Anti-gay is the way in Ga. GOP gov’s race

imageBlogger Matt Hennie is the founder and managing editor of Project Q Atlanta. He’s a longtime Atlanta resident who’s worked in journalism since his days as a Purple Paladin at Furman University in the early ‘90s.

Anti-gay seems to be winning the day when it comes to the GOP in Georgia.

Two anti-gay candidates are leading the race to be the Republican candidate for governor next year. Though John Oxendine enjoys a big lead (35 percent) in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, what we can enjoy in those numbers is that Karen Handel is a distant second place (11 percent). Both are anti-gay, but at least Oxendine has been open about it throughout his career.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Ga. has half of U.S. counties with high HIV

imageOn Monday, we reported about the launch of a new interactive data map that breaks down HIV cases by county, a first-ever look at infection rates at a county level.

The results showed that Fulton County leads metro Atlanta -- and much of the South -- in the rate of HIV cases. But the Los Angeles Times points out that the numbers paint an even more bleak picture for Georgia.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Stonewall: 2 gay things to do today

imageTuesday features two events under the official Stonewall Week banner from the Atlanta Pride Committee:

Tips from the Turn-About Show at Blake's benefit Atlanta Pride. 11 p.m.

Author Joseph Olshan (photo) reads from and discusses his latest work, "The Conversion," at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.

Several other unofficial events are on tap this week, including Tuesday. Keep up with them through the Project Q Atlanta community calendar. You can also read more about Stonewall Week.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 14 gay things to do today

image YouthPride offers free HIV testing (5 p.m.), Boy Talk and Womyn's Lounge (both at 6:30 p.m.).
Social Tuesdays takes its weekly dose of cocktails to Ten Pin Alley. 7 p.m.
The Hotlanta Volleyball Association offers open play, while the Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds swimming and water polo practice. 7:30 p.m.
Join lesbian Alyssa Barnett as part of the 11th Annual Gay Pride Comedy Night at Eddie's Attic. 7:30 p.m.
Woof's offers bingo (7 p.m.) while Mary's hosts, well, Mary-oke. (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: Bawdy Broadway bares all

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Stonewall offers events for nearly every gay

imageLet the games begin!

Well, maybe that's not quite right. How about this: Let the festivities begin!

Stonewall Week -- a collection of about two-dozen events loosely affiliated with the Atlanta Pride Committee and scores of others -- kicked off last weekend and gets into full swing later this week.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

New map shows Fulton leads in HIV cases

imageFulton County has the highest prevalence of HIV among metro Atlanta counties, part of a trend that shows infection rates to be highest in the South, according to an interactive data map that launched on Monday.

Fulton's rate of .380 to .703 percent, or 380 to 703 cases per 100,000 people, is the highest in the region, outpacing DeKalb and Cobb counties, as well as the South. Cobb and DeKalb counties show rates of .195 to .379 percent, or 195 to 379 cases per 100,000 people, according to the National Minority Quality Forum, the nonprofit research organization that put the map together.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wan, Williams kick gay campaigns into gear

imageGay candidates for two local seats are kicking their campaigns into gear this week, hoping to raise both voter awareness and money during the political slough of summer.

Alex Wan (photo) formally launches his fundarisers with an event tonight backed by some of metro Atlanta's gay elite. Wan last month launched his bid for the District 6 seat on the Atlanta City Council, a race that includes two other candidates.

Kyle Williams, who announced his campaign for the District 2 post on the Decatur City Commission in April, recently launched his campaign website and is urging supporters to visit a new Facebook page.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Monday: 12 gay things to do today

image Charis hosts Young Women Writers (5 p.m.) and Writing with Intent (6:30 p.m.).
It's "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" at Movie Monday at Joe's. 8 p.m.
James Hannaham (photo) discusses his debut novel "God Says No" at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Hit the streets with Front Runners Atlanta for their Monday run. 7:15 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin headline Dragamaki at Nickiemoto's. 8:30 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 »

Monday: Rafa’s summer of big guns

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Your weekly peek inside David Atlanta

imageDavid Atlanta goes with big-name DJs for its cover story this week, offering up a preview of a night made for the gay boys who gotta dance.

DJ Ralphi Rosario and DJ Manny Lehman are in Atlanta today for a night of partying that starts at the Heretic and continues at the Body Shop. The piece includes a Q&A with Rosario, who says he enjoys his stops in Atlanta.

I’ve come to learn that Atlanta appreciates a DJ that is hard at work. Every time I’ve come to play, it’s been such a treat! I can usually tell that they’ve been WAITING for it! [Laughs]. It’s nice to be appreciated in Atlanta.


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Robert Sherer’s ‘Puppy Love’ at Outwrite

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Saturday: 27 gay things to do today

image There's football with the National Flag Football League of Atlanta (10 a.m.), learn the basics with Mini Rugby 101 from the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club (11 a.m.) or enjoy some tennis with the Atlanta Team Tennis Association (1 p.m.).
Learn a few tips with sex advice author Mike Alvear during his Attract Hotter Guys seminar. 2 p.m.
Get your afternoon drunk on with a Beer Bust hosted by the Wet Demons of the Hotlanta Softball League. 12 p.m.
The Women's Outdoor Network celebrates 20 years of outdoor adventures. 3 p.m.
Watch gay youth work the runway during the 5th Annual Mr. & Miss YouthPride Pageant. 6 p.m.
You probably haven't seen drag like they do at the 12th Annual East Point Possums Show. Proceeds benefit Atlanta Pride. 8 p.m.
OurSong presents Bon Appétit, a concert they dub as one of "gastronomic proportions." 8 p.m.
Enjoy the last night of the gay musical "Zanna, Don't" at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold spins the beats at Jungle. 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 »

Paulding cops now cruising Craigslist

image"Blow and go" in Paulding County doesn't quite mean what the gay boys are used to.

The phrase -- a popular one on gay cruising sites such as Craigslist and Manhunt -- means what you think it does: Stop by for sex and then get out. Quickly, preferably without a lot of small talk.

In Paulding, a conservative suburb west of Atlanta, it now means this: Try to blow outdoors and you go to jail.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Day Trip: Hidden Lake’s LGBT open house

imageThe folks at Hidden Lake at Lookout Mountain are throwing open the gates of the LGBT community and inviting you to take a peek inside.

Better than just a peek, they've put together a day of activities on Saturday to experience the serene community being developed on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, about a two-hour drive from the ATL.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Report: SoVo, David owner forced out by feds

imageimageWhile one gay publisher is getting divorced from his company, two other gay media juggernauts are consummating their new marriage. At least where gay marriage is legal.

In the continuing saga that is the ownership strife at the parent of Southern Voice and David Atlanta, reports are circulating that David Unger -- the guy in the crosshairs of the Small Business Administration -- was forced out by none other than the SBA. Unger owns Avalon Equity Fund, which in turn owns a majority stake in Window Media, which publishes SoVo and David, among a handful of others.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: 17 gay things to do today

image Visual artist Robert Sherer (photo) celebrates his art opening at Outwrite. The event is a fundraiser for a scholarship for LGBT students Sherer created at Kennesaw State University. 7 p.m.
Play with the Hotlanta Volleyball Association or join swim and water polo practice with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout. 7:30 p.m.
Our Song presents its Bon Appétit concert at Emory. 8 p.m.
"The Wild Party" opens at Onstage Atlanta. 8 p.m.
Watch the Atlanta Dream in action and benefit the Hotlanta Softball League. 7:30 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: Soaking up the summer sun

image    READ MORE »

Dream double play: Cheap tics with benefits

imageThe Atlanta Dream opens a four-game home stand on Friday against Washington and the team is offering a double bonus for fans: Purchase a reduced-price ticket and benefit the Hotlanta Softball League.

So if you're one of the few lesbians left in metro Atlanta who haven't seen the Dream in action -- the team is 2-2 this season -- here's the perfect chance. And if you're a gay sports fan, it's a chance to experience the WNBA on the cheap.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Stud Disbelief: Rejecting signs of femininity

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.

Let me set the scene. Imagine you are a femme. You are sitting woman approaching you. She’s wearing a ball cap, loose men’s jeans, sneakers and a polo. Your eyes have classified her as a stud. You make small talk and exchange numbers. You spend hours and hours talking. You find out that she:

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Anti-gay is the way in Ga. GOP gov’s race

imageBlogger Matt Hennie is the founder and managing editor of Project Q Atlanta. He’s a longtime Atlanta resident who’s worked in journalism since his days as a Purple Paladin at Furman University in the early ‘90s.

Anti-gay seems to be winning the day when it comes to the GOP in Georgia.

Two anti-gay candidates are leading the race to be the Republican candidate for governor next year. Though John Oxendine enjoys a big lead (35 percent) in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, what we can enjoy in those numbers is that Karen Handel is a distant second place (11 percent). Both are anti-gay, but at least Oxendine has been open about it throughout his career.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Ga. has half of U.S. counties with high HIV

imageOn Monday, we reported about the launch of a new interactive data map that breaks down HIV cases by county, a first-ever look at infection rates at a county level.

The results showed that Fulton County leads metro Atlanta -- and much of the South -- in the rate of HIV cases. But the Los Angeles Times points out that the numbers paint an even more bleak picture for Georgia.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Stonewall: 2 gay things to do today

imageTuesday features two events under the official Stonewall Week banner from the Atlanta Pride Committee:

Tips from the Turn-About Show at Blake's benefit Atlanta Pride. 11 p.m.

Author Joseph Olshan (photo) reads from and discusses his latest work, "The Conversion," at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.

Several other unofficial events are on tap this week, including Tuesday. Keep up with them through the Project Q Atlanta community calendar. You can also read more about Stonewall Week.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: 14 gay things to do today

image YouthPride offers free HIV testing (5 p.m.), Boy Talk and Womyn's Lounge (both at 6:30 p.m.).
Social Tuesdays takes its weekly dose of cocktails to Ten Pin Alley. 7 p.m.
The Hotlanta Volleyball Association offers open play, while the Atlanta Rainbow Trout holds swimming and water polo practice. 7:30 p.m.
Join lesbian Alyssa Barnett as part of the 11th Annual Gay Pride Comedy Night at Eddie's Attic. 7:30 p.m.
Woof's offers bingo (7 p.m.) while Mary's hosts, well, Mary-oke. (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: Bawdy Broadway bares all

image    READ MORE »

Stonewall offers events for nearly every gay

imageLet the games begin!

Well, maybe that's not quite right. How about this: Let the festivities begin!

Stonewall Week -- a collection of about two-dozen events loosely affiliated with the Atlanta Pride Committee and scores of others -- kicked off last weekend and gets into full swing later this week.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

New map shows Fulton leads in HIV cases

imageFulton County has the highest prevalence of HIV among metro Atlanta counties, part of a trend that shows infection rates to be highest in the South, according to an interactive data map that launched on Monday.

Fulton's rate of .380 to .703 percent, or 380 to 703 cases per 100,000 people, is the highest in the region, outpacing DeKalb and Cobb counties, as well as the South. Cobb and DeKalb counties show rates of .195 to .379 percent, or 195 to 379 cases per 100,000 people, according to the National Minority Quality Forum, the nonprofit research organization that put the map together.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wan, Williams kick gay campaigns into gear

imageGay candidates for two local seats are kicking their campaigns into gear this week, hoping to raise both voter awareness and money during the political slough of summer.

Alex Wan (photo) formally launches his fundarisers with an event tonight backed by some of metro Atlanta's gay elite. Wan last month launched his bid for the District 6 seat on the Atlanta City Council, a race that includes two other candidates.

Kyle Williams, who announced his campaign for the District 2 post on the Decatur City Commission in April, recently launched his campaign website and is urging supporters to visit a new Facebook page.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Monday: 12 gay things to do today

image Charis hosts Young Women Writers (5 p.m.) and Writing with Intent (6:30 p.m.).
It's "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" at Movie Monday at Joe's. 8 p.m.
James Hannaham (photo) discusses his debut novel "God Says No" at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.
Hit the streets with Front Runners Atlanta for their Monday run. 7:15 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin headline Dragamaki at Nickiemoto's. 8:30 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 »

Monday: Rafa’s summer of big guns

image    READ MORE »

Your weekly peek inside David Atlanta

imageDavid Atlanta goes with big-name DJs for its cover story this week, offering up a preview of a night made for the gay boys who gotta dance.

DJ Ralphi Rosario and DJ Manny Lehman are in Atlanta today for a night of partying that starts at the Heretic and continues at the Body Shop. The piece includes a Q&A with Rosario, who says he enjoys his stops in Atlanta.

I’ve come to learn that Atlanta appreciates a DJ that is hard at work. Every time I’ve come to play, it’s been such a treat! I can usually tell that they’ve been WAITING for it! [Laughs]. It’s nice to be appreciated in Atlanta.


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Robert Sherer’s ‘Puppy Love’ at Outwrite

image    READ MORE »

Saturday: 27 gay things to do today

image There's football with the National Flag Football League of Atlanta (10 a.m.), learn the basics with Mini Rugby 101 from the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club (11 a.m.) or enjoy some tennis with the Atlanta Team Tennis Association (1 p.m.).
Learn a few tips with sex advice author Mike Alvear during his Attract Hotter Guys seminar. 2 p.m.
Get your afternoon drunk on with a Beer Bust hosted by the Wet Demons of the Hotlanta Softball League. 12 p.m.
The Women's Outdoor Network celebrates 20 years of outdoor adventures. 3 p.m.
Watch gay youth work the runway during the 5th Annual Mr. & Miss YouthPride Pageant. 6 p.m.
You probably haven't seen drag like they do at the 12th Annual East Point Possums Show. Proceeds benefit Atlanta Pride. 8 p.m.
OurSong presents Bon Appétit, a concert they dub as one of "gastronomic proportions." 8 p.m.
Enjoy the last night of the gay musical "Zanna, Don't" at Actor's Express. 8 p.m.
DJ Chris Griswold spins the beats at Jungle. 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 »

Paulding cops now cruising Craigslist

image"Blow and go" in Paulding County doesn't quite mean what the gay boys are used to.

The phrase -- a popular one on gay cruising sites such as Craigslist and Manhunt -- means what you think it does: Stop by for sex and then get out. Quickly, preferably without a lot of small talk.

In Paulding, a conservative suburb west of Atlanta, it now means this: Try to blow outdoors and you go to jail.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Day Trip: Hidden Lake’s LGBT open house

imageThe folks at Hidden Lake at Lookout Mountain are throwing open the gates of the LGBT community and inviting you to take a peek inside.

Better than just a peek, they've put together a day of activities on Saturday to experience the serene community being developed on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, about a two-hour drive from the ATL.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Report: SoVo, David owner forced out by feds

imageimageWhile one gay publisher is getting divorced from his company, two other gay media juggernauts are consummating their new marriage. At least where gay marriage is legal.

In the continuing saga that is the ownership strife at the parent of Southern Voice and David Atlanta, reports are circulating that David Unger -- the guy in the crosshairs of the Small Business Administration -- was forced out by none other than the SBA. Unger owns Avalon Equity Fund, which in turn owns a majority stake in Window Media, which publishes SoVo and David, among a handful of others.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: 17 gay things to do today

image Visual artist Robert Sherer (photo) celebrates his art opening at Outwrite. The event is a fundraiser for a scholarship for LGBT students Sherer created at Kennesaw State University. 7 p.m.
Play with the Hotlanta Volleyball Association or join swim and water polo practice with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout. 7:30 p.m.
Our Song presents its Bon Appétit concert at Emory. 8 p.m.
"The Wild Party" opens at Onstage Atlanta. 8 p.m.
Watch the Atlanta Dream in action and benefit the Hotlanta Softball League. 7:30 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: Soaking up the summer sun

image    READ MORE »

Dream double play: Cheap tics with benefits

imageThe Atlanta Dream opens a four-game home stand on Friday against Washington and the team is offering a double bonus for fans: Purchase a reduced-price ticket and benefit the Hotlanta Softball League.

So if you're one of the few lesbians left in metro Atlanta who haven't seen the Dream in action -- the team is 2-2 this season -- here's the perfect chance. And if you're a gay sports fan, it's a chance to experience the WNBA on the cheap.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Stud Disbelief: Rejecting signs of femininity

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.

Let me set the scene. Imagine you are a femme. You are sitting woman approaching you. She’s wearing a ball cap, loose men’s jeans, sneakers and a polo. Your eyes have classified her as a stud. You make small talk and exchange numbers. You spend hours and hours talking. You find out that she:

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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