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People We

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Q-MUSIC: YOUR WINTER LGBTQ PLAYLIST BY GREGG SHAPIRO

THIS WINTER OF 2017/2018, WHETHER YOU’RE ALL BUNDLED UP AND TRUDGING THROUGH SNOW AND ICE OR WEARING BOARD SHORTS AND SOAKING UP THE SUN AT THE BEACH OR POOL, REMEMBER THAT MUSIC MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. With the release of her debut solo disc Change (Kill Rock Stars), Cindy Wilson is now the third member of the legendary B-52s to record a solo album. Fred Schneider led the pack way back in 1984 with an album that didn’t drift too far from the B-52’s path. Schneider changed all that with the punk assault of 1996’s Just Fred. Kate Pierson

followed suit almost 20 years later with 2015’s Guitars and Microphones, displaying another side to the singer/songwriter. All of this is to say that you shouldn’t expect to hear the Cindy Wilson you remember from B-52s’ songs such as “Give Me Back My Man,” “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland,” “Legal Tender” or “Love Shack,” on Change. Closer in mood to the subtle soul drama of “Ain’t It a Shame” (from 1986’s underrated B-52s platter Bouncing Off the Satellites), the 8 | 11.8.17

songs on Change introduce us to a more soft-spoken Wilson who sings these ten songs (two of which are covers) in a breathy belt. The disc opens with “People Are Asking,” a potential activist anthem if there ever was one. Wilson, who has an appreciation for a good beat, invites us to “dance this mess around” again on “No One Can Tell You,” “Stand Back Time,” “Mystic,” “Memory” and the title track. Wilson takes an unexpected experimental rock turn on “Brother,” her interpretation of a song by Athens, Georgia band Oh-OK. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a Led Zeppelin fan, there’s no denying that the band’s former lead vocalist Robert Plant has had a fascinating solo career. His first two albums were wellreceived and are still highly regarded to this day. A latecareer collaboration album with Alison Krauss, 2007’s Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand, marked a new creative period for Plant, including 2014’s excellent lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. Plant’s new album Carry Fire (Nonesuch) finds him once again working with his band the Sensational Space Shifters, and features guest appearances by Chrissie Hynde (vocals on “Bluebirds Over the Mountain”) and Seth Lakeman (the title cut and others). Songs such as “Carving Up The World Again…a wall and not a fence”, “New World…,” “Bones of Saints” find Plant making political statements, while most of the remaining tunes (including “Dance With You Tonight”) can best be described as heartfelt love songs. Collaboration is key on several new releases. Lotta Sea Lice (Matador) is an album by out singer/songwriter

Courtney Barnett (2015’s acclaimed Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.) and ex-War On Drugs guitarist Kurt Vile. Compared to previous efforts by each artist, the disappointing album feels so low energy as almost to be sleep-inducing. Part of the problem is the similar quality of their voices (although Barnett’s is more expressive). Songs such as “Over Everything,” “Blue Cheese,” “Continental Breakfast” and “Peepin’ Tom” prevent the album from being a total loss. Filthy Friends is the kind of band they used to call a supergroup. Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson) and Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks) teamed up to form and record an album, Invitation (Kill Rock Stars) as Filthy Friends. As it was when she sang lead on Sleater-Kinney songs, it’s Tucker’s distinctive voice that steals the focus here on songs including “Faded Afternoon,” the R.E.M.-esque “Any Kind of Crowd,” “No Forgotten Son” and “Makers.”

albums. Potential club-bangers including “Strobelite” (featuring Peven Everett), “Momentz” (featuring De La Soul), “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.), “Sex Murder Party” (featuring Jamie Principle and Zebra Katz) and the Prince-ly “We Got The Power” (featuring Jehnny Beth and Noel Gallagher), definitely have the potential to expand Gorillaz’ audience. Collaborations with Grace Jones (“Charger”) and Mavis Staples (“Let Me Out”) don’t hurt either. More than 20 years ago, electronic music legend Moby detoured into full-fledged rock music on Animal Rights. The trip was short-lived, although Moby continued to incorporate rock elements into his music (see “South Side”). It’s likely that the politically-minded Moby thought he could get his message across in a harder rocking format, and that given the state of things, there aren’t many reasons to dance. The 2016 debut album by Moby & The Void Pacific Choir was titled These Systems Are Failing, and the second album More Songs About the Apocalypse (Mute) maintains the mood on songs such as “All The Hurts We Made”, “Trust”, “If Only A Correction of All We’ve Been”, “Happy Song”, and even the more dance-oriented “In This Cold Place”. Also keep in mind Clara Obscura (Lollipop) by The Relationship (led by Brian Bell of Weezer), the band’s second album and first in seven years, and Gargoyle (PIAS/Heavenly) the fourth album by Mark Lanegan Band led by Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees fame.

Cindy Wilson performs on Nov. 10 at The Earl in Atlanta. Filthy Friends perform on Feb. 2 in Athens at 40 Watt Club and on Feb. 3 in Atlanta at The Earl.

Karen and Ryan Hover, formerly of Candy Claws, are joined by Jacob Graham (ex-The Drums), along with Ben Phelan and Derrick Bozich, to form the new band Sound of Ceres. The Twin (Joyful Noise), the second album from Sound of Ceres, is a dream pop reverie, combing influences ranging from Cocteau Twins to Air. The aptly titled “The Trance”, as well as “Mercury’s Moods” and “Solar Mirror 9”, could keep listeners busy on the dance floor in the three-minute range. Mostly, however, languorous songs such as “Humaniora”, “Gemini Scenic” and “Eden V” sound like they’re meant to be listened to going into or coming out of an altered state of being. Virtual/animated group Gorillaz, led by Blur’s Damon Albarn, returns after seven years with Humanz (WB/Parlophone), one of its most dance-oriented peachATL.com | 9


New Gay In Town: One Cheater. Two Threesomes.

of dread knowing what I’d done, and that I’d soon have to come clean. Luckily, the subject came up naturally. He said he had an inkling that I was up to no good, and I confessed. He wasn’t mad, surprisingly, though he was definitely disappointed. He told me that every guy he’s ever dated always cheated, and he was disappointed that I was no different than the guys in his past. That hurt a lot. Zimbabwe also confessed the “friend” he was hanging out with the previous night was a random guy from Jack’d, and that the guy was obviously interested in more than friendship. I was pissed. Even though I was the cheater, I still felt upset Zimbabwe was meeting up with random guys for “friendship” when they clearly didn’t want friendship. Zimbabwe told me he made it clear to the other guy that he was taken, and nothing transpired, but I still felt like our trust had been broken.

I was full of guilt and regret after cheating on Zimbabwe. I knew I didn’t want to lie about what I’d done, and not confess my actions. I just didn’t know how I would tell him.

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Zimbabwe and I spoke on the phone the next morning after he’d ignored me all night. I knew I wasn’t going to confess cheating over the phone. Zimbabwe agreed to come over later that day. When Zimbabwe came over, I was ecstatic to see him, but also full

Zimbabwe brought up the threesome idea again. I felt guilty for cheating, and I wanted to indulge him. It had always been one of my fantasies to watch my guy with someone else, though I

was skeptical if this fantasy were something I’d actually enjoy in real life, or if it was best kept a fantasy.

fact I had just cheated on him. Our relationship was blemished but not broken.

Zimbabwe really wanted to do anal, and I wasn’t ready. So, I let him invite some other guy over, and watched my boyfriend fuck him. I wasn’t into it at all. Thankfully, I wasn’t jealous or upset; I was just indifferent. I thought letting Zimbabwe have sex with someone else in front of me would alleviate my guilt over cheating, but it didn’t.

Since I felt more comfortable with my man, I wanted to try to have another threesome. This time, I chose the third party, which was a guy I had been talking to before Zimbabwe. This guy was a big, DL, black muscle bear, and I was worried he and Zimbabwe wouldn’t be that into each other since they were so alike and both tops.

Zimbabwe kept trying to get me to participate, but I wasn’t into the guy at all. I stroked his chest and touched his tiny flaccid penis, but I didn’t want to do anything sexual with this guy. The guy could tell I wasn’t into him, and I guess he wasn’t into me either since he tried to lure Zimbabwe away to go home with him so that they could have a threesome with one of his friends.

Weirdly, they got along really well. There were moments where I was starting to feel like the odd one out, but it was still much more enjoyable than the night before. There were also moments where Zimbabwe and I would be so into each other, and just hold each other, and say how much we loved each other, while the other guy was just sitting on the other end of the bed.

Zimbabwe was immediately turned off when the guy tried to oust me from the mix, he ended things, and the guy left. I didn’t know why they suddenly stopped, but Zimbabwe told me what the guy had said about ditching me. It meant a lot to me that Zimbabwe was still loyal to me and cared for me, despite the

The threesome was fun. Unfortunately, I did discover the part of his personality, he warned me about was true. I was dating a sex addict.

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Time to Wrap Up Your Skin BY MIK HYLDEBRANDT

There is a chill in the air, and the cooler weather not only means you need to dress warmer, but also that you need to change up your skincare routine to combat the effects of the cold weather. [Fact Box] Did You Know… • Cold weather and heated indoors both suck the moisture from your skin • First signs are dry and dull looking skin • More severe effects are itchy and irritated skin • Certain skin conditions can worsen in the wintertime Switch to a milder cleanser You need to preserve your natural skin oils in the best way possible as they hold on to the moisture in your skin. Switch your cleanser to a milder version, which cleanses gently without stripping the skin. Annmarie Aloe Herb Cleanser, $30

Use a barrier cream Your skin may need an extra defense against the cold to build a barrier against it efficiently. Apart from being a great moisturizer, this one has been officially approved by an arctic expedition – how’s that for a barrier against the cold! Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $27.50

Always moisturize after shaving After shaving your skin is ‘open’ and sensitive, so it’s essential that you nourish the skin properly. Skip the alcohol aftershave splash, and switch to a calming and moisturizing balm. L’Occitane After Shave Balm, $34

Consider a protective skin serum A skin serum is very much like underwear – it’s an extra layer under what you usually wear. A skin serum can effectively moisturize and protect the skin depending on what you want from it. This one has protective and anti-aging benefits. Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum, $60

Use a facial oil Oils occur naturally in your skin, but you can wash them away, and cold weather can challenge them as well. Using a face oil is an excellent addition to your skincare routine because it deeply nourishes your skin. Doubles as a perfect remedy for your beard too! Jack Black Epic Moisture Nourishing Oil, $32 14 | 11.08.17

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People We

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Should Know By Mik Hyldebrandt

Rick Westbrook – Executive Director, Lost-n-Found Youth

Nicole Roebuck – Executive Director, AID Atlanta

Since Lost-n-Found Youth was born in 2011, Rick Westbrook has been involved with the nonprofit that provides crisis support and transitional housing for LGBTQ youth between the ages 13 to 25. Notable accomplishments under Westbrook’s leadership include the renovation of a Juniper Street house to be used as transitional housing for LGBTQ youth facing adversity, an expanded street outreach program, and a thriving thrift store on Chantilly Drive.

As the Executive Director, Nicole Roebuck heads the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in Georgia. Under her leadership, AID Atlanta has expanded its services to include not only individual case management but also mental health, housing and clinical care services for over 3,200 members annually. She also leads numerous initiatives that deal with breaking stigmas and provide training and education for people affected by HIV or AIDS. The AIDS Walk & 5K Run in October is the primary fundraiser for the organization. aidatlanta.org

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Ryan Roemerman – Executive Director, LGBT Institute

Mary Edith Pitts – Drag and Makeup Artist Extraordinaire

As an essential civil rights landmark in Atlanta, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opened its very own LGBT Institute in the summer of 2015. Ryan Roemerman has led the institute since its inauguration, and he has effectively made LGBT rights part of the center’s educational programming. Other vital initiatives launched under his leadership are the first Southern Survey of LGBT people and annual symposiums and forums dedicated to exploring LGBTQ issues.

With over 25 years in drag, she is known as Atlanta’s camp queen of comedy. If you’ve been fortunate to see her perform at one of Atlanta’s many drag queen venues, including the Starlight Cabaret, East Point Possums, and the Armorettes, you know her performances have bite, raunch, and a lot of humor. Mary Edith Pitts is also known for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy, local nonprofits by merely donating her tips. When she doesn’t perform as MEP, her alter ego, Richard works as a makeup artist for the booming film industry in the city.

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J. Tyler - Rapper In a genre that is rarely associated with gay, J. Tyler is making his mark as an out and gay rapper. His style is fast-paced, witty, and edgy, and you should definitely check out his YouTube where he shows off his incredible talent with his takes on hip-hop and rap tunes. And more importantly, you can download his excellent EP “Prelude” on iTunes and Spotify! jtylermsic.com

Jim Farmer – Atlanta’s Out on Film, Festival Director The ever-expanding film festival chronicles our history, our struggles, and how we still fight in the present for our rights, our freedom, and our lives. As the leader of Out On Film, Jim Farmer has effectively helped to put Atlanta on the queer map of America and continues to bring an even broader and more prominent range of LGBTQ-themed movies to the city. outonfilm.org


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Peach Recommendation An Ode to 80s AIDS Activism “Beats Per Minute” is a vivid, deeply felt portrait of the ACT UP-Paris movement in the early 1990s, and the brave young men and women who struggled to make the AIDS epidemic visible to the wider public. The film is France’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year, and the movie was also a close contestant to win the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/ AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a real life-ordeath urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

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WHAT happened was . . .

What Happened Was... Trouble in the love department? With sex? Or just people in general? Send us your queries, questions, and problems, and we’ll give you the answers served straight up and with a little ice. My penis doesn’t seem to get fully hard for sex, so sometimes it’s hard to get it inside of a guy. Once I get it in, it hardens more, but it never really reaches full hardness like it used to. I’m only 34 – should I even worry about erectile dysfunction? Sincerely Semi

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It is likely to assume that your problem is physical since you get somewhat harder once you’re inside of a guy. Another aspect to consider is the mental side of things – you obviously stress over this, and maybe even have doubts about your sexual prowess. You can do specific exercises like Kegels that strengthen your pelvic floor, but many men have had great success with medications like Viagra or Cialis. On the physical side they help to make and maintain an erection, and on the mental side, it alleviates potential doubts or insecurities. If the problem persists, please go see a doctor.

lack of romance is a deal breaker then let him know that you feel that you are drifting apart. That usually gets things going again.

I have been sexting with this guy for a while, and we finally decided to meet in person to live out some of the fantasies we have been sexting about. We have met a couple of times now, and every time we have terrible sexual chemistry and really poor sex. I do think he is handsome, so how do we flip this bad juju between us? Sincerely Sexter

Dear Sexter

Sometimes you just have to leave things at what they are. You have established several times that the chemistry is not there in person, which is really one of the hardest things to force or fake. So, why not continue to explore the sexting with him – you obviously get a kick out of that! Then you can try and live out some of those fantasies you sext about with others who you are more sexually compatible with.

I just started dating this guy, and I think I really like him. My concern is that his affections are waning because he started out being super romantic and sweet, texting me all the time, and giving me lots of attention day and night. Now, barely over a month in, we still see each regularly, the sex is still there (and great), but all of the romance and sweetness is gone. Is he pulling away? Sincerely Just Beginner’s Luck?

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