What content do readers click most? It’s a matter of extremes: Super gay or super anti-gay get the hits. From hard news to light banter, here’s what attracted the greatest attention in the week gone by.
Shorter’s gay witch hunt prompts new protest
The fallout over Shorter University’s anti-gay witch hunt continues: Faculty resignations, campus confrontationsand now, a protest set for later this month. The campus in Rome, Ga., has been adrift since a No Homo policy went into effect with its Personal Lifestyle code of conduct. Read the full post.
Found on Grindr: How not to hit on someone
Some say that first impressions are the only impression. They’ll always be remembered. It’s important to smile, wear deodorant and be polite. Except, of course, in the anything-goes world of Grindr. Check out real-life opening lines in these Grindr screen captures, along with commentary.Read the full post.
Armorettes race through Easter holigay [photos]
With Jell-O shots, plungers and even some Vienna sausages, the Armorettes delighted a crowd of hundreds on Sunday with its annual Easter Drag Races. View the Drag Races gallery. Photos from Brushstroke’s Men in Undies Fun-raiser, Philip Bonneau’s “Heroes + Villains” opening, the Rainbow Trout Spring Splash Swim Meet and MondoHomo Wig Out 3 were also popular. Check out all of our photo galleries.
Atlanta Falcon Roddy White’s anti-gay tweet
Do we need to teach a course on how to act on Twitter? For some public figures like Falcons receiver Roddy White with hundreds of followers, lesson one might be: People are watching, so think before you tweet anti-gay. White’s later “apology” was sorry for the wrong reason. Read the full post.
Get primed for Atlanta Leather Pride, Eagle 25th
The third annual Atlanta Leather Pride takes center stage at the Eagle this weekend with extra oomph this year: the gay leather/levi bar’s 25th anniversary. Here’s a primer on how the uninitiated and curious can gear up for it with everything you always wanted to know about gay leather but were afraid to ask. Read the full post.
Erik Estrada as Atlanta cops’ latest gay pickle
Uh-oh. Atlanta police are finding themselves in another gay pickle, this time starring Erik Estrada from his “CHiPs” heyday and an anti-gay slur. But unlike the Eagle raid, this self-inflicted wound is prompting a swift reaction from department brass. Read the full post.
Vote gay Atlanta spa owner ‘Over 40 & Fabulous’
BLUE MedSpa’s John Stupka is fabulous. But many gay Atlanta fans of his luxurious services and programs already knew that. Now you can share the love by helping him win Atlanta Best Self Magazine’s “Over 40 & Fabulous” online contest. Read the full post.
Tab for botched Eagle raid nears $2.7 million
It took attorneys billing the city up to $395 per hour a whole lot of hours to discover what the Eagle raid patrons already knew about their rough-and-tumble treatment: The whole mess was a botched affair. Taxpayers doled out some $1.23 million for private attorneys and $1.475 million to settle three related lawsuits. A fourth remains pending. Read the full post.
Queery: How should straight girls act in gay bars?
When we first wrote about straight girls in gay bars, most of you said not so much. To help our lady friends be more fun and less nuisance, our new reader Queery feature asked: What’s No. 1 on your Code of Conduct for our straight lady friends partying alongside us? Your answers were plentiful. Read the full post. Responses were also abundant to news that we’re hiring.