Oh what a gay presidential inaugural day, capped with seven LGBT musicians from Atlanta joining a gay marching band that played Lady Gaga for President Obama.
The seven members from Atlanta Freedom Bands—Eddie Young, Bob Derickson, Karen Helbling, John Peterson, Robert Corona, Danielle Steele and Cliff Norris—marched with the 215-member band, color guard and honor guard of the Lesbian & Gay Band Association. The group, which included gay musicians from more than two-dozen bands across the country, appeared in the third division of the parade and was its only LGBT band.
Young even scored a cameo (top image) during CSPAN’s live broadcast of the parade as the band marched past President Obama and his reviewing booth as they played Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.” (Young appears at 2:15 in the video above.)
During the inauguration earlier Monday, Obama forcefully called for LGBT equality and gay poet Richard Blanco recited “One Today” and became the first openly gay man to deliver the inaugural poem.
With the lights up and out at Jungle and the future of gay dance clubs in question, meet the people in charge of some of the most popular gay bars and clubs, and let them welcome you in their own words. READ MORE »
Revolution and resistance are part and parcel of queer identity. While others learn to express non-traditional lives as opposition to the Trump regime, LGBTQ communities are already rolling with ours. READ MORE »
Another weekend, another packed-full Queer Agenda calendar the popping parties and people that make you pleased to participate. Step up as local LGBTQ venues roll out your red carpet. READ MORE »
So your bestie has a new love, only that new love is hitting on you bigtime. Which one do you talk to first, and how? You have issues. Advice from our Life Judge can help. READ MORE »
With the floor swept and the lights up on a new post-Jungle era, what’s next? A chat with Richard Cherskov about the demise of the club, and the future of Atlanta's LGBTQ nightlife. READ MORE »