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My Sister’s Room changes owners, to become sports bar and grill

My Sister's Room to become lesbian sports bar

Lesbian bar My Sister’s Room will transform into a new venue soon after the new year as owner Susan Musselwhite sells her bar of 15 years to business and life partners Jami Siden and Jennifer Maguire.

Maguire, known to many in the nightlife scene as promoter and emcee Chase Daniels, and Siden, who has been working as MSR’s marketing person, along with Musselwhite and her wife, Patryce Yeiser, made the announcement at the East Atlanta bar on Saturday.

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Saint Lost & Found rents house for Atlanta LGBT homeless youth

Saint Lost & Found, an organization providing emergency shelter to homeless Atlanta LGBT youth, has rented a six-bedroom house in West End and hopes to move in six people seeking homes this week.

“In the state of Georgia, you can house six people in addition to the staff member, so we will be putting six kids in there. But we do have an extra bed,” said Rick Westbrook, an organizer of the organization founded by Atlanta’s chapter of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

“We plan to have six permanent residents in there until we can help them get into their own apartment or another shelter,” Westbrook said.

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Television’s new ‘Supernanny’ visits gay family

Lesbian couple of Super Nanny

It’s no secret, at least among my closest friends, that I like really horrible television.

I’ll dish about how soulless “American Idol” and “X Factor” are. I can’t watch “Glee” because the auto-tune makes my ears bleed. I’ll never sit down for an episode of “Dancing with the Stars” or “The Bachelor.” But a “Dance Moms” re-run? “Bad Girls Club” marathon? Definitely.

Every so often, one of my favorite horrific guilty pleasures yields something remarkable — something worth watching.

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Transgender editor returns to work at Ga. legislature

Vandy Beth Glenn returns to work at Gold Dome

Vandy Beth Glenn returned to work Friday as a legislative editor at the Georgia General Assembly, just days after the a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that the state violated her constitutional rights when she was fired after informing her employer she was transitioning from male to female.

Greg Nevins, the Lambda Legal attorney representing Glenn, confirmed this week that she reported back to work on Friday, Dec. 9. The 11th Circuit handed down its 3-0 ruling in favor of Glenn on Dec. 6. The federal appeals court ruling upheld U.S. District Judge Richard Story’s ruling that Glenn was wrongly fired based on sex discrimination. Oral arguments before the 11th Circuit were held on Dec. 1.

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Atlanta’s gay-owned bookstores strive to stay open

Charis Books and More

Sara Luce Look, co-owner of Atlanta’s Charis Books & More, remembers when the chain Barnes & Noble opened up a mega store in Los Angeles across the street from the small independent feminist bookstore Sisterhood in 1995.

Last month, that Barnes & Noble closed but not before it forced the closing of Sisterhood in 1999 — just a few years shy of Sisterhood’s 30th anniversary.

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