Franklin spars with gay GOP over crime

imageIt's tough to pick a favorite: Watching Mayor Shirley Franklin explain away the city's crime issue and new ranking as the country's second-least safe large city. Or her back-and-forth with the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans over the gay group's call for her resignation just months before her term ends.

The debate over the crime stats is playing out through Creative Loafing and now the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her flap with the Republican gays started last week and continues through Southern Voice. We feel like we've got a ringside seat to the mayor's unraveling during her sprint to the finish.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: Body shop booty

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Alex Wan asks supporters for campaign help

imageAlex Wan, who worked the media circuit late last month in announcing his bid for the Atlanta City Council, is now asking supporters for their help.

In an email sent Monday afternoon, Wan asks for "your vote, your contributions, and your time." The gay businessman and longtime resident of the District 6 he wants to represent, launched a new component to his web site that allows visitors to donate online.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Hire a pro to help your career transition

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How do I choose a professional who's the best fit for my career transition?"    READ MORE »

Lunch and learn with John Oxendine

imageShannon Hames lives in the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta with her partner Melissa. She works as a professional organizer and volunteers with several Atlanta LGBT groups and blogs at Sinnerviewer.

Yesterday, I took Sweet Melissa and my teens to a BBQ hosted by a local Republican women's group. It was to host a candidate for Governor of Georgia, John Oxendine. He has served as Insurance Commissioner for many years, but I don't know much about him other than he has an affinity for tricked out Crown Victoria's and he knows how to read a crowd.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream notches win in season opener

The Atlanta Dream won its season opener on Saturday, downing Indiana 87-86 in a double-overtime thriller. The team's sizable lesbian following helped the crowd top 8,700. See the shots.    READ MORE »

Monday: Reead, three hotties and a boom box

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Two-handed sassy sales pitch

There may be some debate as to whether Piedmont Park is still a hotbed of man-on-man sex cruising and hustling.

But there's little debate that the area of West Peachtree and cross streets with numbers lower than 10 remains the place for pay-as-you-go sex.

Or at least simulated sex with an "invisible long object," two hands and $20.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Sunday: 10 gay things to do today

image The Women's Outdoor Network hosts a Moonlight Ramble at Stone Mountain.
The Hotlanta Softball League continues its summer season. 8 a.m. Then they head to Frogs at 5 p.m. for post-game fun.
Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds a trifecta of wetness: Swimming, water polo and diving practice. 11 a.m.
Papi's New Bunch continues at Las Margaritas, this week with guest DJ Karlito. 11 a.m.
Sol Sundays gets wet at W Atlanta - Mdtown. 1 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't!" continues at Actor's Express. 5 p.m.
Bellissima offers its Service Industry Night. 6 p.m.
There's the Big Time Show at Blake's (9 p.m.), the Armorettes at Burkhart's (9 p.m.) and Charlie Brown (photo) returns to the stage with Bitches and Bitches at My Sisters Room (10 p.m.).    READ MORE »

A routine to make your chest bigger

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.

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing a chest routine that should make you the shirtless envy of the dance floor or beach.

It’s a strong routine for boosting mass, shape and condition. The program works to develop the total package for a stronger and better-looking chest.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Your weekly peek inside David Atlanta

imageThe June 4 issue of David Atlanta goes shirtless. It is summer, right?

The cover image is supposed to evoke images of a dance floor packed with shirtless hotties, as the story it teases is about the newest addition to Atlanta's gaynightlife scene -- Mixx Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Movies: Little beef, some promise for June

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Movies in June aren’t packed with beefcake, but there’s still some promising brain- and eye-candy on tap. Two words: Ryan Reynolds.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

New CDC chief: Condoms for everyone

imageThe Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention takes a large step away from its Bush-mandated doctrine of conservative politics as health policy when Thomas Frieden takes the helm on Monday.

Trouble is, the former New York City health chief -- well-known for getting into the trenches of tough and controversial health issues with reality-based solutions -- is already making conservatives uneasy. Apparently, they don't care for his approach to HIV prevention.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Saturday: 11 gay things to do today

image Swat some balls with open play from the Atlanta Team Tennis Association. 1 p.m.
The Atlanta Dream opens its 2009 season at home against Indiana. 7 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't!" continues at Actor's Express. 8 p.m. Legendary drag personality Diamond Lil then takes the stage. 11 p.m.
DJ Escape spins at Jungle while DJ John Miller spins at Mixx Atlanta. 10 p.m.
The Hotlanta Softball League's Gamma raises funds with Female Amateur Boxing at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.

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

Is Piedmont Park still a cruising destination?

imageIf you're one of the apparently few gay men in Atlanta that hasn't walked the trails of Piedmont Park, Southern Voice will take you on a tour.

The five-minute video, complete with shots of condoms and other debris, moves along the trails that snake through a portion of the park.

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

Franklin turns to the gays for comfort food

imageMayor Shirley Franklin, her last yeasr in office mired in the city's crime woes and financial mess, apparently is turning to a trusted constituency for a little comfort: The gays.

At least twice recently, Franklin emerged from City Hall to head to the gayborhood to lunch on the tasty treats of MetroFresh. That's the Monroe Avenue eatery of gay former actor Mitchell Anderson.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: 15 gay things to do today

image There's sports: Decatur Women's Sports League offers softball (6 p.m.), Hotlanta Volleyball Association offers open play (7:30 p.m.) and Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds swimming and water polo practice. (7:30 p.m.)
The gay-owned Kai Lin Art hosts its Pop Circus Opening. 7 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't" continues at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.
Crunk Fest II kicks up with Athens Boys Choir at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold (photo) spins at Mixx Atlanta. 10 p.m.

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

Friday: Cristiano Ronaldo’s little white trunks

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Social Tuesdays whirls its way to the W

Cocktails and a helicopter make for an interesting evening. Social Tuesdays delivered that mix on Tuesday when it hosted its weekly evening of social networking with the helipad at the W Atlanta - Downtown.    READ MORE »

Study: Marriage bans tied to higher HIV rates

imageWhen lawmakers in Georgia banned gay marriage in 2004, they had little idea they might be contributing to a rise in HIV infections.

But that's the premise of a study released Thursday from Emory University, which shows that bans on same-sex marriage can be tied to a rise in the rate of HIV infection.

"Intolerance is deadly," Hugo Mialon, an assistant professor of economics, says in a press release from the school.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Franklin spars with gay GOP over crime

imageIt's tough to pick a favorite: Watching Mayor Shirley Franklin explain away the city's crime issue and new ranking as the country's second-least safe large city. Or her back-and-forth with the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans over the gay group's call for her resignation just months before her term ends.

The debate over the crime stats is playing out through Creative Loafing and now the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her flap with the Republican gays started last week and continues through Southern Voice. We feel like we've got a ringside seat to the mayor's unraveling during her sprint to the finish.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: Body shop booty

image    READ MORE »

Alex Wan asks supporters for campaign help

imageAlex Wan, who worked the media circuit late last month in announcing his bid for the Atlanta City Council, is now asking supporters for their help.

In an email sent Monday afternoon, Wan asks for "your vote, your contributions, and your time." The gay businessman and longtime resident of the District 6 he wants to represent, launched a new component to his web site that allows visitors to donate online.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Hire a pro to help your career transition

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How do I choose a professional who's the best fit for my career transition?"    READ MORE »

Lunch and learn with John Oxendine

imageShannon Hames lives in the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta with her partner Melissa. She works as a professional organizer and volunteers with several Atlanta LGBT groups and blogs at Sinnerviewer.

Yesterday, I took Sweet Melissa and my teens to a BBQ hosted by a local Republican women's group. It was to host a candidate for Governor of Georgia, John Oxendine. He has served as Insurance Commissioner for many years, but I don't know much about him other than he has an affinity for tricked out Crown Victoria's and he knows how to read a crowd.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream notches win in season opener

The Atlanta Dream won its season opener on Saturday, downing Indiana 87-86 in a double-overtime thriller. The team's sizable lesbian following helped the crowd top 8,700. See the shots.    READ MORE »

Monday: Reead, three hotties and a boom box

image

   READ MORE »

Two-handed sassy sales pitch

There may be some debate as to whether Piedmont Park is still a hotbed of man-on-man sex cruising and hustling.

But there's little debate that the area of West Peachtree and cross streets with numbers lower than 10 remains the place for pay-as-you-go sex.

Or at least simulated sex with an "invisible long object," two hands and $20.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Sunday: 10 gay things to do today

image The Women's Outdoor Network hosts a Moonlight Ramble at Stone Mountain.
The Hotlanta Softball League continues its summer season. 8 a.m. Then they head to Frogs at 5 p.m. for post-game fun.
Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds a trifecta of wetness: Swimming, water polo and diving practice. 11 a.m.
Papi's New Bunch continues at Las Margaritas, this week with guest DJ Karlito. 11 a.m.
Sol Sundays gets wet at W Atlanta - Mdtown. 1 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't!" continues at Actor's Express. 5 p.m.
Bellissima offers its Service Industry Night. 6 p.m.
There's the Big Time Show at Blake's (9 p.m.), the Armorettes at Burkhart's (9 p.m.) and Charlie Brown (photo) returns to the stage with Bitches and Bitches at My Sisters Room (10 p.m.).    READ MORE »

A routine to make your chest bigger

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.

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing a chest routine that should make you the shirtless envy of the dance floor or beach.

It’s a strong routine for boosting mass, shape and condition. The program works to develop the total package for a stronger and better-looking chest.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Your weekly peek inside David Atlanta

imageThe June 4 issue of David Atlanta goes shirtless. It is summer, right?

The cover image is supposed to evoke images of a dance floor packed with shirtless hotties, as the story it teases is about the newest addition to Atlanta's gaynightlife scene -- Mixx Atlanta.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Movies: Little beef, some promise for June

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Movies in June aren’t packed with beefcake, but there’s still some promising brain- and eye-candy on tap. Two words: Ryan Reynolds.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

New CDC chief: Condoms for everyone

imageThe Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention takes a large step away from its Bush-mandated doctrine of conservative politics as health policy when Thomas Frieden takes the helm on Monday.

Trouble is, the former New York City health chief -- well-known for getting into the trenches of tough and controversial health issues with reality-based solutions -- is already making conservatives uneasy. Apparently, they don't care for his approach to HIV prevention.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Saturday: 11 gay things to do today

image Swat some balls with open play from the Atlanta Team Tennis Association. 1 p.m.
The Atlanta Dream opens its 2009 season at home against Indiana. 7 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't!" continues at Actor's Express. 8 p.m. Legendary drag personality Diamond Lil then takes the stage. 11 p.m.
DJ Escape spins at Jungle while DJ John Miller spins at Mixx Atlanta. 10 p.m.
The Hotlanta Softball League's Gamma raises funds with Female Amateur Boxing at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.

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

Is Piedmont Park still a cruising destination?

imageIf you're one of the apparently few gay men in Atlanta that hasn't walked the trails of Piedmont Park, Southern Voice will take you on a tour.

The five-minute video, complete with shots of condoms and other debris, moves along the trails that snake through a portion of the park.

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

Franklin turns to the gays for comfort food

imageMayor Shirley Franklin, her last yeasr in office mired in the city's crime woes and financial mess, apparently is turning to a trusted constituency for a little comfort: The gays.

At least twice recently, Franklin emerged from City Hall to head to the gayborhood to lunch on the tasty treats of MetroFresh. That's the Monroe Avenue eatery of gay former actor Mitchell Anderson.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: 15 gay things to do today

image There's sports: Decatur Women's Sports League offers softball (6 p.m.), Hotlanta Volleyball Association offers open play (7:30 p.m.) and Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds swimming and water polo practice. (7:30 p.m.)
The gay-owned Kai Lin Art hosts its Pop Circus Opening. 7 p.m.
The gay musical "Zanna, Don't" continues at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.
Crunk Fest II kicks up with Athens Boys Choir at My Sisters Room. 10 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold (photo) spins at Mixx Atlanta. 10 p.m.

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

Friday: Cristiano Ronaldo’s little white trunks

image    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays whirls its way to the W

Cocktails and a helicopter make for an interesting evening. Social Tuesdays delivered that mix on Tuesday when it hosted its weekly evening of social networking with the helipad at the W Atlanta - Downtown.    READ MORE »

Study: Marriage bans tied to higher HIV rates

imageWhen lawmakers in Georgia banned gay marriage in 2004, they had little idea they might be contributing to a rise in HIV infections.

But that's the premise of a study released Thursday from Emory University, which shows that bans on same-sex marriage can be tied to a rise in the rate of HIV infection.

"Intolerance is deadly," Hugo Mialon, an assistant professor of economics, says in a press release from the school.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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