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The Georgia Voice - 1/4/13 Vol.3, Issue 22

The Georgia Voice - 1/4/13 Vol.3, Issue 22

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It's our annual "Health and Fitness" issue! This week, we profile four LGBT Atlantans working to better their health, preview the upcoming legislative session under the Gold Dome and highlight Barry Brandon's new singing competition "Sing For Your Life." These stories and more on stands 1/4/13.
It's our annual "Health and Fitness" issue! This week, we profile four LGBT Atlantans working to better their health, preview the upcoming legislative session under the Gold Dome and highlight Barry Brandon's new singing competition "Sing For Your Life." These stories and more on stands 1/4/13.

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Published by: The GA Voice on Jan 04, 2013
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“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
Fantasia Barrino
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)
Meet Your Motivation: LGBT Atlantans
speak out on health challenges• Jason Davis: Fighting addiction,losing weight, inspiring others.
Page 4
• Maggie Lopez & Patt Cianciullo:Facing cancer as couple.
Page 6
• Rev. Paul Turner: Using anger toquit smoking.
Page 6
Fitness tips from an‘unapologetic fat girl.’
Page 8
Health Initiative focuseson LGBT wellness.
Page 9
5 tips for a healthier 2013.
Page 9
Employment bill tops LGBT agendaas Ga. legislature convenes.
Page 11
Creating Change confab bringsnational activists to Atlanta.
Page 12
Possible anti-gay angle toNYE Atlanta stabbings.
Page 13
Pet care non-profit PALS seeksdonations to overcome lost grant.
Page 13
‘Sing For Your Life’ brings livemusic to Jungle.
Page 15
Events: LGBT Atlantacelebrates MLK Day.
Page 17
Theater: ‘Swell Party,’‘Bloody Andrew Jackson.’
Page 19
Food Porn: PornographicChristmas dinner.
Page 20Pages 22-24
That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’s NewYear’s resolution goes viral.
Page 26
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynewonders if the Mayans were right.
Page 27
The Georgia Voice
PO Box 77401Atlanta, GA 30357404-815-6941 | www.thegavoice.com
Editor: Laura Douglas-Brown
Deputy Editor: Dyana Bagby
Web Manager: Ryan Watkins
Art Director: Bo Shell
Melissa Carter, Brent Corcoran,Jim Farmer, Shannon Hames, Topher Payne,Matt Schafer, Steve Warren, Ryan Lee
Publisher: Christina Cash
Associate Publisher: Tim Boyd
Sales Executive: Marshall Graham
National Advertising:
Rivendell Media, 908-232-2021sales@rivendellmedia.com
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
Send address changes to the Georgia Voice, POBox 77401, Atlanta, GA 30357. The Georgia Voice is published everyother Friday by The Georgia Voice, LLC. Individual subscriptionsare $60 per year for 26 issues. Postage paid at Atlanta, GA, andadditional 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.
— Controversial actor
Charlie Sheen
, 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
President Obama
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
Jackson Carter
, 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)

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