‘Leave It on the Floor,’ ‘Bully’ coming to ATL
Despite the recent focus on bullying in schools, many LGBT kids face their worst bullying at home. Take your pick from new films about these two kinds of bullying – or see both.
Old school meets new in “Leave It on the Floor,” a refreshing musical set in the ball scene immortalized by Jennie Livingston in “Paris Is Burning,” or at least its West Coast equivalent.
It begins when the mother of the teenaged protagonist, Brad (Ephraim Sykes), finds out he’s gay and throws him out of the house. (It’s OK. He steals her car.) Brad lands on his feet and discovers another kind of house in the ball scene, where his guide is Princess Eminence (Phillip Evelyn) of the House of Eminence.
Longtime gay activist Ken Britt announces run for Ga. House seat
Ken Britt, the retired executive director of Atlanta’s Alston & Bird law firm, announced today he is running for the state House seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Kathy Ashe who recently announced she is retiring from her post after serving 10 terms.
“I have been encouraged to run for this office, and I would be honored to serve the people of the 56th District in the Georgia House of Representatives,” Britt said in a prepared statement.
Gay Hall County businessman killed in robbery
David Sanchez, 46, of Gainesville, Ga., died Thursday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in a robbery.
Sanchez, who was openly gay according to his friend Greg Bautista, was shot while outside Victory Processing plant on Memorial Park Drive in Gainesville. The Gainesville Times reports the Hall County Sheriff’s Department said that Sanchez was with a woman when they were forced out of their car and then multiple shots were fired.
Students with Berry College who are determined to get an official LGBT group started at the Christian liberal arts school say they are hopeful that the campus will soon get an official LGBT campus organization after faculty and administrators discussed the issue at a meeting on April 17.
An earlier version of this story stated students also met with the faculty and administrators, but that was incorrect.