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Mondo Homo 101: Tips for newbies for Atlanta’s alt-queer Memorial Weekend fest

MondoHomo returns Memorial Day weekend

MondoHomo, Atlanta’s alternative queer arts festival, returns Memorial Day weekend to rock your face off with music, art and queer consciousness. But perhaps you’ve been too intimidated to attend in the past or are not sure what to expect. We interviewed organizer Jesse Morgan for a few tips and insights for those who want to experience MondoHomo but were too afraid to ask.

Here’s what you need to know:

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[Video] Politics and butt plugs — how do the GOP candidates stand up?


Who knew GOP presidential candidate approval ratings could lead to awesome, artistic sex toys?

Well, one ingenious man, Matthew Epler, has done just that, according to the blog Queerty. He’s taken the approval ratings of former candidates Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and the man expected to receive the nomination, Mitt Romney, and shaped them into some hefty and not so hefty butt plugs.

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‘Queens on the Green’ take over after that other park film series was canceled in Piedmont Park


Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story stated “Queens on the Green” would be taking place at Piedmont Park. In fact, the film event is taking place at the Evolution Center’s drop-in center at 583 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30308, on Sunday, May 20.

There will be no Screen on the Green this year because, well, Piedmont Park is busy with other stuff and there’s that pesky sponsorship issue that has plagued the popular film series for a few years after some people were wounded by real-live gunfire, not the kind in movies. 

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Barack Obama on Newsweek

Newsweek tags Obama as America’s ‘first gay president’

Former President Bill Clinton was jokingly called the “first black president” by author Toni Morrison. Maybe it was because he was “cool” in a way that former presidents never were or maybe it was because he advocated policies that were meant to help disenfranchised African-American voters.

Newsweek magazine, in the spirit of Ms. Morrison, has heralded President Barack Obama has the country’s “first gay president” on this week’s cover after the president announced last week his “evolution” on same-sex marriage rights.

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