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Feminist Charis Books & More slammed with anti-gay graffiti



One of the oldest feminist bookstores in the nation was hit with anti-gay graffiti the night it held a standing room only literary event as part of its "Stride into Pride" for Atlanta Pride activities.

Lesbian-owned Charis Books & More, which turns 39 in November and is one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in North America, had anti-gay and anti-women graffiti spray painted on the side of its building Thursday night after a successful literary event, "Stride Into Pride: Atlanta Literary All Star Showcase."

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Atlanta lesbian author reveals lessons for success as ‘grown woman’

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Lakara Foster is known to many as the host of the popular Brown Sugar Vibe monthly poetry sessions, but she is also an author and motivational speaker who owns her own business, She Speaks! Inc., a firm that offers workshops and resources to empower women and girls.

Her new book is "The Grown Woman's Guide to Greatness" and is available at the independent feminist bookstore Charis Books & More. She will be discussing the book, its lessons, what it means to be "grown" and how to achieve this success on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Charlis, located at 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

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Charis welcomes gay author Eric Sasson tonight

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As a lesbian-owned feminist bookstore, Atlanta's Charis Books & More sometimes gets a bad rap for not showing the love for queer and progressive men. The fact is, the bookstore — the oldest feminist bookstore in the South — continually gives recognition to gay men and their works.

Tonight, Charis welcomes gay author Eric Sasson from Brooklyn, NY, to the store to read from his book, "Margins of Tolerance," the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up. Sasson reads at the store from 7:30-9 p.m.

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[Video] Author of ‘Mind-Blowing Sex’ for women comes to Charis on Friday

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Author and sex expert Diana Cage visits Charis Books & More in Atlanta on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. to read from and sign her new book, “Mind-Blowing Sex" A Woman's Guide.” Cage's other books include “Girl Meets Girl: A Dating Survival Guide,” “Box Lunch: The Layperson’s Guide to Cunnilingus,” “Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex,” and the groundbreaking “On Our Backs Guide to Lesbian Sex.”

She took a few minutes our of her busy schedule to talk to GA Voice about what exactly “mind-blowing” sex is, the research she put into it (her girlfriend didn't mind) and the importance of supporting Charis, the Southeast's oldest feminist bookstore.

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Charis Circle benefit concert features Doria Roberts

Atlanta musician Doria Roberts

Lesbian activist, singer and bodega business owner Doria Roberts will sing at a benefit concert at First Existentialist Congregation on Saturday to help raise funds for Charis Circle, the nonprofit arm of Charis Books & More.

An update on plans for the  Charis Feminist Center and a new cornerstone campaign for the center are expected to be announced at the fundraiser that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple and will be available at the door and also at Charis located in Little Five Points.