“I love a gender play;I love not being sure. Ilove walking down thestreets of New Yorkand when people passme by dressed in anandrogynous style…That’s what I’m aimingto do. Bring a style that does lookandrogynous, but really does ﬁt awoman’s body.”
— Out lesbian fashion designer
, who willcompete on NBC’s new reality show “Fashion Star,” whichdebuted March 13. (March 9, afterellen.com)
“I have an important message, allthe bling and Mercedes aside: I’m anopenly gay Persian man. Accordingto the president of the country I wasborn in, I don’t even exist.”
— Reza Farahan, a star on Bravo’s new reality series “Shasof Sunset.” Farahan says he was inspired to do the showby the It Get’s Better Project. (AP, March 10)
“It is my deepest hope that theLikeMe Lighthouse will standtall, illuminating hope in everydirection for all who have a need,whether it’s one of the manygreat, local LGBT advocacy groups… the not-quite-out 19-year-old …or the parents of the 14-year-oldwho sat his folks down the nightbefore and nervously said, “Mom,Dad... I think I might be gay… “
— Out country singer
, who on March10 cut the the ribbon outside the LikeMe Lighthouse,an LGBT community center in Kansas City, MO. Thecenter is a part of Wright’s LIKEME organization, “anon-proﬁt dedicated to providing education, assis-tance and resources to LGBT teens and their familyand friends.” (Hufﬁngton Post, March 10)
“If you erased all the gay peoplefrom the history of the world, theculture would be really lacking,do you know that, Kirk? It’s so notpious. It’s very un-Christlike Kirk.Really. If you want to follow the Je-sus model man, don’t go shamingpeople like that for who they are.”
— Rosie O’Donnell responds to Kirk Cameron’s stanceon gay marriage, which he called “unnatural,”“detrimental and ultimately distractive,” in a March2 interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan. (OWN YouTubechannel, March 9)
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IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“I have a man crush on Adam ... I want to kisshim. I want to kiss him so bad. I don’t care if it’smutual or not ... He’s sexy, is the word I’m using.”
— Country singer
, on his “Voice” co-star,
(inset). Shelton has drawn ire in the past for changing the lyrics to aShania Twain song, tweeting, “Any man that tries Touching my behindHe’s gonna be a beaten, bleeding’, heaving kind of guy.” Shelton apolo-gized, saying “when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… Ilove everybody.” (MTV.com, March 7)
Gay beating victim speaks outagainst anti-LGBT violence.
Soulforce Equality Ride burnsthrough Georgia.
YouthPride sues landlord over$40,000 in back rent.
New guidelines seek better HIVcare retention.
Gay-friendly resolution voteddown by Ga. House.
Pasha Nicole sentenced to14 years on sex charges.
GA Voice enters third yearof publishing.
Editorial: Survival is a beautiful word.
Spring Film: ATL Film Fest’s ‘Pink Peach’has many themes.
Spring Music: Gay artists gotyou covered.
Spring Theater: Stage menusfull of LGBT goodies.
Spring Books: Local authorevents continue.
Spring Events: Plenty of LGBThappenings in bloom.
Spring Sports: Leagues ready tokick off season play.
That’s What She Said:Chill pill anyone?
Domestically Disturbed:That thing you do.