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Man arrested in murders of Black Pride attendees
A 22-year-old convicted felon was arrested on Monday and charged in the shooting deaths of two men in September 2010 just hours after they attended Black Gay Pride Atlanta events. Derrick Dnorris Burden faces nine charges including felony murder in the Sept. 5, 2010 killings of Samuel Blizzard Jr. and Calvin Streater. Police don’t know if sexual orientation played a role in the homicides. Read the full post.
Found on Grindr: Desperately seeking three-way
A new trend on Grindr is couples looking for a third. Grindr isn’t just for cheaters and married men anymore. A plethora of horny gay couples are logging on seeking meat for their man-wich, a caboose for their train or a … well, you get the drift. Real screen captures with helpful, hilarious captions. Read the full post.
Jungle bares its briefs for undies party [photos]
Guys dressed in only their underwear and splattered with glow in the dark body paint packed a black light party at Jungle on Saturday. Briefs, boxers, square cuts, oh my! View the Ultraviolet Underwear gallery. Photos from Cockpit’s Soakin’ Wet Underwear Contest, Atlanta Bucks’ Purple Dress Run, and Hotlanta Softball’s Extra Innings Beer Bust were also extremely popular. Check out all of our photo galleries.
Calling all ‘Heroes’: gay photog casts next series
Philip Bonneau’s “Heroes + Villains” photography series is really gaining steam in gay Atlanta. If you saw his “Issue #2” show and thought, “I’d love to get in on that,” now’s your chance. After a packed opening for shots of local gay hotties as sexed-up superheroes in his latest exhibit at the MISTER Center, Bonneau is already putting out the casting call for “Heroes + Villains, Issue #3.” Read the full post.
Cheated on queens: Your bitter anthem [video]
Rejoice, bitter queens. You have a new voice. Darren Criss as Blaine delivered the takedown on Tuesday’s episode of “Glee” that empowered every queen who’s faced a cheating boyfriend. Criss already makes the gays squeal; his take on Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right but It’s OK” had bitter, cheated-on queens cheering – and waiting for just the right moment to pull it on their man. Revisit the video. Read the full post.
HRC Atlanta to honor kinda out Sean Hayes
Actor Sean Hayes of “Will & Grace” fame – who ducked discussions of being gay until a contentious coming out interview in 2010 – will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award at next month’s gala dinner in Atlanta. The 25th Annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction says the award for Hayes honors the actor for bringing “wide-spread visibility” to LGBT issues. Read the full post.
Leslie Jordan back for laughs ‘til you cry or pee
Atlanta gays love their Leslie Jordan, the award-winning diminutive dynamo from “Sordid Lives,” “Will & Grace” and “The Help” whose one-man shows are a local phenomenon. Well, children, he’s ba-aaack. Or he will be on May 17 at Mixx Atlanta for one night only with “Stories I Can’t Tell Mama,” the latest installment of Jordan’s autobiographical comedy shows. Read the full post.
Ex-gay Rev. DL Foster attacks gay Atlanta author
Ex-gay pastor DL Foster launched a full frontal attack on gay Atlanta blogger and author Darian Aaron, calling his take on being gay and Christian “piggish thinking,” heresy and a license for immorality. Aaron tells his story of being “Black, Gay and Christian” in the April issue of Ebony, Foster, who has celebrated more than two decades of praying away the gay, took exception to the essay and criticized both Aaron and the magazine. Read the full post.
Atlanta Pride rolls out Stonewall Month events
Atlanta’s big Pride festival isn’t until October of course, but the Atlanta Pride Committee on Wednesday announced a full month of events to tide you over and commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. What has been a Stonewall Week of events in the past is a month-long fandango this year. Read the full post.
Meet the new LGBT liaison for Atlanta police
A seven-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department is now the agency’s newest face of its effort to better serve the city’s LGBT residents, named on Wednesday as one of its gay liaisons. Office Kristin Knight will join Officer Brian Sharp as Atlanta police’s two LGBT liaisons, the officers who help shepherd cases involving LGBT people while also serving as its public face during gay events and forums. Read the full post.