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[Photos] Krog Street Tunnel gay marriage proposal uniquely sweet

Krog Street Tunnel

Inman Park's Krog Street Tunnel is one of Atlanta's premiere street art venues. The walls lining the tunnel and interior columns have been tagged and re-tagged with various symbols, graffiti and posters. But until quite recently, no one had used the tunnel's walls for a marriage proposal.

That's exactly how Sean Lanoue proposed to his now fiance Neon Douglass on Jan. 26.

“It was a big surprise. Big surprise,” Douglass told GA Voice today, who of course said "yes!"

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[Photos] Hey, Mary! Sweaty blow out celebrates Madonna’s birthday

Madonna-Rama at Mary's

Lines formed to get into Mary's in East Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 17, for its annual Madonna-Rama bash, a celebration of the birth of the Queen of Pop that had people squeezing, swaying and sweating to decades of Madonna hits and favorites. DJ Diablo Rojo, wearing a special "Hey Mister DJ" t-shirt (that later came off) was manning the tables as he laid down the beats of the queen who has earned her place forever a gay icon.

She's still speaking out on behalf of LGBT equality and making trouble, currently being sued by Russian activists angered and offended she dared to advocate for gay equality during her tour in St. Petersburg.

People packed the bar and sang loudly to Madonna favorites as videos of the pop legend played on screens throughout the bar. Upstairs in the Boozy Cougar, Lourdes "herself" was serving up cocktails for fans of her mother. The party is considered one of Mary's most popular annual parties.

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[Photos] SkateBoyz ATL at Metro Skates

SkateBoyz ATL

SkateBoyz ATL gathered Aug. 8 at Metro Skates on Metropolitan Parkway for its weekly Wednesday skating night.

SkateBoyz ATL

The LGBT skating organization was formed as a place for those who love to rollerskate to get together for fun, parties as well as providing community service, including conducting HIV tests at the rink.

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[Photos] Atlanta commemorates MLK Day

11th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

The 11th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast was held Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Mark United Methodist Church as part of the official Martin Luther King Jr. march's events. More than 250 people attended the breakfast with the theme "Setting Our Agenda for Justice" and included food as well as discussion surrounding such issues as reproductive rights, gender equality, HIV stigma and economic disparity.

Founded by Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, the breakfast is a way for black LGBT people "to take the lead in bringing all groups to remember the contributions of lesbian poet activist Audre Lorde and civil rights activist and aide to Dr. King, Bayard Rustin," says Hudson. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)