Friends remember gay Atlantan John Speaks

People who knew John Speaks may have called him the "Queen of Atlanta." But many more will remember him as the friendly man in the orange glasses who could be spotted almost daily at Outwrite.    READ MORE »

‘Grey Gardens’ opens to sold-out crowd

A sold-out crowd was on hand Sunday for opening night of "Grey Gardens," the Tony-award winning musical making its Atlanta premiere. The plot follows the eccentric lives of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis’ eccentric aunt and cousin.    READ MORE »

L Word, Paula, Cheney, Ben & Jerry, Miss CA

What's making the headlines so gay this Tuesday? L-Word returns, Mary Cheney gives to anti-gay candidate, Ben & Jerry rename ice cream "Hubby Hubby," plus Paula Abdul and Carrie Prejean won’t shut up.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 15 gay things to do today

There's plenty to make your Tuesday gayer, like Social Tuesdays at Gilberts, Knomie Moore (photo) with My Big Fat Gay Bingo, Rainbow Trout water polo tryouts, and Barry Brandon rocks Amsterdam.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: BJ’s backbending Southern charms

BJ Charles gets your Tuesday started right with down-home shots that show off every detail of his sculpted torso, come-hither eyes, and a Speedo-clad backbend sure to get a second look.    READ MORE »

3 groups benefit from ‘Sex Positive’ screening

A screening of the documentary "Sex Positive" on Saturday raised funds for three HIV non-profits. The film chronicles Richard Berkowitz (photo), a hustler and writer in the early days of HIV, who attended.    READ MORE »

Should Atlanta’s gay bars go smoke free?

In 2001, Brad Williams had a proposition for gay Atlanta: Enjoy an evening out, and leave without smelling like an ashtray. We loved Red Chair Video Bar & Lounge, but smoke-free never quite caught on.    READ MORE »

Hugh Hefner, Buju Banton, gay clergy, death

image "Marriage Minutemen" fight New Jersey marriage equality.
Hugh Hefner (photo) a gay rights pioneer?
Iowa gay marriage drawing out-of-state couples.
Vermont prepares for gay marriage law, which takes effect Tuesday.
Two smaller, more conservative Lutheran denominations express disappointment in Evangelical Lutheran Church decision on gay clergy.
Gay Pennsylvania man's gender bias lawsuit reinstated.
Hawaii Democrats reprimand senator over civil-union e-mail.
Michigan Attorney General clears Lansing official in HIV disclosure.
ACLU counsel and gay rights champion found dead in Washington, D.C. park.
Live Nation cancels concerts by homophobic Jamaican singer Buju Banton.    READ MORE »

Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative hosts a Happy Hour @ Wahoo. 6 p.m.
YouthPride offers its Empowered Forum and Trans & Friends. 6:30 p.m.
Join dance class with Hotlanta Squares @ First MCC. 7 p.m.
The drag romp "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" (photo) screens during Movie Mondays @ Joe's on Juniper. 8 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious headlines Dragamaki @ Nickiemoto's. 8:30 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Monday: Zac Efron bares his abs

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Sunday: 18 gay things to do today

image Enjoy the Massage Fundraiser for Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative in Pine Lake.
Take your pooch to the Blessing of the Animals @ UUCA. 10 a.m.
Enjoy rooftop views of downtown Atlanta during AIDS Walk Atlanta Team Fundraiser @ 11 Stories. 1 p.m.
DJ Tye West (photo) spins at Papi's New Brunch @ Las Margaritas (11 a.m.), while DJ. Jay McCracken spins for Einstein's Cocktail Hour. 3 p.m.
"Grey Gardens' Opening Night Gala @ Actor's Express. 5 p.m.
Summer Blockbuster Concert with Atlanta Freedom Band @ St. Paul UMC. 6 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Saturday: 22 gay things to do today

image Richard Berkowitz (photo) is the subject of the documentary "Sex Positive," which is screening as part of a fundraiser @ Rialto. 7 p.m. (Read more about the event.)
Celebrate Allen Thornell's Life @ Mary's. 7:30 p.m.
Watch the Mr. Southeast Rubber Contest @ Eagle. 8 p.m.
DJ Don Bishop spins at Flash Back 2 Atlanta @ Jungle. 10 p.m.
Princess Charles & Sophisticated Ladies perform @ Nonna Mia. 10:30 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

‘Fabulous Flight’ adds to Cotillion final push

The eight debutantes of the Atlanta Cotillion worked one of their last fundraisers of the season on Thursday at Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown.    READ MORE »

Building your way to muscular balance

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

If an imbalance exists between agonist-antagonist muscle groups, joint instability, muscular dysfunction, muscle weakness and increased risk of musculoskeletal pain and injury may result.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Madonna, .gay, Texas raid, Utah, Dallas attack

image DotGayAlliance pushes for acceptance of .gay domain name.
Madonna (photo) booed over plea against discrimination during concert.
Names, addresses of donors to anti-gay measure in Washington state not exempt from public disclosure.
Man sentenced to 75 years for attack on gay man in Dallas.
Anti-gay group sues Illinois hotel, alleges discrimination over event cancellation.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: No protected class for gay people.
New impetus for bill banning anti-gay bias at work.
Texas liquor board fires three over raid on gay bar.
Soccer in Europe tarnished by cold-shoulder to gays.
Court orders gay Oklahoma City teacher reinstated.    READ MORE »

Friday: 14 gay things to do today

image The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its Community Awards Dinner @ Georgia Aquarium. 5:30 p.m.
Guerilla Queer Bar Atlanta has its monthly bar invasion @ Pool Hall. 9 p.m.
Enjoy Happy Hour and then Tomboy Magazine's Atlanta Launch Party @ Bellissima. 6, 9 p.m.
Work it during the Best Butt Contest @ Mary's. 10 p.m.
The First Annual Hotlanta Rubber Event (photo) continues @ Eagle. 10 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Friday: Trevor Donovan wants you to watch

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Film screening part of ‘Sex Positive’ Saturday

Just a few days after HIV advocates gathered in Atlanta to discuss the future of the disease, the story of Richard Berkowitz (photo) will hearken back the early days of the plaque killing gay men.    READ MORE »

Two Atlanta candidates get Victory Fund nod

imageTwo gay candidates in metro Atlanta picked up endorsements from the Washington, D.C.-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund on Thursday.

Simone Bell (photo), a lesbian seeking the District 58 post in the state House, and Eric Morrow, a gay man running for the East Point City Council, were among eight new endorsements issued by the group. Bell and Morrow join three other gay candidates in metro Atlanta that also have the nod from the Victory Fund.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tickets available for chamber awards dinner

There's still time to buy tickets to the Community Awards Dinner on Friday. The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gala honors AIDS activist Jesse Peel (photo) and other local LGBT leaders.    READ MORE »