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Boy Dance Party: Shake That Sack


By D. David Kinney
What happens when a bunch of straight guys are left alone with no women around? A boy dance party–”cause guys like to dance, too.” And why are straight guys busting a move after their girlfriends leave them alone? “Cause sometimes [they] like to dance with just us guys,” a funny new skit from Saturday Night Live (SNL) explains.

Even Bruce Willis can’t escape the urge to bust a move when there’s no women around. But don’t get your hopes up too high cause Taran Killam offers up a tongue in cheek str8 check: “It’s not homoerotic just a call for brotherly unity.” But there’s nothing wrong with a good boy dance party whether your gay or straight–especially during Pride weekend.

“Now it’s time for the ladies to get out so the men can twerk,” Bobby Moynihan calls out, but Bruce Willis isn’t having it. He has the party throw their “hands up in the air and shake that sack.”

Oh, straight guys… we’re not so different you and I. Enjoy this funny skit:

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Out Photos: Taylor Dayne and Bonnie McKee At Atlanta Pride


By D. David Kinney

A large crowd danced and set up tents in the Piedmont Park Meadow for Bonnie McKee and Taylor Dayne’s performances during Atlanta Pride on Saturday night. Here are some photos we snapped of the fun:
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Team Little FENUXE Coming To Atlanta Pride


By D. David Kinney and Candace Hunziker

This year FENUXE has gone to the dogs… literally! We’re teaming up with Friends to the Forlorn, Lifeline Animal Project, Fulton County Animal Services, and DeKalb County Animal Services to feature adoptable pets during Pride this year. We’re calling our canine companions Team Little FENUXE and they’ll be walking with us in the Atlanta Pride Parade on Sunday, October 13th at 1 p.m. If you fall in love with a member of Team Little FENUXE during the parade you can adopt him or her!

If you’d like to meet Team Little FENUXE before the parade on Sunday we’re featuring them on FENUXE.com this week. We’ll introduce you to a different furry BFF every day.

After Pride this year we’ll also feature a weekly pet who is looking for a good home. If you’re looking for a furry new pal please consider adopting or fostering an animal in need. So, look for the FENUXE staff and Team Little FENUXE during the Atlanta Pride Parade and don’t forget to stop by our booth in Piedmont Park and say HEY!

Our first member of Team Little FENUXE is Pibbles:

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Pibbles was found with her brother Nibbles during a thunderstorm in Decatur. Nibbles was adopted, but Pibbles has spent 3 years being fostered by FENUXE staff member Candace. Pibbles is about 4 years old, spayed, and up-to-date on all of her vaccines. She is energetic, super affectionate, and well-behaved, too.  She loves people and gets along well with every dog she’s met. Her foster mom has had several dogs come into the house as fosters and Pibbles plays and loves with each one.  Although she’s been great with dogs, she is not fond of cats. Pibbles would be great with a very active person. She’d also make a great running companion. Plus, when you’re done running she loves to go home and snuggle up on the couch. Think she’s pretty in the picture and video below? She’s even more beautiful in person!  To see more pictures of Pibbles and to adopt her click here

Here is a video of Pibbles having fun in the snow:

Pibbles playing with her friend Ziva:

 

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TAB Pride After-Hours Party Ticket Giveaway!


By D. David Kinney

Want to win a ticket to Atlanta’s hottest new Pride after-hours party? Just correct answer the trivia question below and you’ll be entered to win a ticket to the Tab Pride After-Hours Party on Friday, October 11th! We’re going to pick three winners tomorrow morning! 

TRIVIA QUESTION:

What is the name of the fall fashion photo shoot in this current issue of FENUXE?

a) Fall Fashion Frenzy

b) Fade Into Fall

c) Fall Into Autumn

Email the correct answer HERE for a chance to win! 

Join Jujubee, Alexis Mateo, Mariah, and Nina Flowers (who will be spinning in the DJ booth) from RuPaul’s Drag Race for this exciting new Pride after-hours party at the Tabernacle. Admission also includes access to the Sky View Ferris Wheel next door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Ticket Giveaway Time!


By D. David Kinney

Want to win a ticket to Atlanta’s hottest new Pride after-hours party? Just correct answer the trivia question below and you’ll be entered to win a ticket to the Tab Pride After-Hours Party on Friday, October 11th! We’re going to pick two winners tonight! You can enter using the form below:

Join Jujubee, Alexis Mateo, Mariah, and Nina Flowers (who will be spinning in the DJ booth) from RuPaul’s Drag Race for this exciting new Pride after-hours party at the Tabernacle. Admission also includes access to the Sky View Ferris Wheel next door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Win A Ticket To Tabernacle’s Pride After-Party


By D. David Kinney

Want to win tickets to Atlanta’s hottest new Pride after-hours party? Just correct answer the trivia question below and you’ll be entered to win a ticket to the Tab Pride After-Hours Party on Friday, October 11th:

Join Jujubee, Alexis Mateo, Mariah, and Nina Flowers (who will be spinning in the DJ booth) from RuPaul’s Drag Race for this exciting new Pride after-hours party at the Tabernacle. Admission also includes access to the Sky View Ferris Wheel next door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101


By D. David Kinney

THURSDAY 8/29/2013:

3:00 p.m. Welcome To ATL Pride Mixer at Hilton Garden Inn Lobby Bar

10:00 p.m. GA Voice Welcome To Atlanta Pride Weekend Event at HALO

Coco Montrese

Coco Montrese performs at Burkhart’s Pub

10:00 p.m. Annual Strip Her 2013 at My Sister’s Room

10:00 p.m. Coco Montrese Performs at Burkhart’s Pub

 

FRIDAY 8/30/2013:

5:00 p.m. TGIF Party at Woofs

10:00 a.m. Atlanta Black Gay Pride Vendor Market at Hilton Garden Inn

7:00 p.m. Pretty In Pink Booze Cruise at Lake Lanier

7:30 p.m. Dinner and a Movie with Jaye Lish at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. Occupational Realness: Labor Day Weekend Party at Mary’s EAV

Jaye Lish

Join Jaye Lish for dinner and a movie

9:00 p.m. SWANK at 10th & Piedmont

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

10:00 p.m. Coco Montrese Performs at Burkhart’s Pub

10:00 p.m. Labor Day Rock Block Party at Museum Bar

10:00 p.m. FUR Friday Cher Remix Debut at Heretic Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Got Leche? at Club Rush

10:00 p.m. Annual MEGA Friday Night Live Ladies Lounge at 200 Peachtree

10:00 p.m. Annual Grown Folks Take Over Event 2013 at My Sister’s Room

10:00 p.m. Boys Night Out at TEN Atlanta

11:00 p.m. UNCENSORED with Destiny Brooks at LeBuzz Marietta

 

SATURDAY 8/31/2013:

11:00 a.m. Ladies of Literature at Hilton Garden Inn

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Le Sexoflex performs at The Drunken Unicorn

3:00 p.m. Atlanta WETher! Celebrity Block Party at Opera Nightclub

8:00 p.m. Fabulous Showstuds Sin City Pride Edition at My Sister’s Room

9:00 p.m. College Night at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Saturday Night Live With Kelly Rowland at 595 North

10:00 p.m. Traxx Girls The Big Bang With Kelly Rowland at The Freight Depot

10:30 p.m. Ana Paula DeeJay Woman at Jungle Atlanta

11:00 p.m. EXTRAVAGANZA with Shavonna B. Brooks at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. Diva’s Cabaret at LeBuzz Marietta

 

SUNDAY 9/1/2013:

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Brandy headlines the Pure Heat Community Festival

3:00 a.m. LYDIA PIM at Xion

12:00 p.m. Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park

12:00 p.m. Soulfood Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn

4:00 p.m. Unity Ball at Piedmont Park

6:00 p.m. Harness @ backspce With DJ Pat Scott at Jungle Atlanta

7:40 p.m. Singer and Actor Brandy Headlines Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park

8:00 p.m. Sing-Along Sundays With The Armorettes at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. Flashback Showgirls at 10th & Piedmont

10:00 p.m. Legendary Sunday Night with K. Michelle at Opera Nightclub

Dragon Con

Dragon*Con soars into Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Celebrity Showtime Sundays at Mansion Elan

10:00 p.m. Labor Day Sunday with DJ Alex Acosta at Heretic Atlanta

 

MONDAY 9/2/2013:

10:00 p.m. White Party at Krave

 

ALL WEEKEND?!

Fri. – Mon. Dragon*Con in Downtown Atlanta

Fri. – Sun. AJC Decatur Book Festival 

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[VIDEO] 40th Anniversary of Largest LGBT Massacre in America


By Dwayne Kinney, Digital Editor

40 years ago today 32 people died in a New Orleans gay bar. It was the largest LGBT massacre in American history. The bar was called UpStairs Lounge and had also served as the temporary home of New Orleans’ Metropolitan Community Church (MCC).

It was a sweltering night on June 24, 1973 in New Orleans. Gays throughout the city were celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the end of Pride Weekend in New Orleans. However, their celebration looked very different from what we are accustomed to today. There was no Pride parade in New Orleans that year. There were no gay flags hanging in the streets of the French Quarter. Instead there was widespread homophobia, rampant discrimination, and hateful violence for gays living out and proud.

The French Quarter had nearly two dozen gay bars at the time; however, gay life was almost entirely underground and talked about in hushed tones. The threat of violence was something that followed gays of this era on a daily basis. Metropolitan Community Churches in both Nashville and Los Angeles had been torched by arsonists earlier that year.

The UpStairs Lounge was on the second story of a building located at 141 Chartres Street. Entering the bar from the street meant climbing a flight of stairs that ended at a heavy metal door that remained locked. To get in, gay patrons would ring a buzzer.

On the night of June 24th the buzzer sounded at 7:56 p.m. signalling that a cab had arrived downstairs. According to survivors no one had ordered a cab; however, to see who the cab was waiting on someone opened the door.

Immediately the intense smell of Ronsonol lighter fluid filled the UpStairs Lounge. Someone had saturated the stairwell with the highly flammable liquid. Before anyone had a chance to react a fireball erupted up the stairwell and into the UpStairs Lounge.

There was no such thing as a clearly marked exit back in these days. Patrons were left to scramble for their lives as the heat from the fire and poisonous fumes roared closer. UpStairs Lounge’s bartender, Buddy Rasmussen, helped 15 men escape from the fire. One of the men who made it to safety was George Mitchell, the assistant pastor at MCC. When he realized that his partner, Louis Broussard, had not escaped with him he immediately ran back into the burning flames. Mitchell managed to find Broussard in the chaotic inferno; however, they were unable to escape the building before being consumed by the fire. The two men burned alive as they held each other tightly in their final moments.

Other gay patrons tried to flee through the windows. Several windows were boarded up to maintain privacy and others were covered with iron bars 14’’ apart. A few men were able to squeeze through the bars to safety. MCC’s Reverend Bill Larson tried to escape through the window and got stuck. Helpless and wedged between the bars he was burned to death. His body remained in the window for nearly 24 hours after the fire was extinguished.

The story received very little press coverage. At first, news reports did not mention that the UpStairs Lounge was a gay bar. However, when the newspaper finally reported the sexual orientation of the victims it did so alongside bigoted quotes. In the newspaper a local cab driver said, “I hope the fire burned their dresses off.” A woman was quoted saying, “The Lord had something to do with this.”

However, the most insulting comments came from radio hosts who asked, “What will they bury the queers in.” They responded with, “Fruit jars.”

Three bodies were never identified and were buried in unmarked graves at Potter’s Field. The City of New Orleans denied requests from the MCC who wanted to give the three men a proper burial.

Media coverage of the 1973 UpStairs Lounge Massacre:

A new documentary entitled “The UpStairs Lounge Fire” will air tonight at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on select Cox Communications channels:

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Do You Believe … That Cher’s Playing Pride?!


Berlin Sylvestre, Staff Writer

Book your tickets for New York City Pride now, honeys: The fairy godmother is gonna pack the pier this year!

The “Dark Lady” will be headlining the 27th annual Dance on the Pier on Sunday, June 30. Each year, Dance on the Pier serves as the official closing party to NYC Pride.

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“Her performance will be one of the most memorable in the history of this world-class party,” says Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride.

Cher will be singing tracks from way back, but will most definitely be treating Pride participants to cuts off her new album, including “Woman’s World.”

Her album drops September 24, so you’ll have to wait for access to its entirety, but you can jam out on first single below.

Tickets are seriously almost sold out, so get in on it, people!

Check out her absolutely fierce performance on “The Voice.” It’s YOUR world, Cher.

 

 

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7 Can’t Miss Pride Festivals in June


June is almost here which means Atlanta’s Stonewall Month and Pride festivals throughout the country are just days away. If you’re staying in town, the Atlanta Pride Committee has a ton of great events planned throughout the entire month of June. You can find a complete list here.

However, if you’re itching to pack a bag and fly away, don’t miss these great Pride festivals taking place across the country:

Hawaii-PrideHonolulu Pride – Honolulu, HI June 1:

The Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Magic Island followed by the Pride Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kapiolani Park.

Capital Pride – Washington, D.C. June 7 – 9:

The 38th annual Capital Pride Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. from 22nd & P Street NW. The parade will travel 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street. It will end in the Logan Circle neighborhood where more than 100,000 people are expected to come out to watch the parade.

LA-PrideL.A. Pride Festival – Los Angeles, CA June 7 – 9:

Unlike Atlanta, the L.A. Pride Festival costs $20 per day and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festivities take place in the heart of gay L.A.’s West Hollywood district at West Hollywood Park.

NOLA Pride – New Orleans, LA June 21 – 24:

Festivities start at Boomtown Casino on Friday, June 21 with a kick-off hosted by Jaymes and James, the runners-up from season 21 of “The Amazing Race,” while local talents perform alongside them to raise money for New Orleans Pride and the LGBT community. The Dow Pride Parade is at 6 p.m. the following day.

NYC Pride – New York, NY June 28 – 30:

If you think of NYC and big gay dance party then you’re undoubtedly thinking of the Dance at the Pier. The much anticipated party on Pier 26 in TriBeCa starts on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. The annual party will end with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display over the Hudson River.

Chicago-PrideChicago Pride – Chicago, IL June 28 – 30:

The 44th annual Pride Parade will start on Sunday, June 30 at noon. The parade will start on North Broadway and continue to North Sheridan Road. Take the CTA Red Line to Sheridan, Addison, or Belmont for the best viewing areas.

San Francisco Pride – San Francisco, CA June 28 – 30:

Head to Market & Beale for the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade route continues down Market all of the way until 8th Street. Don’t miss the festival’s main stage where Raquel Rodriquez, Gypsy Love, Fou Fou HA!, Lovesick Radio, Gram Rabbit, DWV, Nina Sky, and Hedwig/Angry Inch will all be performing throughout the weekend.

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