Another hit for SoVo, David magazine owner

imageIn a development that can't be good for two local gay publications, Genre magazine said Friday that it's suspending publication.

The announcement from the gay glossy, which is part of the media company that owns the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta magazine, is another sign of the shaky ground under the publications. Company CEO David Unger says Genre is shutting its doors due to the recession, which has claimed scores of newspapers and magazines across the country.

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Gay professionals practice two-minute drill

There's speed dating. And now, thanks to the Atlanta Executive Network and Out & Equal Atlanta, there's speed networking. Project Q was there.    READ MORE »

‘Unfriendly Fire’ douses military ban on gays

imageNathaniel Frank brought his national book tour to Atlanta on Thursday, talking up and signing his work that deconstructs the process and reasoning behind the military's ban on openly gay service members.

Frank, a professor and researcher, wrote “Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines America and Weakens the Military," which makes a clear case against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The policy has come under renewed attention since the Obama administration has pledged to overturn it.

The author answered questions from an audience at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse that included several gay and lesbian veterans.

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Event raises $1,600 for Midtown attack victim

imageAn evening usually reserved for cocktails and conversation on Thursday turned into a fundraiser for the gay victim of an attack in Midtown.

On Thursdays, a crowd of mostly gay men fills the lower bar of Trois in Midtown for the Thursday Night Cocktail Sip in Gay Atlanta, but this week the event took on a tone of social activism as attendees rallied to raise $1,600. The funds will be split between John Evans, who suffered broken teeth and other injuries during a March 8 attack, and Georgia Equality, the statewide gay rights lobby.    READ MORE »

Lesbian minister, gay dads, Vt. marriage, HIV

image Stripped down embryo bill passes Georgia Senate though provisions that may have impacted gay families were removed.
San Francisco lesbian, Lisa Larges (photo), takes big step in ordination bid.
Report says gays, lesbians more likely to be poor than straights.
Vatican intervenes to calm escalating storm over pope's comments on HIV and condoms.
Connecticut man arrested for threatening legislators.
Vermont Senate panel approves gay marriage bill.
Gay dads must appear on birth certificate, judge rules.
Gay Republicans seek new home with desire to strengthen voice in GOP.
Third California teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with student.
Early treatment for HIV act reintroduced.    READ MORE »

Friday: ‘Our’ subway hero?

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Thursday: A hero who likes to play with gays



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Coming out advice from (hot) hetero twins

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.

Believe it or not I don't spend a lot of time surfing videos on YouTube, most of the videos I watch are either related to a specific post on this blog or sent to me by my own personal YouTube aficionado. So when I came across a video by two heterosexual identical twin brothers who were discussing reasons why one should come out I knew I had to post it.

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Wednesday: Losing your ball and clothes

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The duck and start of my going out anxiety

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.

Here’s what happened the last time I got ready to go out...

Getting ready at home

I can’t wear this shirt– It’s so gay it practically lisps. Wardrobe change!

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

GLAAD, Atlanta provide receipe for success

Mix a Friday night with cocktails, and you've got a receipe for success. That's the approach the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, took at 'Thank GLAAD It's Friday.' See our photos.    READ MORE »

Porn producer escapes death penalty

imageHarlow Cuadra escaped the death penalty but will spend the rest of his life in prison for the grizzly slaying of a competing gay porn producer.

The life sentence came after jurors in a Pennsylvania courtroom couldn't agree on the factors that would bring about the death penalty after more than five hours of deliberations.

Cuadra was found guilty last week of murdering Bryan Kocis. Cuadra's former boyfriend and business partner pleaded guilty last year for his role in the slaying. The case included an Atlanta tie, with computer consultant Howard Mitch Halford testifying that he loved Cuadra and attempted to help him once he was suspected in the homicide.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Don’t expect quick arrests in Midtown attack

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.

Read between the lines in the latest report on the March 8 attack on a gay man in Midtown and you'll find this: Don't expect this crime to be solved anytime soon.

Atlanta police said Monday that surveillance video in the area where John Evans was attacked shows only him and no suspects. The officer, in an interview with Southern Voice, also laments that alcohol is playing a role in slowing --if not downright stalling -- the investigation.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: Jay Leno’s homo humor



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 Fix.    READ MORE »

Can blogs really help my unemployed self?

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach and consultant in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "What’s the point of reading about someone else’s career issues?"    READ MORE »

So blue, Rush, marriage equality, monogamy

image It's just a blue penis, so get over it.
Send Rush Limbaugh’s “big ass” to Guantamano Bay.
Marriage equality has become the scapegoat for divorce.
The only thing I like about Scotch is that it keeps my AIDS in check.
Is monogamy essential to relationship bliss?
Michael Lucas latest: 'Rampant homophobia' scares black men from gay porn.
Which way is Obama's religion wind blowing.
A little gay panic on "Make Me a Supermodel."
Woman calls police 500 times over nearby nightclub.
Do You Tube at the bar?    READ MORE »

Atlantan among Lambda Literary nominees

imageTransgender writer and Atlanta resident Scott Turner Schofield is among the 105 finalists competing for a Lambda Literary Award.

The nominees, which span 22 categories and represent 72 publishers, were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation. The Los Angeles-based group for gay writers and readers will announce the winners May 28.

Schofield is among the nominees in two categories -- transgender and LGBT Drama -- for "Two Truths and a Lie" from Homofactus Press. Schofield describes the book as "a memoir passing as three solo plays" on his web site.

More, including the full list of nominees, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Midtown attack suffering from fuzzy details

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.

Crime reporting is never an exact science. Investigating a criminal act isn't as clear cut as "CSI," either. Mix the two and, well, you get results like the ones seen in the case of John Evans.

Evans is the gay waiter who was brutally attacked after leaving a Midtown gay bar on March 8. He suffered broken teeth and other facial injuries during the attack and a questionable police response since.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Morning Fix: Our hometown ‘Piano Man’

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Weekend warriors: It’s time to shape up

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.

Warm weather is just around the corner. And with that, the winter’s couch potatoes will soon be up and ready to regain their status as weekend warriors.

For me, that means flag football. I’m a team captain with the National Flag Football League of Atlanta. We just had our preseason clinic and practice starts soon. For those weekend warriors that, like me, enjoy a game of flag football in Piedmont Park, here’s what you can to get conditioned for the upcoming season.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Another hit for SoVo, David magazine owner

imageIn a development that can't be good for two local gay publications, Genre magazine said Friday that it's suspending publication.

The announcement from the gay glossy, which is part of the media company that owns the publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta magazine, is another sign of the shaky ground under the publications. Company CEO David Unger says Genre is shutting its doors due to the recession, which has claimed scores of newspapers and magazines across the country.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Gay professionals practice two-minute drill

There's speed dating. And now, thanks to the Atlanta Executive Network and Out & Equal Atlanta, there's speed networking. Project Q was there.    READ MORE »

‘Unfriendly Fire’ douses military ban on gays

imageNathaniel Frank brought his national book tour to Atlanta on Thursday, talking up and signing his work that deconstructs the process and reasoning behind the military's ban on openly gay service members.

Frank, a professor and researcher, wrote “Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines America and Weakens the Military," which makes a clear case against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The policy has come under renewed attention since the Obama administration has pledged to overturn it.

The author answered questions from an audience at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse that included several gay and lesbian veterans.

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

Event raises $1,600 for Midtown attack victim

imageAn evening usually reserved for cocktails and conversation on Thursday turned into a fundraiser for the gay victim of an attack in Midtown.

On Thursdays, a crowd of mostly gay men fills the lower bar of Trois in Midtown for the Thursday Night Cocktail Sip in Gay Atlanta, but this week the event took on a tone of social activism as attendees rallied to raise $1,600. The funds will be split between John Evans, who suffered broken teeth and other injuries during a March 8 attack, and Georgia Equality, the statewide gay rights lobby.    READ MORE »

Lesbian minister, gay dads, Vt. marriage, HIV

image Stripped down embryo bill passes Georgia Senate though provisions that may have impacted gay families were removed.
San Francisco lesbian, Lisa Larges (photo), takes big step in ordination bid.
Report says gays, lesbians more likely to be poor than straights.
Vatican intervenes to calm escalating storm over pope's comments on HIV and condoms.
Connecticut man arrested for threatening legislators.
Vermont Senate panel approves gay marriage bill.
Gay dads must appear on birth certificate, judge rules.
Gay Republicans seek new home with desire to strengthen voice in GOP.
Third California teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with student.
Early treatment for HIV act reintroduced.    READ MORE »

Friday: ‘Our’ subway hero?

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 Fix.    READ MORE »

Thursday: A hero who likes to play with gays



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 Fix.    READ MORE »

Coming out advice from (hot) hetero twins

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.

Believe it or not I don't spend a lot of time surfing videos on YouTube, most of the videos I watch are either related to a specific post on this blog or sent to me by my own personal YouTube aficionado. So when I came across a video by two heterosexual identical twin brothers who were discussing reasons why one should come out I knew I had to post it.

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

Wednesday: Losing your ball and clothes

image    READ MORE »

The duck and start of my going out anxiety

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.

Here’s what happened the last time I got ready to go out...

Getting ready at home

I can’t wear this shirt– It’s so gay it practically lisps. Wardrobe change!

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

GLAAD, Atlanta provide receipe for success

Mix a Friday night with cocktails, and you've got a receipe for success. That's the approach the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, took at 'Thank GLAAD It's Friday.' See our photos.    READ MORE »

Porn producer escapes death penalty

imageHarlow Cuadra escaped the death penalty but will spend the rest of his life in prison for the grizzly slaying of a competing gay porn producer.

The life sentence came after jurors in a Pennsylvania courtroom couldn't agree on the factors that would bring about the death penalty after more than five hours of deliberations.

Cuadra was found guilty last week of murdering Bryan Kocis. Cuadra's former boyfriend and business partner pleaded guilty last year for his role in the slaying. The case included an Atlanta tie, with computer consultant Howard Mitch Halford testifying that he loved Cuadra and attempted to help him once he was suspected in the homicide.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Don’t expect quick arrests in Midtown attack

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.

Read between the lines in the latest report on the March 8 attack on a gay man in Midtown and you'll find this: Don't expect this crime to be solved anytime soon.

Atlanta police said Monday that surveillance video in the area where John Evans was attacked shows only him and no suspects. The officer, in an interview with Southern Voice, also laments that alcohol is playing a role in slowing --if not downright stalling -- the investigation.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Tuesday: Jay Leno’s homo humor



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 Fix.    READ MORE »

Can blogs really help my unemployed self?

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach and consultant in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "What’s the point of reading about someone else’s career issues?"    READ MORE »

So blue, Rush, marriage equality, monogamy

image It's just a blue penis, so get over it.
Send Rush Limbaugh’s “big ass” to Guantamano Bay.
Marriage equality has become the scapegoat for divorce.
The only thing I like about Scotch is that it keeps my AIDS in check.
Is monogamy essential to relationship bliss?
Michael Lucas latest: 'Rampant homophobia' scares black men from gay porn.
Which way is Obama's religion wind blowing.
A little gay panic on "Make Me a Supermodel."
Woman calls police 500 times over nearby nightclub.
Do You Tube at the bar?    READ MORE »

Atlantan among Lambda Literary nominees

imageTransgender writer and Atlanta resident Scott Turner Schofield is among the 105 finalists competing for a Lambda Literary Award.

The nominees, which span 22 categories and represent 72 publishers, were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation. The Los Angeles-based group for gay writers and readers will announce the winners May 28.

Schofield is among the nominees in two categories -- transgender and LGBT Drama -- for "Two Truths and a Lie" from Homofactus Press. Schofield describes the book as "a memoir passing as three solo plays" on his web site.

More, including the full list of nominees, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Midtown attack suffering from fuzzy details

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.

Crime reporting is never an exact science. Investigating a criminal act isn't as clear cut as "CSI," either. Mix the two and, well, you get results like the ones seen in the case of John Evans.

Evans is the gay waiter who was brutally attacked after leaving a Midtown gay bar on March 8. He suffered broken teeth and other facial injuries during the attack and a questionable police response since.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Morning Fix: Our hometown ‘Piano Man’

image    READ MORE »

Weekend warriors: It’s time to shape up

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.

Warm weather is just around the corner. And with that, the winter’s couch potatoes will soon be up and ready to regain their status as weekend warriors.

For me, that means flag football. I’m a team captain with the National Flag Football League of Atlanta. We just had our preseason clinic and practice starts soon. For those weekend warriors that, like me, enjoy a game of flag football in Piedmont Park, here’s what you can to get conditioned for the upcoming season.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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