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The Georgia Voice - 5/24/13 Vol.4, Issue 6

The Georgia Voice - 5/24/13 Vol.4, Issue 6

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It's our first Sports Issue. This week, we look at how Atlanta's pro teams stand on gay issues and recap the last 40 years of LGBT athletes. Also included, an interview with actress Molly Ringwald, a preview of HBO's Liberace biopic and much more. Issue on stands and online May 24. For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com.
It's our first Sports Issue. This week, we look at how Atlanta's pro teams stand on gay issues and recap the last 40 years of LGBT athletes. Also included, an interview with actress Molly Ringwald, a preview of HBO's Liberace biopic and much more. Issue on stands and online May 24. For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com.

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“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.” 
— President
Barack Obama
, 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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SPORTS
4
| Gender & coming out:Is it tougher for male athletes?
8
| 40 years of out athletes inU.S. professional sports.
10
| Which Atlanta pro team is best on gay issues?
12
| Play or get laid: A handy guideto pick your sport.
13
| Why we still need LGBT sports leagues.
NEWS
14
| Lost-n-Found Youth launches$1 million fundraising campaign.
15
| Peer-led LGBT youth groupmarks first anniversary.
16
| Atlanta let gay-inclusiveHuman Relations Commission fizzle.
17
| Photos: Georgia honors InternationalDay Against Homophobia.
18
| Abortion and gay rights: Do Supreme Courtjustice’s comments on Roe signalher marriage vote?
19
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BRIEFS:
Gay Georgians go to DC,UGA goes ‘soft,’ and more.
VOICES
25
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EDITORIAL:
Our gay ‘Groundhog Day.’
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
27
| Molly Ringwald’s fiction inspiredby families with trans chidren.
29
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THEATER:
Atlanta Fringe Festivalincludes LGBT plays.
31
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FOOD PORN:
Mexican food andan unwelcome surprise.
33
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FILM:
HBO goes ‘Behind theCandelabra’ with Liberace.
34
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CALENDAR
COLUMNIST
37
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THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
Melissa Carter and her Iron Girl.
14
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LOST-N-FOUND YOUTH AIMS FOR $1 MILLION27
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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)
See the story onPage 33.
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