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The Georgia Voice - 6/22/12 Vol.3, Issue 8

The Georgia Voice - 6/22/12 Vol.3, Issue 8

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Three local queer artists are featured in this week's issue. Also included, a look at the race for Ga. state house between Reps. Rashad Taylor and Pat Gardner and the latest "Domestically Disturbed" and "That's What She Said" from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter. (on stands 6.22.12)
Three local queer artists are featured in this week's issue. Also included, a look at the race for Ga. state house between Reps. Rashad Taylor and Pat Gardner and the latest "Domestically Disturbed" and "That's What She Said" from Topher Payne and Melissa Carter. (on stands 6.22.12)

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Published by: The GA Voice on Jun 21, 2012
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“We do not believe the proposedconstitutional amendment is in thebest interests of our employees or ourstate economy — and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it.”
Ken Charles
, vice president of global diversity andinclusion for General Mills, in a June 14 public blog post onthe company’s website. Charles wrote the post in responseto a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment to bangay marriage, making General Mills the largest company inthe state to come out against the measure so far.
“We will not rest until full and equalrights are a reality for everyone ...No matter how long the road ahead,I’m confident that we will travel itsuccessfully together. Wherever youare celebrating this month, I wishyou a happy Pride.”
— Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton
commemoratingJune as LGBT Pride Month in a June 8 video issued byher office.
“Now you can be proud of servingyour country, and be proud of whoyou are.”
— U.S. Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta
thanking gayand lesbian military members for their service onJune 15, as the Pentagon prepared to mark June asGay Pride month with an official salute.
“After decades of inaction andindifference, you have every rea-son and right to push, loudly andforcefully, for equality.”
— President Obama in remarks at the LGBT PrideMonth reception held June 15 in the East Room ofthe White House.
“Once again this year, June isfilled with cities holding Gay Pridecelebrations. Every year I continueto challenge believers to prayabout what we can do peacefullybut permanently to put an end tothese events in our cities.”
Linda Harvey
of Mission America in a June 14radio broadcast.
The year the first-ever Gay Pride parade is held in NewYork City, called the Christopher Street Gay LiberationDay, to mark the 1969 police raid andsubsequent riots at the Stonewall Inn.Estimated number of participants at the 2011 São PauloGay Pride Parade. The parade has been named byGuinness Book of World Records as the largest GayPride parade in the world.The next year that Gay Pride parades will be allowed inRussia’s capitol, Moscow, after the city’s governmentpassed a century-long ban on such gatherings.Estimated attendance at Tel Aviv Pride, makingit the largest Gay Pride event in Asia.
3.2 million2112100,000
Source: Guinness Book of World Records, The Atlantic,www.nycpride.org, The Guardian
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Gay vs. gay-friendly General Assemblyrace stirs controversy.
Page 4
YouthPride new locationremains mystery.
Page 6
Fired Eagle raid officersget new jobs in Clayton.
Page 6
AID Atlanta executivedirector steps down.
Page 8
Atlanta hosts events forNational HIV Testing Day.
Page 10
Stonewall Month continueswith packed calendar.
Page 12
Guest editorial by Mark King:The man my father built.
Page 16
Column: Remembering Atlanta’sfirst Pride parade.
Page 17
Artistic visions: Meet threediverse Atlanta LGBT artists.
Page 18
Food Porn: Robert’s first date no‘Watershed’ moment.
Page 25
Film: ‘Your Sister’s Sister.’
Page 27
Theater: ‘Normal Heart,’‘Importance of Being Earnest.’
Page 29
Atlanta Bear Fest bringsfurry fun.
Page 31
Personality Spotlight: LambdaLiterary Fellow Sarah Fonseca.
Page 32
Business Spotlight: Dr. Thomas BornChiropractic & Massage.
Page 32Pages 34-36
That’s What She Said: Melissa Cartergains clarity.
Page 38
Domestically Disturbed:Life’s a pitch for Topher Payne.
Page 39
“I was a Boy Scout, and I have wonderful memoriesof my Boy Scout days and we had no issues likewhat has come up in recent times. I’m saddenedand shocked by the policy the Boy Scouts have.”
— Gay Star Trek veteran
in an interview June 18 with the NewYork Daily News on the ouster of Ohio mother Jennifer Tyrrell who wasfired from her volunteer Cub Scout leader position in April because she isa lesbian. Takei will be joined in the official Gay & Lesbian Alliance AgainstDefamation car by Tyrrell at the 43rd Annual LGBT Pride March in New YorkCity on June 24.

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