“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.’”
, ofﬁcially proclaiming Juneas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month(White House, May 31)
IN THIS ISSUE
| East Point Possums headlinemonth of Pride activities.
| Events: Cirque de Nuit,LGBT ﬁlm screenings.
| Events: Out in the Stands,Augusta Pride, Pride Run.
| Events: Pet Blessing, Pride Seder,Evening for Equality.
| Packed calendar as Atlantamarks National LGBT Pride Month.
| Attempt to de-sex Cheshire Bridgecould mean challenger for gay councilman.
| Team Friendly launches t-shirtcompetition to combat HIV stigma.
| Supreme Court countdown: Rallyplanned as marriage equality rulings near.
No ‘I Do’ for Illinois,trans Navy Seal comes out, and more.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
| Folk legend Joan Baez on performing withIndigo Girls and kissing a girl.
Peach Party bringscircuit DJs to Atlanta.
‘The Boy and the Pink Bear’and ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’
Ellen DeGeneres,Amanda Bynes, Lauryn Hill and more.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
What Melissa Carter hears when the mic is off.
Topher Payne loves his labels.
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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.”
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
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)
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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)