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Contents 8 A Note from the Editor 10 3 Shots 14 Atlanta Cotillion’s Cirque de Nuit 24 East Point Possums 26 Atlanta Pride Run 28 Atlanta Dream’s LGBT Night 32 Fox Theatre’s Summer Film Series 40 Seen@: Joe’s on Juniper 42 Seen@: Atlanta Eagle 46 Seen@: Jungle 50 Seen@: 7 Stages 52 Seen@: Joystick Gamebar 56 the Scene 58 Bartab 60 Datebook 62 Crossword 64 Fairyscopes 66 Favorite Bitch 68 Bitch Session

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Taking Responsibility for Language

“If there was ever a contemporary film that illuminates why queer cinema still matters, this is it.” – Film Comment

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eople say stupid things all the time. Sometimes, public figures say something stupid. In some of those cases, they’re called out for their inappropriate comments or language. When this happens, an apology will typically be issued within a day. There are plenty of cases where the apology seems half-assed at best. I’d like to point to one that, for me at least, actually gets it right. I’m talking about Jonah Hill’s statements following an outburst directed at a paparazzo that was then released by TMZ. The outburst, in case you missed it: “Suck my dick, you faggot.” Yeah, that’s definitely not a proud moment for Hill. Shortly after the clip was published online, Hill (who’s currently promoting his upcoming film 22 Jump Street) found himself on Howard Stern’s radio program, where he brought up the clip. While his statement started off explaining the situation and acknowledging his mistake, he took an interesting turn halfway through: “I’m happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word. What I won’t allow is for anyone – it would break my heart to think that anyone – especially with all the work that I’ve done and all the loved ones that I have – that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”

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My biggest problem with most apologies from celebrities when they get in trouble is how quickly they want to sweep the incident under the rug and move on, if for no other reason than the fact that it won’t go away that quickly. Instead, Hill acknowledges that his statement will likely not curb all of the negative attention, and that he accepts the consequences of his statement. On The Tonight Show, he went a step further: “I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness, but what I ask is that at home, if you’re watching this, and you’re a young person especially; if someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me as an example of what not to do, and don’t respond with hatred or anger. Because you’re just adding more ugliness to the world. I’m so sorry.” Rather than beg for forgiveness, he asks that this incident turn into a teachable moment. While I’m still disappointed in his behavior in the offending incident, I can’t help but appreciate his willingness to not try and gloss it over. It’s something I certainly hope more celebrities, and people in general, will use as an example of what to do in similar situations.

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o often the hardworking folks behind some of the fasted-paced bars in the business, the restaurants, are forgotten and left in the dark. But not anymore. It’s time to shed a little light on one of the best and brightest bartenders in the restaurant bar business. A black belt in Judo, former MMA athlete Thuy T. “Twee-bie” Nguyen has been pouring drinks capable of kicking your ass for 12 years. For the past nine years, Twee-bie’s been loyal to F.R.O.G.S. Cantina, creator and home of the celebrated “Beer Bust.” How did you get your start bartending? I came here [FROGS] one day, I didn’t have a job, didn’t have a home, and the owner, Clint, told me to come in the next day. I was going from town to town, I was living in Guam, living in Atlanta… He gave me a chance. And here I am. My loyalties are to him – I love my boss. We actually all love our boss. He looks out for us; when we need money, when our car is broken down, when we can’t pay rent…he actually goes out of his way to help people. What do you like about the Atlanta nightlife scene? I love the Atlanta nightlife scene! I think it’s a great way to meet people. We are the mecca of gay people. I’ve travelled everywhere in the United States, and I know a lot of people sometimes say they hate the gay scene and stuff, but,we’re pretty damn lucky to have what we have here, compared to any other city. I’ve been to New York, I’ve been to California, and there’s nothing better then being here in Atlanta . 10 // 06.11.2014

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What would you be doing it you weren’t bartending? I’d probably be a nutritionist, and do what I went to school for. And be a boot camp trainer. That’s what I normally do – boot camp in the mornings. But I’m here because I love it, and you have to do what you love or you’ll just be dying slowly, a little more every day.


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CIRQUE DE NUIT Saturday, June 21st 2014 Delta Flight Museum 7PM to 11PM Benefiting AID Atlanta For more information visit www.AtlantaCotillion.com

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n a night that promises the be the provocative party of the summer, Atlanta Cotillion is proud to announce “Cirque de Nuit en Rouge,” an avant-garde ball that benefits AID Atlanta.

The Atlanta Cotillion was created in 1997 by J. D. Kellum and Jeff Paramore, with the goal of raising awareness and funds for the HIV and AIDS community. After three years of inactivity, the Atlanta Cotillion was reorganized in 2002 and held a fundraiser dubbed “The Debutante Ball” that played homage to Atlanta’s southern roots, with a queen being crowned each ball. As years progressed, leadership changed hands and fundraising milestones were made. In 2004, under the leadership of Edward Holifield, Harrison Perry and Greg Whitmire, Atlanta Cotillion was able to raise over $120,000.

gained massive popularity on America’s Got Talent for his operatic prowess and theatrical performances.

In 2008 AID Atlanta honored Atlanta Cotillion for their work in raising invaluable funds and support, earning them a spot in the Founders Society. AID Atlanta formed in 1982, and has since become the largest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the southeast. Providing HIV prevention education, and having served over 3,500 HIV positive individuals; the work that these two organizations do is nothing short of phenomenal.

Delta Flight Museum will be hosting the Atlanta Cotillion this year, as it has in previous years, and it’s going to be better than ever. The Museum is finishing up with renovations, which include a brick courtyard and even more planes on display. With an avant-garde themed Along with the glitz and glamour of night, there will be plenty of room for the Cirque, patrons will also get to en- you and your friends to create elaborate joy complimentary drinks sponsored costumes. by Svedka Vodka and Triano Tequila, hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ who has Cirque de Nuit en Rouge will be on June been teased as an “Atlanta big name.” 21st at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought onAlongside all of the wonderful party line at atlantacotillion.com; all proceeds favors and flavors, there will also be a go to AID Atlanta. performance by Prince Poppycock, who

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We caught up with John right after his recent performance at Beyond Brookledge, an exclusive weekend-long event at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California. David Atlanta: What can we expect to see at your upcoming performance in support of the Atlanta Cotillion? How have your performances evolved since being as a contestant on America’s Got Talent?

All Hail the Prince! By Jesse A. Hancock

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ith the arrival of summer, it’s time to relax on steamy hot nights and enjoy the return of our favorite shows such as Orange is the New Black (Netflix), True Blood (HBO), and newcomer Penny Dreadful (Showtime).

And let’s not forget America’s Got Talent. AGT is unique in showcasing a wide variety of talent from American contestants. Remember 2007’s Terry Wayne Fator, a Dallasbased comedian, ventriloquist, impressionist and singer? How about the mesmerizing trained dogs of Richard and Nicholas Olate (2012)? And who can forget last year’s winner, Japanese performance artist Kenichi Ebina? One contestant who audiences will never forget is singer, songwriter, and performer John Andrew Quale, who finished in 4th place in Season 5. You know him as Prince Poppycock, who describes himself as a “roguish operatic dandy.” Sharon Osbourne called him “The Male Lady Gaga.” He has been singing and entertaining crowds since he was a child and says he gets his inspiration from artists such as David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and Gilbert and Sullivan, to name a few. The Prince will be performing June 21 at Cirque de Nuit en Rouge, an avant-garde ball benefiting AID Atlanta. This is a 21 and over event, and photo ID is required. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. For more information, go to atlantacotillion.com.

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Prince Poppycock: I love Atlanta! I have family in Macon, and it was always fun for me to stop through as a child. One of our last stops on the AGT tour was also in Atlanta, and we had such a warm welcome. I’m not entirely sure myself what will be taking place at the Cotillion. Production is in development now, but I can tell you that a very special guest celebrity choreographer has donated his time and talents to making my Atlanta appearance as snazzy as it can be. Since AGT I’ve had to deal with the realities of being an internationally recognized artist who is still independently produced. I have no record contract, no management, and no production support behind me (besides my tried and true team that has stuck with me all this time), so there is constant pressure to recreate the same caliber of performances that were seen on AGT but at a fraction of the budget, and without the amazing support of a #1 television show’s production team. That’s a pretty hard bargain to fulfill, so oftentimes I stay true to the K.I.S.S. philosophy (keep it simple stupid) rather than reaching for a Busby Berkeley Technicolor spectacular every time (though I’d like it to be). What I never will compromise, however, is my commitment to my craft, be it costuming, music, or especially my vocal performance. DA: Other than being widely recognized and having a much busier schedule, how has life changed for you four years after AGT? Are you where you hoped or thought you’d be in your career? PP: The adjustment period was fairly difficult. A lot of realityshow contestants experience a post-traumatic period after the show. There was a fairly dramatic and abrupt change that followed. I also am no closer to my professional goals. While I had a fouroption contract with Sony, a fancy agent and management deal, and plenty of interest from Hollywood and Vegas, ultimately everyone only saw risk and expense and ultimately never ‘green lit’ any of it. So while I do enjoy

“I’m not a fan of labels, but on the other hand no word ever has or ever will hurt my feelings.”


DA: You have been open in sharing your past experiences as a victim of bullying and dropping out of high school. How has your success changed or affected your attitude toward the bullies in your past? PP: It really hasn’t. It has given me satisfaction. I’ve been given validation for all my choices that my peers called “freakish.” I’ve never given someone’s disapproval a second thought, and now I’m more committed to that principle then ever. The world is changing so fast right now. It’s remarkable to see the changes in equality that are occurring today, changes that I’ve been wishing and hoping for for decades are all coming true, and we get to see it. Positive change doesn’t come about by disapproving or judging others. It comes from a dedication to you inner ideals, and not backing away from your opposition. DA: Organizations like The Trevor Project, which the benefits of an increased visibility and busy work schedule, you have supported, are so important in our comI still have many of the same goals that I did before AGT. munity. What do you say to young kids who live in fear because they are different, perhaps in some DA: Are you still based in Los Angeles? How much way like you, and are afraid to come out or be time do you spend traveling each year? themselves? PP: Yes, I still live in Los Angeles with my cat and pot belly piggy. I’m fortunate to get to travel to a lot of wonderful places, and am often on the road. I just performed in Vegas, San Francisco, and next is Atlanta. Coming up I have Long Island, Oslo and Jamaica! DA: Do you consider your performances a form of drag? How do you feel about labels such as “drag queen” or “drag king”? Are they necessary? PP: Well, I think anything can be considered drag…businessmen, housewives, leather daddies, or jocks are all wearing a form of drag. But in the traditional sense of the word (dressed resembling a girl) I don’t think it’s drag. However, I do take a lot from many of the underlying influences of drag including mime, comedia d’el arte, clowning, geisha/kabuki, and opera, of course. I’m not a fan of labels, but on the other hand no word ever has or ever will hurt my feelings.  DA: How supportive is your family of your art and success? Are you “single, taken or it’s complicated”? PP: I think my family was a bit surprised that I actually pulled it off but very happy for my success. Along the way I think a lot of my choices perplexed them, but they can see the method to my madness now. I’m very single and very available! DA: If you don’t mind sharing, what can you tell us about your coming-out experience? PP: I think I was 15 or 16 and down in Florida for Christmas. I met a boy I had been writing on America Online (don’t judge me). I think it was always fairly obvious to my family, though it did strike a lot of concern for my safety. 18 // 06.11.2014

PP: I say think for yourselves. An environment of bullying has caused the gay community to become bullies themselves. There is a pervasive Stockholm syndrome in the gay community, where the oppressed is now identifying with the oppressor. Straight men are currently more in touch with their feminine sides, and as long as gay men demonize the feminine in themselves they will all be incomplete, non-functioning human beings, completely incapable of actual healthy relationships. I say follow your heart, and don’t react because someone tells you that a part of you is not desirable. Don’t turn away from a side of yourself in order to become accepted into clone culture. Gay history is filled with the heroism of the ‘others’ that is able to champion our cause because of the adversity that they faced… not because they had eight-packs and were accepted into the “A Gays.” There should be room for the true diversity of our community to shine through and not a race to be all the same.

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pace of 30 miles per hour in New York, and Atlantans don’t. So sometimes, it’s happened where I’ve been with people, and I walk ahead of them, they give me a little warning that it’s not very safe to do. “And there’s also the way you approach different individuals and how you ask questions in certain ways, because I’ve noticed that here in the South, like, certain code ways of asking to get the direct answer, instead of it being the polite answer. But that’s been a pretty significant cultural shift for me.”

A Year of Transitions:

AID Atlanta Gets New CEO, Methods in 2014 By Elijah Sarkesian

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s the largest AIDS service organization in the Southeast, AID Atlanta’s profile in Atlanta’s LGBT community is unparalleled – so it’s hard to understate the significance of the transitions taking place at the organization.

That transition kicked off in earnest this January, when Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Diaz joined AID Atlanta as its new CEO, after a year of management under interim CEO Cathy Woolard. Accepting the position saw Rodriguez-Diaz move to Atlanta after 17 years in New York City, where he managed a multi-year, multimilliondollar federal and state grant for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. For Rodriguez-Diaz, accepting the job has meant undergoing some significant transitions of his own. That includes spending significant amounts of time away from his partner and their daughter, who are still living in New York while his daughter finishes kindergarten. Still, Rodriguez-Diaz’s move to Atlanta has seen him quickly find his way in Atlanta’s large LGBT community.

Transitions in and around Rodriguez-Diaz go beyond his personal life, though. His selection as AID Atlanta’s new CEO was made with a specific purpose – transitioning AID Atlanta toward a more self-sustaining model. “The number one thing that the organization is focusing on now is a whole transformation, and finding a way to be less dependent on federal, state and local dollars and grants, and being more self-sustainable through patient billings and other programs, which will also allow us to be more flexible with the programs that we have,” says Rodriguez-Diaz. “Now, we’re at the mercy of the federal government saying, ‘This year, our focus isn’t going to be around youth, so we’re going to defund you on youth and focus on white MSM.’ There’s a whole cultural and operational shift that has to happen, and sometimes it costs us more money to do that than us being able to dictate ourselves what types of programs and populations we want to work with, based on the need of the community and the funding that we have ourselves to be able to support it. What does that mean for AID Atlanta’s services? Start expecting to see a broader range of services. That includes a retail pharmacy that opens July 1 and a wellness center with chiropractic care and nutritional services that’s also opening soon. Later this year, AID Atlanta will also offer a dental practice and OB/GYN care. In 2015, services will expand to include insemination services for LGBT couples looking to start families.

“I think the agency has really seen an opportunity to service the LGBT community more holistically, and be able to really evolve programs and services here that are culturally appropriate and specific to the community we’ve been serving for 32 years,” says Rodriguez-Diaz. “All of this is keeping in line with being able to bring in dollars, so that we can continue to program for people “I’ve been attending a lot of public events, such as events for living with HIV without having to be so structured around it by Joining Hearts,” says Rodriguez-Diaz. “I’ve also had individual these types of grants we’ve been working with since the start meetings with some of the key figures in the community who of the agency.” might be helpful and are looking forward to this transformation AID Atlanta is going through. They’ve really embraced me, and With the shift in services, Rodriguez-Diaz sees events like Atlanta I’ve had a great introduction into the community.” Cotillion and AIDS Walk, two of AID Atlanta’s biggest annual events, as more important than ever. After 17 years in New York, though, Rodriguez-Diaz has had to “We don’t want to, and we’re not going to, push away from the learn to adjust to life in a city that operates a little differently. core value of eradicating HIV. If anything, we’re actually invest“There’s a difference in culture. I’ve had a lot of my staff and ing more dollars into it. […] Platforms like Cotillion and the AIDS people I’ve worked with be transplants from New York, so they’ve Walk will be critical for us to roll out these types of programs, and been really good at giving me pointers on what to do and not to have a platform to present these types of initiatives, because to do, and how to be patient with some things. We walk at a we’re still very much focused around HIV and AIDS care.”

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Look What the Possum Dragged In

By Dylan S. Goldman

Audience-wise, it’s not as big as Pride – ‘cause, you know, everybody is at Pride – but we have more acts.” They have procured this bragging right by cutting the commentary usually reserved for a guest emcee. With so many acts, there is no need for filler. ast Point Possums’ 17th Annual Drag Extravaganza, The fact of the matter is that people come for a drag show – and the largest drag show in the Southeast, is back for that’s exactly what they will get. another unforgettable evening of lipstick and lipsynching, June 14 from 7–11 p.m., at the Commons Last year, the Possums collectively decided that Westbrook’s charity, Lost-N-Found Youth, will be the beneficiary for five in Downtown East Point. years. Conflict of interests, you say? Not even close. When it Brought to you by the East Point Possums, Southern Comfort and comes to their financials, Lost ‘n Found Youth and the East Point East Point Corner Tavern, and in partnership with Atlanta Pride, Possums are open books, perfect examples of how charitable the free event has earned an integral place in the community and organizations should operate. in our hearts, with 100% of the profits going to benefit charity. “Last year we raised $23,000 in one night – and we just re“The show takes about 8000 to put on, but before I even set foot port the profit,” Rick said. “Most places would say, ‘We raised on that stage, almost everything is paid for,” said Rick Westbrook, $32,000,’ but they don’t tell you that it took x-amount of dollars one of the Possums’ three remaining founding members. Sadly, to do it.” since forming inadvertently in 1998 at a Fourth of July party in a friend’s backyard, the Possums’ forth member passed away This year they hope to beat last year’s total. “If I bring in even in 2004. Westbrook is also the head of Lost-N-Found Youth, an one more dollar than I did last year, I’m happy,” Westbrook said. Atlanta based non-profit dedicated to taking homeless LGBT One of the best and most unique aspects of this event is the youth off the streets and into more permanent housing. diversity it attracts. You can find people from all walks of life “All the drink money, the tip money from the entertainers and the among the attendees: young, old, gay, straight, singles and tips collected from your drinks all goes back to charity,” Rick said. families. “There’s little blue-haired ladies there, there’s couples with their kids, there’s lots of gay people…everyone from Atlanta The Drag Extravaganza will bill almost 30 acts this year, includ- comes,” Rick explained. ing The Armorettes, our community’s other fundraising powerhouse. “This year we should have Phoenix, The Armorettes, In fact, the Possum’s show has been a huge success from the Tricksie Turner, Suzanne Sugarbaker, the Ruck and Maul girls, start. Westbrook told David Atlanta that years ago, both Georgia and many more,” Westbrook told David Atlanta. In addition to the Equality and Augusta Pride moved the dates of their events so 28 scheduled acts, they are also hoping for a surprise guest this that they wouldn’t conflict with the Possum’s show. year. Cross your fingers. You just can’t afford to miss this show, so get out your datebook, “We bill [the show] as the largest drag show in the Southeast,” clear your calendar and put your best face forward for the sumRick explained. “We’ll have probably 3,000 people there. mer’s premiere events. East Point Welcomes Back the Southeast’s Largest Drag Show

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Run with Pride at Pride Run 2014

eople run for many reasons: some run for health, others run to obtain that ever elusive six pack, while some run to snatch up sale items on Black Friday. Regardless of why you run, Front Runners Atlanta wants everyone to join them for their 24th annual Pride Run & Walk at Piedmont Park on June 21.

By Eugene Salas opportunities to meet new friends that you would have otherwise never ran into. You can get valuable running advice from your new friends, such as diet tips specifically for runners, what kind of clothes and shoes to get, and maybe even how to keep your sweating to a minimum.

The run is a 5K, which is running jargon for a little over three miles, and will take you around the entire stretch of Piedmont Park. Proceeds from tickets will go to Joining Hearts, a volunteer and non-profit organization that provides housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS. Previous non-profits that were associated with Pride Run include Jerusalem House and H.E.R.O. for Children. Both organizations focus on improving the quality of life for children who are affected by HIV It doesn’t matter whether you belong to the gay community, and AIDS. straight community or the runner community, Front Runners creates a space for you to focus on your health with friends. Pride Run isn’t the only even that Front Runners Atlanta host; Besides, who doesn’t like a nice pair of runners legs? they have runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays that are usually followed by group meals. Living in Atlanta, it’s ob- The weekly runs usually last about seven minutes and take vious that the locals love to run. Virginia-Highlands, Midtown you through various midtown neighborhoods. Routine run and Ponce de Leon all come to mind when you think about locations include the artsy Beltline, Virginia Highlands, Old which areas the runner populate. 4th Ward and Georgia Tech’s campus. On occasion there are Adventure Runs that go through other areas such as the It’s not only about fitness, but also about socializing. You can trails through the Stone Mountain State Park and Kennesaw become a member by visiting their website, with membership National Park. These runs tend to be a little longer, but also only being $25 for an entire year. Benefits from become a get you out of the city and give you a refreshing change of member include their monthly eNewsletter, invitations to club view. sponsored social activities and membership in the Atlanta Gay Tickets are available online at eteamz. Sports Alliance and invitations to events associated with the com/frontrunnersatlanta and are $30 if AGSA. purchased early, or $40 if purchased after registration on June 20th. Tickets are Don’t know how to run, or self conscious about running? also available for racing day registration Front Runners is open to everyone, regardless of age, race, and cost $40. sexuality, gender or running experience. Between the runs, dinners and social events for members, there are plenty of

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Atlanta Dream Hosts 3rd Annual LGBT Night

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By Dylan Michael

ith athletes such as Michael Sam, Derrick Gordon and Brittney Griner coming out of the closet, the world of professional sports is starting to grow closer and closer to the LGBT community. The Atlanta Dream, Atlanta’s own professional women’s basketball team, has hosted an LGBT night for the past couple of years to raise money for local gay charities. This year, they’re back as an official part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month with a special LGBT night on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena. With more special guests and give-a-ways, this year is bound to be the best yet. The event was first born in 2012, when the Atlanta Dream went up against a team from France. They collaborated with Georgia Equality to raise money for Campaign for Safe Schools. It was an instant hit and word spread about an amazing event. The program’s success led to another LGBTthemed night in 2013, which in turn led to this year’s event.

In case you’re not familiar with the Atlanta Dream, you should know that Atlanta’s WNBA team is a major player in the league. Since the team was founded in 2007, the Atlanta Dream has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in five of its six years and has reached the WNBA Finals three times – in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

This year, the ladies are up against the ladies of New York Liberty, so it’s sure to be a good game. There is a special ticket for this year’s event, where 30% of the proceeds from these tickets will be split between the Human Rights Campaign and the Atlanta Pride Committee. All you have to do to see a portion of your ticket price go to these organizations is use the promo code “Pride” when checking out.

This event is always a fun time, with cheap tickets, surprise guests and more. So, come on out, watch some basketball and help raise money for two amazing charities. But get your tickets fast because they will sell out.

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Ladies, balls, and gay men galore. What more can you ask for?

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Field of Dreams (25th Anniversary) Thursday, June 19 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. King Kong Sunday, June 22 • 2 p.m. Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (25th Anniversary) Thursday, June 26 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

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Rainbow By Elijah Sarkesian

Anniversaries Highlight Fox Theatre’s Summer Film Series

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hile it may be known today as a premier venue for stage and concert productions, Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre was originally created as a movie palace. It’s fitting, then, that the Fox Theatre is the host of the 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, a summer-long lineup of some of Hollywood’s biggest classics. This year’s lineup focuses heavily on classics celebrating anniversaries – of the 14 features slated for the summer, nine are celebrating anniversaries this year. They include some classics long associated with the LGBT community, including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and The Women. Each event includes not only the film screening, but a special pre-show experience with a sing-along and a vintage cartoon. On top of that, special movie tours will be available prior to each screening. The tours will guide visitors through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms, and the historic Fox Theatre stage. Tours are limited to 20 people per individual tour; tour tickets can be purchased at the same time as screening tickets. Tickets for most screenings are currently $10 in advance and $12 at the door, though there are some exceptions. Gone with the Wind, Mary Poppins and the double feature of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Gone with the Wind and Mary Poppins tickets include reserved seating; the latter, which is playing as a singalong, has a special group discount rate of $12. All tickets for the Saturday Morning Cartoons special are $5. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, at foxtheatre.org, or at 855-285-8499.

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The Wizard of Oz (75th Anniversary) Sunday, June 29 • 2 p.m. Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (50th Anniversary) Thursday, July 24 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Gone with the Wind (75th Anniversary) Sunday, July 27 • 2 p.m. The Philadelphia Story Thursday, July 31 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday, August 2 • 10 a.m. Mamma Mia! Saturday, August 2 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Double Feature: Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles (40th Anniversary) Sunday, August 3 • 2 p.m. Double Indemnity (70th Anniversary) Thursday, August 14 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Mary Poppins (50th Anniversary) Sunday, August 17 • 2 p.m. Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. The Women (75th Anniversary) Thursday, August 21 • 7:30 p.m. Tours at 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.


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10th & piedmont Shareable Experience BLAKE’S Karaoke with Sasie Monroe & Suzanne Gleeson @ 11pm BURKHART’S DRAG-EOKE with Angelica D’Paige and Ruby Redd at 10PM club rush “Tipsy Tuesday” 18 & up Open until 4am COCKPIT  80s Party 9pm, specials 5-8pm EAGLE Tuesdays w/ Tony FELIX’S  Smirnoff Martini Night FRIENDS Let’s Make A Deal with Ken 6 pm G’s Industry Night HERETIC 2-Step Tuesday, dance till 11pm HIDEAWAY Trivia with Wil 9 pm las margaritas Cuban Night - $12.95 All You Can Eat Cuban Buffet & $5 Mojitos MODEL T Wii Tuesday Afternoons 2pm 9pm $2.50 beer / $3.0 well vodka OSCAR’S Show Tune Tuesday with Chad8 pm SWINGING RICHARDS 1/2 Price cover

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SUNDAY

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Datebook AGLCC University

Wednesday, June 11 • 6–8 p.m. • One Coca Cola Plaza (310 North Ave) • atlantagaychamber.org For the latest installment of AGLCC University, New York Life Insurance presents “Finance: Keys to Leveraging Capital & Finding Financial Freedom.”

‘Southern Baptist Sissies’

Wednesday, June 11 • 7:30 p.m. • Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Ave) • aidatlanta.org AID Atlanta benefits from a special screening of Southern Baptist Sissies, which is followed by a Q&A with writer/director Del Shores and producer Louise H. Beard.

My Sordid Best

Thursday, June 12 • 6–9:30 p.m. • Lips Atlanta (3011 Buford Hwy NE) • lipsatl.com Del Shores performs his greatest hits, along with some new material. The censors will be absent, the language will be crude, and the stories will be raw. Del will also be joined by performances from the Divas of Lips.

Theologically Incorrect: Finding Your Voice

Thursday, June 12, 7–9 p.m. • Phillip Rush Center Annex, Event Room (1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A) • atlantapride.org Sit in on a panel discussion focusing on acceptance in religion in the LGBTQ community. The panel will feature interfaith leaders from our community.

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Sweet Cheats Movie Night

Friday, June 13 • Sundown • Sweet Cheats (692 Kirkwood Ave) • atlantapride.org Every Friday is movie night at Cabbagetown Park, sponsored by Cabbagetown’s local bakery, Sweet Cheats. Proceeds from the evening of June 13 will be donated to Atlanta Pride.

Protect Your Relationship with Legal Documents

Saturday, June 14 (Session 1) and Sunday, June 15 (Session 2) • Noon–6 p.m. • Phillip Rush Center (1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A) • atlantapride.org The Georgia Benefits Counsel is partnering with Atlanta Pride to provide a series of low-cost legal clinics that will help LGBTQ couples protect their relationships with important and necessary legal documents. An RSVP is required - email David Rutland at gbcdavid@gmail.com.

Fantasy Girls with Bianca Del Rio

Tuesday, June 17 • 9 p.m. • Jungle (2115 Faulkner Rd NE) • jungleatl.com Peach Party 2014 kicks off with a special edition of Fantasy Girls at Jungle, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six winner Bianca Del Rio! The show is hosted by Phoenix, with additional performances by Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Alissah Brooks, Destiny Brooks, Evah Destruction and Raquell Lord.

Screening of ‘To Be Takei’

Wednesday, June 18 • 7 p.m. • Phillip Rush Center Annex, Event Room (1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A) • atlantapride.org Out on Film sponsors this screening on legendary actor and activist George Takei, whose journey has taken him from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans.


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fairyscopes ARIES (March 20 – April 19):

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22):

Nothing makes you feel more virile than a vigorous workout. So find some time today to hit the gym. Breaking a sweat will help relieve stress, and you’ll have plenty of eye candy to keep from focusing on the intense pain you’re inflicting on yourself.

Take an active interest in the people you meet today. It’s always good getting to know people past a surface level. Who knows, you may meet a guy who you’ll want to go deeper with. Much, much deeper.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20):

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21):

Be tolerant of the shortcomings of others today. Treating people with arrogance gives you the off-putting air of superiority of an Addison deWitt. Patience and tolerance are two basic human traits you seem to be in short supply of these days, but give them a try anyway.

Today will not be a good one to ask for a loan, unless you like hearing no, no, no! You may have to cut back on spending for a while, making decisions based on need and priority. So if you don’t eat for the next few weeks you’ll be able to take full advantage of clearance sales.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20):

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20):

This will be a good day to put some of your ideas into action. There may be higher-ups who are impressed, and people will suddenly be taking you seriously. Avoid the inevitable ego swell that goes along with such stature. People paid attention to Corey Feldman for a while, and now look at him.

You’ll need to be optimistic to get through a potentially pessimistic day. Paint on a smile and bring as much cheer to others as you can. But like doomed ‘Titanic’ captain John Smith, you may have to acknowledge that the ship is going down, and you’ll have to find a ladies dress pronto!

CANCER (June 21- July 22):

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19):

You’ll be the torchbearer today, the one everyone expects to lead them through the darkness. You won’t have a problem with that, because it puts you at the center of attention. But have a plan before you start. What good is holding the light if you don’t know the way out?

Personal problems will mount today and by day’s end you’ll wish you were a monk. Except you’d like to wear something a little more contemporary than those archaic robes. And there’s no way you’re cutting your hair. Hmmm, maybe being a monk isn’t such a good idea, after all.

LEO (July 23 – August 22):

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18):

You breeze into situations with the confidence of a Hollywood celebrity, without the limo and posse, of course. But guys are attracted to your manly poise. Be careful of bending the truth too far. A job at the video store technically puts you in show business, but not in the manner they think.

Keeping your impulses under control today could keep you out of a lot of trouble. Too much of everything will beckon today, and you’ll want to take full advantage. But a simple ‘no’ could keep you from waking up hungover in the bed of someone you don’t even know.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22):

PISCES (February 19 – March 19):

There will be too much going on all at once today, but good luck in trying to put on the brakes. Stay flexible and go with the flow. Gliding along on a current is a lot more fun than trying to swim against it.

Trying to stay in focus today will take all of your mental capabilities. There may not be much available so expect to drift in and out today. Fantasy and reality may blur, so don’t be alarmed by a vision of your barista in a loincloth brandishing a whip. Whether that turns you on is another story.

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itch, please! It never fails ... whenever I check my messages, there’s always a baby momma or baby daddy in peril. The dilemma usually involves an unexpected pregnancy. Look, I totally understand that shit happens, but these fools need to get on the pill and rubber the dick up! Unfortunately, neither parties bother to find out if they’re even feeling one another and before you know it - there’s a baby on board. This week’s Favorite Bitch is all about investing in some goddamn rubbers!

Dear Miss Tiger, Me and Andre were fucking like three times a day. He said condoms were getting too expensive so we stopped using them. I know we shouldn’t have because now I’m pregnant. He won’t even help buy my prenatal vitamins. He works for the city and makes good money. He says I’m asking for too much. I need some advise. -Brooke

This Is Why You Never Fuck Cheap Dick, It takes two to tango. You were a willing participant and need Dear Miss Tiger, to take the same financial responsibility that you expect him I’m bisexual and taking a break from guys for awhile. I met to. But if he thinks a twenty dollar bottle of vitamins is bad, this girl who I really like. She wants to get married, have the wait ‘til you slap the motha fuckah with child support. Then white picket fence and a bunch of kids. She’s on the pill but he’ll know what ‘too much’ really feels like. should I still use condoms? -Shane P.S. Sounds like you were also being cheap ... next time buy some rubbers your damn self!NEXT! Dear Take Yo’ Ass Back To The Dick, She’s not looking for a white picket fence - she’s looking for Dear Miss Tiger, a good excuse to explain forgetting to take the pill. NEXT! I’ve been having sex with a girl who claimed she was a postop transexual. That meant she couldn’t get pregnant, so I Dear Miss Tiger, didn’t use condoms. I found out she lied about her gender All these chicks were after my ex but I won him. We didn’t use and is now carrying my baby. Do you have any advice on rubbers and now I’m pregnant. He moved back to LA. I’m on what I should do? my own and need your advice! -Duane -Cassie Dear This Is Too Damn Messy For Even This Dear Beginner’s Luck, Column, Bitch, what exactly did you win? Stretch marks and an em- NEXT! barrassing trip to the welfare office don’t sound like much of a prize. And neither does he. NEXT! Wanna talk to me LIVE about this kind of bullshit and more? Then join me June 16th on Derek and Romaine • Dear Miss Tiger, SiriusXM OutQ 109 at 9pm ET! Visit my website for more I slept around on my boyfriend. I missed my period last month info about my radio appearances. and did an EPT. I’m pregnant! He forgave me for cheating but is demanding a DNA test when the baby is born. He knows I Need advice? Write, Tweet or Facebook me and get the anused rubbers with those other dudes. Do you think I should swers you’ve been looking for, Hunty! have to take the test? -Stephanie Dear I’d Make You Get A Pregnancy Test And A Test For Every STD Under The Goddamn Sun, You’ve proven you’re a H-O-E ... now shut the fuck up and prove that D-N-A! NEXT! 66 // 06.11.2014

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TRICK. That’s all we did, and now you don’t have enough manners to say hello in the gym. If you’re that hung up, don’t trick with guys in your gym!

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Your self-proclaimed “A-list entitlement” is obnoxious and disgusting. You’re a fucking human being like everyone else. I’m so tired of hearing 40-somethings say this A-List shit! Honey, you were a twink less than five years ago, so please let New York and LA have that shit! We ALL get along here in the South. Don’t like it? Go back where you’re from! We don’t have time for that shit here!

Your boyfriend looks amazing for thirty. And by amazing, I mean awful.

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In case you DID hear me, I’m STILL not talking to you.

Work out all you want. It’ll never fix that face.

Why are you blowdrying your pubic hair at the gym? And why do you have that much hair down there that it needs blowdrying to begin with?

I meet up with some guy for a date, and OMG – he actually has a sense of humor! I had no clue that still existed. I wonder why older dudes like younger dudes so much. Oh, I forgot – two old men can’t receive each others’ benefits.


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