“Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man. Be the best hus- band to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner. Be the best father you can be to your children.Because nothing is more important.”
, including gay couplesin his May 19 commencement speech at Atlanta’sMorehouse College, an all-male, historically blackcollege (Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 19)
IN THIS ISSUE
OF GA VOICE
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| Gender & coming out:Is it tougher for male athletes?
| 40 years of out athletes inU.S. professional sports.
| Which Atlanta pro team is best on gay issues?
| Play or get laid: A handy guideto pick your sport.
| Why we still need LGBT sports leagues.
| Lost-n-Found Youth launches$1 million fundraising campaign.
| Peer-led LGBT youth groupmarks ﬁrst anniversary.
| Atlanta let gay-inclusiveHuman Relations Commission ﬁzzle.
| Photos: Georgia honors InternationalDay Against Homophobia.
| Abortion and gay rights: Do Supreme Courtjustice’s comments on Roe signalher marriage vote?
Gay Georgians go to DC,UGA goes ‘soft,’ and more.
Our gay ‘Groundhog Day.’
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
| Molly Ringwald’s ﬁction inspiredby families with trans chidren.
Atlanta Fringe Festivalincludes LGBT plays.
Mexican food andan unwelcome surprise.
HBO goes ‘Behind theCandelabra’ with Liberace.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
Melissa Carter and her Iron Girl.
LOST-N-FOUND YOUTH AIMS FOR $1 MILLION27
MOLLY RINGWALD INTERVIEW
“We are a place thatcelebrates diversity, a placewhere people from aroundthe world come to live free ofprejudice and persecution,and hate crimes like theseare an offense against all westand for as a city.”
— New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergcommenting on the recent rash of anti-gayhate crimes in the city, including theshooting death of a gay man in the city’sGreenwich Village on May 18. (ABC News,May 22)
“They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like mydaughter ‘made’ their daughter gay. … They are trying tosend an innocent young girl to prison because they are fullof hate and bigotry. These girls are teenagers in high school,who had one mutual consenting sexual experience.”
— Kelley Hunt Smith, mother of 18-year old
Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt
, commenting on her personalFacebook proﬁle after her daughter was arrested, expelled from school and charged with felonystatutory rape over a sexual relationship with a 15-year old classmate. (Raw Story, May 19)
“In making the ﬁlm, the socio-politicalaspect of it was not really in my mindbut I was focused on ... trying to makethis relationship as believable andrealistic as we could. When this issuecomes up, of equal rights for gays, I amhoping 50 years from now we will lookback on this and wonder why this waseven a debate and why it took so long.”
— Director Steven Soderbergh discussing his latest ﬁlm,Liberace biopic “Behind the Candlebra,” which made itsCannes debut May 21 (Reuters, May 21)
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