National: Arts & Culture

Why was Mitchell Hall on ‘Project Runway’ at all?

After a third time in the bottom two in as many episodes, Georgia's Mitchell Hall finally got kicked off "Project Runway" last night. What a relief for all self-respecting homos who call the Peach State home.    READ MORE »

LGBT authors turn page for Black Gay Pride

The giant Black Gay Pride official lineup becomes colossal when you start counting supplemental events like the bevy of authors at Outwrite and Charis bookstores over Labor Day Weekend.    READ MORE »

Queer literati head to Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival, set for Sept. 4-6, teams for the first time with the authors and poets of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival.    READ MORE »

‘Grey Gardens’ opens to sold-out crowd

A sold-out crowd was on hand Sunday for opening night of "Grey Gardens," the Tony-award winning musical making its Atlanta premiere. The plot follows the eccentric lives of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis’ eccentric aunt and cousin.    READ MORE »

Subtle body language can break your love life

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Frowning and crossing your arms is the equivalent of throwing Kryptonite at the Superman you’re hawkin’ on, but what about barely noticeable body language?

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Out on Film unveils full line-up for Oct. event

imageMore than two-dozen films are part of the line-up for Out on Film, the gay and lesbian film event set for Oct. 2-8.

Festival organizers released additional details of their schedule on Tuesday, including the event's opening night reception and screening of "The Big Gay Musical." Earlier this month, the film festival gave fans a sneak peek of what's on tap at the festival when they released the titles of seven films to be screened.

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Out on Film offers early look at festival lineup

imageDetails of what's on tap for Out on Film in October are slowly trickling out as organizers of the gay film festival work to rebuild the its once considerable mojo.

An Atlanta indie film that made a splashy debut at the LGBT festival this summer -- "Rivers Wash Over Me" (photo) from producer Dexter Davis -- will have a prime spot at the Atlanta festival, set for Oct. 2-8 at Midtown Art Cinema.

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Vogue Evolution rips ‘Best Dance Crew’

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

The season 4 premiere of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" introduced America to nine very talented crews, but I can almost guarantee that the crew being talked about the most around water coolers and office cubicles the day after is New York City's Vogue Evolution.

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Learn the art of going from textual to sexual

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

If you can’t master the keys on the phone you’re never going to get the keys to his door.

Studies show the average person sends or receives over 100 texts a year. If you’ve met somebody you’re interested in, you’ve gotta learn the art of going from textual to sexual.

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The big dreams of 3Minds

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

My first encounter with 3Minds was on Twitter. There were inquiries made about my style of writing, she mentioned hosting a poetry slam. Someone else chimed in that a 3Minds event was truly something to be witnessed.

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Remembering author E. Lynn Harris

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

The news of celebrated black gay author E. Lynn Harris' sudden passing last week from an apparent heart attack while on a west coast book tour has shocked many who were fortunate to know him personally and thousands more who fell in love with him through his work.

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Where’d my orgasm go?

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

From a reader: Why is it that I can finish myself off when I’m alone but not when I’m with my partner? I get rock hard but I just can’t seem to orgasm when I’m making love. Help!

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Marriage, homophobia and people of color

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Atlanta's "Pride & Politics" to discuss marriage equality and homophobia in the black community. "Pride & Politics" is hosted by Atlanta based journalist Anare' Holmes and is produced by People TV.

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Why gay men relate to Mark Sanford

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Why men relate to Mark Sanford. And Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

We can’t understand why these guys handled the aftermath of their affairs with such monumental stupidity, but inject us with truth serum, banish the women and you’ll get a rather inconvenient truth: We understand why they did it.

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Dancing with ‘fat men with skid marks’

There's nothing quite like dancing with fat men, skid marks and zomby-looking gay dudes.

That's the impression of the Eagle's dance floor by at least one Atlantan, who provided quite the visual when he answered this question for Creative Loafing's Streetalk: What's the best place to dance for people who can't?

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Stud Disbelief: Rejecting signs of femininity

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

Let me set the scene. Imagine you are a femme. You are sitting woman approaching you. She’s wearing a ball cap, loose men’s jeans, sneakers and a polo. Your eyes have classified her as a stud. You make small talk and exchange numbers. You spend hours and hours talking. You find out that she:

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Learn how to overcome ‘Hot Guy Phobia’

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Gay men have a reputation for having a three-word philosophy: Anything That Moves.

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Seek and Find: Snooping in relationships

imageAlix B. Golden started her life as a Carolina Girl, but matured into a Georgia Peach. This freelancer dishes on sex, relationships and dating often revealing more than she should about her own life. Read more from her at A Brown Girl.

When you’re in a relationship, there is some kind of implied trust that entitles you to a certain amount of privacy. That means your mate doesn’t expect to have her pockets picked through, or her text messages checked. She doesn’t expect you to go through her friend’s list and ask who such and such is. She expects to be able to leave the house without you calling 15 times an hour asking what time she’ll be home.

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Erin Davies on what drives ‘Fagbug’

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‘Fagbug’ drives into Atlanta for Out on Film

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