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The guy in charge of Atlanta’s LGBT film fest does more than schedule movies. September’s Hero was an easy choice for year-round efforts and – did you know? – literally saving Out on Film.

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Eight days of LGBT cine-fare return to Atlanta with nearly 100 movies for your viewing pleasure. Join us on David Atlanta Night for “Fair Haven” starring Gregory Harrison, Tom Wopat and Michael Grant. Keep turning pages for our interview, previews and to meet the festival director.

She’s baaa-aack! The camp drag you like in Midtown, you’re going to love in Palookaville. The Armorettes magic comes to this home-cookin’ Avondale Estates eatery to raise the roof on Pride Season with Rainbow candy and a cast of queens out to show you a good time.

In what may be the biggest stroke of genius at Atlanta Pride since ever, you can bid the skivvies right off the Swinging Richards strippers to benefit the festival. For the sixth year, line up your tips and donations for “the cause” at Atlanta’s oldest gay strip club. Wild Cherry Sucret hosts.

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Even as Wedding Expos begin to embrace their burgeoning same-sex market, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned gay-specific one to offer everything you need and ally-friendly to boot. Vendors and shows go down for the nuptially inclined to kick off Pride Month.

You know you’re all about anything called ‘Kickin It For Pride.’ Now put your foot down to prove it. The first of what organizers hope is many more annual kickball tournaments hits the park to benefit Lost N Found and see which teams come out on top with the inaugural trophy.

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great to have an event for, by and about us, a safe haven for LGBT folks to come together. What keeps you inspired to come back every year? Every year in August, I growl, have a few diva moments, break a few dishes and tell myself I’m too old for this. But then I remember people thanking us and telling us how much it means to them, and it makes it all worth it. It’s vital to have positive images of LGBT life. What would you say to potential patrons on the fence about attending?

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We have a terrific schedule this year, varied and diverse, and some great talent, including the legendary Gregory Harrison for “Fair Haven,” Madonna dancer Carlton Wilborn for the film “Strike A Pose,” and many folks from “BearCity 3.” Our closing night film “Other People” will make you laugh and cry, and “Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo” is both a boner-inducer and one of our sweetest gay love stories in years. How can others get involved with Out on Film?

We are always on the lookout for volunteers during the festival and around the OUT ON FILM DIRECTOR HELPS TAKE A FESTIVAL NEARING ITS END TO A year, and we are always looking to bring patrons to the festival who’ve never been. THRIVING, NATIONALLY RESPECTED DESTINATION FOR LGBT MOVIES. If someone wants to say, “I like you, thank hen you think of Out on Film, it’s Since then, the festival has grown in at- you for what you do, here’s $100,000,” easy to think, What’s the big deal? tendance and entries all the way to its we’d be open. Or donate flight vouchers – those are our Achilles heel. Screen some movies, chill with your record 110 movies this year. friends and voila: Film Festival. But the tireless, year-round labor of love for “Each year, we also strive to have more Anything else before the festival’s Program Director Jim Farmer and his board filmmakers in attendance than the year bow on September 29? before,” Farmer says. “And the themes of volunteers tells a different story. of the films we receive has greatly broad- Out On Film is literally impossible to stage In fact, Farmer & Co. actually saved the ened since we started in 2008 with sev- without my husband (and board chair) Craig Hardesty, without a board and set nearly three-decade-old festival from ex- eral dozen coming out stories.” of volunteers that I am forever indebted tinction several years ago. He and a group of people with the sole goal of keeping Farmer is also a professional arts writer to, without sponsors who allow us to the annual tradition alive and back in with work in Georgia Voice, Arts ATL and produce, the folks at our host venue the LGBT hands when the office running Out Project Q, to name a few. With all he Midtown Art Cinema, and the patrons does to ensure the festival comes to frui- who support us year after year.  on Film was ready to let it go. tion each year, he’s an easy pick for this “When I heard that the Atlanta Film month’s David Atlanta Hero. We caught up Watch each month Festival was giving Out On Film to the with him to find out more. as David Atlanta LGBT community in 2008, I was one of unveils a new hero. the people who raised my hand and said Why is Out on Film important? These select recipients show all of I wanted to be involved,” Farmer says. LGBT Atlanta what it takes to enhance “It seemed to be a good fit for me, and Many of our films are meant for entertainthe city and the community. If you have a direction my professional life was ment only but others are educational and a suggestion for an upcoming David deal with timely issues. Aat a time where headed towards.” Hero, e-mail religious freedom bills are everywhere, it’s


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Grant was drawn to the role because of the opportunity it gave him to stretch as a performer. “When I first read the script, I was really intrigued by the role and some of the opportunities it would afford me as an actor, to go places I hadn’t gone in my own work to that point,” he says. “There was also the element that the character plays classical piano, and I play classical piano, so But after seeing him on David Atlanta I was able to bring that to the character night, Friday, Sept. 30, in Fair Haven, you’ll as well.” just as likely see him and think about his performance as James Grant, a young Getting into character otherwise involved man coming to terms with both his sexual- some work, and Grant credits the wellity after going through reparative therapy written script with guiding him to understand the story arc. The preparation also and his relationship with his father. included diving into the world of repara“Fair Haven is, at its heart, a father-son tive “anti-gay” therapy, which is included story,” Grant tells David Atlanta. “It’s a in flashbacks over the course of the film. father-son story about a father learning to understand and accept his son, and com- “It wasn’t something that – I guess I had heard about it through the grapevine, ing to love him for who he is.” about conversion therapy, but it’s not udience members at Out on Film’s presentation of Fair Haven may look at lead actor and this week’s cover boy Michael Grant and think, “I recognize him from somewhere.” He’s popped up on a number of popular shows over the past few years, most notably as a co-star on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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something I was terribly aware of or had really investigated before the film,” Grant says. “It proved to be a very educational experience in the research.” Now that the project is on the festival circuit, the film – and Grant – are getting plenty of positive reactions, which the actor finds rewarding. “The response has been really good. People have really enjoyed it. I think people who see it have a lot of compassion for the character I play, and a lot of understanding for the arc he goes through in the story. He seems to touch a lot of people, which is good. “It’s been an amazing journey. I’m glad the film is finally getting out there and getting seen by people. It’s been very gratifying for me as an actor.” Fair Haven plays as part of David Atlanta Night at Out on Film on Friday, Sept. 30 at 9:20 p.m. at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Turn the page for more Out on Film offerings.



by Elijah Sarkesian



n addition to the David Atlanta Night feature film Fair Haven, there are a slew options at this year’s Out on Film festival. Atlanta’s premiere annual LGBT cinematic event includes some 110 feature films, documentaries, short films and web series that will play over the course of eight days Sept. 29 – Oct. 6. With so many options, it’s tough to decide which films to check out this year. That’s where we come in. Below, check out 11 of this year’s features that we’re looking forward to watching at this year’s festival. Strike a Pose Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Out on Film opens its 29th annual festival with a look behind the scenes of one of the most iconic concert tours in history. For her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990, Madonna selected seven young male dancers – six of them gay – to join her on stage. Over 25 years later, the dancers open up about life during and after the tour, including after the premiere of that tour’s iconic documentary, Truth or Dare. 26 | 9.28.16




Summertime Friday, Sept. 30, 7:25 p.m. Set in the early days of feminist activism in 1970s France, Summertime follows the burgeoning romance between Carole and Delphine in Paris. When Delphine is called back to her family’s farm in the French countryside, she’s forced to choose between familial responsibility and her new life with Carole. Do You Take This Man Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:40 p.m. The day before Daniel (Anthony Rapp) and Christopher (Jonathan Bennett) are set to get married, a friend from Christopher’s past shows up, which sets an already stressful day out of control. Kiki Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30 p.m. A new generation of LGBTQ youth have formed their own artistic activist subculture: the Kiki Scene. Kiki follows seven members of the burgeoning community over the course of four years. The film layers stunning performances at Kiki Balls over their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice, along with their growing political influence and ease in gender expressions. 28 | 9.28.16


Jonathan Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:10 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m. Jonathan is a young man working with his aunt Martha on their family farm. He also tries to look after his father, Burghardt, who has cancer but refuses Jonathan’s efforts. When Burghardt’s old friend Ron appears, his health begins to improve. That’s when Jonathan discovers that his father and Ron were deeply in love years ago, which threatens old memories and brings other secrets out into the open. Free CeCe! Sunday, Oct. 2, 4:35 p.m. On her way to a store, CeCe McDonald was brutally attacked. As she defended herself, a man was killed. Following a coerced confession, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison. The case generated an international campaign by activists to free CeCe. Free CeCe highlights the way CeCe and other trans people are leading the surge of the movement to fight for trans rights in today’s society. Retake Sunday, Oct. 2 • 4:35 p.m. Middle-aged businessman Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) comes to San Francisco with a plan: recreate a road trip to the Grand Canyon. He hires a hustler (Devon Graye) to join him on the trip for double his nightly rate, plus $1000 – but he has to go by “Brandon” for the entire ride.


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Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo Monday, Oct. 3 • 9:20 p.m. Theo (Geoffrey Couët) and Hugo (François Nambot) meet for the first time in a sex club, where their bodies connect in an intense sexual experience. After that initial encounter, the two find themselves on the empty streets of Paris together, making a deeper connection. Closet Monster Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:15 p.m. Oscar (Connor Jessup) is an artistically-minded kid on the brink of adulthood. He dreams of escaping his small town after dealing with a rough childhood, including a gay bashing he witnessed. After developing a crush on new co-worker Wilder (Aliocha Schneider), Oscar turns to his pet hamster Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini) for guidance. BearCity 3 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7:10 p.m. The BearCity trilogy comes to a close. Roger (Gerald McCullouch) is trying to climb out of financial ruin and back into Tyler’s (Jay Conti) life. Fred’s (Brian Keane) work on his bear documentary is conflicting with Brent’s (Stephen Guarino) preparation for their new baby. Michael (Gregory Gunter) faces challenges of his own, only to find love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. Spa Night Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9:20 p.m. David Cho (Joe Seo) is a timid 18-year-old living with his immigrant parents, who are struggling financially. After he takes a job at an all-male spa, he discovers a secret cruising spot and begins to realize desires that threaten his established life as a son and student. Out on Film screens films Sept. 29 – Oct. 6 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Check out the full schedule and buy tickets at

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s far as holidays go, Halloween is a gay favorite. We can get all dolled up, hit the streets and paint the town red unlike any other time of year. It’s like the main chance to dress in drag as Marilyn Monroe or as the sexiest vampire of all time. Perhaps it’s just the time to get downright scantily clad or kinked out and play to our fantasies Atlanta is undoubtedly a great place to celebrate the spooktacular weekend with friends, but for those with an adventurous spirit and thirst for tricks and treats of ghouls from another land, David Atlanta found a Halloween excursion tailor-made for you. Brought to you by the creators of One Magical Weekend, Trick or Treat promises the sexiest Halloween vacation on the “gayest beach in the world” in Ft. Lauderdale, all weekend October 28-31. When you arrive, check in to the B-Ocean host hotel, which offers rooms starting at $199/night for up to four people. It’s a great place to relax and get in the spirit of paradise while mingling with tons of hot guys who are all of one mind: Halloween. Party! Grab a drink, snack on hors d’ouerves, and catch a ride to Wilton Drive on one of the hotel’s chartered coaches for a fabulous day of shopping and fine dining at the mile long strip of gay owned businesses. Next, on Sebastian Beach, you get the chance to meet up with your “Trick” hosts for towels and ocean side shade tents before frolicking in the surf as you dazzle one another with your “Treats.”

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At 6 p.m. head back to the hotel to kick off the weekend with a cocktail reception that runs until 8 p.m. That’s when you hop on the shuttle to Fort Lauderdale’s premier gay men’s resort destination, Grand Resort and Spa, where you can mix and mingle with more cocktails and can enter a raffle to win a weekend stay for a future visit to Florida. Saturday night features the Main Event: Good & Evil Halloween Party & Costume Contest, hosted at The Manor, an infamous gay nightclub in the epicenter of the Wilton Drive gay district. It’s only $10 to enter and kicks off with a special VIP area hosted by the One Magical Weekend group.

Weekend passes for $80 include entry to all aforementioned events, as well as transportation (bus passes can be purchased separately for $30 or $10/day). It also gets you into Sunday’s Tacky Tourist Boat Cruise, hosted by Southbeach’s celebrity drag Queen, TP Lords. Keep in mind: Tacky Tourist is no ordinary cruise. Come dressed as tacky as you can, prepared to dance and enjoy the city’s beautiful skyline from the ocean. Tickets for the cruise can be purchased separately for $40.

All right, guys. What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and get ready for a freaky Fort Lauderdale Make sure to get creative and come dressed in your best cos- weekend! tume featuring your favorite “good” or “evil” character. You can win cash and prizes while dancing to DJ/Producer Tony Moran Tricks & Treats: One Scary Weekend takes place playing this year’s hottest mixes. He’s sure to keep you ener- Oct. 28-31. All-weekend passes are available at gized and dancing all night. 42 | 9.28.16 | 43


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the D list David Atlanta’s weekly list of truths all gay men have come to know

10 Best Gay Movies of All Time

Brokeback Mountain, 2005

Broken Hearts Club, 2000

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 1994

Beautiful Thing, 1993

Your beautiful dreams came true about that straight boy next door turning out gay with the hots right back at you.

Torch Song Trilogy, 1988

Three queens, one bus, and a mission. How many times have you set sail with this poi gnant tale?

Philadelphia, 1993

Paris is Burning, 1990

My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985

Querelle, 1982

You wore denim shirts and cowboy boots for a year, running around saying ‘I just can’t quit you, Ennis.’

Just the mention of this Oscarwinning story from the heart of the AIDS crisis gets some gay men crying to this day.

Before becoming Oscar’s golden boy, Daniel Day Louis was the boyfriend you wanted waiting at home.

Everybody loved this group of friends fighting over who was Rob Lowe and Demi Moore in St. Elmo’s Fire. So Meta.

Harvey Fierstein hit your conscious with this semi-autobiographical love story, starring himself and Matthew Broderick.

This defining moment for black gay ball culture crossed over into pop culture and still resonates for thousands to this day.

Artsy and weird, this piece of homoerotica come to life makes no sense, but still makes you horny as hell.

Trick, 1999

You never got to see the “beer can” sized member of the star, but when Coco Peru said it was beautiful, you believed her.

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totally are. You said it yourself: It’s his house. Just like your parents told you back in the day, his rules. And until you get out of there, kind of his business. Finally, you say he needs to move on. So do you. The good news is that you seem ready to hit the town without him. The bad news is that you can go out every night into your new life, and still come home to your old situation. Make plans and move.



Hey, Daddy! I think my mom might be codependent. We’re best buds, and she loves hanging out with my friends. Lately, I’ve been having visions of me and her still living in a house in 40 years with dozens of cats and no life but each other. Help!

Hey Daddy!

Dear BABY:

My ex and I broke up a few months ago, and I’m still living in his house. I mean, it didn’t work out, but that’s no reason not to split the bills, am I right?

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest Mothered And Maybe Also for the trees, so let’s clear some of the Smothered psychological underbrush. Start with the emotional weeds you’re both undoubt- Dear MAMAS: edly standing in. There’s nothing wrong with being one of No matter how cool you try to be, and how the thousands of gay men who have close good you are at it, coming back together relationships with their mothers. Try creas friends is always better after a clean ating some distance just on a temporary basis and see if it doesn't suit you both break to reestablish your own path. better after adjusting. You can always go Next, give the guy a break. What are back and start a cat farm later. the chances that he’s not as much jealous or in your business as he is worried? Imagine waking up wondering where Daddy Daddy loves his boys. He knows the answers someone is at dawn. No call, no text, just you need, and you’re going to get them. an empty house. Update him or tell them Reach out to him with your burning quesin advance not to expect you. It’s com- tions via our editor, mon courtesy.

To say there are no roommate issues at all would be a lie, but mostly we’ve both been pretty cool about it – until recently. He has started parenting me in ways that even when we were together I wouldn’t have tolerated. It’s like I’m inconveniencing him when I spend the night at a guy’s house, or stay out at the after hours club. He says he’s looking out for me, but I’m pretty sure he’s just jealous. How can I stay cool with everything and still let him know he needs to move on? But Abode Belongs to You

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fairyscopes ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19):

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22):

TAURUS (Apr. 20 – May 20):

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

GEMINI (May 21- Jun. 20):

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21):

CANCER (Jun. 21- Jul. 22):

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19):

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22):

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18):

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Relational involvements are taking on a larger role. Take advantage of this dilation in your focus, and come to understand how others’ outlooks present you opportunity to up your game. If this makes you nervous, it may expose your blindspot. Iron out specifics that such folks will surely ask about, so you’re prepared with good answers.

You have good idea what your version of ‘moving on’ looks like in this closing stretch of the year. Now state aloud what you’re looking forward to doing next, what you’ve learned, and what you believe is important to prioritize. It’s not to make other players OK with any of it, but to set your mind to it with a clear description of what’s going to happen.

Take one more week of internal integration before really “getting into it.” You still have an advantage in leisure-time, which you could use to point folks in the right direction with charm, but don’t address larger interpersonal divergences. “Going there” will be simpler later by resolving questions, patching attention-leaks, and proceeding onward.

Revisit minor differences and fine-points to know how best to proceed with a certain someone. It’s not about revisiting conflict, but gathering missing information. Inquire as to their rationale and connect the dots as they have. Condense your dissent into its main point(s)-of-contention so your arguments are more on point later. Collect evidence.

Finalize a detailed work-plan so you know exactly how to motor through that nagging to-do list through mid-November. You’ll receive a shot of problem-solving tenacity, framing the most mundanely fruitful period of labor this whole year. Properly strategize how to use it so it really counts. A plan also assuages needlessly stressful on-spot decisions.

Put a finishing polish on recent decisions that might’ve gotten muddied over these past few weeks. Confirm you were clear in your viewpoint to those who need to grasp your position. Their fullest and most-precise understanding could make the difference between nabbing a decent deal and getting exactly what you wanted.

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Birthday season comes, and you’d better have a few lifechanging wishes up your sleeve for that blowing-out-of-thecandles. But just as the old superstition suggests, a wish won’t come true if you tell other people about it. Make it a private intention-setting. Wish for a death to your biggest inner traitor and clear the deck for goodies.

Your appeal is greater now. Don’t squander the influence on momentary ego-gratifications. Correct inaccuracies and unwarranted opinions of you. Wield a sharper tongue and don’t hesitate to say things nobody else wants to speak aloud. Get square with certain individuals and determine where they’d best fit best in your sphere.

Notice a gentle downshift in urgency. You’re not totally off the hot-seat, but you can stabilize the aftereffects of whatever wild-and-crazy leaps, lurches, and left-turns you’ve invoked over past months. Acquiescence to the pecking-order as part of what keeps your bread buttered. Double-check your observance of relevant best practices.

You’re super productive now, a welcome contrast to all these months of impaired capacity and impeded progress. Give yourself credit for making it through. Begin responding to recent changes, reasserting your will where you’ve been less emphatic, and reaffirming recognition as a reminder that your reputation remains intact.

Put voice to whatever fears you harbor. Releasing their burden can help nip them in the bud with a single conversation. Don’t mind-trip yourself into believing you’ll imperil an interpersonal dynamic by admitting to someone you’re nervous, scared or stressed out. Afterward, you can can you move cleanly to the next step of faithful collaboration.

Leverage a key relationship to gain insight into another. Be shrewd about your understanding of each player’s motives, and contextualize every disclosure or discovery. Certain alliances may have frayed beyond repair, but don’t pull the cord without some final double-checking. Having more options and outlooks is better than having fewer.


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A 46 year old man posing as a 36 year old sky waitress that is obsessed with cats, eyebrows, and destroying marriages...sounds like a catch.

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When your HIV regimen stops working but you were operating under the assumption that you were undetectable and noninfectious.

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