Relive it or catch up. From crime and punishment to pop culture and politics, these are the news, entertainment and nightlife posts that drew the most reader attention in the last seven days.
Two plead guilty in anti-gay beating in Atlanta
Two men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attacking a gay man in southwest Atlanta, yelling anti-gay slurs at him and recording the attack that prosecutors called a hate crime. After a day of courtroom twists and turns in the beating of Brandon White, they now face up to 75 years in prison. Read the full post.
AJC’s Mike Luckovich nails gay marriage ‘threat’
With a Pulitzer prize and a reputation for entertaining while making salient points, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political cartoonist Mike Luckovich delivers a dead-on shot at the real gay “threat” in Tuesday’s edition. Read the full post.
Big Peach’s gay jocks bare their briefs [photos]
It’s a holiday weekend. At night. You’re out of town. What’s a gay jock in Hotlanta Softball’s Big Peach tournament to do? Dress up in drag or strip to his briefs for a raucous registration party. View the Big Peach Party gallery. We also snapped Big Peach jocks on the field, Heretic’s Memorial Weekend Foam Party, the MondoHomo festival and ATL gay veterans’ Memorial Day Taps Ceremony. Check out all of our photo galleries.
Gay ex-Marine launches bid for Georgia House
A gay former Marine who lives in East Point hopes to unseat a gay-friendly Democrat on his way to becoming just the second openly gay man in the Georgia House and its first gay veteran. Read the full post. Yet another gay man entered a state House race in Gwinnett.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen (and his book) to hit Atlanta
Bravo’s always smiling gay executive Andy Cohen just can’t get enough of Atlanta. He returns next week not to referee another “Housewives” catfight but to pitch his new book. Yes ma’am, this pretty gay writes, too. Read the full post.
Atlanta among CNN ‘best’ underwhelming Prides
There’s a lot for Atlanta gays to be proud of, Atlanta Pride is one of them, and the world should and does take note. But there’s a hidden gotcha in CNN’s “Best picks around the world celebrating Pride.” We’re happy that Atlanta makes so many national and international gay lists – except for the omissions, errors and backhanded compliments. Read the full post.
Gareth Thomas’ naked welcome to Bingham Cup
When the Atlanta Bucks and 1,000 players representing 32 other gay rugby clubs hit Manchester, England on Friday, they’ll be greeted by U.K. magazine Attitude’s Naked Issue featuring out pro champion Gareth Thomas and a reunion with straight gay icon Ben Cohen. Read the full post.
Never, ever put the ex’s puppy in a hot oven
When relationships end, the breakups sometimes go badly. Clothes get bleached, email accounts get hacked, wallets get stolen and the cops get called. But never, ever, ever hurt the ex’s dog. Got that, Gary Moore Jr.? Read the full post you won’t soon forget.
ATL lesbian takes on gay bar’s bachelorette ban
Opinions flow when it comes to straight girls in Atlanta’s gay bars. But one gay Atlantan has a warning for L.A.’s Abbey for banning bachelorette parties until gay marriage is legal: Choose your words. The bar owner’s comments rubbed Atlanta-based Equally Wed magazine editor Kirsten Palladino the wrong way. So much so, she had to write about it at length. Read the full post.
YouthPride is closed, but where is it moving?
YouthPride’s bombastic executive director, Terence McPhaul, doesn’t like to answer questions. Instead he threatens lawsuits, hides in elevators and now, kicks a reporter out of the same facility that a court order says he must vacate on the day he’s supposed to be out of there. True to form, it gets messy. Read the full post.
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