Texting your way into trouble

We can never get enough of the bizarre crimes Creative Loafing provides through "The Blotter," which so often ventures into same-sex territory and proves we're just as devious as everyone else.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Being gay in a conservative office blues

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How do I overcome feeling isolated in a 'Good Ol' Boy' industry?"    READ MORE »

Tim Gunn, Texas girl, Madonna, Morehouse

image Tim Gunn (photo) just as confused about "Project Runway" as we are.
Morehouse College and homophobia: The ugly marriage continues.
Suze Orman's Valentine's Day message on marriage equality, hate amendments and the bottom line.
That Texas cowgirl spirit.
"Survivor’s" Spencer doesn’t want to be Thpenther.
Dominique Hollington for Benetton.
Repealing DADT is only the first step.
Abused by an abuser.
What if Madonna's Brazilian boy toy romance is a big sham?
"Rent" too gay for Orange County high school drama department.    READ MORE »

Bring a little gay to Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

imageBravo, the other gay network, comes to Atlanta on Sunday in search of chefs for the next round of its popular "Top Chef."

The current crop of gays -- Patrick (photo), Richard and Jamie -- are gone as the current season moves to a conclusion this week and next.

But top chef Tom Collicchio, who recently opened Craft in Atlanta, is bringing the scouting crews here on Sunday. They'll be in his Peachtree Road restaurant from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Rachel Maddow, bi jock, gay travel, ‘Survivor’

image More fights in Florida over gay-straight alliances.
Religious Right objects to being called the Religious Right.
Gay travel with a spiritual twist.
Bi college athlete talks sexuality in sports.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Rachel Maddow (photo).
"Noah's Arc", "Greek" and more rock the NAACP Image Awards red carpet.
Gays, sex and the Lutheran Church.
Stiffed on the Bill: Activist's Clinton cries go unheeded.
Which gay "Survivor" contestant doesn't want to be known as the Gay "Survivor" Contestant?    READ MORE »

So many ways to say Valentine’s Day

imageYes, it's the weekend for lovers. So check out our roundup of Valentine's Day coverage.

Creative Loafing: A Valentine's Day ode to Atlanta's unsung heartthrobs, which includes Mauricio (photo).
The New Gay: The Indie Rock Fag's Top 17 homo love songs.
About.com's Gay Life: How to buy him the perfect Valentine's Day gift.
Southern Voice: Gay church hosts two days of weddings of Valentine's.
After Ellen: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Rachel Maddow.
James Withers: Do a good deed for Valentine’s Day.

Photo: Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing.    READ MORE »

New stuff (and people) on Project Q Atlanta

imageThere's a lot happening on Project Q Atlanta this week.

We're proud to announce that the site added four contributors to broaden the voices on PQA Today, our blog that's updated throughout the day.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: ‘Nip/Tuck’s’ ‘Tyrannosaurus Prick’



Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays tastes a little tequila

imageSocial Tuesdays went to Cabbagetown this week for Southwestern eats at Agave.

The popular restaurant, which sits in the historic Cotton Mill general store on Boulevard, has been a mainstay of the area since 2000. The venue set aside a dining room for the evening of cocktails and conversation from organizers Kurt Edwins and Chris Coleman.

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

Insider’s guide to gay Atlanta gets makeover

imagePerhaps no one was more surprised by the far-reaching success of the 2005 book “ATLANTAboy: An Insider’s Guide to Gay Atlanta” than the authors themselves.

Jordan McAuley and Matt Burkhalter, best friends since middle school in Buckhead, compiled the book after noticing travel books on other cities, but none on Atlanta.

“I thought it was a good idea, but I was blown away by the response,” Burkhalter says. “Straight people were telling us, ‘anyone would be interested in this stuff,’ and even people from Atlanta were learning things about local gay history that they didn’t know.”

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Perfect positioning for sex on Valentine’s Day

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who lives at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Is it, as comedian Lord Carret said, “her knees over my shoulders, with my wallet hidden where she’ll never think of looking for it?”

Or is it a little more romantic than that?

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

SoVo, David Atlanta face uncertain future

imageThe woes of Southern Voice and David Atlanta continue to get ink.

The latest is a piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that equates the federal receivership of the publication's owner to bankruptcy and a blog post by a former editor of the gay media outlets. Creative Loafing, like the AJC, SoVo and David faces its own financial troubles, chimed in yesterday.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: Chesney’s not gay. Seriously.

image

Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

The ill-informed at Georgia’s Gold Dome

imageWhen it comes to oral sex and male prostitutes, some prudish Georgia lawmakers want to use their influence to stifle research. They are using the state's budget crisis as an excuse.

But more reasoned people are trying to prevail. Today, it's the editorial board at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which calls the campaign by Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Canton) and Rep. Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock) (photo) "ill-informed and embarrassing."

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: W is for Madonna

image

Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

Karla Drenner wants your feedback—really

imageWhen lawmakers at the Gold Dome aren't fully occupied with instituting a poll tax on strippers or criticizing research on oral sex and male prostitutes, a few of the more responsible ones actually do something worthwhile -- they step out from the legislative bubble and meet with constituents.

That's exactly what state Rep. Karla Drenner, the Gold Dome's only openly gay lawmaker, is doing on Tuesday.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Robert Spano keeps his purse strings tight

imageRobert Spano, the openly closeted conductor of the Atlanta Symphony, opined about the orchestra he leads, the impact of the recession on the arts organization and the upcoming season in a new interview.

With the ASO announcing its 2009-2010 season and its 65th year, we sat down to talk with conductor Robert Spano. Always an intense, high-wire musician, Spano has mellowed in his eight years as music director. He arrived as an agent of change, with a penchant for contemporary scores and intriguing thematic programming.


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The AJC wants your boo

OK, folks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is at work again with another photo gallery of its readers.

This time it's soliciting pics of lovers for, you guessed it, Valentine's Day. Send in a photo of your special someone and they will include it in their online galleries.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

How to read a company’s diversity barometer

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach a in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How can I find out if an employer offers an LGBT-friendly work environment?"    READ MORE »

Southern Voice, David owner in receivership

imageThe New York-based investment company that owns a majority stake in the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta is in federal receivership and being sued by the Small Business Administration.

The SBA may sell the media properties as its dissolves the assets of Avalon in September 2009, according to a Feb. 6 story from Gay City News in New York. Avalon is an investment fund that owns majorities in Window Media, which publishes Southern Voice, and Unite Media, which publishes David. The media companies own several other gay publications, including the Washington Blade, Genre, New York Blade and South Florida Blade.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Texting your way into trouble

We can never get enough of the bizarre crimes Creative Loafing provides through "The Blotter," which so often ventures into same-sex territory and proves we're just as devious as everyone else.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Being gay in a conservative office blues

Contributing blogger John Long is a professional career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How do I overcome feeling isolated in a 'Good Ol' Boy' industry?"    READ MORE »

Tim Gunn, Texas girl, Madonna, Morehouse

image Tim Gunn (photo) just as confused about "Project Runway" as we are.
Morehouse College and homophobia: The ugly marriage continues.
Suze Orman's Valentine's Day message on marriage equality, hate amendments and the bottom line.
That Texas cowgirl spirit.
"Survivor’s" Spencer doesn’t want to be Thpenther.
Dominique Hollington for Benetton.
Repealing DADT is only the first step.
Abused by an abuser.
What if Madonna's Brazilian boy toy romance is a big sham?
"Rent" too gay for Orange County high school drama department.    READ MORE »

Bring a little gay to Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

imageBravo, the other gay network, comes to Atlanta on Sunday in search of chefs for the next round of its popular "Top Chef."

The current crop of gays -- Patrick (photo), Richard and Jamie -- are gone as the current season moves to a conclusion this week and next.

But top chef Tom Collicchio, who recently opened Craft in Atlanta, is bringing the scouting crews here on Sunday. They'll be in his Peachtree Road restaurant from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Rachel Maddow, bi jock, gay travel, ‘Survivor’

image More fights in Florida over gay-straight alliances.
Religious Right objects to being called the Religious Right.
Gay travel with a spiritual twist.
Bi college athlete talks sexuality in sports.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Rachel Maddow (photo).
"Noah's Arc", "Greek" and more rock the NAACP Image Awards red carpet.
Gays, sex and the Lutheran Church.
Stiffed on the Bill: Activist's Clinton cries go unheeded.
Which gay "Survivor" contestant doesn't want to be known as the Gay "Survivor" Contestant?    READ MORE »

So many ways to say Valentine’s Day

imageYes, it's the weekend for lovers. So check out our roundup of Valentine's Day coverage.

Creative Loafing: A Valentine's Day ode to Atlanta's unsung heartthrobs, which includes Mauricio (photo).
The New Gay: The Indie Rock Fag's Top 17 homo love songs.
About.com's Gay Life: How to buy him the perfect Valentine's Day gift.
Southern Voice: Gay church hosts two days of weddings of Valentine's.
After Ellen: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Rachel Maddow.
James Withers: Do a good deed for Valentine’s Day.

Photo: Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing.    READ MORE »

New stuff (and people) on Project Q Atlanta

imageThere's a lot happening on Project Q Atlanta this week.

We're proud to announce that the site added four contributors to broaden the voices on PQA Today, our blog that's updated throughout the day.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Friday: ‘Nip/Tuck’s’ ‘Tyrannosaurus Prick’



Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays tastes a little tequila

imageSocial Tuesdays went to Cabbagetown this week for Southwestern eats at Agave.

The popular restaurant, which sits in the historic Cotton Mill general store on Boulevard, has been a mainstay of the area since 2000. The venue set aside a dining room for the evening of cocktails and conversation from organizers Kurt Edwins and Chris Coleman.

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

Insider’s guide to gay Atlanta gets makeover

imagePerhaps no one was more surprised by the far-reaching success of the 2005 book “ATLANTAboy: An Insider’s Guide to Gay Atlanta” than the authors themselves.

Jordan McAuley and Matt Burkhalter, best friends since middle school in Buckhead, compiled the book after noticing travel books on other cities, but none on Atlanta.

“I thought it was a good idea, but I was blown away by the response,” Burkhalter says. “Straight people were telling us, ‘anyone would be interested in this stuff,’ and even people from Atlanta were learning things about local gay history that they didn’t know.”

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Perfect positioning for sex on Valentine’s Day

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who lives at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Is it, as comedian Lord Carret said, “her knees over my shoulders, with my wallet hidden where she’ll never think of looking for it?”

Or is it a little more romantic than that?

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

SoVo, David Atlanta face uncertain future

imageThe woes of Southern Voice and David Atlanta continue to get ink.

The latest is a piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that equates the federal receivership of the publication's owner to bankruptcy and a blog post by a former editor of the gay media outlets. Creative Loafing, like the AJC, SoVo and David faces its own financial troubles, chimed in yesterday.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Wednesday: Chesney’s not gay. Seriously.

image

Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

The ill-informed at Georgia’s Gold Dome

imageWhen it comes to oral sex and male prostitutes, some prudish Georgia lawmakers want to use their influence to stifle research. They are using the state's budget crisis as an excuse.

But more reasoned people are trying to prevail. Today, it's the editorial board at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which calls the campaign by Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Canton) and Rep. Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock) (photo) "ill-informed and embarrassing."

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: W is for Madonna

image

Have an image you'd like to see here first thing in the morning? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to us. Subject: Morning Dose.    READ MORE »

Karla Drenner wants your feedback—really

imageWhen lawmakers at the Gold Dome aren't fully occupied with instituting a poll tax on strippers or criticizing research on oral sex and male prostitutes, a few of the more responsible ones actually do something worthwhile -- they step out from the legislative bubble and meet with constituents.

That's exactly what state Rep. Karla Drenner, the Gold Dome's only openly gay lawmaker, is doing on Tuesday.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Robert Spano keeps his purse strings tight

imageRobert Spano, the openly closeted conductor of the Atlanta Symphony, opined about the orchestra he leads, the impact of the recession on the arts organization and the upcoming season in a new interview.

With the ASO announcing its 2009-2010 season and its 65th year, we sat down to talk with conductor Robert Spano. Always an intense, high-wire musician, Spano has mellowed in his eight years as music director. He arrived as an agent of change, with a penchant for contemporary scores and intriguing thematic programming.


More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The AJC wants your boo

OK, folks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is at work again with another photo gallery of its readers.

This time it's soliciting pics of lovers for, you guessed it, Valentine's Day. Send in a photo of your special someone and they will include it in their online galleries.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

How to read a company’s diversity barometer

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach a in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "How can I find out if an employer offers an LGBT-friendly work environment?"    READ MORE »

Southern Voice, David owner in receivership

imageThe New York-based investment company that owns a majority stake in the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta is in federal receivership and being sued by the Small Business Administration.

The SBA may sell the media properties as its dissolves the assets of Avalon in September 2009, according to a Feb. 6 story from Gay City News in New York. Avalon is an investment fund that owns majorities in Window Media, which publishes Southern Voice, and Unite Media, which publishes David. The media companies own several other gay publications, including the Washington Blade, Genre, New York Blade and South Florida Blade.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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