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DAVID ATLANTA MAGAZINE 1874 Piedmont Avenue 390-C Atlanta, GA 30324 Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Phone: 404.418.8901 Fax: 404.418.8901 ext. 7 www.davidatlanta.com mail@davidatlanta.com publisher/editor Matt Neumann matt@davidatlanta.com

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Wednesday, April 14

Party & Silent Auction to benefit AIDS Vaccine 200 Urban Body Studios 730 Ponce de Leon Place 7:00 pm $15 Guests will sample food by Kieth Hand and enjoy DJ Todd Skelton. Proceeds to benefit AIDS Vaccine 200. For more info and to take place in an upcoming bike ride for the cause: www. actioncycling.org

PALS Bingo Jungle 2115 Faulkner Rd. 6:30 pm $20 Help us raise money for Pets Are Loving Support. Hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin. This month’s theme: ‘F.A.G.S. Prom Night’. www.palsatlanta.org

Big Wig Party with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Kai Lin Art 800 Peachtree St. 8:00-11:00 pm $25-$35 Wear your best wig and enjoy drinks, food, and music all to raise funds for a great cause. Night also includes raffles, door prizes, and an after party at Jungle. www.agmchorus.org

GRACE Lush. Ethereal. Color. Kai Lin Art 800 Peachtree St. Exhibition featuring three female artists: Mary Farmer, Sun Hong, and Anne Davnes Elser. Thru May 1. www.kailinart.com

Thursday, April 15

Free HIV Testing YouthPride 1017 Edgewood Ave. 5:00-6:30 pm For all GLBTQ youth ages 13-24. www.youthpride.org Art and the City High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Rd. 5:00-8:00 pm The Museum offers extended hours at half price every Thursday until 8 p.m. A free guided tour of Permanent Collections is offered at 6:30. Always free for members. For ticket prices and info: www.high.org T-Time YouthPride 1017 Edgewood Ave. 5:30 pm Discussion group for all trans-gendered youth ages 13-24. www.youthpride.org AEN Networking at Outwrite Outwrite Books 991 Piedmont Ave. 6:30 pm Outwrite owner, Philip Rafshoon, is tonight’s guest speaker. www.aen.org Queer Story Spaghetti Bingo Dinner Ria’s Bluebird 421 Memorial Drive 8:00 pm $20 The night includes a 3-course meal, one bingo card, and Diamond Lil calling the numbers. Each table to be hosted by a queer guru. For more info and tickets: www.mondohomo.com Gretchen Peters Live Eddie’s Attic 560-B McDonough, Decatur 8:00 pm $15-$75 Ms Peters brings her sound to Atlanta. For tickets: www.eddiesattic.com

Friday, April 16

Sunday, April 18

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Piedmont Park 12:00 pm Enjoy art, food, drink, and music at the 74th annual outdoor event. www.dogwood.org Renee Mixon Live Cowtipper’s 1600 Piedmont Ave. 3:00 pm The singer performs rain or shine. No cover. www.reneemixon.com Frankly Open AA/NA Support Group St. Bart’s Episcopal Church 1790 Lavista Rd Atlanta 4:00 pm Support group for those in the GLBT community, but always open to everyone. www.stbartsatlanta.org Boots & Ballroom Mei Zhong Taiji Studio 533 W Howard St. Decatur 6:00 pm $15 Come alone or bring friends to learn Merengue, Rumba, Waltz, Nightclub, Foxtrot, Two Step & East and West Coast Swing. Private lessons available. For info: barb@barbrowland.com or 404.314.9092 Atlanta Freedom Bands Spring Concert St. Paul UMC 501 Grant St. 7:00 pm $10 Interim Director Kenneth Hosley and the band present ‘A Gathering of Roses: A Musical Celebration of Spring’, which includes selections from ‘Porgy and Bess’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ and more. www.atlantafreedombands.com

GRACE Lush. Ethereal. Color. Kai Lin Art 800 Peachtree St. Exhibition featuring three female artists: Mary Farmer, Sun Hong, and Anne Davnes Elser. Thru May 1. www.kailinart.com

Divas: Dead or Alive Blake’s 227 10th St. 8:00 pm This week the Armorettes do their favorite divas…dead or alive. www.armorettes.com

International Medical Volunteerism Conference Emory Univ. School of Medicine 6:00 pm Come network with other volunteers and non-profit orgs. To find out where we’re needed. Listen to 150 speakers over this 3-day event. www.emoryimvc.org Event continues through April 18.

Tuesday, April 20

The Sex Kittens Bellissima 560-B Amsterdam Ave. 8:00 pm $5 Juan Cezar brings his show to Midtown tonight with special guest, Lekia Love. www.myspace.com/bellissima_lounge

‘The Runaways’ AGLCC Business Builder Luncheon Cowtipper’s 1600 Piedmont Ave. 12:00 pm $20 Join members and guests for a business lunch. RSVP to Louis A. Gary: louis.a.gary@ampf.com or 404.892.4541.

‘Christina, Darling’ OnStage Atlanta 2597 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur 8:00 pm $20 This is the World Premiere of Topher Payne’s production, which tells the story of Christina where the book (and movie) ends. Runs through May 8. For info and tickets: www.onstageatlanta.tix.com

Saturday, April 17

Akoma Book Club Charis Books 1189 Euclid Ave. 10:30 am This month’s selection is ‘The Shift’ by Wayne Dyer. www.charisbooksandmore.com Atlanta Dogwood Festival Piedmont Park 12:00 pm-9:00 pm Enjoy art, food, drink, and music at the 74th annual outdoor event. Festival continues tomorrow. www.dogwood.org ‘Lookingglass Alice’ Alliance Theater 1280 Peachtree St. $20- $50 Two shows today 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm Alice falls, floats, and flies through a looking glass to become a queen. You’ll enjoy the reconstructed Alliance stage so much, you won’t want to come out of the looking glass. Through May 2. For info and tickets: www.alliancetheatre.org

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‘Diana: A Celebration’ Princess of Wales exhibit Atlanta Civic Center 395 Piedmont Ave 10:00 am See artifacts from Diana’s life from photos to gowns and jewelry and more. For info and tickets: www.atlantaciviccenter.com

‘Image & Imagination’ art exhibit pb&j gallery 35 Howard St. 7:00 pm Exhibit for photographer John Clemmer and artist Gary McMauley. Thru May 21. www.pbj-gallery.com

Wednesday, April 21

AGLCC Business Builder Lunch Doubletree Hotel Northlake 4156 Lavista Rd. 11:30 am $20 Join other members for a networking lunch. RSVP to: Louis.A.Gary@ampf.com www.atlantagaychamber.org The Gold & Chocolate Party W Hotel Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Rd. 6:30 pm $10 Bring any unwanted gold jewelry to donate at this fundraiser. Proceeds and donations benefit The Living Room, which helps those with HIV/AIDS. For more info: www.livingroomatl.org


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essentially major by Michael Jeffrey David Magazine Welcomes Back Michael Jeffrey

Rejection Retreat “I just don’t know what to do Mike! I like him so much but he doesn’t even give me the time of day,” said a good friend Kerry over dinner one evening. And honestly, I’ve probably heard him make this very same statement about ninety percent of the guys he’s ever been interested in. It’s sad because Kerry’s actually very outgoing, has an awesome sense of humor, and is even the loving parent of a five year old Schnauzer he rescued from a puppy mill. Unfortunately, he has one very big problem. Kerry never really puts himself out there to any of the guys he’s interested in because he’s afraid to death of being rejected. Instead he mostly just ends up dating all the safe bets (i.e., any decent guy that actively pursues him). Although, I imagine if you’re the right kind of bait on the dating hook (as Kerry happens to be) you could very well follow his same safe approach and still have the romantic life of Liz Taylor in her prime. But would you really be bagging the guys you truly desire or merely settling for the ones that want you? I’ve also been guilty of this at times. When intimidated, I’ll even go so far as to position myself in eyeshot of someone I find attractive and never say a word. Without making any attempt at initiating contact, I’ll just stand there in some calculated stance, hoping it will do the trick and they’ll dash over to sweep me off my feet. It’s actually a pretty pathetic sight to see. What would happen, I wonder, if I actually engaged everyone I was attracted to in at least a casual conversation? How drastic of a turn would my dating life take? I decided this called for a semi-scientific experiment. I needed to find out whose approach is more fulfilling: the aggressive gays or the wallflowers. Now, my best friend George – the one person I know with certainty that doesn’t have a passive dating bone in his body – was the perfect tag along for the mission. His upfront approach has almost gotten us assaulted and/ or arrested on more than one occasion. Still, 14 davidatlanta

to this day he’s yet to back down even an inch when it comes to pursuing exactly what he wants. So one Saturday night he and I decided to party hop and swap roles. He would try my passive approach and I would test out his method of pretty much molesting anyone I could get my hands on. Honestly, I’ve never had more fun in my entire life. I threw my fear of rejection to the wind and in the process made a few new friends. By the end of the night I’d even exchanged phone numbers with some potential first dates for later in the week. George on the other hand, was held hostage by the same person all night long. I watched the two of them talk and laugh for at least a couple of hours. Then when I tried to drag him away to another party he actually told me to go ahead without him. That’s only happened once in the history of our friendship. And that time it was because he’d been detained in a back room by an exotic entertainer who just wrapped up his set. Even when I called to debrief the next day George didn’t answer. It was actually Tuesday before he finally returned my call. “Oh, so you are alive?” I answered the phone dryly. “Alive, yes,” he replied “and I think a little bit in love.” That’s the problem with experimenting. You never know what you’re getting yourself into until the answer blows up right in your face. Turns out playing shy worked in George’s favor. He met a guy he probably never would have noticed had he been on the prowl. The two hit it off so well that they’d spent every day together since. So I guess it really doesn’t matter what your approach is in the end. You can chase after every lead or stand quietly in the background, but when love is ready, seems like it has a way finding you.


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ATLANTA’S NIGHTLIFE REVOLUTION by Jesse A. Hancock

Wet Bar. Red Chair. Paris Decatur. Backstreet. Exactly how many gay and lesbian bars have come and gone in Atlanta may be surprising. Reports of closings around the country are alarming, forcing bar owners to make some serious changes. Patrons are becoming more selective about where to spend their evenings and hard-earned dollars. Celebrating its two-year anniversary, Bellissima is striving to meet that challenge. The small neighborhood bar on Amsterdam Avenue in Midtown serves a large variety of wine and champagne, rather than strictly beer and mixed drinks. It also hosts a variety of events including live music, drag shows and charity events with Atlanta Executive Network (AEN), Joining Hearts, and the Atlanta Cotillion. “A big change that a lot of people like is that there is no smoking at our bar,” said owner Anna Ragghianti. “We are also a lot more accepting of all types of people. I hate it when we discriminate within our own community.” It is much more common today to see straight and gay patrons in bars. Places like

Mary’s in East Atlanta host theme nights and welcome everyone. Watch for a new club opening soon called The Deck. An inside source tells David Magazine it is going to be “the place to be this summer” and describes it as sort of a cross between Burkharts and Woofs with a skyline view of Midtown and Downtown. Other bars around town offer a wide variety of events, guest DJs and drink specials. Mixx, one of the city’s newest bars, is also non-smoking like Bellissima and offers karaoke, an outdoor patio and videos. The Heretic now offers Café Con Leche on Thursday nights with hot Latin boys and guest DJs. Many smaller bars also offer Bingo and trivia nights. Years ago most gay bars kept very low profiles (unmarked doors, blackened windows). They were often owned and run by mobsters because most businessmen did not want to deal with the prospect of frequent police raids. Most of the straight population was either unaware of gay bars or saw them as a threat to society. For many closeted gays, bars were the only places where they could safely be themselves.


Phillip Smith, who has lived in Atlanta 27 years, is a manager and bartender at Bellissima and has seen a lot of changes firsthand. “There used to be a lot more drugs, and bars like Backstreet were open all night,” said Smith. “Now bars close much earlier, which is disappointing to some people. The plus side is everyone looks much more rested.” Many longtime Atlantans say drag shows are much different today. Charlie Brown’s Cabaret is no longer around, except for special events, but current hosts like Mary Edith Pitts and Kitty Le Claw entertain crowds nightly. “There are a lot of drag shows in town, but drag today seems to be a lot more camp than in the past,” said Ragghianti. From the Armorettes at Blakes to Princess Charles and the Fashionistas at Burkharts to Chynna Fox and the Glamazons at Tijuana Garage, there is something around town for

everyone, gay or straight, who likes a good drag show. Swinging Richards, famously known for its nude male dancers, is also making changes. The club now offers VIP cards and dancer profiles on the website, and it just opened its partner club, Clydesdales (at the intersection of I75 and Northside Drive), an “upscale strip club just like Swinging Richards, but for the ladies.” According to Swinging Richards management, the boys have become so popular they couldn’t fit everyone into one building. The new club will allow bachelorette parties, and many of the dancers will rotate between both clubs. Whatever your taste, there are plenty of options in gay nightlife around town. Change is inevitable, especially in today’s uncertain economy. Bars are going to make whatever changes are needed to survive. 21 davidatlanta


cover Photograph by Greg Brown

DJ KARLITOS Born in Havana, Cuba, DJ Karlitos brings his latin roots n’ years of latin d’jing and promoting to Heretic. From his Latin nights in the 90’s, to Club Metro in ATL, DJ Karlitos brings you the newest and freshest Latin beats to the Atlanta club scene. Papi and El Cubanito (DJ Karlitos) bring u a mix of sexy new Latin beats and tribal house music. The latest music hittin’ the Miami and NYC scenes are also featured. The music label, Latin Tribal House Music, may not be well known in the ATL now; however, their music is being quickly recognized as authentic Latin flair, perfect for anyone wanting some Latin flavor. The special mixes and tribal instrumentation serves for an all night dancefest that will keep u movin’ like no other. Heretic welcomes 18 n’ up. The crowd is very mixed n’ diverse @ Heretic. Heretic’s past may make you think of no girls and tons of leather; however, that was the past. 22 davidatlanta

Heretic has tweaked its look, image and created the Red Lounge for Thursdays n’ special events. Now, they bring the hottest DJ’s from around the world. Café Con Leche Thursdays @ Heretic offers the hottest Latin Tribal House beats and best crowd. Café Con Leche Thursdays brings a “noche” of hot GoGo Pa’s on da box, and the hottest Latin bartenders Leo y Juan, are there to take your drink order. We have a lot of eyecandy, featuring our bartender from Brazil, Luka. We have dancing and more; its not another drag show. Mi Miami Latina, Lady Karime will be there, doing her Beyonce n’ Shakira. Sonique de RuPaul’s Drag Race will be doing her Lady Gaga etc…Impersonations will knock ur cha cha heels off. Beso Papi P.S…After party de Las Margaritas Latin Restaurant Wednesday. 5 de Mayo on Wednesday will b @ Heretic.


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MARCO

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Marco has lived in Atlanta for 12 years and tending bar since 2000. Originally from San Antonio, TX, he got his start working at Oscar’s. “It was supposed to be a part-time job while I was in transition between jobs.” Fortunately for us, “that never happened.” Now, he enjoys working at Amsterdam “because it’s not your typical bar. We offer different theme nights, drink specials and a variety of people come here.” Not to mention, they have “one of the largest screens to watch football.” Although Marco is always working, he does try to get some time to himself now and again. His favorite past time is working on his graphic design portfolio. However, he also enjoys working out, watching prime-time TV, and having dinner with friends. “My favorite food is Mexican—the way my mother would make it.” You can see Marco at Amsterdam Tuesday and Friday nights, Thursdays for lunch, and Sunday for brunch. While your there, try one of his margaritas. “I love making margaritas. I make them as I would make them for me—STRONG!”

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¡Me siento bendecido de ser quien soy Texto completo de la carta pública divulgada este lunes por el cantante Ricky Martin sobre su homosexualidad. Carta de Ricky Martin En los últimos meses me di a la tarea de escribir mis memorias. Un proyecto que sabia seria uno verdaderamente importante para mi porque desde que escribí la primera frase me di cuenta que sería la herramienta que ayudaría a liberarme de cosas que venía cargando desde hace mucho tiempo. Cosas que pesaban demasiado. Escribiendo este minucioso inventario de mi vida, me acerque a mis verdades. Y esto es de celebrar! Si existe un lugar que me llena porque estremece mis emociones, es el escenario, es mi vicio. La música el espectáculo, el aplauso, estar frente a un público me hace sentir que soy capaz de cualquier cosa. Es un tipo de adrenalina y euforia que no quiero que deje de correr por mis venas jamás. Si ustedes, el público y la musa me lo permiten, espero seguir en los escenarios muchos años más. Pero hoy la serenidad me lleva a un lugar muy especial, uno de reflexión, comprensión y mucha iluminación. ¡Me siento libre! Y lo quiero compartir. Mucha gente me dijo que no era importante hacerlo, que no valía la pena, que todo lo que trabaje y todo lo que había logrado se colapsaría. Que muchos en este mundo no estarían preparados para aceptar mi verdad, mi naturaleza. Y como estos consejos venían de personas que amo con locura, decidí seguir adelante con mi “casi verdad”. MUY MAL. Dejarme seducir por el miedo fue un verdadero sabotaje a mi vida. Hoy me responsabilizo 28 davidatlanta

por completo de todas mis decisiones, y de todas mis acciones. Y si me preguntaran el día de hoy ¿Ricky, a que le tienes miedo? Les contestaría - “a la sangre que corre por las calles de los países en Guerra, a la esclavitud sexual infantil, al terrorismo, al cinismo de algunos hombres en el poder, al secuestro de la fe”. Pero miedo a mi naturaleza, a mi verdad? NO MAS! Al contrario, estas me dan valor y firmeza. Justo lo que necesito para mi y para los míos, y más ahora que soy padre de 2 criaturas que son seres de luz. Tengo que estar a su altura. Seguir viviendo como lo hice hasta hoy, seria opacar indirectamente ese brillo puro con el cual mis hijos han nacido. BASTA YA! LAS COSAS TIENEN QUE CAMBIAR! Estoy claro que esto no se supone que pasara hace 5 ni hace 10 años atrás . Esto se supone que pasara hoy. Hoy es mi día, este es mi tiempo, mi momento. Que pasara de ahora en adelante? Quién sabe. Solo me puedo enfocar en lo que estoy viviendo ahora. Estos años en silencio y reflexión me han fortalecido y me recordaron que el amor vive dentro de mí, que la aceptación la encuentro en mi interior, y que la verdad solo trae la calma. Hoy para mí el significado de la felicidad toma otra dimensión Ha sido un proceso muy intenso, angustiante y doloroso pero también liberador. Les juro que cada palabra que están leyendo aquí nace de amor, purificación, fortaleza, aceptación y desprendimiento. Que escribir estas líneas es el acercamiento a mi paz interna, parte vital de mi evolución. Hoy ACEPTO MI HOMOSEXUALIDAD como un regalo que me da la vida. ¡Me siento bendecido de ser quien soy!RM (Ricky Martin).................got leche?.


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MAN WHO LAUNCHED FUN-DERWEAR CRAZE INTRODUCES HIS NEW UNDERWEAR COLLECTION, PISS & VINEGAR Jason Sutherland, the man who helped launch the fun-derwear industry with Ginch Gonch, the unapologetically sassy underwear and lounge-wear company, has created a new brand of provocative gear. In its campaign tag line, Piss & Vinegar playfully asks guys “do you think you have enough?” It’s a double meaning referring to both their target consumers’ gumption and their ability to fill their briefs. It’s also a clear indication that though Sutherland may have left his bratty baby behind – he founded Ginch Gonch in 2003 the spirited candor he used to propel his original brand to prominence, remains. Piss & Vinegar is, however, more grown-up than Sutherland’s past creations. There is underlying message in the line; one that encourages guys to appreciate what life has to offer and work hard to live life to its fullest potential. In other words: “grab life by the balls”. 36 davidatlanta

Made from a breathable, body-conforming stretch fabric (94% Su Pima cotton/6% Lycra), the first collections in the Piss & Vinegar collection will be the “I Love…” line including the controversial ‘I Love Jesus’ and ‘I Love Buddha’ briefs. Designs are available in a brief, boxer brief, low rise brief, and jock strap. All feature the signature 1 1/4 inch microfiber elastic logo waistband with the stylishly bold scripted logo. “We chose to introduce the ‘I Love…’ with Jesus and Buddha because whether you subscribe to their doctrines or not, there is no denying that each man became an icon by living his life to the fullest and living it from the heart,” explained Mr. Sutherland at this morning’s announcement.


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the Brent Star report WHO’S IN TO BLOW UP RABBIT’ DOLLS? It’s ok to take a chance on things. Just ask Blakes. I’m sure they’ve never been happier about their decision to take a chance on the Armorettes (check out their show every Sunday). Their annual ‘Easter Drag Races’ was a monster hit! Held in the empty parking lot behind Blakes on Piedmont, and let me tell ya’, this event is a little different than how I used to celebrate Easter growing up. Like the condom inflation contest, I didn’t ‘get’ to do that as a kid, but just by using those condoms I knew that this event would be safe! Speaking of condoms in the parking lot behind a gay bar, the first Armorette I saw was Trashetta Galore! She might be ‘trashy’ but I see her as ‘Happy Galore’ because she’s always smiling or laughing. I’m glad I didn’t get stung by Bumblebee Toonahead as I crossed over to the other side to get me a drank. Child you should see this crowd! So many men-ses walking around wearing 5 feet high bonnets. My favorite was probably the one worn by SoFonda Cox where she had a massive Easter basket with purple cotton grass and eggs that light up. Alllllllright Ms SoFonda! I really enjoyed the hula hoop contest…um…especially the winner who reminded me of Rickey Martin (you know, the one who SHOCKED the nation with his recent ‘coming out’ announcement), he was really trying to keep that hoop going by thrusting that pelvis back and forth just like Martin did during the “She Bangs” video. I liked it because it felt like it was right in my face, bang! Bang! bang! Oh sorry…back to the report.... um, yea and cover girl Wild Cherry Sucret (WHERE do these folks get their names?!!!) was there on top of her emceeing skills she’s known for with her partner in crime who’s no less cause she’s Knomie Moore! They had all kinds of crazy contests on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon but I had to go pee, so I went inside Blakes where it was stoopid packed. They had the events on the big screens I guess for the girls who didn’t want to get sunburn. Later I went downstairs where the music was completely different but same overly packed and just as gay especially with Dj Bill Berdeaux’s fun over the top video mixes! Then as if one of those blow up rabbit dolls that Blakes had displayed around the bar came off the wall and ran in front of me pointing at his watch to remind 42 davidatlanta

me to HURRY because I’m performing at Burkharts’ special 7pm show. First off, it was fun to work with Pamela Anderson again (Heather Daniels), the girls where in aw of her Bob Mackie type costumes! Host Mary Edith Pitts was in good spirits as it turned out to be a good crowd for a 7pm show and to later see the crowd grow even bigger by the second show. Alicia Kelly worked it out for the kids with her Patti LaBelle number! Queen of the Jungle, Niesha Dupree, was in the second show and INSISTED on calling me Stasha Sanchez (Miss Gay USofA 2009). As a matter of fact, I’m about to call Ms Sanchez now and see how SHE feels about that! Until next week, don’t read the girls, read the Brent Star Report!

Quote of the Week:  

“Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”

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Mondays at Blakes, Tuesdays at SHOUT, Thursdays at Café Con Leche (Heretic) with free tequila shots, Saturdays at Tijuana Garage, Sunday brunch at Las Margaritas and everywhere else that pays!


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travel WATERMARK, MARK BAKER RETURN FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF GAY DAY

They’re baaaaack! And just in time for the historic 20th anniversary of the original Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom. The event has since turned into the largest annual multi-day gathering of gays and lesbians in the nation, drawing an estimated 150,000 from around the globe. Legendary party producer Mark Baker and Watermark Media are teaming up to help make this year’s anniversary event the biggest and best yet— with a full-throttle four-day lineup of unbelievable, nearly non-stop parties. Beyond belief is where Baker’s parties have always begun, and this year he plans to knock it out of the STRATOSPHERE! As many of you are painfully aware, things didn’t exactly go that well last year when the big themepark-based events were under different management. But rest assured, Baker and Watermark have reclaimed the weekend’s nighttime parties, as well as a new host hotel with jam-packed pool parties. Sure, the Colosseum party at Hard Rock Live, Beach Ball at Typhoon Lagoon and Stars Party at Universal Studios were pretty cool and all a few years back. But beginning on Thursday, June 3rd, Baker is destined to make history yet again when he unveils an allnew platter of over-the-top parties he’s christened ‘WONDERLAND Orlando.’ Baker is also partnering with Watermark for the weekend’s marquee event, STRATOSPHERE PARTY, debuting at Universal Studios Florida on Saturday night. The park’s Music Plaza will be transformed into Party Central with world-renowned DJ/producer Tony Moran. Local favorites Miss Sammy, Carol Lee and Tweeka will team up with some ‘surprise guests’ to serve as official greeters, with their shenanigans broadcast on huge video screens. And no less than four amazing attractions will be open for the exclusive use of STRATOSPHERE partiers. You’ve imagined corkscrewing 17-stories above the dance floor on a 65-mph rollercoaster—now it’s for real! Interstellar space travel takes skill, though, so be smart and start with a pre-flight training exercise on Thursday night at the House of Blues where international superstar DJs Chus & Ceballos will helm the controls. Friday is all about ‘getting the party started’ at the recently renovated Holiday Inn—the Mark Baker Events Host Hotel. This hotel is way more luxurious than its name implies, and is conveniently located on Disney property. An eclectic mix of DJ talent from across the country 44 davidatlanta

will play all day by the pool and into the evening at the fabulous BoiParty.com Lounge, free and open throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon, get into a little bit of paradise when DJ Roland Belmares takes the stage at the PARADISO pool party (hosted by Atlanta’s Joining Hearts) at the Mark Baker Events Host Hotel. After the STRATOSPHERE PARTY, Alyson Calagna and Paulo will be your designated DJ pilots at MIND CONTROL for Saturday Late Night. Alyson and Paulo will keep the music pumping until the sun comes up. The MBE Host Hotel-Holiday Inn is where Host Hotel guests catch the only shuttle running to Arabian Nights both Saturday and Sunday nights. Sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Well, not exactly, but you know the drill. Sunday, starts out at the MBE Host Hotel’s SPUNK-Y pool party (hosted by Edison Farrow/SoBe Social Club) featuring one of the Circuit’s pioneering DJs, David Knapp, which is provocatively billed as an “Adult Swim 4 Bad Boyz Only.” Sunday night, South Florida’s hometown hero, DJ Abel, makes his triumphant return to perform at the new FASSCINATION party at Hard Rock Live. This is the Mark Baker spectacle party where you don’t just hear the music—you see the music. And if you’re a true diehard (and you know you are), don’t miss BLACK OUT at Arabian Nights where DJs Hector Fonseca and Theresa invite you to “explore seductive, raw sensuality”. With thousand of sexy people on the dance floor you know want to BLACK OUT! When you’re still groovin’ to that very last beat on Monday morning, congratulations trooper— mission complete! You may now return home where you’ll have approximately 360 days to rest up while Mark Baker and Watermark figure out how on earth they’re going to top all this again next year. For Stratosphere Party info and tickets, check out WatermarkOnline.com. And for the entire WONDERLAND*Orlando lineup and Host Hotel information, visit MarkBakerEvents.com. No matter how many times you’ve been to Orlando, this June, make sure you’re in O-town when the new WONDERLAND Orlando weekend takes off.


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Front Runners Atlanta Wednesday Run. John Howell Park 869 Virginia Ave. 6:30 pm www.frontrunnersatlanta.org

Thu, April 15

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming GA Tech Aquatic Center 750 Ferst Dr. 7:30 pm Swim training and workouts for swimmers of all levels. www.atlantarainbowtrout.com

Fri, April 16

Atlanta Rainbow Trout: Swimming & Water Polo GA Tech Aquatic Ctr. 750 Ferst Dr. 7:30 pm Development of future team members for ART Water Polo team www.atlantarainbowtrout.com

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Women’s Outdoor Network Join our weekend Fit Club for women who want to reach their personal fitness goals. Locations and times vary each week. For info, contact Alison: Alison.hall@suntrust.com www.wonatlanta.com Front Runners Atlanta Saturday Run. John Howell Park 869 Virginia Ave. 8:00 am www.frontrunnersatlanta.org Weight Watchers with ALHI Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative 1530 Dekalb Ave Atlanta 8:00 am Join us for a weigh in and a meeting. www. thehealthinitiative.org Flag Football with NFFLA Candler Park 585 Candler Park Dr. 9:45 am Games every Saturday throughout the Spring/Summer season. www.nffla.com 46 davidatlanta

Atlanta Bucks Rugby: ‘Purple Dress Run’ Recruitment Blake’s 227 10th St. 8:00 pm Join the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club as they host a sign up and recruitment event for their upcoming fundraiser, the Purple Dress Run on May 1. For info: www. Join our weekend Fit Club for women who want to reach their atlantabucksrugby.org personal fitness goals. Locations and times vary each week. For info, contact Alison: Front Runners Atlanta Alison.hall@suntrust.com Monday Run. 905 Juniper www.wonatlanta.com St. 7:15 pm frontrunnersatlanta.org Atlanta Rainbow Trout: Swimming, Water Polo, Diving GA Tech Aquatic Ctr. 750 Ferst Atlanta Rainbow Trout: Dr. Atlanta 11:00 am-2:00 pm Swimming & Water Polo Train and practice in all three GA Tech Aquatic Ctr. 750 divisions with others in all skill Ferst Dr. 7:30 pm levels. Development of future Swimming: 11-12:30 team members for ART Water Polo: 11-12:30 Water Polo team Diving: 12:30-2:00 (Diving atlantarainbowtrout.com Membership & Insurance required) For more info: www. Front Runners Atlanta atlantarainbowtrout.com Wednesday Run. John Howell Park 869 Virginia Game Day Ave. 6:30 pm Woofs 2425 Piedmont Rd. 12:00 pm frontrunnersatlanta.org Come watch the games at Atlanta’s only gay sports bar. www.woofsatlanta.com

Atlanta Tennis Team Association Open Play Glenlake Tennis Ctr. 1121 Church St. Decatur 1:00 pm $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. Free for first-timers. Improve your play with other members of all skill levels. This is a doubles-only activity. www.slice.atta.org

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something about life

by Nico Ramos

“When you are content to be yourself, and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you” Lao-tzu Tao Te Ching

We all have heard of the phrase, “We are our own worst enemies.” Sadly, we never hear the phrase “We are our own best friends.” We are always searching for something to complete us, waiting for something  to make us happy. And in that search we make a lot of ties to people and we think those ties are knotted safely. How many times have we put all of our hopes in someone else? And when situations spin into a Tornado of disappointment, the wind thus blows everything into our own faces. Often we are left picking up the debris, we are left trying to re-tie that knot.

that sense of failure that propels us into the cycle of searching for something   tangible to fill our voids. I wonder, through all that searching, how come we never find ourselves? Why do we throw ourselves aside and hope for someone or something to claim us? Maybe we are our own worst enemies. But we all  know…enemies can become friends. Next time we find ourselves searching for our next relationship or past time to distract us from the void that seems to represent a sense of incompleteness that is ever  ubiquitous in our lives, remember, in the end, only we can make ourselves smile.

Maybe we can be our own best friends, after all, its never too late for patch work in our lives that can cover our various holes, There is no better person to patch you up on this earth then you. So Maybe we think it is something else that will complete once we make ourselves complete, once we go us, maybe its  hanging on a rack in a store, or in the job from semi circle, to full-blown circle, we can find you hope to be doing, either way aren’t we all trying to someone or something else who is complete. And find something to complete us, we are all searching. maybe is willing we can form a chain and chains Maybe that is why we are so afraid of the dark. After all are much harder to break. After all, unlike knots, that searching, we still haven’t turned on the light. We chains never come loose. have failed to metaphorically illuminate our lives. It is

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FLOWER POWER Oprah’s Florist On the Perfect Bouquet

By Stephen Meisel

Life as Robert Gonzalez knew it changed when he was asked to create weekly floral pieces for Oprah Winfrey and her Harpo Studio offices. Now a bon a fide celebrity florist, Gonzalez has done arrangements for the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Barbara Walters, and even President Barrack Obama. What’s your favorite late spring flower? I love lilacs, in all shades, for their fragrance and their romantic beauty. Sadly, they only bloom for a few short weeks so I always try to use them in as many of my projects as possible while they’re available. What’s your favorite summer flower? The Delilah is my favorite summer bloom. They also come in many shades and they are simply intoxicating. The size of the bloom is about 10’ to 12”, a very impressive flower to present in a bouquet. I always find the best specimens in New York City. How does one make a great bouquet?  A substantial and lush bouquet requires about 24 stems. I always encourage novices to use the same flower in their bouquet. What flowers work best in a bouquet?

Is there an “in” color and flower for this season?  Flowers reflect what is ‘in’ in fashion. Last season, pinks and blues were popular. Hydrangeas, muscari, delphinium, and hyacinth in chocolate brown vases or silk cover boxes were all the rage. This season we’re seeing more antique colors like butter cream yellow and pale apricot. Are there any other exciting trends that you’re seeing this season? Apricots and peaches are coming back very strong What’s your favorite bouquet to create? I love a simple bouquet of tulips or Delilahs. What are the most popular flowers for gay weddings? Roses, of course. Sweethearts usually choose the garden rose, tea rose, sweetheart rose or the classic rose. What’s Oprah’s favorite bouquet? I find Oprah tends to be less visual, more oratorical. She loves brilliantly fragrant flowers.

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by Lucy

Aries

March 21st-April 19th This is not the time for new projects -- your energy is better spent on finishing stuff up so you can start afresh in the near future. Things are still pretty good for you, so it’s time to clean house!

Taurus

April 20th-May 20th Your dream projects are moving a little closer to reality this week -- but only if you provide the motivational force! You shouldn’t fear rejection or disbelief, and most people are ready for nearly anything.

Gemini

May 21st-June 21st You’re not exactly frustrated or despondent, but you do want to see some changes happen. Now is the time to think big and try to plot out the course of the next phase of your life.

Libra

September 23rd-October 22nd You’ve got too much stuff going on right now, and it’s time to drop a few activities if you can. You can return to them in the near future, when your energy levels return to normal (more or less).

Scorpio

October 23rd-November 21st You’re filled with creative energy just when most other people are droopy and barely awake. It’s a great time to sneak away by yourself or with those few others who are still energized, and make something beautiful.

Sagittarius

Cancer

November 22nd-December 21st You need to sequester yourself for a bit and think things through -- your mental energy is just right for introspection and review. If you need to bounce ideas off another, that can be arranged.

Leo

December 22nd-January 19th Now is a great time to indulge your musical side. You’ve got more creative energy than most of the people around you, and you can make the most of it in a way that might impress someone close.

June 22nd-July 22nd Though you feel a surge of fantastic energy coursing through your mind, it may lead to serious distraction. Try not to worry too much about what’s going on outside your zone of comfort. July 23rd-August 22nd You and your creative friends are all in the right place to make something special happen. It could be an event, something arty or just a grand social gesture that resonates for a long time to come.

Virgo

August 23rd-September 23rd It’s an extremely slow time for everyone but you, so see if you can get folks to plod along behind you while you race ahead and get all the important work done. They can thank you later!

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Aquarius

January 20th-February 18th Your credit card may deceive you this week, so you need to be sure that you’re not just spending on autopilot. It’s a good time to keep your wallet locked up, actually, if that’s possible.

Pisces

February 19th-March 20th Spend some quality time alone this later week -- you deserve some quiet time! If it can’t be arranged, you should still be in a good mood, as your positive energy is overflowing and impressing coworkers and family members alike.


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Of course I am crazy; I am dating you. Just because you have a body, does not mean you should show it. No, your stomach is not growling from hunger. It is saying, “stop stretching me out.” If it’s a choice between you and the cookies…it’s the cookies. I swear, your not the sharpest tool in the shed. I think you would loose a checkers match to a smart bra. Just because I got drunk and gave you a blow job doesn’t mean that I want to be friends. “I’m not a tease, I am just a reminder of what you can’t have.”

“You know the bars with the wide-open windows at the street? Sometimes I wish I could just push you out of one.” Did you tell me gay men were flighty or floozies? I can’t remember, either way…they both work. Does anyone actually know when pride even is? When do I tell my friends to book their flight? Tis tis. Why do so many of the drag performers in the city have so many ‘modifications?’ Do you not live as a boy? Gay republicans are the political equivalent of a battered wife. Someone please tell me where a guy can go in this community where people will show an interest in me as a person. I’m tired of the first line being “wanna fuck,” or “wanna get fucked up.” Where can I find average people for friendship? I know it’s Spring, but wearing a tight shirt and looking good in it are two different things.

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