Arts & Culture

Bubble

Bursting Your Bubble

How gay men can help themselves, and lead others, to repair fences in a divided world By Mike Fleming According to your social feed, you are so right so often that you must have the world by the tail. But with all the dissent that you hear about later, there must be a kink in that system somewhere. Amid the preaching to the choir and affirming feedback when we log onto our social networks, why are we as a society…

Parties

The Problem With Parties

For all the talk of the fun in fundraising, some gay men in Atlanta just aren’t having as good a time as others. By Mike Fleming “Party with a purpose.” We hear the phrase often enough in gay Atlanta. It’s code for event fundraising, and at least on the surface, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the perception and reaction that comes after hearing it where opinions split. Are some events more party than purpose? Without exception, every one of…

Hedwig

‘Life, Legacy & Love’ – Hedwig

The lasting impact of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as it hits Atlanta for the first time since becoming a Broadway blockbuster By Matthew Holley When a heralded transgender woman rocks like a superstar and pulls heartstrings like a broken ingénue, audiences take notice. When it’s a show that was a legend even before a Broadway run that rivals most any other rock musicals, gay Atlanta stands up and cheers. Hedwig and the Angry Inch brings that magic to Atlanta…

NYCPride

Manhattan transforms into Pride Island

NYC Pride rolls out new entertainment options to up the wow factor on its June celebration By Buck C. Cooke The traditional Pride weekend at the end of June is just around the corner, so now is the time to make travel plans to hit up one of the destination Prides around the world. Naturally, New York City should be on your list, but this year NYC Pride makes an even more serious play for your gay travel dollars. Come…

ASOLGBTNight

ASO Gets Its Gay On

Atlanta Symphony’s LGBT Night rolls out the red carpet for you and yours By Buck C. Cooke Are you ready for some culture? No, not the music without words that is pots-and-pans house music. This is Classical, honey, and it’s going to be extra gay on April 27. Consider this your official invitation to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s next LGBT Night. The ASO’s quarterly theme nights started four years ago and are “a time for us to come together as…

ManAboutTown

Man About Town: HRC Atlanta’s Andrew Moon

Meet this HRC Atlanta volunteer for the scoop on this year’s gala, and find out how he manages to fit several worthy non-profits into an impressively busy schedule. By Mike Fleming The gay men of Atlanta play an integral part in our city’s rich cultural, corporate and philanthropic history. From public relations strategy to the intricate planning of this month’s HRC Atlanta Dinner and Silent Auction, 26-year-old Andrew Moon plays a part in all of those aspects of the city…

ChristopherStephens

Man About Town: Christopher Stephens

Meet Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s corporate sales manager and find out how else he enhances gay Atlanta By Mike Fleming The rich diversity of Atlanta’s gay community touches on most every aspect of life in the city. Chances are if you are doing it, enjoying it, depending on it or supporting it in Atlanta, someone gay is helping make it happen. This month’s Man About Town Christopher Stephens brings his particular skill set to the table at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. At…

Sandra

Seriously Sandra: Bernhard takes Atlanta ‘Coast to Coast’

Actress, comedian, singer and LGBT hero Sandra Bernhard shows us some love upon her return to Atlanta. By Gregg Shapiro Over the years, Sandra Bernhard has found a way to make us laugh and think, often at the same time. She began as a stand-up comedian and moved on to performing acclaimed one-woman shows that cemented her popularity with gay audiences. She’s proven her mettle as an actress in movies and on TV, and she’s even established herself as a…

Film

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Courts Gay Audiences

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival courts gay audiences with multiple screenings of four first-rate films By Elijah Sarkesian When it comes to LGBT representation at film festivals in Atlanta, we’re used to seeing our lives represented. With gay and allied festivals like Out on Film and the Atlanta Film Festival, our blue city in its increasingly less-red state knows how to treat its gay moviegoers. It’s nice to know that the city’s premiere festival, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, stands tall…

holidayparty

Confessions of a Terrible Holiday Party

Real stories. Real people. Really blown attempts at gay seasonal gatherings in Atlanta serve as hosting lessons for the rest of us. By Mike Fleming Friends and family coming together for good cheer is such a warming thought this time of year. You’ll just invite some folks, you say. It will be rewarding, you tell yourself. It can be super low maintenance, you think. Think again. Without some forethought and your head in the game as you make plans, your…