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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 20 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 20
1. A little more than a month after founder Hugh Hefner’s passing, Playboy continues to make history. The November/December issue of the iconic men’s magazine features a stunning, nontraditional centerfold in the form of leggy brunette Ines Rau. Rau, the first openly transgender Playmate to grace Playboy’s pages, told the glossy, “I dated a lot […] The post 5 LGBT things you need
Georgia Voice | October 20, 2017
Theatre Review: ‘The Way We Get By’ at Pinch ‘N’ Ouch | Atlanta INtown Theatre Review: ‘The Way We Get By’ at Pinch ‘N’ Ouch
Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre is presenting Neil LaBute’s 75-minute romantic comedy/drama “The Way We Get By,” directed by Grant McGowen, running through Nov. 11. Marline Nicolas is the assistant director. Mr. LaBute—director, screenwriter, and playwright—has become quite well known in the theatre and film worlds, if not to the general public. He’s perhaps best known…
Atlanta INtown | October 20, 2017
Photo Gallery: 2017 Atlanta Pride parade [Part 1] | Georgia Voice Photo Gallery: 2017 Atlanta Pride parade [Part 1]
It was a gay old time on Oct. 15 as nearly 100,000 people packed downtown and Midtown Atlanta for the 2017 Atlanta Pride parade. Don’t forget to check out our other parade galleries, plus special ones this year devoted to the pets, the kids and the politicians of the parade. Enjoy Part 1!   The post Photo Gallery: 2017 Atlanta Pride parade [Part 1] appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay
Georgia Voice | October 20, 2017
OCT 23 | Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence @ Ebenezer Baptist Church | Atlanta Tribune OCT 23 | Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence @ Ebenezer Baptist Church
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Atlanta Tribune | October 20, 2017
The Masquerade inks deal to remain at Underground Atlanta | Atlanta INtown The Masquerade inks deal to remain at Underground Atlanta
Music venue The Masquerade announced Friday morning that it has inked a longterm deal with Underground Atlanta to make the Downtown site its permanent home. In a press release, The Masquerade said it had entered into a binding deal with WRS, Inc., the South Carolina development company which recently purchased Underground with plans to turn… The post The Masquerade inks deal to remain at Und
Atlanta INtown | October 20, 2017
Developer shares new details for Underground Atlanta transformation | Atlanta INtown Developer shares new details for Underground Atlanta transformation
South Carolina-based developer WRS has released a block-by-block update about its plans for transforming Underground Atlanta in Downtown. Since buying the 9-acre Underground site from the City of Atlanta in late March, WRS has been busy securing student and multi-family housing partners, relocating tenants from the original Underground mall for a structural assessment, finalizing an… The pos
Atlanta INtown | October 20, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 19 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 19
1. Under a settlement agreement filed yesterday in North Carolina, transgender people would be permitted to use public restrooms corresponding with their gender identity in the Tarheel State. The consent decree, proposed by the ACLU, Governor Roy Cooper and several trans people who sued the state, must be signed by the judge in the case […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct.
Georgia Voice | October 19, 2017
Morehouse Man, Randall Woodfin, has become mayor of Alabama’s largest city | Atlanta Tribune Morehouse Man, Randall Woodfin, has become mayor of Alabama’s largest city
Randall Woodfin ’03 beat out seven-year incumbent William Bell to become the youngest mayor of Birmingham, Ala since 1893. “Our city, our 23 communities, our 99 neighborhoods, you have all spoken very clearly – we deserve better,” Woodfin said during his victory speech. Woodfin, a Birmingham native, studied political science at Morehouse and was the...
Atlanta Tribune | October 19, 2017
There Will Only Be 4 Black Fortune 500 CEOs When Kenneth Chenault Leaves American Express | Atlanta Tribune There Will Only Be 4 Black Fortune 500 CEOs When Kenneth Chenault Leaves American Express
By Bruce C.T. Wright The list of Fortune 500 CEOs has never been more diverse, but it was set to take a major hit in one key demographic after American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault announced on Wednesday his plans to leave his position early next year. By departing American Express, Chenault will leave behind just four...
Atlanta Tribune | October 19, 2017
News Briefs: McIver murder trial; fashion designer dies; Decatur transportation plan | Atlanta INtown News Briefs: McIver murder trial; fashion designer dies; Decatur transportation plan
The murder trial of Buckhead attorney Claud “Tex” McIver has been delayed until March 5, 2018 and bond set for $750,000. McIver will be under house arrest and have to wear an ankle monitor. He is charged with shooting and killing his wife, Diane, in 2016 as they drove near Piedmont Park. McIver maintains that… The post News Briefs: McIver murder trial; fashion designer dies; Deca
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2017
Groundbreaking held for Peachtree Hills Place development | Atlanta INtown Groundbreaking held for Peachtree Hills Place development
Developer Isakson Living has officially broken ground for Peachtree Hills Place, a residential community for the 55+ set in Buckhead. The 20-acre community, located off Peachtree Hills Avenue, will feature 12 homes and 204 condominiums starting at $730,000. First move-ins are set for Summer 2019. The single-family homes and condominium floor plans will range from 1,400… The post Groundbreak
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2017
Vigil for 4-year-old hit-and-run victim; police search for driver | News Radio 1067 Vigil for 4-year-old hit-and-run victim; police search for driver
Family and friends gathered less than 12 hours after learning of the deadly hit and run which claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl in DeKalb County. DeKalb County Police said Lun Thang, 4, was struck by a vehicle in the 700 block of North Indian Creek Drive, across the street from Indian Creek Elementary […]
News Radio 1067 | October 19, 2017
Georgia gubernatorial to raffle off a ‘bump stock’ | News Radio 1067 Georgia gubernatorial to raffle off a ‘bump stock’
Michael Williams, a Republican State Senator, and candidate for Georgia governor said he opposes a ban on bump stocks and even plans to give one away. Williams said he will raffle off one bump stock to a lucky winner, but they have to be registered on his campaign website to participate. “It’s just to send […]
News Radio 1067 | October 19, 2017
Al Taylor, Civil Rights photography exhibitions coming to High Museum | Atlanta INtown Al Taylor, Civil Rights photography exhibitions coming to High Museum
The High Museum of Art will explore the career of American artist Al Taylor in a new exhibition opening Nov. 17. “Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At?” will feature more than 150 sculptures, drawings, and prints spanning nearly two decades, from 1981 to the end of the artist’s life in 1999. The works are… The post Al Taylor, Civil Rights photography exhibitions coming to High Museum app
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2017
Atlanta leaders give mixed grades on Mayor Kasim Reed’s LGBT record | Georgia Voice Atlanta leaders give mixed grades on Mayor Kasim Reed’s LGBT record
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has seven years’ tenure under his belt, and the field is stacked for the next city leader to take over his office. As the election nears, Georgia Voice asked a few LGBT activists, and Reed himself, to grade Reed’s performance on LGBT issues, and share how the next mayor could do […] The post Atlanta leaders give mixed grades on Mayor Kasim Reed’s LGBT recor
Georgia Voice | October 19, 2017
Ryan Lee: Anybody but Mary Norwood for Atlanta mayor | Georgia Voice Ryan Lee: Anybody but Mary Norwood for Atlanta mayor
Mary Norwood is nothing. That is not (entirely) shade, but the image the city councilmember has crafted while running for mayor of Atlanta for the past 10 years: a political outsider who has been in public office since the turn of the century, a populist from the Buckheadiest enclave of Buckhead, Tuxedo Park. Norwood insists […] The post Ryan Lee: Anybody but Mary Norwood for Atlanta mayor a
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Patti LaBelle dishes on ‘still standing’ thanks to the LGBT community, lip-syncing ‘divettes’ and Trump | Georgia Voice Patti LaBelle dishes on ‘still standing’ thanks to the LGBT community, lip-syncing ‘divettes’ and Trump
Is there a singer more real than Patti LaBelle? The 73-year-old legend of song (and shade) is a firehose of strong-minded opinions, and in an age that has some tight-lipped “divettes,” as LaBelle calls them, refraining from saying too much, the ever-honest LaBelle is, refreshingly, that rare freewheeler who revels in being blunt AF. While […] The post Patti LaBelle dishes on ‘still sta
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Melissa Carter: Halloween candy hijinks | Georgia Voice Melissa Carter: Halloween candy hijinks
I admit October is my favorite month of the year. With it comes my son’s birthday, Atlanta Pride and, of course, the greatest holiday of the year … Halloween! But as you go out to get candy for the little trick-or-treaters over the next couple of weeks, just know that one item on the shelf […] The post Melissa Carter: Halloween candy hijinks appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Matthew Terrell: One way to save Atlanta’s nightlife scene | Georgia Voice Matthew Terrell: One way to save Atlanta’s nightlife scene
What is the impact of nightlife in a community? We value restaurants, bars and clubs for their ability to make a neighborhood more livable. They provide a vibe, a coolness, that makes a place fun to live, which can add to the value of homes and property. Nightlife also provides a third space for us […] The post Matthew Terrell: One way to save Atlanta’s nightlife scene appeared first o
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Photo Gallery: DJ Tracy Young takes Atlanta Pride women to ‘Heaven’ | Georgia Voice Photo Gallery: DJ Tracy Young takes Atlanta Pride women to ‘Heaven’
DJ Tracy Young was on the decks at Park Tavern for Bellissima Promotions’ annual Heaven Pride Party at Park Tavern on Oct. 13. Check out our photo gallery of one of the biggest women’s parties of Atlanta Pride weekend. (Photos by Jean Bartlett)   The post Photo Gallery: DJ Tracy Young takes Atlanta Pride women to ‘Heaven’ appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay & LGB
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Coolest temps since spring happening across north Georgia | News Radio 1067 Coolest temps since spring happening across north Georgia
The coolest temperatures since spring are happening across north Georgia Wednesday morning. Most areas are starting the day with temperatures in the 40s. Some north Georgia mountain locations can experience patchy frost with temperatures drifting into the upper 30s. Sunny, dry, and mild weather will continue through Saturday with a moderate warming trend between now and […]
News Radio 1067 | October 18, 2017
Jade Samuel: Make Georgia Tech safer for LGBTQ students | Georgia Voice Jade Samuel: Make Georgia Tech safer for LGBTQ students
In the midst of mourning for a fellow student and offering support for survivors through chalk art and volunteer efforts, I stumbled upon a message on the sidewalk that blindsided me. Someone had chosen to write the following: “If minorities want to be treated as equal, then they should stop asking for special treatment.” This […] The post Jade Samuel: Make Georgia Tech safer for LGBTQ s
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
LCD Soundsystem member Gavin Russom on coming out as trans, playing Atlanta | Georgia Voice LCD Soundsystem member Gavin Russom on coming out as trans, playing Atlanta
After devastating fans by announcing their break up in 2011, electronic dance band LCD Soundsystem reunited last year to headline festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza. Early last month, they released their fourth studio album, “American Dream,” and are set to embark on a national tour that will bring them to Atlanta for two sold out […] The post LCD Soundsystem member Gavin Rus
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Eating My Words: Roles of Atlanta restaurants in Prides past | Georgia Voice Eating My Words: Roles of Atlanta restaurants in Prides past
For a few years in the late ‘70s, my partner Rick and I use to hold a party in advance of the annual Gay Pride parade which began in 1971. We called it “Gay Shame.” Its intent was not to dispute the notion of pride but to mock the annoyingly pervasive complaints that participants, like […] The post Eating My Words: Roles of Atlanta restaurants in Prides past appeared first on Georgia V
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Movable Feast: Taste of Atlanta moves to Historic Fourth Ward Park | Atlanta INtown Movable Feast: Taste of Atlanta moves to Historic Fourth Ward Park
After 16 years in Midtown, Taste of Atlanta is moving to a new permanent home at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Set for Oct. 20-22, the food festival will feature food and drink from 90 of the city’s favorite restaurants, chef appearances, cooking demos, barcraft competitions and a Friday night kickoff party. Some of this year’s… The post Movable Feast: Taste of Atlanta moves to Historic Fou
Atlanta INtown | October 18, 2017
Buford Highway closed for emergency repairs, morning traffic delays expected | News Radio 1067 Buford Highway closed for emergency repairs, morning traffic delays expected
Traffic delays are expected in Chamblee Wednesday where a water main break has forced a section of Buford Highway to shut down. City officials told FOX 5 a six-inch water main ruptured Monday night and washed out the road near the intersection of Beverly Hills Drive. Officials said the normally busy highway is closed in both […]
News Radio 1067 | October 18, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 18 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 18
1. Former VP Joe Biden has endorsed transwoman Danica Roem in her run for the Virginia House of Delegates against Bob Marshall, the self-described “chief homophobe” of the Virginia state Legislature. If Roem wins the Nov. 7 race, she will be the first openly transgender legislator to serve in the nation. 2. Some prominent queer Republicans […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know tod
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2017
Business Briefs: New retail, events and awards | Atlanta INtown Business Briefs: New retail, events and awards
ATL Tech Gives Back, a quarterly event series for the technology community, will hold its second edition on Thursday, Oct. 19, starting at 1 p.m. Hosted by social service platform Community Bucket, Hypepotamus, and Cox Enterprises, the event brings the startup community together to volunteer in a fun, social setting. Participants will have the option to… The post Business Briefs: New retail
Atlanta INtown | October 18, 2017
Daniel Driffin: Yes to HIV decriminalization | Georgia Voice Daniel Driffin: Yes to HIV decriminalization
Earlier this month, legislation in California was passed to update its HIV criminalization laws. Since the earliest days of the epidemic, more than 33 states have passed some version of legislation criminalizing the lives of people living with HIV (PLWHIV). In many states, these laws carried felony offenses with high fines and even decades of […] The post Daniel Driffin: Yes to HIV decrimina
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2017
Catching Up with … Victory Empowerment Fellow Eric Paulk | Georgia Voice Catching Up with … Victory Empowerment Fellow Eric Paulk
As a black gay man from rural Georgia, Eric Paulk utilizes his experiences to promote intersectional advocacy on a number of levels. A Tyron Garner Fellow at Lambda Legal, Paulk served on the Advisory Board of the Counter Narrative Project, discussing advocacy focused on black gay men. He works with the Southern HIV Decriminalization Network, […] The post Catching Up with … Victory Empower
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2017
Report: Removal of 250 trees in Grant Park put on hold | Atlanta INtown Report: Removal of 250 trees in Grant Park put on hold
The removal of 250 trees from Grant Park has been put on hold while residents and the City of Atlanta look for a compromise to save some of the greenery. According to a report in the AJC, the removal of the trees to make way for the Grant Park Gateway project was paused at the… The post Report: Removal of 250 trees in Grant Park put on hold appeared first on Atlanta INtown Paper.
Atlanta INtown | October 17, 2017
News Briefs: Proposed recital hall; Plantlanta; Downtown Daffodil Dash | Atlanta INtown News Briefs: Proposed recital hall; Plantlanta; Downtown Daffodil Dash
A newly formed organization hopes to gain the city’s approval to transform the clubhouse at the Bobby Jones Golf Course into a recital hall capable of hosting chamber music concerts and personal music lessons. The group presented early plans that call for demolishing walls and building a stage at an Oct. 16 public meeting held… The post News Briefs: Proposed recital hall; Plantlanta; Downt
Atlanta INtown | October 17, 2017
Facebook, Google, Starbucks join in Georgia lesbian’s US Supreme Court fight | Georgia Voice Facebook, Google, Starbucks join in Georgia lesbian’s US Supreme Court fight
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and Viacom have joined 71 other companies in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief supporting Georgia lesbian Jameka Evans in her efforts to ask the US Supreme Court to hear her case. Evans claims she was harassed in the workplace and fired from her security-officer position at Georgia Regional Hospital […] The post Facebook, Google, Starbucks joi
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2017
Man arrested in string of armed robberies and shooting | Atlanta INtown Man arrested in string of armed robberies and shooting
The Atlanta Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that took place at the JCT Kitchen & Bar restaurant on Aug. 28. Thaddeus Todd, 25, was charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of felony and an additional charge for possessing a firearm while on probation. Police… The post Man arrested in string of armed robberies and sho
Atlanta INtown | October 17, 2017
Mother charged in murders of two children waives first appearance | News Radio 1067 Mother charged in murders of two children waives first appearance
A mother charged in the weekend murders of her two young children waived her first court appearance Monday morning. Lamore Williams, 24, is facing two counts of murder after police said her two sons, ages 1 and 2, were found dead and with burn injuries in their own southwest Atlanta home at the Oakland City […]
News Radio 1067 | October 17, 2017
Atlanta Fashion Designer Mychael Knight Dead at 39 | Atlanta Tribune Atlanta Fashion Designer Mychael Knight Dead at 39
Atlanta Fashion designer and “Project Runway” star Mychael Knight died on Tuesday in a hospital outside of Atlanta. The official cause of death for Knight has not been released. “We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle. Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was...
Atlanta Tribune | October 17, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 17 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 17
1. A new article in The New Yorker details a conversation Donald Trump had with his then-running mate, Mike Pence, while the duo were on the campaign trail. According to an anonymous campaign staffer, Trump mocked Pence’s anti-LGBT stance, telling the staffer while motioning toward Pence, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!” […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know to
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2017
Police searching for man who assaulted teen as she waited for school bus | News Radio 1067 Police searching for man who assaulted teen as she waited for school bus
A Douglasville neighborhood on edge after police say a strange man assaulted a teen girl who was waiting for her school bus. Police said it happened early Friday morning at the Charlton Crossing subdivision. “It’s scary just to know that that happened,” said resident Danny Morton. “I know her parents are proud of that because […]
News Radio 1067 | October 16, 2017
Bruce Garner: Why coming out is vital to our community | Georgia Voice Bruce Garner: Why coming out is vital to our community
Pride in Atlanta is celebrated around National Coming Out Day. Some may find that quaint and others may find it odd and some will understand the importance. We all encounter on a daily basis a collection of LGBTQ+ kids/teens/youth who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity and many other […] The post Bruce Garner: Why coming out is vital to our
Georgia Voice | October 16, 2017
Photo Gallery: Athens AIDS Walk raises over $10,000 for HIV/AIDS resources | Georgia Voice Photo Gallery: Athens AIDS Walk raises over $10,000 for HIV/AIDS resources
Each fall, citizens of Athens-Clarke County come together to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and fundraise for much-needed health resources and outreach programs via the Athens AIDS Walk. This year’s event was no exception, as dozens of walkers and teams raised more than $10,200 to support the mission of Live Forward. The walk group didn’t let […] The post Photo Gallery: Athens AIDS Walk rai
Georgia Voice | October 16, 2017