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The Georgia Voice - 10/26/12 Vol.3, Issue 17

The Georgia Voice - 10/26/12 Vol.3, Issue 17

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In our latest issue, we preview the upcoming November elections. Also included, an interview with out musician Melissa Etheridge and the latest Domestically Disturbed and That's What She Said from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter respectively.

For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com
In our latest issue, we preview the upcoming November elections. Also included, an interview with out musician Melissa Etheridge and the latest Domestically Disturbed and That's What She Said from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter respectively.

For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com

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“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
Nate Berkus
, promoting“The Things that Matter,” his semiautobiographical book, inan interview with Joy Behar. (HuffingtonPost.com, Oct. 21)
10.26.12
OUTSPOKEN
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Election 2012: Stark contrast inpresidential race.
Page 4
Election 2012: National LGBTraces to watch.
Page 6
Election 2012: Local races withgay candidates, allies.
Page 8
Recent local ‘hate crimes’ showdanger of incomplete information.
Page 11
Lost-N-Found Youth marks one year ofhelping LGBT homeless.
Page 13
Organizers deem Atlanta Pride‘largest ever.
Page 13
Atlanta Pride in pictures.
Pages 16-17
Melissa Etheridge gets backto her roots.
Page 19
Books: Christian author playsgay for a year.
Page 21
Theater: ‘The Divine Sister’ bows atProcess Theatre.
Page 23
Food Porn: Husband-hunting in Atlanta’srestaurant scene.
Page 24Pages 26-28
That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’scostume correctness.
Page 30
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynegives a cluck about Chick-fil-A.
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NEWSCALENDARA&ECOMMUNITY
The Georgia Voice
PO Box 77401Atlanta, GA 30357404-815-6941 | www.thegavoice.com
EDITORIAL
Editor: Laura Douglas-Brown
lbrown@thegavoice.com
Deputy Editor: Dyana Bagby
dbagby@thegavoice.com
Web Manager: Ryan Watkins
rwatkins@thegavoice.com
Art Director: Bo Shell
bshell@thegavoice.com
Contributors:
Melissa Carter, Brent Corcoran,Jim Farmer, Shannon Hames, Topher Payne,Matt Schafer, Steve Warren, Ryan Lee
BUSINESS
Publisher: Christina Cash
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Associate Publisher: Tim Boyd
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Sales Executive: Marshall Graham
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BOARD OF ADVISERS
Richard Eldredge, Sandy Malcolm,Lynn Pasqualetti, Robert Pullen
All material in the Georgia Voice is protected by federalcopyright law and may not be reproduced without the writtenconsent of the Georgia Voice. The sexual orientation of advertis-ers, photographers, writers and cartoonists published herein isneither inferred nor implied. The appearance of names or pic-torial representation does not necessarily indicate the sexualorientation of that person or persons. We also do not acceptresponsibility for claims made by advertisers.Unsolicited editorial material is accepted by the GeorgiaVoice, but we do not take responsibility for its return. The edi-tors reserve the right to accept, reject or edit any submission.Guidelines for freelance contributors are available upon request.A single copy of the Georgia Voice is available from autho-rized distribution points. Multiple copies are available from theGeorgia Voice office only. Call for rates. If you are unable to reacha convenient free distribution point, you may receive a 26-issuemailed subscription for $60 per year. Checks or credit card orderscan be sent to Tim Boyd, tboyd@thegavoice.com
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Send address changes to the Georgia Voice,1904 Monroe Drive, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30324. The Georgia Voiceis published every other Friday by The Georgia Voice, LLC. Indi-vidual subscriptions are $60 per year for 26 issues. Postage paidat Atlanta, GA, and additional mailing offices.The editorial positions of the Georgia Voice are expressedin editorials and in editor’s notes. Other opinions are those ofthe writers and do not necessarily represent the opinion of theGeorgia Voice and its staff.
To submit a letter or commentary:
Letters should be fewerthan 400 words and commentary, for web or print, should be fewerthan 750 words. Submissions may beedited for content and length, and mustinclude a name, address and phone num-ber for verification. Email submissionsto editor@thegavoice.com or mail to theaddress above.
“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.”
Lee Thompson
, “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)
 
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— TLC reality star
Alana “Honey Boo Boo”Thompson
in a statement publicized by the Gay& Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on Oct.19, Spirit Day, when people were encouraged towear purple to oppose anti-LGBT bullying. Alana’sgay Uncle Poodle, aka Lee Thompson, gave anin-depth interview to GA Voice in our Oct. 12 issue.(GLAAD.org, Oct. 19)
“You can’t change the wayyou are or who you fell inlove with … We support UnclePoodle and all the otherpoodles in the world too.”
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