Thursday: Six gay things to do tonight

4TH FRIDAY: The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce decided that one day wasn't enough for its monthly 4th Friday networking event, so it expanded it to two days and dubbed it their biggest 4th Friday ever. Tonight, head to the newly-renovated Granada Hotel in Midtown around 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the fun moves to the High Museum for a special showing of China's Terracotta Army with reduced ticket prices. Part II gets started at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Table 1280 at the High.

MOVIE AND MAKEOVER: YouthPride offers its movie and a makeover night, this time screening "Princess Dairies" while also offering makeovers. The evening, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is for LGBT youth from 13 to 24.

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Craigslist killer, iPhone app, lesbian dating

image Five conversations to expect on the lesbian first date.
Gay dating makes its way to the iPhone.
Did Craigslist murder George Weber?
"New" HRC policy statement on ENDA seems a half step.
He moved on, you didn't, he sucks.
Italian soccer player Andrea Vasa (photo) lives in a very public boutique.
How did "equality" become the watchword of the gay movement?
How bare will you go when it comes to sex?
Shocking -- it's lesbians on "Oprah."
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Elton John as the DJ

imageThe Peach Buzz's Richard Eldredge is a big Elton John fan. And really, we don't have a problem with that as the Atlanta Journal Constitution scribe always offers up interesting tidbits and quips from the gay part-time Atlanta singer.

Like this: In celebration of John's 62nd birthday this week, he offered Peach Buzz some insight into what he's listening to these days.

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Thursdays new battlground for gay cocktails

It’s now a Thursday night faceoff as 14th Street gets a little gayer each week. Competing nightlife events square off at Thursday Night Cocktail and Hydrate Thursdays.    READ MORE »

Thursday: Adam Lambert nails it

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Gay TV cop, Madonna, ‘Will & Grace,’ pink ice

image Who gets custody of the friends when you break up?
Gay bars in Chicago fed up with bachelorette parties.
What do you do when there's a gay bashing at a sports bar?
New NBC drama "Southland" to feature network TV's most authentic gay character in gay cop played by Michael Cudlitz (photo).
The Peter doesn't like being called a bigot (or Satan's Lover).
Pink ice too soft for hockey.
Vermont (finally) shows how to address gay marriage.
LGBT families on public television: The time as come.
Madonna gets bored, dumps hottie Jesus Luz.
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Pearl Day sets Sept. comeback for Six Flags

imageGird your loins, Six Flags Over Georgia patrons. The gays are coming.

Pearl Day, a laid-back effort aimed at packing the amusement park near Interstate 20 in Cobb County with LGBT fans, took a year off in 2008, but is planning a return this year. Organizers want 10,000 people to help take over the park Sept. 11 and take part in a weekend of activities.

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Ed Wall pleads not guilty in potty sex bust

imageEd Wall says he didn't do it.

Or at least he pleaded not guilty in a Clayton County courtroom Tuesday to charges that he had sex with another man in a restroom stall at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Wall, a high-profile investment banker and former chair of the MARTA board, was snared by Atlanta police in March 2007 for allegedly having sex with Michael Reid Pettry. Pettry pleaded no contest in January and was sentenced to 12 moths probation, a $500 fine and 64 hours of community service.

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Wednesday: Say hi to Lance Bass, his abs

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Women say gay black men a drag on dating

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

Are black gay men ruining the dating pool for black women?

Well urban blogger Necole Bitchie and a slew of angry single black women seem to think so.

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Clementine Ford, Rascal Flatts, Queen Latifah

image Clementine Ford (photo) says she did not come out in "Diva."
Rascal Flatts encourages gay fans to "Love Who You Love."
Divided We Fall: Addressing queer transphobia after an incident in a D.C. club.
Why I divorced Facebook.
"Desperate Housewives" or desperate lesbians?
Queen Latifah opens up about sex with a man.
CNN gets focused on GOP Rep. Aaron Schock's abs.
More than 50 percent of adults in North Carolina oppose a marriage amendment.
To merge or not to merge: Is that the question for LGBT orgs?
March Madness: Siena's Ronald Moore hugs it out.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: Four gay things to do today

GET SOCIAL: Have some cocktails, conversation and connections with Social Tuesdays, which moves its weekly gathering to Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown. Cocktails start at 7 p.m.

SPEAKING OUT: Civil right and women's right icon Angela Davis, a lesbian who came out in 1997, speaks at 7 p.m. as part of Emory University's Women's History Month. Davis will sign books after event at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Tuesday: Too much gay for U.S. cinema

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Five tips for your career spring cleaning

imageContributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach and consultant in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He blogs at Atlanta Career Coach.

Q: I am so nervous about continued layoffs at my company and my chances for finding a new job if the ax falls on me. What can I do to combat this anxiety surrounding my career?

A: There is no denying the fact that the U.S. economy is in turmoil and the upheaval is profoundly impacting employment. That said, I think it is time to turn off the evening news. We have become so connected and this level of connectedness can translate into heightened states of fear, stress and anxiety. We need a 12-step program for information overload.

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Naked intern, liars, Duke, ‘Pedro,’ Portia

image Ex-intern and hookup of Portland Mayor Sam Adams now bares it all in gay skin mag.
Chuck Schumer comes out for marriage equality, repeal of DOMA.
Allies aren't "homophobes" or "transphobes" for telling the truth.
Duke basketball and homophobia.
Why Andrew Sullivan made a hard left turn.
Another teen testifies for marriage equality in Vermont.
Timeless Love: A gay boy and his girl.
Portia joins Ellen's efforts to change minds.
My interview with the star of "Pedro," Alex Loynaz (photo).
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Design couple razes, rebuilds in Midtown

imageA white modern box of a home dropped into a Midtown neighborhood with more traditional bungalows. Who's responsible for such edgy design? The gays, of course.

The 3,300-square-foot home of life and business partners Lee Bryan and Joe Keller was recently profiled in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, showing once again why gay men get a reputation for exquisite taste when it comes to interior design.

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Matthew Mitcham’s new role as ambassador

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.

Never one to pass by a Matthew Mitcham story without stopping, I caught a new interview the Olympic swimming stud has with a gay media outlet in which he talks about coming out, a lack of endorsements and — this is fresh material — his role as Ambassador for Men’s Health in Australia.

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HRC to honor former Spelman prez at gala

imageThe Human Rights Campaign's signature event in Atlanta is coming soon and the organization announced late last week its pick for one of the event's top awards.

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the first African-American woman to serve as president of Spelman College, will receive the Ally of Equality Award at the 22nd Annual Atlanta HRC Dinner & Silent Auction, which is set for May 2.

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Monday: The scrummy life of the Bucks

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Another hit for SoVo, David magazine owner

imageIn a development that can't be good for two local gay publications, Genre magazine said Friday that it's suspending publication.

The announcement from the gay glossy, which is part of the media company that owns the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta magazine, is another sign of the shaky ground under the publications. Company CEO David Unger says Genre is shutting its doors due to the recession, which has claimed scores of newspapers and magazines across the country.

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