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what to do this week MR. HSL PAGEANT The gay jocks of Hotlanta Softball League put their studs on display for your entertainment. An entrant from each team wants you to see what the guys have to work with – in uniform and swimsuit competitions and more – as they raise tips to help the causes of AID Atlanta, Lost N Found Youth, as well as the travel fund of local teams competing in the national Gay Softball World Series.
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SWEET TEA QUEER VARIETY SHOW Oh Mary, it takes a fairy! Scads of performers, from drag to music to performance art, display their talents to benefit Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity. DJ Cardomami spins, and all ages are welcome to enjoy the show in this queer and trans safe space. Thursday, April 14 • Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery • 88 Forsyth St. SW • facebook.com/sweetteashow
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Best songs of 2016 (so far) The first quarter of 2016 officially ended, and I can honestly say that I had higher hopes for 2016, but whatevs. I’m not mad. Did I lose all of the weight I said I’d lose for my New Year’s Resolution? Mind your own damn business. But I can say that the year is off to an amazing start for new music. Check out my running tally of the year’s best songs so far. Flume ft. Kai – “Never Be Like You” Australia and Canada decided to come together and make pure musical babies, and I dig it. Australian producer Flume and Canadian singer Kai put out this little gem, and it’s been tearing up the charts since. It already reached #1 in Australia, and it’s slowly reaching Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Top 10 chart. Zara Larsson & MNEK – “Never Forget You” Actually the song came out late in 2015, but who cares. The track is just now gaining more attention stateside, and it’s already reached No. 1 in several countries across the pond. I’ve written about MNEK and how super talented this kid is before, so it’s great to see him again. Meghan Trainor – “No” Because I’m a basic bitch at times, I can stand behind my decision to say that this is a good song. Nay! It is a great song. Sue me for liking the throwback/early-00s Britney vibe she gives off and her attempt at getting down with her bad self. Go big girl! Show everyone you can dance and still eat all the potato chips. Lays! I mean… Slays! 20 | 4.13.16
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“Mark and Steve can’t really afford to go to Rio, so I assume they made careful plans on how to be economical and when to splurge. I would have to.” 3. Self-commentary What you say about other people says more about you than them. Their business is not about you, but how you gossip about them is entirely about you. People are listening, weighing how you handle it. “Mark and Steve blew all their money on a trip to Rio in a last-ditch effort to save their sinking relationship after Mark got caught cheating with Ryan again. They maxed out both credit cards and emptied their savings to make the trip.” 4. Culture swap Anecdotes make up two-thirds of human interaction. Gossip is the primary means by which people learn about the social norms when arriving in a new country, town, or group of friends, and the main way children learn.
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NOBODY ADMITS THEY LIKE IT, BUT EVERYBODY DOES IT. DON’T EVEN TRY TO ACT LIKE YOU’RE IMMUNE TO THE DRAW OF GOSSIP, GIRL.
hether it’s our prurient interest, a lazy urge to insert ourselves into situations that aren’t about us, a misdirected inclination to “help,” or to take pleasure in a frenemy’s suffering, we’ve all engaged in gossip. Try as we might to stop it or at least curb it, changing this one behavior is as hard to break as a bad habit. But if everyone does it, is gossip actually bad? As it turns out, gossip can be positive when it’s not rumor spreading for the simple sake of meanness. The trick is to know the difference. Here’s how gossip is OK, even good for you, and how it can go from bad to downright ugly.
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1. Idle chatter Sort of like talking about the weather, some gossip is neutral. Discussing trivial matters promotes bonding in small groups and can be a necessary component of relationships.
“If you ever want to know how our friends view each other, all you have to do is listen in on us as we dish about Mark and Steve’s trip to Rio.” 5. Self-evaluation and growth When you share a story about someone else, it’s usually because it’s significant to you in some way. Even thrilling scandals are your opportunity to evaluate how someone did, right or wrong, and learn from the example. “Mark and Steve went to Rio, and they took some risks to get there. If I keep saving my money, I can take a fabulous vacation.” Bad & Ugly Gossip Bad: If someone has told you something in confidence and you promised not to share it, you don’t have gossip, you have a secret.
“Mark and Steve went to Rio on a second honeymoon.” Ugly: Gossip is only inherently wrong when sharing it will hurt people. If 2. Squirrelfriends evil is your goal, stop and consider Talking about people confidentially can who you want to be. improve friendships, allowing us to compare standards and shared values. Sources: Psychology Today; Personality Is it your business? No. Is it inherently and Social Psychology; Review of General harmful? No. Psychology
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Hey, Daddy! I can make sweet sweet love to my man like a John Legend song wants me to, but when we go to the gogo bar, my inner animal comes out. I want to play rough with my favorite stripper in the VIP room and then toss him aside like a used dinner napkin. Should I worry about my different sexual sides? Dependably Inappropriate Response To Yearnings Dear DIRTY:
Like BALANCE above, there is no problem and zero shame in recognizing your different sexual sides. Since you’re not holding back from a “Madonna” to give it to a “Whore,” sounds like you’ve got a good handle on playing both sides of your coin. Anything to worry about? If you’re asking because your patterns are creating friction in your relationship or within yourself, there’s your answer. My concern would be less your penchant for go-go peen and more your inclination to use some people like objects.
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But the nice guys just don’t turn me on. I try, but end up making up excuses. I go directly to an anonymous sex spot, where I find no trouble getting up and getting off. I want to settle down with a perfect man and perfect life, but I can’t picture him as the object of my darkest desires. What can I do? – Badboys And Lovers And Not Choosing Either Dear BALANCE: You're a gay twist on the classic Madonna-Whore Complex. No, not that Madonna. Stay with me here. It centers on emotional attraction to Nice (Madonna, as in the Virgin Mary) but sexual attraction to Naughty (Whore). For guys like you, these attractions are mutually exclusive. You might feel guilty for dirty thoughts about someone you otherwise hold in high regard. Whatever the cause, you’re not the first to want a family man in the streets and a man-slut in the sheets. The first step is to accept that no one can live up to your idealized “perfect man” standar, and know that there’s something missing when you consider another man solely as a sexual “object.” The day you stop glorifying either of those impossible standards is the day you start seeing the naughty and nice in every guy. 64 | 4.13.16
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ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19): Get ready for a subtly-sweet something special that seduces everyone into reacting more favorably to your every word and deed. Use it as encouragement to reemphasize your pursuit of that mind-expanding, perspective-shattering project.
LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): You can’t control the outcome of interpersonal interactions, but maintain a careful grasp on which direction conversations veer by refusing to let incendiary remarks or red herrings spur impulsive, short-sighted responses in you.
TAURUS (Apr. 20 – May 20): Feel free to speak up in the free-and-easy manner, though without expecting much obvious supportive or sympathetic response. Your disclosures won’t fall on deaf or adversarial ears, but it’s harder to identify if others are on board or opposed.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You’ll have an enhanced capacity for sweet-talking those whose hearts and minds you seek to win. It’s an excellent time to initiate a relevant conversation and cast your bewitching language to beguile them into buying in.
GEMINI (May 21- Jun. 20): The time for talking is temporarily over. Don’t define your ideas in reactive dialogue, whether it’s their persuasiveness or your animosity that compels you. Take a few weeks of relative retreat, then move into a more welcoming interpersonal climate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Reserve your playful exuberance and bold provocation for playtime. At work, recent over-the-top rhetoric must be responsibly backed by substantiating action-plans to prove this deal has legs. Expect delays.
CANCER (Jun. 21- Jul. 22): You’re in heightened professional good favor. Balance your upsurge in industriousness with networking and group-mind temperature taking. Be seen as a hard worker, but not so autonomous that you disregard links between your efforts and others. You’re not in this alone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Steer clear of unintended conflict by qualifying your outward communications as personal opinion. Then you can goodheartedly surrender when disagreements arise. Disconnect your inner wellbeing on other people’s outcomes.
LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22): As eager and enthused as you understandably feel, don’t expect to charm your way into a higher-up’s blessing or the keys to the kingdom. Temper your tone with calm analysis and sober-sounding reassurances so they can see you mean business.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): It’s increasingly impossible to ignore evidence about which folks do and don’t have your back. Don’t publicly say anything, but acknowledge it to yourself. Non-committally explore burgeoning affinities with unlikely allies.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Still intending to disrupt the discontenting statusquo, you might want to consider pivoting the conversation away from any more reiterations of how you feel and talk in terms of whatever underlying principle may be at the heart of this issue.
PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20): Signal your value as someone who’s ready to dive into the literal doing of deeds. It’s in contrast to those issuing edicts or theorizing about what might work. Communicate the ins and outs of what others do by actually doing it with them.
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