Tuesday: Brawny allure of beach wrestling

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Stonewall Dems tap ATL man as interim head

imageLocal gay political activist Kyle Bailey is taking charge of the national Stonewall Democrats as interim executive director while the organization searches for its new leader.

Bailey, 26, was promoted to chief operations officer of the group in July; he joined as its national and chapter development director in June 2008. Stonewall Democrats cited his appointment as interim executive director in a press release Monday announcing the departure of Executive Director Jon Hoadley.

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Community mourns loss of Allen Thornell

imageTributes to Allen Thornell, the longtime LGBT activist and political insider, continue to pour into his Facebook page and media outlets just hours after his death. Thornell died Monday morning at Atlanta Medical Center after complications from a stroke he suffered Sunday.

In the wake of Thornell's death, friends created a Facebook Group called Allen Thornell is My Hero! to record tributes.

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Georgia Equality chair Allen Thornell dies

imageAllen Thornell, a longtime LGBT activist, political insider and chair of Georgia Equality's board, died Monday morning.

Friends say Thornell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center Sunday evening after suffering an apparent stroke. A hospital spokesperson confirmed Thornell died Monday morning.

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Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image The Hotlanta Squares hosts an Open House. 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Harlequins women's rugby team holds its first practice, which is open to players with no experience. 7:30 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious (photo) headlines Dragamaki at Nickiemoto's. 8:30 p.m.
Bare that chest during Bear Chest Night at the Eagle. 10 p.m.
Alexandria Martin hosts 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: Scoring a win in the water

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Sunday: 13 gay things to do today

image Papi's New Brunch serves up tasty food and drinks with music. 11 a.m.
Pins for PALS fundraiser at Midtown Bowl. 1 p.m.
Sol Sundays goes poolside at W Atlanta-Midtown. 1 p.m.
DJ Jay McCracken (photo) opens the new Einstein's Cocktail Hour. 3 p.m.
The Armorettes perform at Burkhart's at their new start time. 6 p.m.
Come Out and Play with the Atlanta Freedom Bands. 6 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 »

Saturday: 24 gay things to do today

image Rev. Michael Piazza (photo) appears at Christ Covenant MCC. 1 p.m.
"It's a Drag" by Del Shores on tap for OnStage Atlanta. 8 p.m.
"Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhor" with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. 8 p.m.
A Flux Farewell at Bazzaar. 9 p.m.
It's a full night of DJs: John Miller at Mixx, Renato Cecin at Jungle, Scotty Tomson at Activate Saturday, Sin Morera at Body Shop. The tunes get going at 10 p.m., with Morera at 2:30 a.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 »

Pinch those pennies with Project Q coupon

Pinching pennies has never been more in vogue than now, the middle of a deep recession. This weekend is designed to do just that.

Through Sunday at midnight, there's a sales tax holiday in Georgia that includes clothing, school supplies and computers. That means you get the swag at an 8 percent discount. Combine that with a coupon just for Project Q Atlanta readers from Brushstrokes and you can really clean up this weekend.

The coupon brings discounts of 35 percent on posters and prints, 25 percent on picture frames and 20 percent on coffee mugs. You'll pay sales tax on these items, but clothes and supplies such as notepads, notebooks and journals do come tax free. So combine the two for nearly guilt-free shopping. The store's Sidewalk Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. makes the experience even easier. (Print the coupon here.)    READ MORE »

Pucker up protest adds Athens event

imageWith the gays in Atlanta preparing to pucker up for the Great Nationwide Kiss-In, our queer neighbors in Athens didn't want to be left out.

So they've announced their own event to coincide with those happening across the U.S. on Aug. 15. They'll lock lips at 1 p.m. in College Square, according to a Facebook event invitation sent Friday.

The Atlanta event is set for 2 p.m. at the Piedmont Park visitor center. The nationwide effort, launched by two bloggers in the Northeast, is a cyberoots protest over the arrest earlier this month of a gay couple nabbed for kissing in Salt Lake City.    READ MORE »

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

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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 »

 
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Tuesday: Brawny allure of beach wrestling

image    READ MORE »

Stonewall Dems tap ATL man as interim head

imageLocal gay political activist Kyle Bailey is taking charge of the national Stonewall Democrats as interim executive director while the organization searches for its new leader.

Bailey, 26, was promoted to chief operations officer of the group in July; he joined as its national and chapter development director in June 2008. Stonewall Democrats cited his appointment as interim executive director in a press release Monday announcing the departure of Executive Director Jon Hoadley.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Community mourns loss of Allen Thornell

imageTributes to Allen Thornell, the longtime LGBT activist and political insider, continue to pour into his Facebook page and media outlets just hours after his death. Thornell died Monday morning at Atlanta Medical Center after complications from a stroke he suffered Sunday.

In the wake of Thornell's death, friends created a Facebook Group called Allen Thornell is My Hero! to record tributes.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality chair Allen Thornell dies

imageAllen Thornell, a longtime LGBT activist, political insider and chair of Georgia Equality's board, died Monday morning.

Friends say Thornell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center Sunday evening after suffering an apparent stroke. A hospital spokesperson confirmed Thornell died Monday morning.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Monday: 16 gay things to do today

image The Hotlanta Squares hosts an Open House. 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Harlequins women's rugby team holds its first practice, which is open to players with no experience. 7:30 p.m.
Bubba D. Licious (photo) headlines Dragamaki at Nickiemoto's. 8:30 p.m.
Bare that chest during Bear Chest Night at the Eagle. 10 p.m.
Alexandria Martin hosts 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: Scoring a win in the water

image    READ MORE »

Sunday: 13 gay things to do today

image Papi's New Brunch serves up tasty food and drinks with music. 11 a.m.
Pins for PALS fundraiser at Midtown Bowl. 1 p.m.
Sol Sundays goes poolside at W Atlanta-Midtown. 1 p.m.
DJ Jay McCracken (photo) opens the new Einstein's Cocktail Hour. 3 p.m.
The Armorettes perform at Burkhart's at their new start time. 6 p.m.
Come Out and Play with the Atlanta Freedom Bands. 6 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 »

Saturday: 24 gay things to do today

image Rev. Michael Piazza (photo) appears at Christ Covenant MCC. 1 p.m.
"It's a Drag" by Del Shores on tap for OnStage Atlanta. 8 p.m.
"Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhor" with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. 8 p.m.
A Flux Farewell at Bazzaar. 9 p.m.
It's a full night of DJs: John Miller at Mixx, Renato Cecin at Jungle, Scotty Tomson at Activate Saturday, Sin Morera at Body Shop. The tunes get going at 10 p.m., with Morera at 2:30 a.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 »

Pinch those pennies with Project Q coupon

Pinching pennies has never been more in vogue than now, the middle of a deep recession. This weekend is designed to do just that.

Through Sunday at midnight, there's a sales tax holiday in Georgia that includes clothing, school supplies and computers. That means you get the swag at an 8 percent discount. Combine that with a coupon just for Project Q Atlanta readers from Brushstrokes and you can really clean up this weekend.

The coupon brings discounts of 35 percent on posters and prints, 25 percent on picture frames and 20 percent on coffee mugs. You'll pay sales tax on these items, but clothes and supplies such as notepads, notebooks and journals do come tax free. So combine the two for nearly guilt-free shopping. The store's Sidewalk Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. makes the experience even easier. (Print the coupon here.)    READ MORE »

Pucker up protest adds Athens event

imageWith the gays in Atlanta preparing to pucker up for the Great Nationwide Kiss-In, our queer neighbors in Athens didn't want to be left out.

So they've announced their own event to coincide with those happening across the U.S. on Aug. 15. They'll lock lips at 1 p.m. in College Square, according to a Facebook event invitation sent Friday.

The Atlanta event is set for 2 p.m. at the Piedmont Park visitor center. The nationwide effort, launched by two bloggers in the Northeast, is a cyberoots protest over the arrest earlier this month of a gay couple nabbed for kissing in Salt Lake City.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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