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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 circles. 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 ore party than purpose? Without exception, every one…

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Man About Town: State Representative Sam Park

He may be young, but don’t count out Georgia’s first elected gay male legislator as inexperienced. By Matthew Holley Since his election to represent District 101 in Gwinnett County late last year, Sam Park has hit the ground running and not let up. Despite his rookie status, the freshman legislator is fast garnering a reputation as fearless when it comes to reaching across the aisle to build bridges and stop anti-LGBT legislation. Yearning to lessen the political and cultural divide,…

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Food, Fun, and Fabulous Fare

Get your warm weather groove back with a dozen patios, pubs and party places that make spring pop. By James Parker Sheffield With great weather comes great social-calendar responsibility. Gay Atlantans hit the streets in search of the perfect spot to soak up the sun, kick back cocktails, and enjoy the best in playful seasonal menus. In that spirit, the following pages deliver a season’s worth of eateries to try or rediscover, whether you’re looking to laze away a few…

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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…