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The Georgia Voice - 8/3/12 Vol.3, Issue 11

The Georgia Voice - 8/3/12 Vol.3, Issue 11

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In our latest issue, we recap this week's primary races, preview the upcoming Rainbow Days at Six Flags, highlight Atlanta's favorite street icon Baton Bob and much more. Issue on stands 8.3.12.
In our latest issue, we recap this week's primary races, preview the upcoming Rainbow Days at Six Flags, highlight Atlanta's favorite street icon Baton Bob and much more. Issue on stands 8.3.12.

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Published by: The GA Voice on Aug 02, 2012
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“We need help from straight people.To be very frank, we need help fromwealthy straight people who careabout us and who want to help uswin. … I suspect you support mar-riage equality. I beg you not to siton the sidelines and hope the votegoes our way.”
— Letter from early Amazon.com employee Jennifer Castto Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, asking Bezos to donateto Washington United for Marriage, which is fighting aNovember ballot initiative that would turn back same-sexmarriage in the state. Bezos responded by donating $2.5million. (International Business Times, July 30)
“ We are proud to be recognized asa leader in LGBT inclusion efforts,but there is still a long way to go toachieve full equality. Legalize Loveis our call to decriminalize homo-sexuality and eliminate homopho-bia around the world.”
— Press statement from Google.com on its “LegalizeLove” campaign that launched last month.
“We do not believethe proposed con-stitutional amend-ment [to ban gaymarriage] is in thebest interests of our employ-ees or our state economy. We valuediversity. We value inclusion.”
Ken Charles, General Mills vice president forglobal diversity and inclusion, explaining why theMinnesota-based company is taking a stand againsta ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage in thestate. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 14)
Election reshapes Ga. GeneralAssembly gay caucus.
Page 4
Gay ATL City Council membertakes on Chick-fil-A.
Page 6
Valdosta mayor shuns gayPride proclamation.
Page 6
Bear? Twink? Lesbian mama?Find your purr-fect pet.
Page 8
Adoptable pets readyfor LGBT parents.
Page 10
Products to pamper your pet.
Page 13
Our readers’ cutest pet photos.
Page 15
Baton Bob marches to beatof own drummer.
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Theater: Del Shores returns,‘Addams Family.’
Page 19
Food: Robert’s Gay supperclub vs. Chick-fil-A.
Page 21
Photos: Joining Hearts, Backpackin the Park, Marietta Pride.
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Rainbow Days aims to turnSix Flags gay.
Page 25
Personality Spotlight:Poet Dustin Brookshire.
Page 26
Sports Spotlight: Softball leaguesget ready for fall.
Page 26Pages 28-29
That’s What She Said: Don’t spoil theOlympics for Melissa Carter.
Page 30
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Payne’sopen letter to Bristol Palin.
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“Companies are a bellwether ofwhat is in the mainstream. Whenyou have some of the mainstaysof corporate leadership stand up,that’s important. It sends a powerfulmessage about where our society isright now.”
— Marc Solomon, campaign manager for Freedom toMarry, on the need for companies to take a stand infavor of marriage equality for same-sex couples. (As-sociated Press, July 27)
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