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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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Work Distraction: Wicked Cool Georgia Tech Moment

By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Who doesn’t like (or need!) a little pep talk now and then? That’s exactly what students, faculty members, and specifically freshmen (a.k.a yellow jackets) got when sophomore Nick Selby took the stage at Georgia Tech’s annual convocation recently.

Adding the perfect tough, to an otherwise witty and very well-delivered speech, Nick Selby delivered his message to the theme song of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It created a lot of drama for his sage words of wisdom. As the tune crescendos, Selby urges his fellow students to live up to the school’s tradition of excellence. They’re truly inspiring words, which have captured the hearts of not only Georgia Tech students, but fellow people around the world as the video goes viral. We say 10 points for Gryffindor, umm sorry, Georgia Tech!

See the “2001: A Space Odyssey” themed part of the speech below:

Click here to watch the full speech.

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Outwrite’s Rafshoon First Openly Gay Person To Receive GA Tech Award

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse owner Philip Rafshoon has been named the winner of the 2011 Alumni Legacy Award by Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. He is the first openly gay person to receive the award.

“I think it’s just phenomenal that they’ve awarded it to a very openly gay person who has done a lot of work in the LGBT community,” Rafshoon told us this morning.

The Fenuxe 50 member is a 1983 graduate of Georgia Tech and has not been involved with the school in awhile but told us he is looking forward to getting back involved with them again.

Rafshoon will be presented with the award at Georgia Tech’s Founder’s Day awards ceremony and luncheon on March 15. It will come just days after his return from Mexico for a trip celebrating his March 8 birthday.

“It’s a real nice birthday gift,” he says.

Photo credit ProjectQAtlanta.com

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School Pride

Walking onto a college campus in Atlanta for the first time in years is a whole new experience if you’re LGBT. Gay students and faculty are proud and not afraid to assert their authority to get their rights. The roots of this validation grew out of the campus LGBT groups, who provide meeting places and a sense of community to Atlanta’s gay scholars. Here’s the FENUXE 411 on Atlanta’s largest, gayest campus groups!

Emory University Office of LGBT Life

Emory’s gay group started in 1991 and quickly went to work arranging a large protest in response to an incident in which two gay students were harassed. The protest led to an expansion of the Office of LGBT Life’s resources which later helped the group secure employment protection and domestic partner benefits for Emory’s gay students and faculty. The group continues to fight for the LGBT community with multiple programs and organizations within the LGBT Life office to keep Emory’s gay community safe and connected.


Georgia State Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity

“The Alliance” is Georgia’s first gay-straight student alliance. Founded in 1982 with just a handful in attendance, the group’s numbers have skyrocketed to include over 700 members. The Alliance meets in a different room on campus every Thursday night and gets together for a variety of events including cookouts and Braves games. Make sure to swing by the State Ballroom at the Student Center for their popular spring and fall drag shows.


Georgia Tech Pride Alliance

Due to the forced secrecy of gay people at the time, no one is sure which gay group was Georgia Tech’s first. What is known is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) got its charter passed by the Student Government Association in 1988 by a single vote on a highly conservative campus. Later renamed Pride Alliance, the group flourished with the times and now meets regularly on and off campus for volunteer opportunities and planning sessions. Stop by their office and pick up a copy of FENUXE while you’re there!


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