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The Georgia Voice - 3/29/13 Vol.4, Issue 2

The Georgia Voice - 3/29/13 Vol.4, Issue 2

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In this week's issue, we examine a Georgia law that criminalizes sex without disclosing HIV status, look back at the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings on marriage and feature the latest "Domestically Disturbed" and "That's What She Said" from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter respectively. These stories and more on stands Friday, March 29.

For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com
In this week's issue, we examine a Georgia law that criminalizes sex without disclosing HIV status, look back at the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings on marriage and feature the latest "Domestically Disturbed" and "That's What She Said" from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter respectively. These stories and more on stands Friday, March 29.

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

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“Ellen told me she was  gay a long time ago,when she was 20. …But as she became more famous she wasn’t out publicly. I was afraid I would out her. I couldn’t  join PFLAG until Ellen came out because it’d be,you know, what’s Ellen’s mother doing in PFLAG?!’’ 
Betty Degeneres
, 82, mother of Ellen Degeneres,in a recent interview in the Australian press. (The DailyAdvertiser, March 26)
IN THIS ISSUE
 
OF GA VOICE
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NEWS
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| Even if you take precautions, not disclosingyour HIV status to your sex partners is a felony.Is that fair?
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| Atlanta club with prominent politiciansrefuses to host gay wedding
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| Ga. General Assembly weighs LGBTemployment, anti-bullying bills
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| HIV non-profit Positive Impact celebrates 20years as clients share inspriational stories
10
| Atlanta rallies as U.S. Supreme Courthears Prop 8, DOMA cases
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BRIEFS:
Homophobia in Ga. schools,HRC Atlanta to honor Joining Hearts,plus national headlines
VOICES
12
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EDITORIAL:
Westboro Baptist Churchbrings out the best in us
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
15
| Leather leader: gear for ATL Leather Pride
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BOOKS:
Spring reads for your LGBT library
17
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SPORTS:
HRC program for athletes runsthrough Atlanta as spring sports bloom
18
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THEATER:
‘Zorro,’ ‘Mary Poppins’
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FOOD PORN:
The greatest show on earth
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PHOTOS:
AGMC’s ‘Big Wig,’ Big Gay GameShow, ‘Breaking Through’ at Atlanta FilmFest, Team Friendly’s ‘Drop the Soap’
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BRIEFS:
Michelle Shocked, Savannah gaycouple on Bravo, summer party alert and more
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CALENDAR
COLUMNISTS
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THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
Melissa Carter surfs the crimson wave
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DOMESTICALLY DISTURBED:
Topher Payne’s a friend of the court
CORRECTION
A feature in the March 1, 2013, issue, “Same price, differentstyle,” identified two properties as being listed with CommonGround Real Estate. The full name is Common Ground RealEstate Team at PalmerHouse Properties.
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THEATER22
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CALENDAR
“The issue before the country is,do we have a compelling interestin strengthening and supportingthe durable, enduring and uniquelycomplementary and procreativeunion of a man and a woman? Andby the way, the reason why is it’sbetter for children, and all thesocial science shows that.”
— Faith & Freedom Coalition ChairmanRalph Reed, once a force in Georgia politics,defending “traditional marriage” in anNBC “Meet the Press” discussion of theimpending Supreme Court marriage cases(RawStory.com, March 24)
“I think that would be a surpriseto a lot of infertile heterosexualcouples … That’s not the point ofmarriage. The point of marriage islove and commitment.”
— Democratic strategist and lesbian momHilary Rosen, responding to Ralph Reed on“Meet the Press.” (RawStory.com, March 24)
“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get ahigher return than the 38 percent you gotlast year, it’s a free country. You can sell yourshares of Starbucks and buy shares in anothercompany. Thank you very much.”
— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, responding at the company’sannual shareholder meeting to a stock owner who questioned whetherthe coffee chain was being hurt by its support for same-sex marriage.(NPR.org, March 20)
“You won’t go into the Final Four Atlantaorgy-of-gross-drunken-nasty-revelingwithout being warned by the faithful ser-vants of WBC, with this core message...FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS!
— Westboro Baptist Church schedule for their upcomingAtlanta protest at the NCAA Final Four basketball tourna-ment at the Gerogia Dome. (www.godhatesfags.com,March 25)
See the editorial on Page 12.
OUTSPOKEN
FRIENDS & FOES IN THEIR OWN WORDS
By the NUMBERS
HOMOPHOBIA IN Ga. SCHOOLS
Percent of LGBTstudents who regularlyhear homophobic slursPercent of LGBTstudents physicallyharassed (pushedor shoved)Percent of LGBTstudents assaulted(kicked, punched,injured with a weapon)
FOR MORE, SEE STORY ON PAGE 11
Percent who saidtheir schools havegay-straightalliancesPercent who weretaught positiveportrayals of LGBTpeople, history orevents
2011 School Climate Survey, released March 2013 
924221
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