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Help publish this gay Atlanta author’s new book

Some say the best dating advice comes from experience. If that’s true, you’ll want to get into “The Underwear Drawer” of gay Atlanta’s own Langston John Blaze. But before you can get, he needs you to give.    READ MORE »


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Changing gender-queer lives, one t-shirt at a time

Elliott Alexzander isn’t expecting GenderFlux to solely make a fashion statement. The social entrepreneur wants the binary-busting brand to spark conversations about gender non-conforming queers.    READ MORE »


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James Franco plays gay to open Atlanta Film Fest

Heads up, gay Atlanta. Indie darling James Franco is coming to town, and he’s bringing his Zachary Quinto three-way with him. The splash being made by “I Am Michael” opens Atlanta Film Festival.    READ MORE »


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Gay artists to show Atlanta a ‘damn good time’

What do you get when you mix the work of two gay Atlanta stage artists and spice it generously with drag, burlesque, dance, theater and the lives of Southern queers? Heads up: You’ve been “Identified.”    READ MORE »


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The method behind this gay poet’s selfie madness

You could plow through Ben Kline’s poetry in an hour, but you’d miss the subtleties. And maybe if you’re one of this haiku-writing hottie’s Atlanta gays, you might just miss a story about yourself.    READ MORE »


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7 Stages tackles anti-gay bullying with ‘fml’ play

Bullying has long been a brutal, pervasive reality in schools that continues to this day. With the production of “fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life,” 7 Stages creates a space to talk about it.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta photographer snaps ‘Drag Dolls, Dames & Divas’

James Hicks spent 30 years shooting celebrities and fashion spreads for major publications all over the world, but “RuPaul’s Drag Race” inspired him to reach for a dream: this book of his work.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta illustrator draws his ‘Queer Family’

Comic books create iconic characters and worlds beloved for recognizable humanity and escapism. That has meant storylines and characters were guaranteed straight. Until now.    READ MORE »


Sam Smith’s gay love story unfolds in Atlanta

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of out singer Sam Smith takes place right here in gay Atlanta. Our smooth-crooning hero hits town for a victory tour and continues a love affair with fans and a new boyfriend.    READ MORE »


12 ways this year’s Golden Globes are extra gay

Let’s face it: Any awards show is going to attract a gay following. That said, this year’s Golden Globe Awards should have its own pride parade. Here are some of the big LGBT nominees in both film and TV.    READ MORE »


Emory sees gay ATL history through artist’s lens

When attending Pride and being out were more acts of bravery than matters of fact, Alli Royce Soble was capturing it on camera. Now Emory snags her photos of 1990s gay Atlanta for its permanent collection.    READ MORE »


Watch RuPaul rock Ponce as queen of ‘80s ATL

Everybody knows ‘90s RuPaul and the “Drag Race” one who we can’t wait to see return. You may even know that bit of ‘80s RuPaul who worked a B52s video. Now footage reveals where it all began.    READ MORE »


Out on Film gets ‘Filth’-y with Legendary Children

Legendary Children are at it again. After blowing up the art scene with their 2013 debut and putting gay Atlanta “In Heat” this summer, the collective teams up with Out on Film for a night of shorts.    READ MORE »


Sexy Atlanta actor lets you inside for ‘More Scenes’

Whether he’s captivating us on Instagram or competing to be the hunkiest gay hunk in Atlanta, sexy local guy Jared Allman knows how to get our attention. Now get ready to see him on the big screen and in the flesh at Out on Film.    READ MORE »


‘Blackbird’ opening night sets Out on Film record

The highly anticipated local premiere of Patrik Ian Polk’s latest movie dovetailed with opening night of Atlanta’s LGBT film festival, making “Blackbird” the most successful Out on Film entry of all time.    READ MORE »


Iconic director can’t wait to open Out on Film

With “Noah’s Arc,” Patrik-Ian Polk changed the face of gay people on TV, and as a director, he also diversified gay cinema. Now he and his leading man talk "Blackbird" on the eve of Out on Film.    READ MORE »


Out on Film brings comic Alec Mapa to Atlanta

Things are heating up for Atlanta’s LGBT film festival. Out on Film announces that its Centerpiece will be the stand-up concert film “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy” with the gay actor-comedian in tow.    READ MORE »


Make this Atlanta singer your next gay pop icon

Can you feel the “Gravity”? You’re about to get pulled in. If you haven’t been caught in gay singer Norwood’s orbit yet, let yourself be drawn into helping make the video happen for his new single.    READ MORE »


ATL bandit artist pops up at NYC Guggenheim

Just weeks after taking LGBT rights to an East Atlanta street fight, gay artist John Morse employs the rainbow as both medium and message again, this time in a guerrilla art pop-up in New York City.    READ MORE »


Gay artist wants you to stay in his cozy condo

When New York magazine tours Atlanta, it’s with style. And when tourists turn to the magazine for all things ATL, it’s with gays, including activities, a popular bar and a loft to live like locals.    READ MORE »

 
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