Category:  The Queer Agenda

Friday: There’s MondoHomo to do today

imageThanks to the organizers of MondoHomo for letting us know that, well, we screwd up.

We included the alterna-queer cultural festival in our community calendar, but through a programming glitch that was our fault, the event didn't appear in the calendar today. So, when our event gurus pulled together The Gay Agenda for today, MondoHomo was left out of the mix. When we said there were Nine Gay Thngs to Do Today, we really meant there were 10.

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Thursday: 19 gay things to do today

image YouthPride offers a full schedule, including free HIV testing at 5 p.m., T-Time at 5:30 p.m. and the Spice World Party at 7 p.m.
Meet the candidates at the LGBT Community Mayoral Candidate Forum. 6 p.m.
Meet the boys in swimsuits at Swim 2009 with Atlanta Executive Network and David Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
MondoHomo opens its five-day alterna-queer fest with an evening of activities beginning at 7 p.m.
Texas Hold'em at Blake's. 7 p.m.
Cancer Support Group meets at the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative. 7 p.m.
Discuss how film has influenced our view of HIV/AIDS with AID Atlanta. 7 p.m.
MEGA Family Project's coming out support group meets. 7 p.m.
Cliterati Open No-Mic at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
The gay-funny musical "Zanna, Don't!" (photo) continues its run at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.
Laugh the evening away at Atlanta Pride Night at Laughing Skull. 8 p.m.
Pearl Day continues its Launch Week at 14th Street Playhouse, 8 p.m., and its Tickled Pink VIP Reception at Hydrate Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Cocktail the evening away at Hydrate Thursdays and Thursday Night Cocktail. 9 p.m.
Bazzaar goes retro with its Members Only: A True International Retro Event. 9 p.m.
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Saturday: 16 gay things to do today

image Cheer on the riders of the AIDS Vaccine 200 as they start their two-day journey. 7 a.m.
Trek through the streets of Atlanta with Front Runners Atlanta. 8 .m.
Weigh in with the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative. 8 a.m.
Watch the jocks of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta 9 a.m.
Learn about creating an LGBT family with MEGA Family Project. 9:30 a.m.
Akoma Book Club meets at Charis. 10:30 a.m.
The Big Gay Supper Club goes for brunch. 11:30 a.m.
The boys and blossoming drag queens of the Hotlanta Softball League work the runway for the HSL Pageant. 5 p.m.
Atlanta Rollergirls host their fourth bout of the season. 5 p.m.
Atlanta Xplosion (photo) tackles its way through the final home game of the season. 6 p.m.
Bar night with the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club at the Eagle. 10 p.m.
DJ Alexander spins at Jungle. 10 p.m.
La Familia Reunion brings the House music to Bazzaar. 10 p.m.
Mary-oke at Mary's 10 p.m.
LeBuzz offers its Saturday Night Fever. 11 p.m.
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05-14: NBJC holds first fundraiser in Atlanta

imageA national black gay civil rights organization is set to hold its first major event in metro Atlanta on Thursday, an evening designed to raise funds and honor several groups and people.

The National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based nationwide black LGBT civil rights organization, will settle into the upscale confines of the Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams retail space in Buckhead for an evening of presentations, music, conversation, food and drinks. The group plans to honor gay groups from Morehouse and Spelman colleges, along with Dani Lee Harris, the Atlanta Police Department’s GLBT Liaison officer.

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05-14: Play, panel to benefit Positive Impact

imageA powerful lineup of civil rights pioneers will join a longtime activist for LGBT causes and a well-known playwright on Thursday in a benefit for Positive Impact.

A special performance of "Driving Miss Daisy" at Balzer Theater will be followed by a panel discussion on race relations that includes civil rights activist Lonnie C. King and Janice Rothschild Blumberg, the widow of activist Rabbi Jacob Rothschild. Robert Farley, the director of "Driving Miss Daisy," will also take part in the discussion, which will be moderated by Craig Washington, a longtime gay and HIV activist.

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Saturday: Seven gay things to do today

image Flag football with the boys of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta. 9 a.m.
Designer Andrew Christian (photo) -- Panty Christ from Bravo's new "The Fashion Show" -- brings his meet and greet tour to Boy Next Door. 4 p.m.
Trikone holds its monthly social for South Asian LGBT folks. 7 p.m.
QuickSilver Country dancers holds its monthly Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m.
The fashion and design students at Grady High School put their work on the runway at UrbanCouture 6. 8 p.m.
Relive those infamous days (and late nights) from Backstreet with a dance party at Jungle. 9 p.m.
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Sunday: Six gay things to do today

PLAY BALL: The Hotlanta Softball League continues its 2009 season at its new home on the fields of the Southside Softball Complex on Jonesboro Road in southeast Atlanta. 8 a.m.(View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the league's Opening Day.) Join the league for its post-action fundraiser at Las Margaritas on Cheshire Bridge Road hosted by the Wet Demons. 5 p.m.

TOUCHDOWN: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its spring and summer season with a special day of games. The league, which usually plays on Saturdays, added a slate of Sunday action to make up for a rainout earlier in the season. Join them at the Piedmont Park athletic fields. 9 a.m. (View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the league's Opening Day.)

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4th Friday draws big crowd for gay chamber

imageThe city's mercurial spring weather cooperated with the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Friday, providing a comfortable backdrop for the group's 4th Friday Networking event.

The crowd filled the outdoor space of No Mas Cantina in Castleberry Hill for margaritas, Mexican food and conversation during the event, which the chamber holds monthly.

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Faith explored in concert series this weekend

imageThe relationship between homosexuality and organized religion is explored in "Shaken Not Heard: Stories of Gay Men, Faith and Reconciliation," a new work from the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.

The performances opened Friday and continue through the weekend with concerts at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur.

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Saturday: Seven gay things to do today

TOUCHDOWN: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its spring and summer season with a set of four games on the athletic fields of Piedmont Park. 9 a.m. (View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the league's Opening Day.) The league heads to Woof's after the games. 3 p.m.

PURPLE DRESS: The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club continues its recruitment efforts for the upcoming Purple Dress Run. Today, they will set up at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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AID Atlanta explores media’s impact on HIV

imageThere's no doubt the media impacts our lives every day. "Will & Grace" and "Sex & the City" anyone?

That impact is the theme of a discussion Thursday from AID Atlanta's outreach efforts for gay men. "That's Entertainment? HIV/AIDS in Modern Media" will explore the history of LGBT characters on television, how HIV/AIDS is addressed on the small screen and how that impacts personal views on the disease.

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Wednesday: Six gay things to do tonight

imageUNLEASHED: Queer rocker Doria Roberts (photo) hits Eddie's Attic to promote her sixth album, "Women Unleashed." She performs two shows -- 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

QUEER FICTION: "A Visitation of Spirits" by Randall Kenan is up for discussion today at the Queer Literary Fiction Book Group at Charis Books & More. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday to discuss books that feature queer characters and storylines. 7 p.m.

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Saturday: 11 gay things to do today

TOUCHDOWN: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its spring and summer season with a set of four games. The league shifts to Benteen Park in South Atlanta before returning to Piedmont Park for Week No. 3 on April 25. 9 a.m. (View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the league's Opening Day.)

EARLY READING: The Akoma Bok Club gathers at Charis Books & More for its monthly discussion. 10:30 a.m.

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HRC building up to May 2 gala dinner

imageIf organizers behind the 22nd Annual Atlanta Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner & Silent Auction were hoping to build a little buzz about the event next month, they did so on Thursday.

That's when organizers held the last in a series of pre-event receptions. This one took place in the club room of 1010 Midtown, a 35-story condo building that is part of the massive 12th & Midtown development on Peachtree Street.

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YouthPride heads uptown for fundraiser

imageThe Bill Lowe Gallery in Buckhead provided a posh setting for the annual YouthPride Evolve fundraiser on Friday.

The event benefits YouthPride's suicide prevention program for LGBT youth. Evolve expanded its offerings last year, adding individual, couples and group counseling at no cost for LGBT teens and youth.

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For the Kid fashionably salutes its patrons

imageMenswear got a little more fun Thursday.

For the Kid in All of Us, the charitable group behind Backpack in the Park and Toy Party, brought together its patrons and sponsors last night for a mixer and mini-fashion show. Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the event in the men's department of its Phipps Plaza store, offering a fashionable setting for the five models working the makeshift runway with new offerings from the upscale clothier.

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Wednesday: Three gay things to do tonight

imagePEDRO: The story of Pedro Zamora -- the openly gay and HIV-positive cast member on MTV's "Real World: San Francisco" in 1994 -- airs on Logo and MTV at 8 p.m. Catch a sneak peek of Alex Loynaz (photo) in the lead role on Logo's website. Or read contributing blogger Darian Aaron's take on the film.

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Monday: ‘Gay bishop’ speaks at Emory

image"The gay bishop" lands on the comforting campus of Emory University tonight as he ramps up his role in the debate over gay marriage.

Once a self-described preacher "from a hick diocese in New Hampshire," Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson was thrown in a global storm in 2003 over his election as bishop of the state, making him the first openly gay bishop in the 2.4-million member Episcopal Church.

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Gay chamber networks with two-day event

imageThe Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce started its biggest-ever 4th Friday networking event on Thursday in a refashioned hotel on West Peachtree Street in Midtown.

The Granada Suites Hotel, which is being renovated and remade in anticipation of its reflagging as the Artmore Hotel later this year, hosted the event in its lobby bar.

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Friday: Six gay things to do tonight

PART TWO: The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce continues its two-day 4th Friday with a mixer at Table 1280 at the High Museum. It's the second installment in an event that started Thursday at the refashioned Granada Hotel in Midtown. 5:30 p.m.

imageSOFTBALL: The Decatur Women's Sports League hits the fields tonight -- weather permitting -- for the second week of their spring season. Games begin at 6 p.m. at Kelly C. Cofer Park in Tucker. (View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from Opening Night March 20.)

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