Launched May 16, the campaign will be funded if $15,000 is donated by June 15. At press time May 21, donors had already pledged more than $4,100. Check out their Kickstarter page at

‘Vagina Monologues’ author back with ‘In the Body of the World’

Eve Ensler, who became a national sensation and feminist icon with her empowering and sometimes irreverent show “The Vagina Monologues,” visits Atlanta on May 31 to read from her new book, “In the Body of the World.”

A memoir, the book connects her fight with uterine cancer to issues like the destruction of the environment and rape and violence against women in the Congo, which Ensler learned about when working there before her cancer diagnosis.

The Atlanta reading is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre. General admission tickets are $30 with a copy of the book. Tickets available @

Don your white for Premiere Party

Expect a sea of smiling faces in summery white attire as Premiere Party, the annual benefit for CHRIS Kids, returns June 1 to Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery.

This year’s silent auction and cocktail party, set for 6-10 p.m., is hosted by Brent Garner and Vandy Beth Glenn. General admission tickets are $50 at the door ($40) in advance; VIP tickets are $125.

CHRIS Kids, which provides a variety of services including transitional living for young people in need, serves approximately 300 LGBT youth each year, according to leaders. The agency estimates LGBT youth make up 15-20 percent of their total clients.

Funds raised at Premiere Party go exclusively to help LGBT youth with services like housing, counseling, GED preparation, birthday and holiday gifts, clothing, food and more. Get more details and more information @

OurSong presents ‘The Singing Heart’ in June

OurSong, Atlanta’s mixed lesbian and gay chorus, presents its spring concert, “The Singing Heart,” in two shows June 7-8.

The June 7 show takes place at 8 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. The June 8 show is at 8:15 p.m. at Clayton State University in Morrow. Tickets are $25 per show.

A centerpiece of the show is a letter character Michael Tolliver wrote to his mother in Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City.”

“From the struggle with coming out, to the search for love, and the acceptance of self … the Singing Heart reveals these yearnings with beauty and intensity,” chorus leaders say. Details @


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