Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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You can’t always make time to stay up on Atlanta’s latest LGBT news, events, entertainment and watercooler-worthy buzz. That’s OK. Here’s a rundown of our five most-popular posts that got readers talking this week.

Marietta tennis center finds fault with gay kiss

A lesbian couple in Marietta says the managers of Laurel Park Tennis Center objected to their pre-match smooch and told them that they are no longer welcome at the public facility. Kristie Toothman and Alpha Dwyer tell us their story and demand an apology. Read the full post.

‘Uppity gay kids’ focus of new play in N. Georgia

How does a Digging Dyke of Decatur deliver a theatrical takedown of a combustible topic that nearly tore a north Georgia county apart? With whimsy, humor and a former bass player for Indigo Girls. Lisa Mount also had to draw on her theater experience and background in LGBT activism to produce and direct “Headwaters: Didja Hear?,” which opened Thursday in White County, where its true story of student efforts to form a gay-straight alliance took place and created national headlines. It’s worth a day-trip. Read the full post.

Outdoorsy gay Atlanta man dies after long battle

A gay Gwinnett County man who enjoyed boating on the weekend with his partner died on June 29 after succumbing to a life-long battle with an immune deficiency. A funeral was held on Thursday for Jeff Campbell, 42, who lived in Sugar Hill in Gwinnett. His partner recalls and honors their vibrant life together. Read the full post.

11Alive finds a gay to explain Anderson Cooper

You know Anderson Cooper is gay, right? Really. The CNN anchor and former part-time Atlantan is also a favorite topic of Project Q, so our own Matt Hennie gayly jumped at the chance to talk about Cooper’s coming out when 11Alive called on Monday. Watch the video.

Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A called out for ‘hating gays’

Gay folks who chow down on Chick-fil-A may make the Baby Jesus cry, and here’s why: The Atlanta-based chain ships truckloads of cash to anti-gay groups, and they’re being called out yet again. This time for “hating gays.” Read the full post.

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