“I hope all LGBTQ youth know thatthey are as valuable as anyoneelse, that they are amazing andunique, and make the world amore vibrant place.”
— Pop singer
, accepting the Hero awardDec. 2 from the Trevor Project, which works to preventsuicide among LGBT youth. (AOL Music, Dec. 3).
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
CDC HIV chief steps down.
HIV infections increasingamong youth.
Cathy Woolard named interimAID Atlanta executive director.
UGA may soon offer domesticpartner beneﬁts.
Georgia cities fail LGBTequality ratings.
Emory University student governmentdenounces Chick-ﬁl-A.
Atlanta City Council supportsgay marriage.
‘Real Man Adventures’ exploresgender, sexuality.
Books: Give the gift of words.
Events: Atlanta Freedom Bands,Hanukkah ‘Festival of Lights.’
Film: ‘Any Day Now’ exploresgay adoption.
ATL lesbian chefs cook up recipesso you don’t get ‘Chopped.’
How to avoid commonkitchen nightmares.
Cozy meals to warm you this winter.
Cocktails to give and receivefor the holidays.
Food Porn: Memories andthe secret to eternal youth.
Come ‘Out in the Kitchen’ withgay Chamber of Commerce.
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That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’s bestlaid plans don’t always work out.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Payne’sbad, bad neighborhood.
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“Ryan is not gay. I’m 100 per-cent sure. If you spend twominutes in his presence, youwould never ask that question.”
— Reza Farahan, commenting on rumors about“Shahs of Sunset” executive producer
(Hufﬁngton Post, Dec. 3)
, star of “Shahs of Sunset,” whichappears on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Sundays (Hufﬁng-ton Post, Dec. 3)
“There are some of my familymembers that are not thrilled thatyou can see me kissing a manin the show’s promos, but it’s animportant part of my life. You canbe Persian and gay.”
“When I decided to run, I said eitheryou come out and become an activ-ist and have a major role there or Irun for Congress. There was no way Icould have been out and won.”
— U.S. Rep.
(D-Mass.) on his ﬁrst runfor Congress in 1980. Frank, who came out in 1987while serving in Congress, is retiring after 32 yearsin the U.S. House. (Washington Post, Dec. 3)
“It’s important to have a parent speakabout raising a magniﬁcent, proud,intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gayson. And there are so many parentswho are frightened of that and whodon’t embrace their children as theystruggle. Those children are strug-gling to embrace who they are, whatnature intended them to be.”
, discussing her gay son Sam, during aDec. 2 interview with Oprah Winfrey on “Oprah’s NextChapter.” (Towleroad.com, Dec. 3)