Nightlife

Stonewall

Reverence & Revelry

June ushers in Stonewall Month gatherings, activities and parties across Atlanta for a month full of Pride. By James Parker Sheffield October’s celebration of Atlanta Pride is still months away, but make no mistake: June is still your time to shine some Pride on Atlanta. With the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at hand, the world is tuned in for all things gay in June. The riots rocked New York City and reverberated across the country in June 1969 and…

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…

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Happiest Hour

This summer, craft your next happy hour so that your home is the place where everyone wants to be. Photography: Russ Youngblood Product Styling: William Duffee-Braun Heated Midtown Marg |¾ C. Tequila ½ C. Triple Sec ¼ C. Lime Juice 1 C. Jalapeno Infused Simple Syrup Ice Jalapeno Slices for Garnish Lime Slices for Garnish Salt for Glass Rim Combine Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime juice, and Simple Syrup in Blender, Fill with ice, Blend until smooth, Pour in Salted Glass,…

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…

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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…

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…

Relationship

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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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…

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Break the mold on Boys Night Out

Gay ways for guy groups to find a fun excursion, bar night pre-gaming, or just to shake up your social calendar. By James Parker Sheffield Love the Atlanta gay bar scene, but need to add something extra to complete your weekend agenda? Look no further. From arts and movies to a little friendly competition, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite excursions to liven things up a bit. Cultural Experience Tick all the important boxes – fun,…