Pride, Bucks, Obama, volleyball, Dream

Looking back at the week on Project Q Atlanta.

Atlanta Pride offers three picks for '09 theme.
Gay business groups celebrate holidays.
Q100 jock at Bert Weiss strips down for bet.
Obama-Warren flap includes Georgia twist.
Social Tuesdays (photo) goes casual at Lindbergh.
Bucks swap scrums for drag in annual benefit.
Hotlanta Volleyball readies for busy January.
Ryan Seacrest: Wrong time for love?
'Gods of Football': Aussie rugby at its best.
Atlanta Dream enjoys strong December.
Pampering the pup with a set of stairs.
Atlanta 'Housewives' gets second season.
Burger King has a new 'Flame' for you.    READ MORE »

Rachel Maddow, Rick Warren, holidays

image Rachel Maddow (photo): Picking Rick Warren is a "lose-lose" move for Obama.
How new is Obama's New Politics?
Not another word on gay marriage until they execute an adulterer.
HRC: Prom queen, not valedictorian.
The voice that will erase the sad bigotry of Rick Warren.
ESPN analysts debate best-looking QB.
10 tips for managing the holidays.
Rick Warren laughs at suggestions he is anti-gay: "We served water and donuts to protesters."
The 12 Queer Days of Christmas.
Being an atheist in the queer community.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream enjoys strong December

imageIt's been a good month for the Atlanta Dream.

The team capped it off by announcing that their second season opens June 6, one of 10 weekend home games and 17 overall home games slated for 2009. They open against Indiana. (And yes, Tennessee fans, Candace Parker returns to Philips Arena on Aug. 23.)

But let's back up a bit.

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Ryan Seacrest: Wrong time for love?

imageYou just have to love Ryan Seacrest's mom.

She just thinks it "takes a little longer" for some, like her son, to find the right woman. Uh, right. Maybe it's time that they have that little chat when Seacrest returns to Atlanta next week for the family's holiday tradition.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with Connie Seacrest this week as her son's new show -- NBC's "Momma's Boys" -- debuted on Tuesday.

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Burger King’s got a new Flame for you

imageWanna smell like a (Burger) King?

The home of the Whopper has just the thing -- a new men's body spray for $3.99 that brings you "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat." This spray isn't for twinks.

Watch the video after the jump.    READ MORE »

Q100 jock Bert Weiss strips down for bet


Bert Weiss, the Q100 jock and host of the popular morning drive-time "Bert Show," isn't shy about showing off his sculpted torso. After all, it looks pretty good.

So maybe when he bet Melissa Carter, a lesbian crew member, at the start of the college football season, he knew picking UGA to win the national championship was a losing proposition. Really, the Bulldogs as No. 1? He lost the bet and had to go topless on the show's web site this week. Richie Arpino, the gay stylist and photographer, took the photos.

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Obama-Warren flap includes Georgia twist

imageThe fallout over President-elect Barack Obama's pick of a highly popular, yet anti-gay pastor for inauguration day includes a Georgia connection.

Harry Know, a former executive director of Georgia Equality, was included in a report about the flap Thursday on NBC's "Nightly News with Brian Williams." Knox, now director of the religion and faith program for the Human Rights Campaign, has been in Georgia recently to work on Jim Martin's failed campaign for U.S. Senate.

In his typical straight-shooting style, Knox criticized Obama's choice of evangelical megapastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation next month at his swearing-in.

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Sean Wiiliam Scott, Obama flap, Muppets

image Obama's vision: He doesn't see us.
Obama's unity call falls on deaf ears.
Did Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker (photo) just come out on the Muppets Christmas special?
Trans activists pin hopes on Obama.
Gifts for LGBT parents and our kids.
Hilary Rosen unloads on Warren selection apologists on CNN.
Football as a homosexual ceremony.
Three black gay men killed in New Orleans; police hunt for suspects.
Sean William Scott, jock-strapped and ready to serve.
Grace Jones at 60: The ultimate hot chocolate.

‘Gods of Football’: Aussie rugby at its best

imageIt's that time of year when every stud with a cause poses for a new calendar. And we like that.

Add this one to the bunch: The 2009 version of "Gods of Football," which includes players from Austrailia's Rugby League and Aussie Rules Football in a benefit for a foundation that funds breast cancer nurses. Nothing like stripping down for a good cause and producing a calendar and DVD. (Thanks to the guys at Outsports for bringing this to our attention.)

There's more, including photos, after the jump.


Social Tuesdays goes casual at Lindbergh

imageMix a little wine, some flatbreads and refined casual dining. What you get is another fun evening of cocktails, conversation and connections otherwise known as Social Tuesdays.

The networking group, in its 11th week, stopped at Urban Flats in Lindbergh City Center on Piedmont Avenue for its Dec. 16 gathering. It's the second time Social Tuesdays camped at Lindbergh; the first came Oct. 7 when they hit Tongue & Groove.

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Bucks swap scrums for drag in annual benefit

imageThe Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club dropped its uniforms for drag on Dec. 6 for a good cause.

The fourth rendition of the Miss Ruck & Maul pageant benefitted the Bucks and Jerusalem House. It was a way for the Bucks to show off their softer side, since the club finished its fall season in late November.

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event. View more photos from the event. (Photos courtesy Atlanta Bucks.)

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Lewis Hamilton, band, bachelors, Larry Craig

image British "Esquire" says Lewis Hamilton is "Bigger Than Beckham."
Light up the night for equality.
No gay "Bromance" for Brody Jenner?
Alliance Defense Fund releases ridiculous end-of-year video.
Readers have choice words (pro and con) on Prop. 8.
Obama's gay band linked to lewdness.
What can gay parents be thankful for?
There's nothing like a bachelor auction to raise money for sports groups during a recession.
Sarah Palin talks about church fire and defends "ex-gay" program.
The last humiliations of Larry Craig.    READ MORE »

Gay business groups celebrate holidays

imageIt's that holiday party time of the year.

The Atlanta Executive Network and the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce took part, offering festivities of their own last week. AEN hosted its holiday party at Trois in Midtown, while AGLCC ventured downtown to the Wine Loft (photo)

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Hotlanta Volleyball readies for busy January

imageThe Hotlanta Volleyball Association is warming up.

The gay volleyball group launched a new web site on Monday, just a few weeks ahead of a new tournament set for Jan. 10, and is already making plans for their spring season.

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Rachel Maddow, Clay Aiken, gay hockey

image MSNBC's lesbian Rachel Maddow (photo) in Vogue (along with Katie Couric and Campbell Brown).
Obama's new school chief Arne Duncan supported creating gay high school in Chicago.
This gay week in television: Clay Aiken, Carson Kressley and more.
Gay is not the new black.
Another Defender of the Sanctity of Marriage, for your viewing pleasure.
Bishop Harry Jackson continues gay-bash media tour on CBN.
Gay-straight hockey event may be canceled.
New York recognizes non-bio parents.
Prop 8 campaign based on fears and lies.
The Becket Fund and character assassination by innuendo.    READ MORE »

Pampering the pup with a set of stairs

imageRecession be damned. My dog needs a staircase for the bed.

Pets are like people for most of us, especially in our gay families. So it's no surprise that as the bedding industry has raised the height of its products, the pet stairs business is booming. There's a medical reason, of course, as vets are seeing more dog injuries as they jump from high beds without fear. But there seems to be a bit of pampering at play, too.

Even amid the downturn, pet stairs are strong sellers. "From day one through today our pet segment has been steady, growing by 10% annually," says Joel Lederhause, owner of Discount Ramps.Com, which about five years ago added pet ramps to a wide range it sells for other purposes.

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David Archuleta, Lifetime, Tom Brady

image David Archuleta (photo) gets poked by Lady Gaga.
"Top Chef" and Top "Bear" Tom Colicchio sued over tips.
Lifetime looking for lesbian moms for new series.
It's pay-to-gay time.
Tom Brady condoms (ahem) coming soon?
HRC's balls are only good for dancing.
Video: Crist-mass protest.
Joseph Farah is a noted homosexual.
The gay glass ceiling.
How Kate Perry almost won me over.

Gays rally for equal rights at Atlanta malls

imageAbout 50 gay and lesbian protestors marched through a busy intersection on Saturday afternoon to call attention to marriage equality.

"All I Want for Christmas is Equal Rights" was the second day of action in metro Atlanta since California voters approved Proposition 8. The measure overturned a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. The Nov. 4 vote in California sparked protests across the country, including two events in metro Atlanta that attracted an estimated 1,500 people to the State Capitol and a candlelight vigil that drew hundreds to the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street.

There's more, including video and a photo album from the event, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Lesbian moms, nightlife stud, Soft Complex

image No on "Gay is Black."
Visanthe Shiancoe gets a porno offer.
Gay nightlife magazine in Washington, D.C. names Austin Allan (photo) "Nightlife Coverboy of the Year."
Misinterpreted: Urban Outfitters.
Arrests in case of anti-gay soccer taunts.
Steps to enjoy the holiday eats.
Soft Complex's Shane German: The New Gay interview.
"Battlestar Galactica" to out two characters.
Lesbian moms, stat!
Half naked dancing gay boys.