“People always talk about thedouble entendres. There was notone double entendre in the music.”
David “Scar” Hodo
, the construction worker inthe ‘70s band The Village People, in an interview withother band members claiming songs like “YMCA” and“In the Navy” had no gay meaning. (The Sun, Oct. 22)
“I knew that I was a gay boy fairlyearly; what was interesting to mewas that my mother didn’t know. …I said, ‘Mom, I don’t like direct sun-light, I don’t like bugs, I don’t likegrass, and I’d rather be in the houseplaying with your fabric samples.’”
— Interior design television host
, promoting“The Things that Matter,” his semiautobiographical book, inan interview with Joy Behar. (HufﬁngtonPost.com, Oct. 21)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Election 2012: Stark contrast inpresidential race.
Election 2012: National LGBTraces to watch.
Election 2012: Local races withgay candidates, allies.
Recent local ‘hate crimes’ showdanger of incomplete information.
Lost-N-Found Youth marks one year ofhelping LGBT homeless.
Organizers deem Atlanta Pride‘largest ever.’
Atlanta Pride in pictures.
Melissa Etheridge gets backto her roots.
Books: Christian author playsgay for a year.
Theater: ‘The Divine Sister’ bows atProcess Theatre.
Food Porn: Husband-hunting in Atlanta’srestaurant scene.
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That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’scostume correctness.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynegives a cluck about Chick-ﬁl-A.
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“Being gay in the South, peopledon’t like it. Why? You have homo-phobes who want to beat you andbully you and name-call you … I amwearing purple today to let everyyoungster and teen know that is OKto be who you are. Don’t let nobodychange that.”
, “Uncle Poodle,” in a video for SpiritDay recounting how he had been bullied “day in and dayout” in school for being gay, but remains grateful for thesupport of his family. (GLAAD.org, Oct. 19)