Friends and family of Greg Barrett came together at Christ Covenant MCC in Decatur this afternoon to honor his life and remember his community volunteerism. Barrett died suddenly June 3.
Community leaders and family remembered Barrett for his dedication to local nonprofit organizations as well on the impact he had on friends and family.
For the next three months, six diverse and accomplished young ladies will work to better themselves and their communities, before making their formal debut into society at the Atlanta Cotillion.
The catch? These young debutantes are actually men, raising money in a unique competition to fund the fight against HIV.
There is no better time than an extended holiday weekend to celebrate the spirit of the never-closing nightclub that once made Atlanta’s gay scene one of the most vibrant in the country, and to revisit the bygone days when partygoers exited a venue with their eyes squinted as they were greeted by the glaring morning sun.
There have been numerous attempts to recapture the glory of Backstreet — the Midtown gay club that operated 24/7 for three decades before being shuttered by the Atlanta Police Department after a protracted, bitter showdown with city officials and an antagonistic neighborhood association. But promoters Chris Coleman and Fernando Jardim are attempting to bring the magic of Backstreet to the modern day with their May 30 Club Q party at Legends.
A clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Dr. Glenda Corwin has spent a decade focusing on sexual intimacy between women. Her message to female couples? The rumored and feared “lesbian bed death” doesn’t have to happen, but it takes work to keep the sexual flames burning.
“Over the years working as a therapist with lesbian clients, I have heard them discuss their fear that there’s no way to keep passion alive in a long-term relationship – that lesbian bed death is inevitable,” Corwin says.