Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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It’s been a really busy week. Now that it’s in the rear-view, take the time to catch up on what the LGBT-ATL was buzzing about. Crime, court, Creating Change and craziness from the week that was.

Did Uncle Poodle lie about sending ex to jail?

A blog that tracks HIV criminalization cases is questioning the accuracy of the claim from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” cast member Lee Thompson that he filed charges against the ex boyfriend suspected of infecting him with HIV and got him jailed. Read why.

Bedlam gets WackedOut for a black out [photos]

Queer party host Bedlam has soaped up and gotten trashy. So it was time to turn out the lights and squirt body paint. View WackedOut BlackOut plus pics from Atlanta’s LGBT MLK Breakfast, Armorettes 34th Anniversary, a 10th & Piedmont art opening and all of our photo galleries.

90 gay license plates banned in Georgia

The lawsuit from a gay Atlanta man hoping to show GAYPWR on his license plate has exposed dozens of queer-influenced vanity plate suggestions that the state rejected. Georgia won’t do GAYSEX, but rejects STR8 hate, too. See what else won’t fly.

Anti-gay haters prep nails for Creating Change

Welcome to Atlanta, grassroots gays. We welcomed you with a dose of our Southern charm. Now get ready for our redneck haters. They’re preparing for your arrival at Creating Change with a public plan to slash your tires. They’re mean but not very smart.

Gay ATL musicians play Gaga for Obama

Oh what a gay presidential inaugural day, capped with seven LGBT musicians from Atlanta joining a gay marching band that played Lady Gaga for President Obama. Watch their moment on the edge of glory.

NeNe Leakes loves her gays (and strippers)

Georgia tax credits help boost anti-gay schools

Atlanta wants to hike taxes on your cocktails

Bid adieu to Georgia’s anti-gay Saxby Chambliss

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Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

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Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

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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...