Exercises to build your bootylicious factor

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

We’re all blessed with different body types. So some may think of their butt as a blessing, while others would argue it’s a curse. But let's work with what you’ve got and turn your butt into your sexiest and most beloved body part.

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One less place for dancing queens in Athens

imageIt seems the dancing queens in Athens don't get their jig on nearly enough for one club owner in the heart of Bulldog Nation.

Blur, the dance club located at Hull and Dougherty streets in downtown Athens, closed last weekend to rebrand itself away from the gays, drag shows and dance parties and more to the liking of music hall fans. That's from owner Mark Bell, who also was on hand to close Boneshakers, one of the city's first gay clubs.

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Friday: 15 gay things to do today

image Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week continues with its 3-course specials at more than dozen venues..
Lesbian duo Halcyon (photo) performs at Bellissima. 9 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold spins at Mixx. 10 p.m.
Raw Talent III starts at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.
Drag Legend Diamond Lil performs at Red Light Cafe. 10 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Friday: Spa fever for the weekend

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Gay group to host wedding reception at UGA

imageThose queer Bulldogs in Athens are staying quite busy this summer.

On Friday, the group Equal Love Allies hosts a joint wedding reception for a lesbian couple and a heterosexual couple under the Arch on the University of Georgia campus. An organizer of the group, Jonas Hopkins, offered some details to Gay in Athens:

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Sykes cancels for tonight; Tee still on

imageIf you want to see a lesbian comic tonight, your options just got trimmed to one: Wanda Sykes (photo) has canceled, citing food poisoning.

That leaves Amy Tee, who performs at Bellissima at 9 p.m.

Sykes, scheduled for four performances Thursday and Friday at Uptown Comedy Club, is apparently ill and unable to make the trip to Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The big dreams of 3Minds

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

My first encounter with 3Minds was on Twitter. There were inquiries made about my style of writing, she mentioned hosting a poetry slam. Someone else chimed in that a 3Minds event was truly something to be witnessed.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Dream ‘Goes Green’ for its game tonight

imageThe Atlanta Dream, with its 8-10 record already doubling their entire win total from last season, offers some added incentives to lure you into tonight's game against Phoenix.

In keeping with the recession and the public's fascination with all things "green," the Dream offers this: The first 3,000 fans moving through the turnstiles receive a "Go Green" water bottle courtesy of MARTA.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

ALHI’s Health Fair to Go proves succesful

imageThe crowd of people milling about the DeKalb Avenue offices of the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative on Saturday was a hint that the non-profit was on to something with its Health Fair to Go.

It turned out that the partnership between ALHI, Piedmont Hospital and several service providers proved popular. During the four-hour event, hospital staff conducted 75 health screenings and 18 clinical breast exams, while the DeKalb County Board of Health completed 27 HIV tests. And all of that was free to the people being pricked, prodded and screened.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Thursday: 24 gay things to do today

image Gay teacher Charlie Stadtlander officially announces his campaign for the Atlanta Board of Education. 6:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Cotillion holds a fundraiser at Woofs. 7 p.m.
Author Amanda Gable stops in at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
Lesbian comics Wanda Sykes performs at Uptown Comedy Corner, while Amy Tee (photo) appears at Bellissima.
Guerilla Queer Bar takes on its second bar: Dark Horse Tavern. 9 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Thursday: Stripping down the Outgames

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Pucker Up: Atlanta kiss-in set for Aug. 15

imagePucker up, folks. Details for the Atlanta event tied into the Great Nationwide Kiss-In are now set.

The effort, hoping to call attention to the July 9 arrest of a gay couple after locking lips near Salt Lake City’s Mormon church temple, already includes events in nearly four-dozen cities across the U.S. on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. The Atlanta event, according to a Facebook event invitation sent Wednesday evening, will take place in front of the visitor center at Piedmont Park.

The kiss-in may also include an event in Athens, though no details have been released.    READ MORE »

Coroner: Heart attack killed E. Lynn Harris

imageBlack gay author E. Lynn Harris, who created his best-selling works here in Atlanta, died of a heart attack last week, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Harris died on July 23 while on a business trip on the West Coast, but a cause of death was not known. The author, in Los Angeles to discuss the sale of television rights to his books, fainted earlier in the day but became ill a second time, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

ATL’s police review board lacks gay members

imageOne of the city's many paper tigers, this one known as the Citizen Review Board, lacks any openly gay members. It's a panel that's charged with investigating citizen complaints against the Atlanta Police Department and, according to it's charter, is supposed to "represent the diversity of this community."

Given the police department's troubled track record when it comes cases with gay angles, you might think an LGBT member on the panel could offer some useful insight. You also might think that since the panel's charter was written by H. Lamar Willis (photo), an Atlanta City Council member who heavily courts gay voters and holds an annual event during Pride, its members might better reflect the population of the city. In case you hadn't noticed, a few gay and lesbian residents call the city home.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Remembering author E. Lynn Harris

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

The news of celebrated black gay author E. Lynn Harris' sudden passing last week from an apparent heart attack while on a west coast book tour has shocked many who were fortunate to know him personally and thousands more who fell in love with him through his work.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Some schools love the gays more than Emory

imageThe list of the top colleges for gay and lesbian students doesn't include any campuses in Georgia, which is surprising given the progressive cultures at Emory and Agnes Scott. On the flip side, none of the most anti-gay campuses are in the state, either.

That's according to the Princeton Review's latest college rankings, "The Best 371 Colleges." The Top 20 lists come from surveys of more than 122,000 students and look at 62 categories, including "gay community accepted." Colleges are ranked under two lists -- "Is there very little discrimination against homosexuals?" and "Alternative lifestyles not an alternative."

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 18 gay things to do today

image Knock down those pins with bowling by the Decatur Women's Sports League. 6:30 p.m.
The Deeper Love Project celebrates the life of black gay author E. Lynn Harris. 7 p.m.
YouthPride hosts Open Mic Night at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Test your smarts with trivia at Woofs or Cowtippers, which is an official Atlanta Cotillion fundraiser. 8 p.m.
Bazzaar kicks off its closing week with the Final Drag Show with hosts Princess Charles and Rogue Nation (photo). 9 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: Why wasn’t gym class like this?

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Former SoVo, David mogul finds new gig

imageimageWhat do you do next when you're dethroned as king of a gay media empire that crumbled during your reign?

You get hitched to a boutique investment house with a job -- wait for it -- finding media investments.

That's the career trajectory of David Unger, the former Avalon Equity Partners principal who was recently forced out -- or as he puts it, pulled a Sarah Palin and quit. Avalon is the majority owner of the companies that publish Southern Voice, David Atlanta, Washington Blade and a handful of other gay publications. At least that was the case until the Small Business Administration took control of Avalon as it moves toward a full liquidation of its assets.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Where’d my orgasm go?

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

From a reader: Why is it that I can finish myself off when I’m alone but not when I’m with my partner? I get rock hard but I just can’t seem to orgasm when I’m making love. Help!

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Exercises to build your bootylicious factor

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

We’re all blessed with different body types. So some may think of their butt as a blessing, while others would argue it’s a curse. But let's work with what you’ve got and turn your butt into your sexiest and most beloved body part.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

One less place for dancing queens in Athens

imageIt seems the dancing queens in Athens don't get their jig on nearly enough for one club owner in the heart of Bulldog Nation.

Blur, the dance club located at Hull and Dougherty streets in downtown Athens, closed last weekend to rebrand itself away from the gays, drag shows and dance parties and more to the liking of music hall fans. That's from owner Mark Bell, who also was on hand to close Boneshakers, one of the city's first gay clubs.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: 15 gay things to do today

image Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week continues with its 3-course specials at more than dozen venues..
Lesbian duo Halcyon (photo) performs at Bellissima. 9 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold spins at Mixx. 10 p.m.
Raw Talent III starts at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.
Drag Legend Diamond Lil performs at Red Light Cafe. 10 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Friday: Spa fever for the weekend

image    READ MORE »

Gay group to host wedding reception at UGA

imageThose queer Bulldogs in Athens are staying quite busy this summer.

On Friday, the group Equal Love Allies hosts a joint wedding reception for a lesbian couple and a heterosexual couple under the Arch on the University of Georgia campus. An organizer of the group, Jonas Hopkins, offered some details to Gay in Athens:

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Sykes cancels for tonight; Tee still on

imageIf you want to see a lesbian comic tonight, your options just got trimmed to one: Wanda Sykes (photo) has canceled, citing food poisoning.

That leaves Amy Tee, who performs at Bellissima at 9 p.m.

Sykes, scheduled for four performances Thursday and Friday at Uptown Comedy Club, is apparently ill and unable to make the trip to Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The big dreams of 3Minds

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

My first encounter with 3Minds was on Twitter. There were inquiries made about my style of writing, she mentioned hosting a poetry slam. Someone else chimed in that a 3Minds event was truly something to be witnessed.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Dream ‘Goes Green’ for its game tonight

imageThe Atlanta Dream, with its 8-10 record already doubling their entire win total from last season, offers some added incentives to lure you into tonight's game against Phoenix.

In keeping with the recession and the public's fascination with all things "green," the Dream offers this: The first 3,000 fans moving through the turnstiles receive a "Go Green" water bottle courtesy of MARTA.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

ALHI’s Health Fair to Go proves succesful

imageThe crowd of people milling about the DeKalb Avenue offices of the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative on Saturday was a hint that the non-profit was on to something with its Health Fair to Go.

It turned out that the partnership between ALHI, Piedmont Hospital and several service providers proved popular. During the four-hour event, hospital staff conducted 75 health screenings and 18 clinical breast exams, while the DeKalb County Board of Health completed 27 HIV tests. And all of that was free to the people being pricked, prodded and screened.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Thursday: 24 gay things to do today

image Gay teacher Charlie Stadtlander officially announces his campaign for the Atlanta Board of Education. 6:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Cotillion holds a fundraiser at Woofs. 7 p.m.
Author Amanda Gable stops in at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
Lesbian comics Wanda Sykes performs at Uptown Comedy Corner, while Amy Tee (photo) appears at Bellissima.
Guerilla Queer Bar takes on its second bar: Dark Horse Tavern. 9 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Thursday: Stripping down the Outgames

image    READ MORE »

Pucker Up: Atlanta kiss-in set for Aug. 15

imagePucker up, folks. Details for the Atlanta event tied into the Great Nationwide Kiss-In are now set.

The effort, hoping to call attention to the July 9 arrest of a gay couple after locking lips near Salt Lake City’s Mormon church temple, already includes events in nearly four-dozen cities across the U.S. on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. The Atlanta event, according to a Facebook event invitation sent Wednesday evening, will take place in front of the visitor center at Piedmont Park.

The kiss-in may also include an event in Athens, though no details have been released.    READ MORE »

Coroner: Heart attack killed E. Lynn Harris

imageBlack gay author E. Lynn Harris, who created his best-selling works here in Atlanta, died of a heart attack last week, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Harris died on July 23 while on a business trip on the West Coast, but a cause of death was not known. The author, in Los Angeles to discuss the sale of television rights to his books, fainted earlier in the day but became ill a second time, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

ATL’s police review board lacks gay members

imageOne of the city's many paper tigers, this one known as the Citizen Review Board, lacks any openly gay members. It's a panel that's charged with investigating citizen complaints against the Atlanta Police Department and, according to it's charter, is supposed to "represent the diversity of this community."

Given the police department's troubled track record when it comes cases with gay angles, you might think an LGBT member on the panel could offer some useful insight. You also might think that since the panel's charter was written by H. Lamar Willis (photo), an Atlanta City Council member who heavily courts gay voters and holds an annual event during Pride, its members might better reflect the population of the city. In case you hadn't noticed, a few gay and lesbian residents call the city home.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Remembering author E. Lynn Harris

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

The news of celebrated black gay author E. Lynn Harris' sudden passing last week from an apparent heart attack while on a west coast book tour has shocked many who were fortunate to know him personally and thousands more who fell in love with him through his work.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Some schools love the gays more than Emory

imageThe list of the top colleges for gay and lesbian students doesn't include any campuses in Georgia, which is surprising given the progressive cultures at Emory and Agnes Scott. On the flip side, none of the most anti-gay campuses are in the state, either.

That's according to the Princeton Review's latest college rankings, "The Best 371 Colleges." The Top 20 lists come from surveys of more than 122,000 students and look at 62 categories, including "gay community accepted." Colleges are ranked under two lists -- "Is there very little discrimination against homosexuals?" and "Alternative lifestyles not an alternative."

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 18 gay things to do today

image Knock down those pins with bowling by the Decatur Women's Sports League. 6:30 p.m.
The Deeper Love Project celebrates the life of black gay author E. Lynn Harris. 7 p.m.
YouthPride hosts Open Mic Night at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Test your smarts with trivia at Woofs or Cowtippers, which is an official Atlanta Cotillion fundraiser. 8 p.m.
Bazzaar kicks off its closing week with the Final Drag Show with hosts Princess Charles and Rogue Nation (photo). 9 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta's interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: Why wasn’t gym class like this?

image    READ MORE »

Former SoVo, David mogul finds new gig

imageimageWhat do you do next when you're dethroned as king of a gay media empire that crumbled during your reign?

You get hitched to a boutique investment house with a job -- wait for it -- finding media investments.

That's the career trajectory of David Unger, the former Avalon Equity Partners principal who was recently forced out -- or as he puts it, pulled a Sarah Palin and quit. Avalon is the majority owner of the companies that publish Southern Voice, David Atlanta, Washington Blade and a handful of other gay publications. At least that was the case until the Small Business Administration took control of Avalon as it moves toward a full liquidation of its assets.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Where’d my orgasm go?

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

From a reader: Why is it that I can finish myself off when I’m alone but not when I’m with my partner? I get rock hard but I just can’t seem to orgasm when I’m making love. Help!

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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