and Dougherty streets in downtown Athens, closed last weekend to rebrand itself away from the gays, drag shows and dance parties and more to the liking of music hall fans. That's from owner Mark Bell, who also was on hand to close Boneshakers, one of the city's first gay clubs.

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