Tyler Perry has way more money than you

imageTyler Perry is one rich bitch. That the Atlanta director has money is of little surprise -- he sits atop a production studio in south Atlanta that spits out movies and TV shows like a Chinese sweatshop churns out shoes for Nike.

But that he has this much money -- Perry made $75 million last year -- means the glass closet in which he lives is, well, a really, really nice one. It's in Buckhead, of course.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Thursday: 18 gay things to do today

image Lunch, learn and network with Out & Equal at 11:45 a.m. or the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
The Atlanta Executive Network holds its Summer Party at Bellissima. 6 p.m.
AID Atlanta offers its latest P.O.O.L. discussion, this one called "Summer Lovin': Form Hookups to Monogamy." 7 p.m.
Cliterati hosts its monthly night of open mic and reading at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
Hydrate Thursdays (photo) keeps the cocktails pouring at W Atlanta-Midtown. 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: Just call me Chan

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T.O. bares, sex slang, tweets drop ‘Bruno’

image Can Washington, D.C. change the face of the queer rights movement?
Lesbian love is a lot like a PB&J.
Lessons to be learned from straight celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe.
The newest sex slang, from Thighbrows to Dicknotized.
Marion Barry on his ethics woes: Tthe homo is trying to set me up.'
Proof: The gay marriage movement is draining resources from queer activism.
T.O. (photo) goes naked for new VH1 show.
Did Twitter make "Bruno" a one-day wonder at the box office?
Out actor John Barrowman on Dr. Jack and “Torchwood” and on fame.
When an ex-Mormon dude sleeps with your boyfriend.    READ MORE »

Charlie Stadtlander seeks school board seat

imageCharlie Stadtlander didn’t sit out the local political election cycle for long.

The gay elementary school teacher in DeKalb County announced on Wednesday his bid for the District 3 seat on the Atlanta Board of Education. This race comes about three months after Stadtlander dropped his bid for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s tops getting busy at record rates

imageWhat we learned on the Internet today:

Georgia ranks among most states in being top heavy -- as in more tops than bottoms. Seriously. That's according to an unscientific study from Manhunt, which trolled its user profiles to find that more of its members in Georgia describe themselves as tops. Keep in mind those categories are self-reported.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Marriage, homophobia and people of color

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.

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Atlanta's "Pride & Politics" to discuss marriage equality and homophobia in the black community. "Pride & Politics" is hosted by Atlanta based journalist Anare' Holmes and is produced by People TV.

More, including video, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 16 gay things to do today

image Adam Brackman, a gay candidate for the Atlanta City Council, hosts a meet and greet. 6 p.m.
Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
The Deeper Love Project hosts its weekly "Many Men, Many Voices" workshop. 7 p.m.
Dip into the Honey Pot at Mary's. 8 p.m.
There's Men on the Prowl at Vita (9 p.m.) and Who's Who ATL brings a new gay night to Primal (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 »

Wednesday: Those sexy ski slopes

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Accident leads to ‘better’ My Sisters Room

My Sisters Room reopens on Friday after a five-week closure, something we reported on Monday. And as Southern Voice adds, the East Atlanta lesbian venue is putting the best spin possible on renovations in the wake of a partial deck collapse last month:

“The place just looks really, really clean,” [co-owner Patryce Yeiser] said. “I hate that this [deck collapse] happened, but it was a good opportunity for us to make My Sisters’ Room even better.”


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Ask ‘what’ not ‘why’ in boosting career

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "I want to move up the ladder. Why can't I make any real progress?"    READ MORE »

Do you want to see Vern Yip sweat?

imageGay Atlanta designer Vern Yip is back on HGTV, reprising his role as a judge for the fourth season of the network's "Design Star" that premieres on Sunday.

He dishes on that role in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reveals that HGTV opted not to renew his show, "Deserving Design," for a fifth season. Many of the show's 54 episodes were shot in metro Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 16 gay things to do today

image You gotta eat. Out & Equal continues its Lunch & Learn series at 11:45 a.m., while the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers its Business Builder Luncheon at 11:55 a.m.
Social Tuesdays takes on Steel, while the Big Gay Supper Club (photo) heads to Livingston. 7 p.m.
Join swimming or water polo practice with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout or open play with the Hotlanta Volleyball Association. 7:30 p.m.
The Sophisticated Ladies of Atlanta Cabaret Show takes to the stage at Beleza. 10:30 p.m.
Sing the night away with Mary-oke at Mary's. 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 »

Tuesday: Swimmers get ‘Intimo’ for Dolce

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Why gay men relate to Mark Sanford

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.

Why men relate to Mark Sanford. And Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

We can’t understand why these guys handled the aftermath of their affairs with such monumental stupidity, but inject us with truth serum, banish the women and you’ll get a rather inconvenient truth: We understand why they did it.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The Ox, Christian Wunderkind ready for battle

imageThink the progressive love fest that swept a black man into the White House and is about to take a Latina woman to the Supreme Court filtered down to Georgia?

If you did, consider this: It took about a nanosecond for the GOP side of the governor's race to go all "family values" on us. You'd think that jargon had seen its day. It hasn't.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

07-13: Artist explores gay, black masculinity

imageStraight -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- Asian-American artist Jenny Zhang talks about why she's interested in a gay black hip-hop artist during a panel discussion Monday night at Apache Cafe.

Zhang inverts the male gaze and uses photographs, marks and words to reach some inner truths about Juba Kalamka, but wants her "Juba-Spider" exhibit (photo) to spur a larger discussion about how being gay challenges being black, about masculinity and women making art about men. The panel gets talking at 8:30 p.m.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Out & Equal’s five-day lunch roadshow

imageEat lunch and learn a little, too. That’s the approach this week of Out & Equal Atlanta, a group that focus on workplace issues impacting LGBT employees.

The group has pulled together a series of lunch and learn sessions exploring issues including the role of gender in sales, collaborating in tough economic times, sticking with a job for its health benefits and social networking.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image Out & Equal kicks off its week of lunch and learn sessions with "So what is the T in LGBT all about?" 11:45 a.m.
Author Rob Byrnes reads from and discusses his latest work, "Straight Lies," at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Join the discussion with Young Women Writers (5 p.m.) or Writing with Intent (6:30 p.m.), both at Charis.
It's an evening of Sinful Trivia and Karaoke Idol at Burkharts. 9:30 p.m.
Alexandria Martin (photo) leads a cast of performers at Drag on the Edge at Blake's. 11 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 »

Monday: Weekend warriors with abs

image    READ MORE »

 
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Tyler Perry has way more money than you

imageTyler Perry is one rich bitch. That the Atlanta director has money is of little surprise -- he sits atop a production studio in south Atlanta that spits out movies and TV shows like a Chinese sweatshop churns out shoes for Nike.

But that he has this much money -- Perry made $75 million last year -- means the glass closet in which he lives is, well, a really, really nice one. It's in Buckhead, of course.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Thursday: 18 gay things to do today

image Lunch, learn and network with Out & Equal at 11:45 a.m. or the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
The Atlanta Executive Network holds its Summer Party at Bellissima. 6 p.m.
AID Atlanta offers its latest P.O.O.L. discussion, this one called "Summer Lovin': Form Hookups to Monogamy." 7 p.m.
Cliterati hosts its monthly night of open mic and reading at Charis. 7:30 p.m.
Hydrate Thursdays (photo) keeps the cocktails pouring at W Atlanta-Midtown. 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: Just call me Chan

image    READ MORE »

T.O. bares, sex slang, tweets drop ‘Bruno’

image Can Washington, D.C. change the face of the queer rights movement?
Lesbian love is a lot like a PB&J.
Lessons to be learned from straight celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe.
The newest sex slang, from Thighbrows to Dicknotized.
Marion Barry on his ethics woes: Tthe homo is trying to set me up.'
Proof: The gay marriage movement is draining resources from queer activism.
T.O. (photo) goes naked for new VH1 show.
Did Twitter make "Bruno" a one-day wonder at the box office?
Out actor John Barrowman on Dr. Jack and “Torchwood” and on fame.
When an ex-Mormon dude sleeps with your boyfriend.    READ MORE »

Charlie Stadtlander seeks school board seat

imageCharlie Stadtlander didn’t sit out the local political election cycle for long.

The gay elementary school teacher in DeKalb County announced on Wednesday his bid for the District 3 seat on the Atlanta Board of Education. This race comes about three months after Stadtlander dropped his bid for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s tops getting busy at record rates

imageWhat we learned on the Internet today:

Georgia ranks among most states in being top heavy -- as in more tops than bottoms. Seriously. That's according to an unscientific study from Manhunt, which trolled its user profiles to find that more of its members in Georgia describe themselves as tops. Keep in mind those categories are self-reported.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Marriage, homophobia and people of color

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.

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Atlanta's "Pride & Politics" to discuss marriage equality and homophobia in the black community. "Pride & Politics" is hosted by Atlanta based journalist Anare' Holmes and is produced by People TV.

More, including video, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: 16 gay things to do today

image Adam Brackman, a gay candidate for the Atlanta City Council, hosts a meet and greet. 6 p.m.
Bowl with the Decatur Women's Sports League or run with Front Runners Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.
The Deeper Love Project hosts its weekly "Many Men, Many Voices" workshop. 7 p.m.
Dip into the Honey Pot at Mary's. 8 p.m.
There's Men on the Prowl at Vita (9 p.m.) and Who's Who ATL brings a new gay night to Primal (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 »

Wednesday: Those sexy ski slopes

image
   READ MORE »

Accident leads to ‘better’ My Sisters Room

My Sisters Room reopens on Friday after a five-week closure, something we reported on Monday. And as Southern Voice adds, the East Atlanta lesbian venue is putting the best spin possible on renovations in the wake of a partial deck collapse last month:

“The place just looks really, really clean,” [co-owner Patryce Yeiser] said. “I hate that this [deck collapse] happened, but it was a good opportunity for us to make My Sisters’ Room even better.”


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Ask ‘what’ not ‘why’ in boosting career

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "I want to move up the ladder. Why can't I make any real progress?"    READ MORE »

Do you want to see Vern Yip sweat?

imageGay Atlanta designer Vern Yip is back on HGTV, reprising his role as a judge for the fourth season of the network's "Design Star" that premieres on Sunday.

He dishes on that role in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reveals that HGTV opted not to renew his show, "Deserving Design," for a fifth season. Many of the show's 54 episodes were shot in metro Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 16 gay things to do today

image You gotta eat. Out & Equal continues its Lunch & Learn series at 11:45 a.m., while the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers its Business Builder Luncheon at 11:55 a.m.
Social Tuesdays takes on Steel, while the Big Gay Supper Club (photo) heads to Livingston. 7 p.m.
Join swimming or water polo practice with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout or open play with the Hotlanta Volleyball Association. 7:30 p.m.
The Sophisticated Ladies of Atlanta Cabaret Show takes to the stage at Beleza. 10:30 p.m.
Sing the night away with Mary-oke at Mary's. 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 »

Tuesday: Swimmers get ‘Intimo’ for Dolce

image    READ MORE »

Why gay men relate to Mark Sanford

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.

Why men relate to Mark Sanford. And Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

We can’t understand why these guys handled the aftermath of their affairs with such monumental stupidity, but inject us with truth serum, banish the women and you’ll get a rather inconvenient truth: We understand why they did it.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The Ox, Christian Wunderkind ready for battle

imageThink the progressive love fest that swept a black man into the White House and is about to take a Latina woman to the Supreme Court filtered down to Georgia?

If you did, consider this: It took about a nanosecond for the GOP side of the governor's race to go all "family values" on us. You'd think that jargon had seen its day. It hasn't.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

07-13: Artist explores gay, black masculinity

imageStraight -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- Asian-American artist Jenny Zhang talks about why she's interested in a gay black hip-hop artist during a panel discussion Monday night at Apache Cafe.

Zhang inverts the male gaze and uses photographs, marks and words to reach some inner truths about Juba Kalamka, but wants her "Juba-Spider" exhibit (photo) to spur a larger discussion about how being gay challenges being black, about masculinity and women making art about men. The panel gets talking at 8:30 p.m.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Out & Equal’s five-day lunch roadshow

imageEat lunch and learn a little, too. That’s the approach this week of Out & Equal Atlanta, a group that focus on workplace issues impacting LGBT employees.

The group has pulled together a series of lunch and learn sessions exploring issues including the role of gender in sales, collaborating in tough economic times, sticking with a job for its health benefits and social networking.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image Out & Equal kicks off its week of lunch and learn sessions with "So what is the T in LGBT all about?" 11:45 a.m.
Author Rob Byrnes reads from and discusses his latest work, "Straight Lies," at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Join the discussion with Young Women Writers (5 p.m.) or Writing with Intent (6:30 p.m.), both at Charis.
It's an evening of Sinful Trivia and Karaoke Idol at Burkharts. 9:30 p.m.
Alexandria Martin (photo) leads a cast of performers at Drag on the Edge at Blake's. 11 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 »

Monday: Weekend warriors with abs

image    READ MORE »

 
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