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.
Where are the actors from "Will & Grace" now?    READ MORE »

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).
Are liars good lovers?    READ MORE »

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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Gay professionals practice two-minute drill

There's speed dating. And now, thanks to the Atlanta Executive Network and Out & Equal Atlanta, there's speed networking. Project Q was there.    READ MORE »

‘Unfriendly Fire’ douses military ban on gays

imageNathaniel Frank brought his national book tour to Atlanta on Thursday, talking up and signing his work that deconstructs the process and reasoning behind the military's ban on openly gay service members.

Frank, a professor and researcher, wrote “Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines America and Weakens the Military," which makes a clear case against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The policy has come under renewed attention since the Obama administration has pledged to overturn it.

The author answered questions from an audience at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse that included several gay and lesbian veterans.

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Event raises $1,600 for Midtown attack victim

imageAn evening usually reserved for cocktails and conversation on Thursday turned into a fundraiser for the gay victim of an attack in Midtown.

On Thursdays, a crowd of mostly gay men fills the lower bar of Trois in Midtown for the Thursday Night Cocktail Sip in Gay Atlanta, but this week the event took on a tone of social activism as attendees rallied to raise $1,600. The funds will be split between John Evans, who suffered broken teeth and other injuries during a March 8 attack, and Georgia Equality, the statewide gay rights lobby.    READ MORE »

Lesbian minister, gay dads, Vt. marriage, HIV

image Stripped down embryo bill passes Georgia Senate though provisions that may have impacted gay families were removed.
San Francisco lesbian, Lisa Larges (photo), takes big step in ordination bid.
Report says gays, lesbians more likely to be poor than straights.
Vatican intervenes to calm escalating storm over pope's comments on HIV and condoms.
Connecticut man arrested for threatening legislators.
Vermont Senate panel approves gay marriage bill.
Gay dads must appear on birth certificate, judge rules.
Gay Republicans seek new home with desire to strengthen voice in GOP.
Third California teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with student.
Early treatment for HIV act reintroduced.    READ MORE »

Friday: ‘Our’ subway hero?


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