Lesbian rockers Indigo Girls out and about

imageLesbian rockers Indigo Girls are out making the rounds to promote their new album, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug."

To celebrate the March 24 release, they performed at Criminal Records in Atlanta. Now, they are featured in the April issue of Atlanta Magazine.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Hotlanta Softball comes out swinging—finally

The Hotlanta Softball League opened its spring season on Sunday, sneaking in games before rains moved in. Foul weather delayed the start of the season, which was originally scheduled for March 29. Check out all the action in our photos.    READ MORE »

Atlanta activist tapped for White House panel

imageA part-time Atlanta resident and former licensed pastor of a United Methodist Church here was tapped by President Obama on Monday to serve on an advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.

Harry Knox was one of nine new members announced Monday, filling out the 25-person roster that also includes one other openly gay person, Fred Davie. He is the president of Public/Private Ventures, a group that helps low-income families.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Gay Athens out in full force, Bulldogs and all

imageJoshua Trey Barnett is the co-creator and editor of GayInAthens.com and the contributing blogger behind Dawg Days, a weekly update from Athens for Project Q Atlanta.

Hello Atlanta!

I’m writing to you from beautiful downtown Athens. Our streets are lined with blooming trees, the grass across the street in UGA’s historic North Campus is getting greener, and the gay community is out in full force. I just watched a cute gay couple walk past my normal seat at my favorite little coffee spot, hands clasped together, out and proud in this diverse little college town.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Drudge, Suze, marriage, bashing, what’s sex?

image Gay marriage issue returns – to a changed America.
How the gay marriage ruling strengthens heterosexual marriages.
What if political consultants said no more gay bashing?
Matt Drudge (photo): "I do not love sex with men."
With definitions of "sex" and "virginity" based on heterosexual standards, what's a gay to do?
Another hollow apology. This time from Dana White.
Love makes a family, but only through marriage.
Two moms, one gay son and a homophobic family.
Gay marriage: It's advocates, practitioners and skeptics.
Lesbian financial guru Suze Orman gives advice for you.    READ MORE »

A peek inside Atlanta’s gay glossies

imageA new month means a new slate of gay glossies in Atlanta.

Despite an economy that's taking its toll on at least one of the pubs, Atlanta faces a competitive environment for print publications that focus on nightlife for the guys. For the gals, there's Labrys.

Check out the covers after the jump.    READ MORE »

Will health insurance stay after the job goes?

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "My employer downsized me, but what do I do about health insurance?"    READ MORE »

YouthPride heads uptown for fundraiser

imageThe Bill Lowe Gallery in Buckhead provided a posh setting for the annual YouthPride Evolve fundraiser on Friday.

The event benefits YouthPride's suicide prevention program for LGBT youth. Evolve expanded its offerings last year, adding individual, couples and group counseling at no cost for LGBT teens and youth.

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

Borders brings gay creds into mayor’s race

imageIn a positive development for gay Atlantans, Lisa Borders has decided to jump into the mayor's race -- again.

Borders, once considered a front runner to replace term-limited Mayor Shirley Franklin, stepped out of the race in August citing family reasons. Last week, she stepped back in.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The Week: Pride, politics, beats, jocks

image For the Kid fashionably salutes its patrons
Politics: One gay in, one gay out in District 6 race for Atlanta City Council
Atlanta Pride announces slate of June events
Fitness: Exercise as a way to drop that blood pressure
We’re makng porn in our boxy Midtown home
Music: Big beats, beautiful music in new releases
TV: Tim Gunn says buh bye to Bravo.
Nightlife: Social Tuesdays does drinks old school at W
Nightlife: Apparently, you can’t keep a good ‘ho down
Sports: The Bucks bootie-licious rugby
Music: Making music keeps me sane and balanced
Beer pong, liplocks don’t mix at Agnes Scott
Career: What to do when the economy kills the career Atlanta Pride announces slate of June events
Sports: Atlanta Xplosion readies for women’s football
Sports: Bucks close home schedule with muddy loss    READ MORE »

Bravo’s gays, translicious Camaro, troops

image Meet the six gay guys (photo) from Bravo's "The Fashion Show."
What makes the new Camaro so translicious?
Disrespecting the troops, one thousands officers at a time.
Rank bigotry: Should racism and homophobia drive policy in our Armed Services?
Anyone into the pride jock?
Amateur outrage: The first official condemnation of the Iowa marriage ruling hits YouTube.
What do gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss, a hooker with a heart of gold, and a 14-karat bust of Dolly Parton have in common?
How do gay men define bareback?
If gays want to date on straight websites, Burger King should serve Big Macs.
Nate Gill models skin for GQ Style.    READ MORE »

Big beats, beautiful music in new releases

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.

A host of new releases includes home-grown talent, from Keri Hilson to the Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone, who performs at Eddie’s Attic Saturday. There’s also country and a taste of dance, too, in this fresh crop of CDs.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

For the Kid fashionably salutes its patrons

imageMenswear got a little more fun Thursday.

For the Kid in All of Us, the charitable group behind Backpack in the Park and Toy Party, brought together its patrons and sponsors last night for a mixer and mini-fashion show. Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the event in the men's department of its Phipps Plaza store, offering a fashionable setting for the five models working the makeshift runway with new offerings from the upscale clothier.

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

Exercise as a way to drop that blood pressure

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.

If you’re concerned with your blood pressure, the first thing to do is consult with your doctor and listen to the advice dished out.

Most likely, you’ll be told to make some lifestyle changes such as eating a more nutritious diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and grains while reducing fatty, high sodium and processed foods. Another recommendation will undoubtedly be to participate in a regular exercise program that could include walking or cycling.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Adam Lambert, Kathy Griffin, female models

image "Play That Funky Music": The story behind Adam Lambert's (photo) "American Idol" cover.
When will the gays get their Obama day?
The Peter and the perils of watching man-on-man affection on TV.
"Apprentice" features crazy gays and Rodman.
Dhani Jones strips down and is measured by Ozwald Boateng.
Am I the only one who’s nostalgic for the close-knit lesbian community of days gone by?
Kathy Griffin on gay marriage…WTF?
Gay men turn female models into dumb assless prepubescent boys.
Bill Clinton delivers intro to MTV's airing of "Pedro."
Reality does not bite for these memorable guys.
Young adult books move beyond the coming out story, but still face hurdles.    READ MORE »

Stadtlander drops out of District 6 race

imageCharlie Stadtlander, one of three gay candidates vying for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council, has apparently dropped out of the race.

The DeKalb County school teacher withdrew from the race after Steve Brodie announced his campaign Thursday morning. Stadtlander tells Southern Voice he always intended to drop out if Brodie entered the race, though Stadtander never said so publicly when he announced his campaign in early January.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Third gay candidate enters City Council race

imageThe race for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council – often regarded as the gay seat on the council for more than a decade – just got a little more competitive and a lot more gay.

Steve Brodie, a gay man who lost a 2005 campaign for the seat by a razor-thin margin of five votes, announced Thursday that he will try for a second time to unseat incumbent Anne Fauver.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Fighting words: Jack Mackenroth v. Tyra

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.

Not everyone is excited about GLAAD's decision to honor talk show host and LGBT ally Tyra Banks with their Excellence In Media Award.

Former Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth has expressed his disapproval on his blog and his harsh criticisms of Banks is evenly dividing the gays.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays does drinks old school at W

The guys at Social Tuesdays are always scouting for that nightspot nonpareil -- that place with no equal. This week's stop at the W showed stepping outside the box brings rewards. See our photos.    READ MORE »

Apparently, you can’t keep a good ‘ho down

We always enjoy when local gay establishments get a little recognition from the national gay press.

Take the Advocate, for example. The gay glossy weighed in recently with its list of "Top 10 Gay C&W Bars" in the country.

The geographically-diverse list stops in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Denver, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Chicago and Tampa.

It also had this to say about a place right here in Atlanta, which landed as the No. Two best country and western gay bar in the U.S.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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Lesbian rockers Indigo Girls out and about

imageLesbian rockers Indigo Girls are out making the rounds to promote their new album, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug."

To celebrate the March 24 release, they performed at Criminal Records in Atlanta. Now, they are featured in the April issue of Atlanta Magazine.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Hotlanta Softball comes out swinging—finally

The Hotlanta Softball League opened its spring season on Sunday, sneaking in games before rains moved in. Foul weather delayed the start of the season, which was originally scheduled for March 29. Check out all the action in our photos.    READ MORE »

Atlanta activist tapped for White House panel

imageA part-time Atlanta resident and former licensed pastor of a United Methodist Church here was tapped by President Obama on Monday to serve on an advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.

Harry Knox was one of nine new members announced Monday, filling out the 25-person roster that also includes one other openly gay person, Fred Davie. He is the president of Public/Private Ventures, a group that helps low-income families.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Gay Athens out in full force, Bulldogs and all

imageJoshua Trey Barnett is the co-creator and editor of GayInAthens.com and the contributing blogger behind Dawg Days, a weekly update from Athens for Project Q Atlanta.

Hello Atlanta!

I’m writing to you from beautiful downtown Athens. Our streets are lined with blooming trees, the grass across the street in UGA’s historic North Campus is getting greener, and the gay community is out in full force. I just watched a cute gay couple walk past my normal seat at my favorite little coffee spot, hands clasped together, out and proud in this diverse little college town.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Drudge, Suze, marriage, bashing, what’s sex?

image Gay marriage issue returns – to a changed America.
How the gay marriage ruling strengthens heterosexual marriages.
What if political consultants said no more gay bashing?
Matt Drudge (photo): "I do not love sex with men."
With definitions of "sex" and "virginity" based on heterosexual standards, what's a gay to do?
Another hollow apology. This time from Dana White.
Love makes a family, but only through marriage.
Two moms, one gay son and a homophobic family.
Gay marriage: It's advocates, practitioners and skeptics.
Lesbian financial guru Suze Orman gives advice for you.    READ MORE »

A peek inside Atlanta’s gay glossies

imageA new month means a new slate of gay glossies in Atlanta.

Despite an economy that's taking its toll on at least one of the pubs, Atlanta faces a competitive environment for print publications that focus on nightlife for the guys. For the gals, there's Labrys.

Check out the covers after the jump.    READ MORE »

Will health insurance stay after the job goes?

Contributing blogger John Long is a career coach in Atlanta who founded Two Roads Resources. He answers: "My employer downsized me, but what do I do about health insurance?"    READ MORE »

YouthPride heads uptown for fundraiser

imageThe Bill Lowe Gallery in Buckhead provided a posh setting for the annual YouthPride Evolve fundraiser on Friday.

The event benefits YouthPride's suicide prevention program for LGBT youth. Evolve expanded its offerings last year, adding individual, couples and group counseling at no cost for LGBT teens and youth.

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

Borders brings gay creds into mayor’s race

imageIn a positive development for gay Atlantans, Lisa Borders has decided to jump into the mayor's race -- again.

Borders, once considered a front runner to replace term-limited Mayor Shirley Franklin, stepped out of the race in August citing family reasons. Last week, she stepped back in.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

The Week: Pride, politics, beats, jocks

image For the Kid fashionably salutes its patrons
Politics: One gay in, one gay out in District 6 race for Atlanta City Council
Atlanta Pride announces slate of June events
Fitness: Exercise as a way to drop that blood pressure
We’re makng porn in our boxy Midtown home
Music: Big beats, beautiful music in new releases
TV: Tim Gunn says buh bye to Bravo.
Nightlife: Social Tuesdays does drinks old school at W
Nightlife: Apparently, you can’t keep a good ‘ho down
Sports: The Bucks bootie-licious rugby
Music: Making music keeps me sane and balanced
Beer pong, liplocks don’t mix at Agnes Scott
Career: What to do when the economy kills the career Atlanta Pride announces slate of June events
Sports: Atlanta Xplosion readies for women’s football
Sports: Bucks close home schedule with muddy loss    READ MORE »

Bravo’s gays, translicious Camaro, troops

image Meet the six gay guys (photo) from Bravo's "The Fashion Show."
What makes the new Camaro so translicious?
Disrespecting the troops, one thousands officers at a time.
Rank bigotry: Should racism and homophobia drive policy in our Armed Services?
Anyone into the pride jock?
Amateur outrage: The first official condemnation of the Iowa marriage ruling hits YouTube.
What do gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss, a hooker with a heart of gold, and a 14-karat bust of Dolly Parton have in common?
How do gay men define bareback?
If gays want to date on straight websites, Burger King should serve Big Macs.
Nate Gill models skin for GQ Style.    READ MORE »

Big beats, beautiful music in new releases

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.

A host of new releases includes home-grown talent, from Keri Hilson to the Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone, who performs at Eddie’s Attic Saturday. There’s also country and a taste of dance, too, in this fresh crop of CDs.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

For the Kid fashionably salutes its patrons

imageMenswear got a little more fun Thursday.

For the Kid in All of Us, the charitable group behind Backpack in the Park and Toy Party, brought together its patrons and sponsors last night for a mixer and mini-fashion show. Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the event in the men's department of its Phipps Plaza store, offering a fashionable setting for the five models working the makeshift runway with new offerings from the upscale clothier.

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

Exercise as a way to drop that blood pressure

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.

If you’re concerned with your blood pressure, the first thing to do is consult with your doctor and listen to the advice dished out.

Most likely, you’ll be told to make some lifestyle changes such as eating a more nutritious diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and grains while reducing fatty, high sodium and processed foods. Another recommendation will undoubtedly be to participate in a regular exercise program that could include walking or cycling.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Adam Lambert, Kathy Griffin, female models

image "Play That Funky Music": The story behind Adam Lambert's (photo) "American Idol" cover.
When will the gays get their Obama day?
The Peter and the perils of watching man-on-man affection on TV.
"Apprentice" features crazy gays and Rodman.
Dhani Jones strips down and is measured by Ozwald Boateng.
Am I the only one who’s nostalgic for the close-knit lesbian community of days gone by?
Kathy Griffin on gay marriage…WTF?
Gay men turn female models into dumb assless prepubescent boys.
Bill Clinton delivers intro to MTV's airing of "Pedro."
Reality does not bite for these memorable guys.
Young adult books move beyond the coming out story, but still face hurdles.    READ MORE »

Stadtlander drops out of District 6 race

imageCharlie Stadtlander, one of three gay candidates vying for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council, has apparently dropped out of the race.

The DeKalb County school teacher withdrew from the race after Steve Brodie announced his campaign Thursday morning. Stadtlander tells Southern Voice he always intended to drop out if Brodie entered the race, though Stadtander never said so publicly when he announced his campaign in early January.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Third gay candidate enters City Council race

imageThe race for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council – often regarded as the gay seat on the council for more than a decade – just got a little more competitive and a lot more gay.

Steve Brodie, a gay man who lost a 2005 campaign for the seat by a razor-thin margin of five votes, announced Thursday that he will try for a second time to unseat incumbent Anne Fauver.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Fighting words: Jack Mackenroth v. Tyra

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.

Not everyone is excited about GLAAD's decision to honor talk show host and LGBT ally Tyra Banks with their Excellence In Media Award.

Former Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth has expressed his disapproval on his blog and his harsh criticisms of Banks is evenly dividing the gays.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

Social Tuesdays does drinks old school at W

The guys at Social Tuesdays are always scouting for that nightspot nonpareil -- that place with no equal. This week's stop at the W showed stepping outside the box brings rewards. See our photos.    READ MORE »

Apparently, you can’t keep a good ‘ho down

We always enjoy when local gay establishments get a little recognition from the national gay press.

Take the Advocate, for example. The gay glossy weighed in recently with its list of "Top 10 Gay C&W Bars" in the country.

The geographically-diverse list stops in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Denver, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Chicago and Tampa.

It also had this to say about a place right here in Atlanta, which landed as the No. Two best country and western gay bar in the U.S.

More after the jump.    READ MORE »

 
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