Category:  The Queer Agenda

Tuesday: Four gay things to do today

HAPPY HOUR: Fourth Tuesdays takes its monthly happy hour to the 3 Legged Cowboy. The event begins at 6 p.m. A free two-step lesson for beginners is set for 8 p.m.

GET SOCIAL: Have some cocktails, conversation and connections with Social Tuesdays, which moves its weekly gathering to Bluefin. The upscale casual restaurant on Peachtree offers Japanese Fusion. The event starts at 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL JONES: Gay Atlanta author E. Lynn Harris is back with a new book, "Basketball Jones." He'll talk about and sign the novel at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse beginning at 7:30 p.m.

LESBIAN FUNNIES: Comic Alyssa Barnett hosts comedy night at Eddie's Attic. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more about Barnett in a story from Southern Voice.

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The Weekend: Five gay things to do

NETWORKING: The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its Fourth Friday networking event today at Paris On Ponce. There's a little live jazz for entertainment during the event, which opens at 6 p.m. $10

SHUT UP: Drag icon Varla Jean Merman is in Atlanta for a brief run of "Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte" at the 14th Street Playhouse. The show runs Jan. 22-25 and Jan. 28-31. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets cost $45. Several of the shows benefit local gay groups. Read more in a Project Q Atlanta interview with Merman.

RUGBY: The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club kicks off its eight-game schedule on Saturday with a match against Georgia Tech. Can we say, "college jocks?" Yes we can. Match time is 2:30 p.m. at Coan Middle School on Hosea Williams Drive in Kirkwood.

ROCK FOR EQUALITY: Lesbian singers Halcyon and Renee Mixon headline the "Stand for Equality" concert on Saturday, a benefit for Georgia Equality. Tickets are $20 for the 8 p.m. event at Wild Mustang. The concert is part of the non-profit's "Campaign for a Fair Majority," which also encourages gay Georgians to create personalized web pages to help advocate for equality.

PAGEANT: Out on Film launches its monthly film screening on Monday with "Pageant," the documentary of 50 men competing for the title of "MIss Gay America.' A mini-pageant with celebrity judges follows the screening. The event's set for 7:30 p.m. at Plaza Theatre on Ponce.    READ MORE »

Friday: Two gay things to do today

YOUTHFUL HISTORY: It's MLK weekend, after all, and YouthPride has an interesting event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at its Inman Park office. Winston Johnson, a gay Atlantan and longtime friend of Coretta Scott King, will take part in a panel discussion. Joining him is Dave Heyward of the gay history project Touching Up Our Roots.

DOGGIE STYLE: Pets Are Loving Support, is the beneficiary of the local celebrity-filled Doggies on the Catwalk, which begins at 8 p.m. at Grady High School. The event features local celebs strutting their stuff down the runway with their pooches and showcases the work of the high school's Urban Couture fashion students. For more, check out an item from Peach Buzz in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After, there's a reception at nearby Piedmont Bark that begins at 9 p.m. Event: $25, reception: $10 donation.

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Thursday: Four gay things to do tonight

BLOOD WORK: Gay artist Robert Sherer speaks to the Atlanta Executive Network. The Kennesaw State University art professor is well known for his "Blood Works," which incorporates HIV-positive blood used as ink. Read more about the Alabama native and his KSU scholarship drive in a recent Southern Voice article. 7 p.m. at Trois in Midtown. $20

LESBIAN DRAMA: Hundreds of lesbians are expected to catch a peek at the season premiere of Showtime's "The L Word" during an event at the Wild Mustang. The evening, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show airing an our later, is one of dozens across the country sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and the network. Suggested donation: $10.

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Social Tuesdays seeks Asian spice tonight

The networking group Social Tuesdays tries a little taste of Southeast Asia tonight with its weekly evening of cocktails, conversation and connections.

The popular event shifts to Spice Market at W Atlanta Midtown, the remake of the hotel that sits on 14th Street near Piedmont Park. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and runs to 11 p.m. Stop in for a drink or dinner and if you haven't already, take a look around at the W and the renovations that made it part of the upscale brand.

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Social Tuesdays back to Midtown tonight

Social Tuesdays wants a little "Steel" in their diet tonight.

The weekly gay networking event moves to a venue it first auditioned in November -- Steel Restaurant & Lounge inside Plaza Midtown on West Peachtree. The event starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Celebrate the new year with drinks and dinner. It's a fun time of cocktails, conversation and connections.

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Social Tuesdays goes bowling for a cause

imageSocial Tuesdays is back after a week's rest and ready to start the New Year's celebrations a little early.

The gay networking group -- ok, it's a mix of cocktails, conversation and connections -- sets down in Ten Pin Alley. The upscale nightspot sits in the heart of Atlantic Station above Dolce Restaurant. So get your pump on at the gym down the street, grab your friends and join the fun this evening. It'll be a nice warm up to the bigger parties tomorrow.

And the evening has a charitable side, too. There's a raffle to raise money (and awareness) of Joining Hearts, the 21-year old event that benefits AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House. (The 2009 rendition is set for July 26.)

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Life U’s rugby team pitches new calendar

imageWho loves a winner?

The rugby team from Life University, which in June picked up the USA Rugby Men’s Division I National Championship, is now strutting its stuff on the pages of a new calendar for 2009.

Six teammates -- Nolte (January), Aaron (February), Ben (March), Nathan (July), Mark (November) and Kendrick (December) -- popped into Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Saturday and were good sports about pitching the "Div I National Rugby Champions" calendar. A portion of the proceeds from the calendar benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure, which is a leader in the fight against breast cancer.

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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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PALS Bingo tackles Christmahanakiuzaka

imageSome holiday spirit showed through on Wednesday during Christmahanakiuzaka Bingo.

There were drag queens in holiday garb and a selection of Santa hats worn by bingo attendees in an evening titled to encompass Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The event, hosted by Bubba D. Licious (photo), helps PALS provide pet care, including free food and basic veterinary care, and support to the companion pets of critically ill and disabled Atlantans.

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.

You can also check out photos from past events, including Family Night Bingo on Nov. 12, Rodeo Bingo on Oct. 7 and Pretty in Pink Bingo on Sept. 10.

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Panelists to link gay, human rights struggles

A panel of gay and human rights activists will discuss how the struggle for gay equality connects to the larger battle for human rights across the globe during an event on Tuesday.

"From Prop. 8 to Yogyakarta: LGBT Rights are Human Rights" kicks off at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 and includes representatives from Amnesty International, Georgia Equality, the International Lesbian & Gay Association, Lambda Legal and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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Toy Party draws thousands for charity

imageThe gay elves are still counting toys and collecting cash, but the buzz from the Toy Party & Silent Auction on Sunday shows that organizers continued their Midas touch.

A few thousand people filled an expansive atrium at the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta for the gay charity event of the season, bringing with them scores of toys to gain admission to the sixth annual rendition of what started as the little house party that could and grew into the massive benefit that it is today (or was on Sunday night).

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‘Tis the season for a gay holiday tree lighting

imageIf there's a drag queen Santa and a drag queen holiday caroler, then 'tis the season in Midtown.

That was the scene at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Wednesday for the Third Annual GLBT Holiday Tree Lighting. The event, a benefit for the Atlanta Pride Committee, also included hors d'oeuvres, a raffle and holiday carols from OurSong and Panache from the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.

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Weekend: Seven things to do

RUGBY: The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club closes out its fall season with a day of events on Saturday called the Ruck-A-Buck Invitational. Teams from Phoenix and Minneapolis are in town for the event. Matches begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Walker Park with a "3rd Half" gathering after at Burkhart's. The Bucks also hold their monthly bar night at the Eagle beginning at 10 p.m.

RALLY: The furor over the passage of the gay marriage ban Proposition 8 is reaching Georgia on Saturday. At least five events are planned across the state, including two in Atlanta at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Read more about the events here.

BIRTHDAY BASH: Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary with an event beginning at 8 p.m. Read more about the store here.

OUTDOORS: The Women's Outdoor Network is hosting a hike on Saturday at the Elachee Nature Center and an indoor paintball session on Sunday.

SUNDAY BRUNCH: The folks behind the popular Social Tuesdays are offering a new event on Sunday — brunch. Salvation Sundays continues this week at Maxim Prime at the Glenn Hotel, the site of a Social Tuesdays event on Oct. 14. The theme? "80s Rewind." Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and specials include $5 Bloody Marys and $15 bottomless Mimosas.

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Plenty of tricks and treats tonight

There's plenty of tricks and treats to be had tonight.

From costume parties to erotically-charged masquerades, there's plenty of places to be seen this Halloween (and Saturday and Sunday).

Southern Voice and David Atlanta put together some pretty thorough lists. Find an event after the jump.
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Thursday: Four things to do today

PHONE BANK: Georgia Equality has a Cobb County judicial candidate in its crosshairs for ruling against a lesbian mother in an adoption case. From 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, the statewide gay rights group will continue its phone bank campaign in favor of his opponent in the race. Bring your cell phone. Pizza is on them.

PHONE BANK II: Gay backers of the Obama-Biden ticket are working a phone bank tonight at the Georgia for Change headquarters on Spring Street. The calling runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FOOTBALL: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its fall season tonight at Mozley Park in west Atlanta. Games begin at 7 p.m.

SLAM DUNK: WNBA star Lisa Leslie and her husband Michael Lockwood appear at Charis Books & More at 7:30 p.m. to tout their new books. Yes, the athletic power couple has two new books out.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays moves to Cuerno

The Social Tuesdays crowd moves to Cuerno tonight to give some Spanish cuisine a little taste.

There will be a special menu available for the event and a signature drink, not that the crowd at these upscale social gatherings need any help figuring that one out.

But in a new twist to the weekly events, organizers of Social Tuesdays are adding an "after Social" to provide an alternative for any late-night crowds.

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Gay sports aplenty over four days

FLAG FOOTBALL: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its fall season with action Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Games take place at the Mozley Park athletic fields. Can we say eye candy? Speaking of eye candy, there's a photo album from Week 1. Read about the league's trip to Gay Bowl VIII.

SOFTBALL: The Decatur Women's Sports League closes its fall season on Friday -- weather permitting -- beginning at 6 p.m. Games take place at Kelly C. Cofer Park in Tucker.

RUGBY: The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club (3-1) continues its fall schedule on Saturday with a match against High Country. Game time is 1 p.m. at Coan Middle School in Kirkwood. Read more about the Bucks fall season here. Check out the eye candy from recent matches here.

SOFTBALL: The Hotlanta Softball League closes out its Fall Ball on Sunday with games beginning at 9 a.m. Game take place at the Piedmont Park athletic fields. View photos from the games here, here and here.

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AIDS Walk Atlanta draws thousands

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Thousands of people joined the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, hoping to raise $1 million for nine beneficiaries that work with people affected by HIV.

Some 9,000 people walked — dozens even ran — the route that began on 10th Street and stretched through Midtown with the theme “Every Life Deserves Hope.”

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Zoo mixer set for this evening

imageThe Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce takes a walk on the wild side tonight.

The group hosts its "4th Friday Mixer" at Zoo Atlanta tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to give their monthly event a little extra twist. AGLCC is partnering with the Atlanta Executive Network for the event, which is sponsored by Friends of Anne Fauver. She is running for re-election to represent the heavily-gay District 6 on the Atlanta City Council.

The mixer is $15 for AGLCC members and $20 for non-members. And bring cash for the bar; there's not an ATM on site.    READ MORE »

 
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