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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta


By D. David Kinney 

It’s time for the Armorettes’ Easter Drag Races so you know this is going to be a great weekend! Easter bonnets, camp drag and a dunking booth to boot! You can also check out Lost-N-Found Youth’s customer appreciation sale going on Friday and Saturday this weekend at their Thrift & Consignment shop. So grab some friends and family, and get out there Atlanta because this work week is over! Check out the these great things happening in gay Atlanta this weekend:

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do

5:00 p.m. – Half Price Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art

7:30 p.m. – Tennessee Queer at Plaza Atlanta

9:30 p.m. - The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. - Bitch, Please! at Mary’s

10:00 p.m. - Got Leche? at Club Rush

11:00 p.m. - FEMME FATALE at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. - Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. - Fur with DJ Mike Pope at Heretic Atlanta

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do Saturday

8:00 p.m. - Atlanta Freedom Bands’ “Spring Swing with the MetroGnomes” at Hudson Grille Midtown

9:00 p.m. - Ruby’s Redd Light District at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. – DJ Eric at the Atlanta Eagle

10:00 p.m. - Deep in the Jungle at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. - GlitterGlam at Blake’s on the Park

10:00 p.m. - DJ Alex Cohen at Heretic Atlanta

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. - Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

LATE NIGHT:

3:00 a.m. – DJ Corey David All Nighter at Xion

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do Sunday

2:00 p.m. – The Armorettes’ Easter Drag Races at Burkhart’s Pub

7:00 p.m. – Easter Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s Church

 

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Atlanta Gay News Flash


By D. David Kinney

MLS Soccer Studs Coming To Atlanta

Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that its newest team will be right here in Atlanta starting in 2017. The team owner, Arthur Blank, is the same man who controls the Atlanta Falcons. So it should be no surprise that the new team’s colors will be red and black. Other details about the team (like what they will be named) haven’t been decided yet. However, we do know they’ll play in the new football stadium downtown which will be soccer-friendly.

Source: WSB-TV, AJC

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Tom Of Finland Honored With Stamp Collection

Finland is honoring artist Touko Laaksonen, more commonly known as Tom of Finland, with a stamp collection that it describes as “confident and proud homoeroticism.” Tom of Finland is the creator of iconic gay illustrations enjoyed around the world. However, as Slate points out, “Finland isn’t notably LGBTQ-friendly; gay marriage has yet to be legalized, and citizens can only legally change their gender if they are surgically sterilized. (Before you gasp, note that 16 other European countries require the same).”

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Netflix Teases With Season 2 Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Trailer

What do you think? Excited for Season 2?

Catch Up With This Week’s ‘Gay Of Thrones’

Can you believe what happened last Sunday? We totally weren’t expecting that so soon!

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Egyptian Gays Fear Anti-Gay Government Raids

Gay life in Egypt is almost entirely underground– for good reason. Homosexuality is illegal in Egypt. However, the country still has “a flourishing underground gay community,” to use The Guardian‘s description. Until recently most gay Egyptians could avoid arrest by staying away from publicized gay parties and hangouts, however, gay Egyptians are now being arrested in their homes. “The latest and most concerning raid saw four men seized from their east Cairo apartment on 1 April within hours of signing the lease, according to activists. Within a week, the four were given jail terms of up to eight years – sentences unusual for both their length and the speed at which they were handed down,” The Guardian details.

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On The Cover: The Ripple Effect


By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

For our latest issue ‘Trending Summer’ we teamed up with Australian underwear brand Aussiebum to bring you some extremely hot guys frolicking on Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

If you haven’t had a chance – or if you just want to revisit the stunning images – here are the photos from the shoot. And you can click directly on each photo to purchase the swimwear at aussiebum.com. Enjoy!

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Atlanta’s Largest Toga Party Hits Plaza Theatre


By D. David Kinney

Atlanta’s largest toga party returns next Thursday, April 17 at the Plaza Theatre, and it’s going to be an epic event. The gay owned and operated theatre is taking the classic “Animal House” college bash and recreating it with kegs, camaraderie, competition and togas. However, no Delta Tau Chi pledge class of ’62 throwback party could be complete without a bevy of red solo cups. Have no fear the Plaza Theatre will have plenty alongside the ice cold kegs. It’s the classic college experience without all of those boring classes to get in the way. 

What could be better than lots of guys running around in togas? How about scoring a great deal on tickets with Plaza Theatre’s incredible Scoutmob offer. It’s one of Scoutmob’s current “hand-picked” offers and for only $18 you get into the show, your own red solo cub with plenty of keg beer and an out-of-the-ordinary wicked fun experience. 

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Think you’ve got the best Caesar look? Enter the Plaza Theatre’s toga contest and see if you really do reign supreme. If your fraternity days are a bit hazy and you need a quick refresher on how to turn your crisp bed linens into a toga, check out this quick how-to:

The first screening of the movie is at 7:30 p.m., however, if you want to arrive with the fab crowd, we suggest arriving for the second screening at 9:45 p.m. This is going to be an insanely fun evening and would make a great date night!

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This is one roman holiday fiesta you don’t want to miss! For more information visit Plaza Theatre or check them out on social media:

 

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College Jocks Make #SELFIE Video Parody


By D. David Kinney

The Wake Forest University men’s tennis team blew off a little steam recently by poking fun at the slowing fading #SELFIE craze. Shooting in locations throughout the Winston-Salem, NC campus, the video is a parody of The Chainsmokers’ #SELFIE. Maybe this super fun video is the brainy jocks letting their superego finally overcome the #SELFIE love… or maybe they’re just jumping in as fun-loving contrarians. Either way you can tell these guys had a great time making the video:

Want to see the original? Okay. But first let me take a #SELFIE:

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Stephen Colbert Is Moving To CBS To Replace Letterman


By D. David Kinney

Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he is leaving “The Colbert Report” and Comedy Central. He’s heading to CBS to takeover the “Late Show” where David Letterman has held comedy court since 1993 . Colbert is best know for his ultra right-wing character that goes by the same name, however, “Colbert will be leaving his right-wing persona behind along with his Comedy Central show,” Forbes is reporting. “The Colbert Report” will continue for another eight months before it officially ends. 

Despite Colbert’s right-wing character it is obvious that he strongly supports gay rights. Check out these two recent segments from “The Colbert Report”:

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The Tin Man Project Previews Tonight At Plaza Theatre


By D. David Kinney

“The Tin Man Project,” a soon-to-be-released documentary focusing on Atlanta’s own Barry Brandon, is being screened tonight at the incredible Plaza Theatre. “[It's] a documentary about his journey through eight open-heart surgeries and the birth of his charitable foundation,” promotional material for the film explains.

Barry Brandon is a well-known Atlanta event producer and entrepreneurial artist. In fact, if you’ve been to Season 2 of Sing for Your Life at Jungle Atlanta this year you’ve seen him in action. (Don’t miss Sing For Your Life’s season finale starting tomorrow at 8 p.m.)

Before things kickoff tomorrow night with Sing For Your Life, take a glimpse into Barry Brandon’s world and the incredible journey that made him into the artist we know today. For additional information and advance tickets visit thetinmanproject.com.

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Out Photos: Joining Hearts’ Change Of Seasons Tea Dance


By D. David Kinney

Joining Hearts welcomed the arrival of spring with its annual Change of Seasons Tea Dance on Sunday at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Here are some photos we snapped at the event:

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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta


By D. David Kinney 

All week it’s been work, work, work… but now it’s the weekend! Let down your hair and enjoy all of the awesome events and parties happening in Atlanta. The weather may be a bit temperamental on Friday and Sunday, but Saturday looks like a keeper! Highlights for this weekend include the Atlanta Film Festival at the Plaza Theatre and Joining Hearts’ Change of Seasons Tea Dance on Sunday.

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do

7:00 p.m. – Glitter Pop Drag Show 2014 at Georgia Tech

8:00 p.m. – Archer Live! at the Tabernacle

8:00 p.m. - Comedian Cameron Esposito at the Laughing Skull Lounge

8:00 p.m. – “Young Frankenstein” at the Dramatech Theatre

8:00 p.m. - Atlanta Bucks Round Robin Meet-N-Greet at Heretic Atlanta

9:30 p.m. - The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. – Got Leche? at Club Rush

10:00 p.m. – Fundraiser For Mr. SECC 2014 Travel Fund at the Atlanta Eagle

11:00 p.m. - FEMME FATALE at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Boys Room at Mary’s

11:00 p.m. – Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. - Fur with DJ Mike Pope at Heretic Atlanta

11:55 p.m. - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (part of the Atlanta Film Festival) at the Plaza Theatre

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do Saturday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Spring Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

11:00 a.m. - The Beltline Boil at Fourth Ward Skate Park

12:00 p.m. - “My feminism is…” Photo Shoot at Charis Books and More

12:00 p.m. - Atlanta Bucks Round Robin at Benjamin S. Carson High School

1:00 p.m. - AV200 & AID Atlanta Margarita Bust at Zocalo Atlanta

7:00 p.m. - Pure Imagination Artist Reception at PB&J Gallery

8:00 p.m. - Comedian Cameron Esposito at the Laughing Skull Lounge

9:00 p.m. - Ruby’s Redd Light District: Spring Has Sprung! at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. - Jockstrap Sister Twister at Atlanta Eagle

10:00 p.m. - GlitterGlam at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. - DJ ABEL at Jungle Atlanta

11:00 p.m. - Gurlfrandz: He Is Risen! at Mary’s

11:00 p.m. - Drag Race at My Sister’s Room

11:00 p.m. - The Raid 2 (part of the Atlanta Film Festival) the Plaza Theatre

FENUXE Event Gay Party Club Bar Atlanta Weekend To Do Sunday

11:00 a.m. - Atlanta Bucks Brunch at Joe’s on Juniper

12:00 p.m. - Respect The Brunch at TEN Atlanta

2:00 p.m. - “Standing On The Side Of Love” at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

3:00 p.m. - Designing Women Live 8 at The Process Theatre Co.

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Joining Hearts’ Change of Seasons Tea Dance at the Loews Atlanta Hotel

3:30 p.m. - Push Ups For P.A.L.S. at TEN Atlanta

4:00 p.m. - Hotlanta Softball League’s Extra Innings at My Sister’s Room

4:30 p.m. - Starz Presents: Da Vinci’s Demons (part of the Atlanta Film Festival) at the Plaza Theatre

7:00 p.m. - Comedian Cameron Esposito at the Laughing Skull Lounge

7:00 p.m. - Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Jungle Atlanta

7:00 p.m. - Designing Women Live 8 at The Process Theatre Co.

8:00 p.m. - The Armorettes at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. - Cell Block Sunday at Blake’s on the Park

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Advising Atlanta’s Mayor


By D. David Kinney

Atlanta is a progressive splash of blue treading water in a blustery sea of red. Keeping Atlanta on a Democratic bearing has been Mayor Kasim Reed since he was first inaugurated in 2010. However, Mayor Reed isn’t a member of the LGBT community. He doesn’t necessarily know what our community needs or how laws are uniquely affecting our population. So Reed created a new LGBT advisor position to help him navigate the legal landscape with respect to gay issues.

“Last Autumn the mayor created the advisor position and asked me if I would serve. I was very honored and, of course, accepted,” Robin Joy Shahar told FENUXE Magazine during a recent interview. Shahar is the Mayor’s Advisor on LGBT Issues and Chief Counsel at the City of Atlanta Department of Law. She began her career with the City of Atlanta in 1993. “I’ve worked in the Attorney’s office since 1993. I started out as an associate city attorney and worked my way up to now be one of the chief counsels in the office,” she explained.

It is Shahar’s job to advise the mayor on LGBT issues, however, she still has to separate her personal feelings from her professional opinions. “As a lawyer I have to distinguish between what is in my heart and how I address things professionally. Similarly, as an advisor I have what is in my heart, but I advise the mayor for what makes sense in his role. He feels very passionately about [LGBT rights] and I identify ways for him to accomplish what he wants to accomplish. I take that role very seriously and I’m honored to be in this role,” Shahar commented.

Shahar made an effort to point out that all of her work is made possible because Mayor Reed wants to affect positive change for the LGBT community. “He believes in it. Atlanta has a history of being on the right side of civil rights issues. Civil rights add to the richness of this city. The mayor has identified that LGBT rights are basic human rights. On the issue of marriage equality it took him more time. But he was voting on LGBT equality issues in the legislator in a progressive, supportive way years ago,” Shahar said.

Atlanta has a large and beautifully diverse LGBT community which must make advising the mayor on LGBT issues a daunting task. Shahar has to consider everyone in our community when she makes recommendations to the mayor. “It does feel like a lot of weight, but it gives me the opportunity to help Atlanta be cutting edge on LGBT equal treatment,” she remarked.

If Shahar and Mayor Reed’s goal is to keep Atlanta on the cutting edge of LGBT equal treatment there is data that clearly suggests the Mayor is succeeding. “The city is the first in the deep South to get a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index,” Shahar cheerfully added, “It is huge for us and that is not a stopping point. It is an area where we will continue to look at cutting edge ways to be supportive of the LGBT community and equal treatment as well as equal rights (because they’re not the same). As his advisor on LGBT issues I’m committed to providing him suggestions on how to do that. He wants to be doing that. I am talking to people, reading things and thinking about ways to improve Atlanta’s protection of LGBT rights.”

One of the ways Shahar is helping Mayor Reed improve LGBT rights for gay Atlantans is through their work with the Freedom to Marry organization. “The Freedom to Marry is an organization that has been around for a while,” Shahar said, “Their goal is to try to get support nationally for marriage equality for different reasons. One of which is that even though the Supreme Court is supposed to be politically neutral the reality is that public opinion does influence the timing of decisions. Freedom to Marry would like to show that there is a majority of Americans that support marriage equality.” Shahar helped Reed get on board as a co-chair of Freedom to Marry’s new initiative, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry. We’re “focusing on the South because it is likely the area of the United States that needs more attention in terms of education and having people think about the issue of marriage equality. Ultimately, it will also allow people who are struggling with it to have their views moved toward understanding the importance of marriage equality. As [Mayor Reed] said in his press conference, he will wear as many hats as necessary to help achieve marriage equality,” Shahar detailed. However, she didn’t ignore the fact that Reed hasn’t always supported marriage equality. Instead, Shahar highlighted Reed’s evolution on gay marriage as the reason for his ardent support. “Marriage equality is an issue that the has struggled with and come to resolution with relatively recently in the past year or so. After making a decision about that issue he felt strongly that he needed to support it. Not just in Atlanta but nationally because it is a basic human right. He supports basic human rights and Atlanta supports basic human rights,” she said.

Atlanta may support gay rights, but the same can’t be said for Georgia after recent legislative scares in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both chambers considered legislation called the “Preservation of Religious Freedom Act,” also known as HB 1023 and SB 377. Critics argued that the bills would legalize anti-gay discrimination. However, Shahar sounded optimistic that Georgia won’t pass these bills. The Georgia anti-gay “bills were almost identical to Arizona’s. What I thought was fascinating and very powerful was that the legislators who wrote the bills in Arizona realized that they had made a mistake and requested the governor veto them. That the Super Bowl came out and said to Arizona, ‘If you pass this we may not come here.’ That respected large corporations said to Arizona, ‘Don’t do this.’ You’re going to have people who feel threatened by the progress of LGBT rights. That’s to be expected. But what’s so fascinating is that they’re being drowned out. It wasn’t even the LGBT community that ultimately changed the minds of these folks. It was the reality that the private sector isn’t going to put up with it. The private sector is no longer behind it. The private sector by and large understands the importance of LGBT equality and is going to say so,” Shahar explained.

So we narrowly prevented a setback here in Georgia with HB 1023 and SB 377. Can Georgia’s LGBT community realize progress when we’re fighting to merely maintain ground? “I never thought that in my lifetime I would see the decision that came out of the Supreme Court this past year. I think that Georgia is moving forward. I think that statewide the progress will take time. I think we’re moving in the right direction consistently. We may have to step back and take two steps forward. I don’t think it will be easy. But I think there are enough people on the right side of this issue that progress will continue to be made. That’s huge. I think the city will lead the way nationwide in terms of progressive policies and progressive laws. Atlanta will continue to be a place where LGBT people will visit and make home. A place where they enjoy living, working and feeling like they are equal citizens like anyone else who lives here,” Shahar concluded.

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