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Openly gay director Lee Daniels will present the Ally For Equality Award to actress Mo’Nique. The actress won an Academy Award for her role in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire, directed by Daniels. “We think this is a grand slam,” HRC Atlanta co-chair Julie Wood told Fenuxe. Daniels, who received the Visibility Award at last year’s national HRC dinner, was more than happy to stand by his friend Mo’Nique. “Lee speciﬁcally asked to speak for Mo’Nique because of the special relationship they have,” said HRC Atlanta co-chair Matthew Garrett. “I think the duo is going to be really impactful to the attendees.” HRC national president Joe Solmonese will also be addressing the audience, but it’s not all about the star power. Two local men will be singled out for their accomplishments as well. Jeff Cleghorn will be honored for his efforts in the successful ﬁght against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Also, Positive Impact founder and CEO Paul Plate will receive recognition for his role in the success of the HIV/AIDS outreach organization.
This year’s HRC dinner will give everyone a chance to celebrate the successes of the past year including the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal and the reintroduction of an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate. But as always, there will be a focus on the work ahead. A signiﬁcant part of the work involves getting our personal stories out there, which HRC is encouraging with the “Our Stories” dinner theme. Five videos will be shown of LGBT community members and allies talking about their experiences. “It’s a big step beyond being just visible because it’s those stories that change the hearts and minds of lawmakers and our neighbors and people in our workplace,” says HRC’s Wood. And with that message in mind, attendees will walk away from the night of glitz, glam and good deeds with a goal to tell their own stories and celebrate even more successes next year. 24th Annual Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner & Auction Saturday, May 14, 2011 Atlanta Marriott Marquis VIP Reception: 5PM | Silent Auction: 6PM Dinner: 7:30PM Tickets available at www.atlantahrcdinner.org
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Take Yo Mama Out All Night! Everyone always pays attention to the guy who brings his mom to the gay bar. But better than the attention is the bonding experience you can have by showing your mom a night she won’t forget. And with Mother’s Day approaching on May 8, there’s no better time to plan the proper Mom-centric gay night out. You don’t want to scare her off by starting the night doing body shots off of an oiled up go-go boy named Brock. Hit up Mixx for a martini and some early evening relaxation courtesy of pianist David Reeb. Once hunger hits, you need to take her to a place that’s a) fun, b) gayer than Disney on Ice and c) run by a gay guy and his mama. Bingo! You’re taking her to Las Margaritas. Once Oscar and Mama have bid you goodbye from their table up front, the porch at Joe’s is calling your names. Grab drinks and have her guess which waiter is the straight one. This is how all sons bond with their mothers. Then it’s time for some homosexual book learnin’. And the only thing better than having her tell that guy at Joe’s that she liked his broach is bringing your half-sloshed mother into Outwrite.
It’s almost 11PM and it’s time for your mom’s ﬁrst drag show, so off to Blake’s you go. Grab a spot near the front because Kitty LeClaw will surely point you both out. And your mother will have the story to tell at your wedding about getting tore up from the ﬂoor up while being interrogated by the lovely Ms. Kitty. If mom is still standing and the Medic Alert people haven’t been notiﬁed yet, the VIP booth at Jungle is in order. Because there’s no reason your mom shouldn’t know every word to “S&M.” After you’re done explaining “sex in the air,” and why Rihanna loves the smell of it, it’s time to call it a night. The next day on the phone, she’ll claim she was “overserved” and you’ll tell her about laying her head on that bear’s chest. Just be prepared for some lingering questions before she hangs up. Like why all the women were so tall and wore so much makeup.
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, sometimes the best things the world has to oﬀer come to Atlanta instead of us having to travel to find them. Case in point is the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival taking place throughout Midtown on May 19 to May 22, a weekend of culinary pampering unlike any in the country. The festival focuses on the food and beverage traditions of the South as well as other “Souths” around the world, from south of the border to the south of Italy. And when we say it takes place throughout Midtown, we mean everywhere in the gay playground – the Loews Hotel, W Atlanta Midtown, Margaret Mitchell House, Four Seasons, numerous restaurants and even scattered throughout our streets. It will be like if Top Chef All-Stars were ﬁlmed in Midtown, had over 50 contestants and only lasted 3 days. “I think it’s just great for Atlanta,” says chef and festival participant Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak and Krog Bar. “It’s the biggest thing that Atlanta’s seen in awhile.” The activities were expertly designed by the Festival Founders Council, a who’s who of the region’s culinary rock stars. After an opening reception at a secret location (festival organizers, talent and $2,500 ticket buyers only!) on Thursday night, the taste bud debauchery begins the following morning.
The festival’s offerings reﬂect three themes – Old Traditions, New Traditions and Imports & Inspirations. Old Traditions covers anything from Sunday suppers to distilling moonshine. New Traditions involves the chefs, mixologists and growers leading the way forward in areas like food carts and molecular cocktails. Wines and spirits from southern regions around the world will be featured as part of the Imports & Innovations track. Ticket prices vary from $75 for a couple of hours in the tasting tents and street carts all up the way up to the $2,500 “Connoisseur Package.” This biggie includes access to the aforementioned opening reception, the chance to cook, shake, stir and toast with the pros and a laundry list of other indulgences. It’s shaping up to be a culinary weekend without rival and another reason why our fair city is inching up the list of the world’s acclaimed foodie destinations. Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 19 – May 22, 2011 Tickets available at www.atlantafoodandwinefestival.com
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Your gay guide to the summer's top travel destinations. THE WORLD’S BORDERS continue to open up for us.
With changing attitudes about our community comes more safe, open-minded environments in which we can be ourselves – and even (gasp!) hold our partner’s hand in public.
What better time than the summer travel season to Xplore this broadening spectrum of possibilities within our grasp? So we present to you an expanded version of our Xplore section with an in-depth look at a destination to fit every type of trip, whether you’ve got a day to kill or you’ve got ten of them. Enjoy Fenuxe’s 2011 Summer Travel Guide. And here’s to a season full of open roads, open skies and open minds!
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Why stay in a boring hotel when you can check into one of the many gay friendly bed and breakfast houses? Notable among them are the Victorian mansions in the historic district like Park Avenue Manor and Azalea Inn & Gardens. When it’s time for dinner, choose one of the many top notch restaurants the city has to offer. You probably already know about Lady & Sons, celebrity chef Paula Deen’s ﬂagship restaurant. But make sure to try the gay friendly 606 East Café, conveniently located downtown. After dinner, brace yourself for a ghost tour. You can board an actual hearse and ride through the streets of Savannah while your driver details horriﬁc stories of murder, mayhem and the Civil War. You’ll learn there are enough skeletons in Savannah to populate every closet south of Macon. Then shake off the chills with a few cocktails and dancing at Club One, a gay bar one block from the river. They also have drag shows and occasional theater productions in the early evening. Or for a quieter atmosphere in a gay setting to end your night, stop by Blaine’s Back Door, a cozy laid back bar with a neighborhood feel to it. Upon an early rise the next morning and breakfast at your B&B, ride out to Tybee Island to ﬁnd some white sand and breakers. The beaches are beautiful and the water is refreshing. Lunch will surely beckon after your morning on the beach and some shopping at the many souvenir shops and galleries on the island. Café Loco, located just after you cross the bridge onto the island, is excellent. The shrimp boats bring their catch straight to their private dock and the crab cakes are to die for. If you don’t give in to the temptation to stay another night – and you will certainly want to – you can be back in Atlanta in time for the Armorettes at Burkhart’s.
The Long Weekend:
IF YOU’VE GOT some off days to burn coming up, the time is right to book a long weekend trip to Las Vegas – home of just the right amount of debauchery and excess for a blowout gay weekend. With just over a four-hour ﬂight to make and a threehour time change, you can be wheels up after a relaxing breakfast in Atlanta then be checked in and on the prowl for a party in Vegas by noon. It’s a laid back atmosphere for gay visitors to Vegas, so you won’t have to worry much about booking your stay in a non-gay-friendly hotel. “Come as you are” is the overall way of the city. But if you prefer accommodations speciﬁcally for us, try the Blue Moon Resort just off the strip. It’s the city’s only hotel exclusively for gay men and features a can’t-miss lagoon style pool and cascading waterfall. The summer gay party season is in full swing at the city’s seemingly unlimited number of opulent hotels. Hit up the luxury-laden Bare Pool Lounge for Heaven, their gay dance party going down on the last Saturday of each month. Everyone wakes up and does it all over again on Sunday, with popular pool parties at the Rumor Boutique Hotel and the Luxor drawing the gays their way. And a massive gay dance fest called Matinee Las Vegas comes to the city on 4th of July weekend. You won’t ﬁnd anything resembling a Vegas gayborhood, but the closest thing to it would be an area of town nicknamed The Fruit Loop. It’s populated by a gay bookstore and gay clubs including the swanky Piranha Nightclub. If you like your edges a little more rough, visit the collection of bars in The Commercial Center District – just keep your wits about you. Don’t forget the shows in residence including Celine Dion, Elton John, The Lion King and several different Cirque du Soliel productions to choose from. So the opportunities available for an unforgettable three or four-day gay stay in Vegas are clearly abundant. The trick is ﬁtting all the clubs, parties and shows in before you board the ﬂight back home to Atlanta. Oh yeah, and we hear people gamble there too.
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The celebrated city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is just a four-hour ﬂight away from Atlanta. It’s quickly overtaking Cancun and Puerto Vallarta as the gay Mexico destination of choice. Beauty is in the name and in the air at the elite Villa Bellissima. The immaculate hillside villa is welcoming to all, including the occasional celebrity. Gaze out on the Paciﬁc from the terrace or allow the bright Baja light to shine in on you through the large expanses of glass surrounding you in your roomy paradise. Just make sure to soak in the sun down by the inﬁnity swimming pools. While the temptation to lounge all day in the sun getting girl-drink-drunk will be hard to resist, there are sights to see outside of your villa – speciﬁcally where the Paciﬁc Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is the calling card of the city, welcoming all who arrive. The uniquely stunning rock formation is a must-see and is frequented not only by sightseers but sea lions and other marine life as well. Cabo nightlife doesn’t get going until late, so rest up and relax for awhile before venturing out into the night. Look for the rainbow ﬂag in the window of Hangover Bar and stop in for a drink at the laidback locale, then follow the sound of the pumping music a few blocks down the street at Los Jarros for some classic gay dance beats. If you’re looking for a more upscale night out, check out Friday nights at Passion Club at the ME Cabo resort. It’s an unofﬁcial gay night but one which attracts a sizable crowd of chic partygoers. After a week of sun, sand and unforgettable sights, you’ll be well rested and ready to revel your Atlanta family with your tales from Cabo.
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Tasmania FOR YOUR EXTRA long excursion, you need more time to plan so it’s the trip you’ll never forget. Lucky for you, Australia’s summers are from December to February, so the time is right to start arranging your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the island of Tasmania. Distant locales call for more effort on your travels, so be prepared for a full 24 hours of ﬂying before you get to Hobart International Airport. But don’t worry, the payoff is worth it. Like most places in the world, “Tassie” was not always gay-friendly. But locals have turned a corner in recent years and have made the island a welcome place for gay residents and travelers alike. You’ll be traveling all over the island during your stay but check into the Henry Jones Art Hotel during your stay in the capitol city of Hobart. This former jam factory-turned-ﬁrst class hotel is right on the waterfront overlooking Sullivan’s Cove and is Australia’s ﬁrst dedicated art hotel. Nightlife is within walking distance of the Henry Jones, like the Hope & Anchor Tavern, who host a gay night on Sundays. Just a few blocks away is the dance club Lalaland, who are always welcoming of anyone but have speciﬁc gay nights every other Saturday. But there’s more to Tasmania’s charm than nightlife – there’s the wildlife. Freycinet National Park is a twoand-a-half hour drive up the coast from Hobart and is famous for the turquoise water and white sandy beaches of Wineglass Bay. There are also award-winning wineries up and down the east coast of Tasmania. Tasmania offers all you can imagine for the adventurous gay soul who is ready for the trip of a lifetime. As you make your way back to Hobart at the tail end of your trip, your camera full of unforgettable memories, it will become quickly apparent – the world is changing, and Tasmania’s beauty is matched only by its efforts at opening their arms to us.
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My wok and I have become good friends. I toss some protein (chicken, lean beef or ﬁrm tofu) on high smoke point oil (peanut oil or canola) for two minutes. Add fresh veggies. Toss for two minutes; add peanuts, light soy sauce and sirarcha hot sauce. Serve over instant brown rice. Dinner is ready in fewer than 10 minutes.
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I am glad you asked about healthy, because it is about a life, not a diet. Choose foods that nourish your body and provide you with vitamins and nutrients. Avoid saturated fats, go easy on the salt, have portion control and drink plenty of water. What about snacking? How can we beat the urges to down a bag of chips or a gallon of chocolate ice cream? Choose snacks that are high in nutrients and satiety. One of my personal favorites is peanuts with spicy chili powder and lime. What is a quick, healthy meal to eat when you get home from a long day at work?
Information can often lead to misinformation. When it comes to pasta, select semolina pasta and don’t overcook it. Wheat pasta is high in ﬁber and best when served with red sauce. Whole grain breads provide high ﬁber and nutrients. What is the one thing you want our readers to remember about food and eating healthy? If you don’t have enough time to eat right and work out – make a lot of time for disease in the future. Great choices today will lead to a better life tomorrow.
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Charlie Brown’s Cabaret is back followed by DJ Rob Reum and DJ George Greenlee for this salute to the much-missed Midtown danceclub.
MaYdaY! MaYdaY! COCKTaIlS PleaSe! SHOUT – 5PM
Hit the upper deck of Shout for this beneﬁt for AID Atlanta’s Cotillion featuring giveaways, prizes, discounted cocktails and DJ Todd Skelton.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
HEATHER McDONALD JOSH WOLF BRAD WOLLACK
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATRE Charge By Phone: 800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.
Ultra: TAURUS 20 April – 20 May Check your passport. You need to be ready for a spur of the moment voyage.
HOrOSCOPeS // May 5 - May 18 CAPRICORN
VIRGO Your friends are looking to you for advice. You don’t have to be Dear Abby all the time.
LIBRA GEMINI All those hopes and dreams are leading you straight to your goal. Keep up the optimism.
There are roads yet to be taken by you. Pack accordingly.
Your plants need watering. Your garden needs weeding. Your lawn needs mowing. Next year, dig it all up and plant a pool!
Your water sign is rising and so is the chlorine content in the pool. Time to buy that new suit.
PISCES CANCER Don’t be intimidated by unexpected inﬂuences. They are blessings in disguise.
LEO Time to be bold when making summer plans. And by bold, I’m talking SPF 75 conditions.
SCORPIO If you’re feeling stuck in neutral, that’s because you’re not getting yourself in gear.
If you are searching for something missing, be sure to consult your GPS before heading in the wrong direction.
SAGITTARIUS Someone’s making promises. Follow your instincts before you believe them.
Your ability to let go and move on is powerful right now. Now you just have to decide which direction to move toward.
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SATURDAY, JULY 30
THE ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER DELUXE ALBUM ANIMAL + CANNIBAL
Charge By Phone: 800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.
IN STORES NOW
IN STORES NOW
Change of Seasons April 17 Georgian Terrace Hotel Joining Heartsâ€™ annual tea dance attracted an even larger crowd this year for an afternoon of music, cocktails and gorgeous weather.
Photo Credit: Chris Roberts
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2011 Armorettes Easter Drag Races April 24
It was a clear, sunny day full of drinks, drag and dazzling Easter bonnets at Burkhartâ€™s for the annual event presented by The Armorettes.
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Freemasons April 22 The Heretic Freemasons attracted a large crowd to the Heretic for this Friday night show benefiting HIV/AIDS non-profit Joining Hearts.
Photo Credit: Chris Roberts
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JULY 17 â€˘ PHILIPS ARENA Charge By Phone: 800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.
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