“Its a lot going on that the Biblespeaks about we should Not bedoing. Weed legal in some places,Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IMJUDGED!!!”
— Singer and reality star
in anInstagram post that her PR team says was “taken far outof context,” adding, “she has supported and performedat numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBTcommunity.” (Towleroad.com, Dec. 31)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Meet Your Motivation: LGBT Atlantans
speak out on health challenges• Jason Davis: Fighting addiction,losing weight, inspiring others.
• Maggie Lopez & Patt Cianciullo:Facing cancer as couple.
• Rev. Paul Turner: Using anger toquit smoking.
Fitness tips from an‘unapologetic fat girl.’
Health Initiative focuseson LGBT wellness.
5 tips for a healthier 2013.
Employment bill tops LGBT agendaas Ga. legislature convenes.
Creating Change confab bringsnational activists to Atlanta.
Possible anti-gay angle toNYE Atlanta stabbings.
Pet care non-proﬁt PALS seeksdonations to overcome lost grant.
‘Sing For Your Life’ brings livemusic to Jungle.
Events: LGBT Atlantacelebrates MLK Day.
Theater: ‘Swell Party,’‘Bloody Andrew Jackson.’
Food Porn: PornographicChristmas dinner.
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That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’s NewYear’s resolution goes viral.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynewonders if the Mayans were right.
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— Controversial actor
, somewhatapologizing via TMZ after shouting to the audienceat the opening of his new bar in Cabo, “How wedoing? ... Lying bunch of faggot assholes, how wedoing?” (TMZ.com, Dec. 30)
“I meant no ill will andintended to hurt noone and I apologize ifI offended anyone. Imeant to say maggotbut I have a lisp.”
“Were the president still in the IllinoisState Legislature, he would supportthis measure that would treat allIllinois couples equally.”
— White House spokesman Shin Inouye, explainingwhy
supports the “ReligiousFreedom and Marriage Fairness Act,” a bill pendingin the Illinois state legislature that would allow gaycouples to marry. (Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 29)
“New Hampshire was the one placewhere I wasn’t the gay bishop. I’m justthe bishop. That’s been terriﬁc and kindof lifesaving in a way.”
— New Hampshire
Bishop Gene Robinson
, who touched offworldwide controversy when he became the ﬁrst openly gaybishop in the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.), as he prepares toretire Jan. 5 (Associated Press, Dec. 31)
“I think the biggest thing for me, notbeing accepted by my peer group andﬁtting in, I became a people-pleaserand never took care of myself.”
— “Biggest Loser” contestant
, billed asthe ﬁrst openly gay competitor on the weight-loss show,on how he came to top 320 lbs. at age 21. The show’snew season launches Jan. 6. (Salt Lake Tribune, Dec. 30)