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Leaving Midtown: De-Gaying the Gayborhood

De-gayed gayborhood. Homo homogenization. Post-gay world. What now? By Mike Fleming As some of the chatter goes, Midtown is being ruined by monied yuppies reversing the suburban flight of several decades ago, and gay Atlanta is suffering for it. We fixed up the place, and rich people moved in. Then we spread out to make our mark on in-town places like East Atlanta Village and Old Fourth Ward, and every suburb within driving distance. Whether that’s a bad thing or not,…

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Keeping It Together: How to Make Love Last

Making love last is Job One for gay men this Valentine season, whether you and yours are just getting in the game, been together forever, or starting over from scratch. By Mike Fleming If 2015 was all about marriage, and 2016 found us weathering the storm of backlashes against our relationships, it follows that this can be the year when gay men can settle in, truly define our relationships to suit ourselves and not ideals, and finally figure out how…

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Relationship: Uncomplicated

Take the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day or any date night with our choices for what to wear and where to go based on how long you’ve been together By Mike Fleming   New Romantics Together: One Year or Less Every night with him is just like a dream, but you’re too busy dancing to seem too serious too fast. Theme Song: New Romantics by Taylor Swift Where to Eat For your first Valentine’s Day or your first “real” date,…

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A Roadmap to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

As December indulgences lead into January promises to yourself, here are the most popular New Year’s Resolutions and how to finally stick with them this year. By Mike Fleming The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. And when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, we’ve all been there. And back. Goliath gathered its gays to determine the most common New Year’s Resolutions, as well as the corresponding pitfalls that lead so many guys to break our January promises…

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Well Hello. It’s Deven Green – November Edition

DEVEN GREEN is an award-winning comedy performer. You know her from “Welcome To My Home” parodies, as the satirical Betty Bowers: America's Best Christian, OCCmakeup ads, “RuPaul's Drag Race,” and performing live music shows in brothels across America. DevenGreen.com Would you like her to read this column to you? Press play to listen and read along! [audio mp3="http://www.goliathatlanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Deven-Green-Goliath-November-2016-Ric-Bruce.mp3"][/audio] Dear Deven: I'm aging and not happy about it. – “Dorian Gray” Then grow old youthfully. Dear Deven: Why did I have such a hard time…

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How to Make ‘Friendsgiving’ Fabulous

Sit this one out with blood relatives, and start your own tradition with friends right here at home. By James Parker Sheffield This time of year can challenging when it comes to decisions about where to go and who to see. Whether family relationships are strained, we don’t feel like traveling multiple times during the holiday season, or we just need a break from Aunt Linda asking when we’re going to find a husband, sometimes doing Thanksgiving with friends is…

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Playing Dress-up to Win for Halloween

From sexy to funny to topical, these surefire themes will help put you in the running for Best Gay Halloween Costume this year. By Mike Fleming Gay men can raise Halloween costumes to an art form. Whether that’s you or not, the fun and frivolity can quickly turn to serious business when you begin thinking about dressing up without resorting to tired pirates and cops. In Atlanta, Halloween may be the biggest gay holiday second only to Pride. There are…

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Many Voices, One Heart

LGBT progress is as pressing locally during Atlanta Pride as it is nationally in the upcoming general election. By Matthew Holley This year’s convergence of Atlanta Pride with the national election creates a particularly charged climate to talk about what Pride really means. The beauty of gay culture unifies our differences, even as it highlights our individual struggles. There’s no other time than Pride to celebrate those differences and our unique position in history. In an uncertain year ahead with…

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Deven Green’s Pride Primer

Goliath’s own advice columnist, comic and friend-of-the-gays offers her Pride essentials as she heads to Atlanta’s signature festival By Mike Fleming Great news, Pride people! Comedian Deven Green is coming. The award-winning performer you may know better from the satirical “Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian” and “Welcome to My Home” – and who gets the last word in Goliath each month with her quippy advice column, hits Atlanta Pride this year as our guest. Deven Green has headlined, performed, and…

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Equality Rising: Gay Rights & Gay Identity

Assimilation into the mainstream is largely celebrated, but is it erasing gay culture? Only if we let it. By Mike Fleming   As the equality floodgates seem to open after decades of slow leak, the gay landscape is changing. Now unprecedented gains are creating new challenges and spurring a debate that has the potential to usher in a New Normal if we conduct it wisely. Marriage equality, adoption rights and the right to serve openly in the military are taken by some as automatic passes to join the mainstream and leave gay identity behind.  “I look forward to the day being gay is no more significant than being left-handed,” wrote Evan Urguhart in Outward. “It will not dictate to which…