imageYes, it’s Monday. Get over it with these events that give you something to look forward to. Politics, arts, movies, games, gatherings and drag. Pick your favorites, and click for details.

Two is better than one. Help elect another lesbian representative to the State House at a fundraiser for Simone Bell’s race toward the Dist. 58 seat. 5:30 p.m.

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Thomas Glave (top photo) reads from and signs “The Torturer’s Wife” @ Emory in the first of three appearances in the university’s reading series. 6:30 p.m.

An organization everyone can get behind. YouthPride hosts its weekly Empowered Forum, and Trans & Friends group. Both 6:30 p.m.

image When Vanity is not so fair. “Death Becomes Her” (botttom photo) darkens Monday Movies @ Joe’s On Juniper. 7 p.m.

Representing a wide spectrum of black LGBT life from Atlanta to the world. Same Gender Loving Expressions Live internet radio broadcast with this week’s special guest, artist and photographer Jhonathan Pierre Cornell @ 10 p.m.

Squash the Monday blues with some friends and fun. Texas Hold’em @ Woofs, 7:30 p.m. Sinful Trivia & Karaoke Idol @ Burkharts, 9:30 p.m. Bear Chest Night @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Big Fat Wii Party @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Some people like to drag out a Monday. Dragamaki @ Nickiemoto’s, 8:30 p.m. Stars of the Century @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Drag on the Edge @ 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.