Ga. State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) was named one of “Most Powerful Lesbian Moms in America” by the popular blog Mombian, joining such other moms as Jodie Foster, Wanda Sykes, Mary Cheney (yes, that Cheney) and Cat Cora from “Iron Chef.”
This is the sixth annual list by Mombian, authored by lesbian mom and LGBT activist Dana Rudolph.
“The definition of ‘power’ is subjective, of course. For the purposes of this list, I considered it to mean someone who is known by a large cross-section of the population, within or outside the lesbian community, is at or near the top of her chosen profession, or who is in some other way a well-known personality and long-time influencer,” Rudolph writes.
The Atlanta Banana has a story on its website that caught our eyes, “Atlanta’s Unemployed Seek Same-Sex Marriages So Politicians Will Talk About Them.”
Awesome. Headline. And story.
But, of course, it’s not a real story. The Atlanta Banana is a satire news website, similar to The Onion, but focusing on all things Atlanta.
This from the unemployed wanting gay marriage story:
Lesbian folksinger Catie Curtis cruises her “Stretch Limousine on Fire” into Atlanta in May to treat fans to two nights of her signature acoustic guitar and introspective, often inspiring lyrics.
“Stretch Limousine,” the rollicking title song from Curtis’ 11th studio album, released in August, uses dark humor to echo the theme that money doesn’t buy happiness, and to relish a little in the fact that “Trouble comes to everyone no matter how much you can buy.”
The new album features a style that is a bit more raw than previous efforts, but will still be familiar to longtime fans. Curtis will perform songs from the new CD and earlier albums May 8 at Eddie’s Attic, the iconic Decatur acoustic venue, then follow with a show the next night at Duluth’s Red Clay Theatre, the new venue managed by Eddie’s founder Eddie Owen.
The State of Black Gay America Summit, held each year during Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride, will receive an Esteem Award in “recognition of [its] service to the African American and LGBT communities.”
The State of Black Gay America, founded by community activist Darlene Hudson and Gregory Allen, the president and CEO of Xtreme Entertainment, is receiving a “Special Recognition” honor.
Patrick Kelly, an activist and clinical research interviewer at Emory Univeristy’s Hope Vaccine Center, is also honored with the “Outstanding Service, Male” award.