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Queer sci-fi convention returns to Atlanta this weekend

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Outlantacon, Atlanta's queer sci-fi and fantasy convention, returns to Atlanta's this weekend with three days of gay geeky events.

The con, held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, officially kicks off Friday afternoon.

Edward DeGruy, an organizer with Outlantacon, said today that attendees have been waiting all week for the con to kick off.

“It kind of kicks off socially tonight,” DeGruy said. “The official kickoff will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. but we've had people here since Tuesday.”

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Atlanta lesbian duo ‘Bria And Chrissy’ bring musical humor to YouTube

Bria and Chrissy

After launching their first YouTube channel three weeks ago, Atlanta lesbian duo Bria Airb and Chrissy Chambers (a.k.a. “Bria and Chrissy”) have already garnered over 111,000 views of their comical, musical, equality-themed videos.

The girls, who write from inspiration of current events, create irreverent, tongue-in-cheek musical pieces that provoke thought, illicit laughter and, often, invite people in the LGBT community to reach out to them with issues that they are facing.

“We wait for news to happen. Something is going to happen. Something always happens,” said Bria.

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Gay groups head to Tampa for GOP convention

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We're just a handful of days away from the kickoff of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where attendees are expected to nominate former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney to represent the party in the upcoming fall presidential election.

Possible hurricanes aside, officials in Tampa are expecting more than 50,000 delegates, media and other convention visitors to descend on the city in the coming days, including representatives from gay conservative groups like Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud.

Gay groups will need to shake off an unwelcome feeling amid reports that this year's Republican Party platform remains as anti-gay as ever.