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The Georgia Voice - 6/7/13 Vol.4, Issue 7

The Georgia Voice - 6/7/13 Vol.4, Issue 7

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It's Stonewall Month in Atlanta! In our latest issue, we preview some of the city's planned events to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, interview folk legend Joan Baez and look at the upcoming Peach Party. These stories and more on stands 6.7.13.

For more information, please visit http://www.thegavoice.com.
It's Stonewall Month in Atlanta! In our latest issue, we preview some of the city's planned events to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, interview folk legend Joan Baez and look at the upcoming Peach Party. These stories and more on stands 6.7.13.

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

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“This year, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month at a moment of great hope and progress, recognizing that more needs to be done. Support for LGBT equality is growing, led by a  generation which understands that,in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’” 
— President
Barack Obama
, officially proclaiming Juneas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month(White House, May 31)
IN THIS ISSUE
06.07.13
STONEWALL MONTH
4
| East Point Possums headlinemonth of Pride activities.
6
| Events: Cirque de Nuit,LGBT film screenings.
7
| Events: Out in the Stands,Augusta Pride, Pride Run.
8
| Events: Pet Blessing, Pride Seder,Evening for Equality.
11
| Packed calendar as Atlantamarks National LGBT Pride Month.
NEWS
13
| Attempt to de-sex Cheshire Bridgecould mean challenger for gay councilman.
15
| Team Friendly launches t-shirtcompetition to combat HIV stigma.
17
| Supreme Court countdown: Rallyplanned as marriage equality rulings near.
18
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BRIEFS:
No ‘I Do’ for Illinois,trans Navy Seal comes out, and more.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
25
| Folk legend Joan Baez on performing withIndigo Girls and kissing a girl.
27
|
EVENTS:
Peach Party bringscircuit DJs to Atlanta.
31
|
THEATER:
‘The Boy and the Pink Bear’and ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’
33
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BRIEFS:
Ellen DeGeneres,Amanda Bynes, Lauryn Hill and more.
34
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CALENDAR
COLUMNISTS
37
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THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
What Melissa Carter hears when the mic is off.
39
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DOMESTICALLY DISTURBED:
Topher Payne loves his labels.
PO Box 77401 | Atlanta, GA 30357404-815-6941 | www.thegavoice.com
Editor: Laura Douglas-Brown
Deputy Editor: Dyana Bagby
Web Manager: Ryan Watkins
Art Director: Bo Shell
bshell@thegavoice.com
CONTRIBUTORS
Melissa Carter, Jim Farmer,Shannon Hames, Topher Payne,Matt Schafer, Steve Warren, Ryan Lee
Publisher: Christina Cash
Associate Publisher: Tim Boyd
Sales Manager: Marshall Graham
mgraham@thegavoice.com
The Clarke Agencyaclarke@thegavoice.comNational Advertising:Rivendell Media, 908-232-2021sales@rivendellmedia.com
BOARD OF ADVISERS
Richard Eldredge, Sandy Malcolm,Lynn Pasqualetti, Robert Pullen
FINE PRINT
All material in the Georgia Voice is protected by federal copy-right law and may not be reproduced without the written consent ofthe Georgia Voice. The sexual orientation of advertisers, photogra-phers, writers and cartoonists published herein is neither inferrednor implied. The appearance of names or pictorial representationdoes not necessarily indicate the sexual orientation of that personor persons. We also do not accept responsibility for claims madeby advertisers.Unsolicited editorial material is accepted by the GeorgiaVoice, but we do not take responsibility for its return. The editors re-serve the right to accept, reject or edit any submission. Guidelinesfor 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 forrates. If you are unable toreacha 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.comPostmaster: 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 subscriptions are$60 per year for 26 issues. Postage paid at Atlanta, GA, and ad-ditional mailing offices.The editorial positions of the Georgia Voice are expressedin editorials and in editor’s notes. Other opinions are those of thewriters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the GeorgiaVoice 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 phonenumber for verification. Email submis-sions to editor@thegavoice.com or mailto the address above.
FEATURED STORY25
|
JOAN BAEZ TALKS INDIGO GIRLS AND UPCOMING ATL SHOW
“This whole thing has been a bitsurreal for us because we have beenraised to believe that love is love.We never realized that our happi-ness and openness would inspire somany individuals.”
Brad Taylor
and
Dylan Meehan
in a statementreleased after the seniors were voted “Cutest Couple”at New York’s Carmel High. The story went viral after aclassmate posted it to Tumblr. (Huffington Post, June 1)
“I’ve been on this huge journey to figure outmy life, and now I am back here I think whereI am supposed to be.”
— Professional soccer player
Robbie Rogers
in a May 26 post-game press conference after his debut with the LA Galaxy madehim the first openly gay athlete to compete in U.S. men’s profes-sional team sports. Rogers, a former national team player, cameout in April and announced his retirement. (YouTube, May 27)
Join us online:
facebook.com/thegavoicetwitter.com/thegavoice
OUTSPOKEN
FRIENDS & FOES IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“The LGBT commu-nity has written aproud chapter in thisfundamentally Amer-ican story by remind-ing us that integrityand respect remaincornerstones of ourmilitary and civilianculture.”
— Department of Defense LGBT Pride Monthmemorandum (SLDN.org, May 31)

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