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5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 14

1. Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympic athlete to take home a gold medal. "This is amazing! I literally feel like I might explode with pride," he tweete...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 7

1. Britney Spears, Adam Lambert, Gwen Stefani and Selena Gomez are among the maany stars who can be heard on a new single paying tribute to the victims and families of the Orlando shooting. Proceeds from the tr...

LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for June 19 – June 25

Friday, June 19Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has a lead gay character, running tonight at 8 p.m., through June 28, Horizon Theatre, www.horizontheatre.com...
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Our ‘Best Bets’

Before planning your weekend, check out these great events happening around gay Atlanta

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Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’: Impress or ‘Express’?

Cover of Lady Gaga's upcoming singleWell, today was the day. Lady Gaga released the title track from her forthcoming album “Born This Way,” but sorry y'all, it's a snooze.

I've been joking with my friends since the singer's “Paparazzi” was released to radio. We wondered how she could possibly top the song's irresistible melody and wacky-but-artful video. Then she gave us “Bad Romance,” and every time the first “oohs” hit the speaker, we fell out waiting for our favorite part. And then that video.

Unfortunately, “Born This Way” is a step back.

Lady Gaga has trademarked post-Madonna originality. Britney Spears (whose “Don't Hold it Against Me” video is due for release next week) was a pleasant filler, but Gaga is the only artist who's gotten the world talking about music, sex and fashion the way Madonna did.

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What do most women do with their hair ‘down there’?

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Do you shave? Wax? Let it grow au natural? Perhaps just a trim every few weeks?

Personally, I like hair on a woman’s body including "down there." When those photos of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were leaked all over the web of them and their completely shaved pubic regions, I wondered if this was a trend for most women, for most straight women, for young women, or for young, rich, crazy women?

Recently, on an episode of “The Doctors,” the gynecologist was thankfully saying that it is not necessary for women to douche every time they use the restroom. The vagina, she said, is a “self-cleaning oven.” Good advice.