Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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A lot can happen in a week. While you were busy on your own progress, local LGBT news, nightlife and community were busy making headlines. Catch up with the most-clicked posts of the last seven days.

Chick-fil-A: We still support anti-gay groups

Chick-fil-A, caught this week sucking on the teet of an anti-gay marriage group when they were supposedly backing away from such organizations, broke its silence on Thursday. Their take? They won’t back down from anti-gay groups. Read the full post, including Wednesday’s public relations misfire indicating the opposite.

Urban Body rockabillies for Ben Cohen [photos]

Leave it to Atlanta’s gay-owned Urban Body Studios to stir up a singular fundraising event. In June, it was hunks in trunks. On Saturday, a sexy Rockabilly Hair, Tattoo & Fashion Show benefitted Ben Cohen’s StandUp Foundation with the stud himself in attendance and models including CBS Atlanta’s hunkiest gay Brandon Rudat. View the full album, and check out all 10 of this week’s gay Atlanta event photo galleries.

Anti-gay memo haunts Clayton school chief

The Clayton County schools superintendent quit his job in metro Atlanta expecting to be named chief of a school system in Berkeley, Calif. While Clayton had moved on, Edmond Heatley ultimately withdrew his candidacy for the Berkeley job as officials met to dump him over his past support for an anti-gay marriage initiative. Read the dirty details.

Positive Impact faces cuts after state ends grants

From one self-inflicted HIV funding crisis in Georgia to another: Gay HIV service non-profit Positive Impact is slashing prevention programs and firing five-part time staffers, four this month, over a big drop in state funding. Read the full post.

Atlanta seminary prof fired for anti-gay views?

A professor who was fired by Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center says the local consortium of black seminaries discriminated against him for being anti-gay and for distributing a book against homosexuality. The school says he’s just disgruntled and lying. Read the whole back-and-forth drama.

Gay Atlanta dads and their kids get national spotlight

Edie Cheezburger: 5 secrets to making you Dragnificent

Always among the most popular of the week, check in with our latest community photo galleries, check out hot guys in the Morning Fix and check up on the week’s top national news in our weekday Afternoon Headline Rambles.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...