At its annual fundraising fandango, the Atlanta chapter of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation celebrated some local and national media heroes in its ongoing role as watchdog for LGBT media representations.
On the long special-guest list were bigger names like actors Fran Drescher, Wilson Cruz, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder, CBS anchor Itay Hod, as well as local mainstream media gay touchstones like Melissa Carter and Brandon Rudat.
A slew of fun guests (top photo) from fancied up gay men and lesbians to even fancier drag personalities enjoyed artwork and entertainment by aerialists, the Armorettes, plus calendar boys representing photographer and stylist Richie Arpino’s latest, “Blue Gene Boys.”
Atlanta Pride was back for a 49th year and the city kickstarted the weekend with a party at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday. READ MORE »
Maite Nazario is queering the Beltline. At just 19 years old, she has already made her mark on Atlanta’s art scene by celebrating queer and trans people of color in the form of a mural. READ MORE »
"We’ve both lashed out unfairly, even cruelly, at each other. We aim to wound instead of heal. When I’m not afraid of my partner flying off the handle, I’m worried I’ve created the same fear." READ MORE »
Hundreds of LGBTQ and allied Atlantans launched Atlanta Pride weekend with a free reception hosted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. READ MORE »
Everton Blair celebrated National Coming Out Day by announcing that he is gay, making him the first-ever openly LGBTQ member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education. READ MORE »