5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 7

1. Ebony Morgan, a black transwoman, was fatally shot in Lynchburg, Virginia, this weekend. Morgan is the 15th transwoman killed this year. 2. A California legislator put forth a bill that would require work...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 19

1. Caitlyn Jenner confirmed with People magazine that she will attend tomorrow's inauguration of Donald Trump. Contrary to reports, he didn't invite her. She is going as a guest of American Unity Fund. 2. Sh...

Atlanta is where the art is

Spring in the ATL isn’t just a beautiful time of the year but a busy one as well. The arts world has much to offer in all sorts of mediums this season, from the triumphant return of Cirque Du Soleil to a gather...
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Men in 9-inch heels dance to the Spice Girls — and it is awesome


Sometimes, it's the little things that make you smile. Like this video of three men in 9-inch heels dancing at various locations in France.

According to the Gaily Grind, French choreographer Yanis Marshall, who leads the these guys in some sexy moves, is only 23 — making him one of the youngest choreographers and dance teachers in France. And he specializes in teaching women, and men, how to dance in heels.

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Peach Party draws top circuit DJs

DJ Manny Lehman

Break out your dancing shoes. The second annual Peach Party weekend is ready to get all of Atlanta on its feet. The three-day event, from June 14-16, boasts nine of the most impressive and popular circuit DJs in the world.

Peach Party gives Atlanta a chance to compete in the international circuit party scene during the summer months, Keith Young, co-owner of GA Boy Productions, tells GA Voice.

“In the past decade, with the annual Pride events being moved to the fall, travel to the city, for those hoping for a dance weekend, has obviously suffered,” Young says. “Getting folks excited about coming or staying in the city for the weekend helps the overall reputation of what people can expect from Atlanta all year around.”
The event will feature six different parties and five different yet all-around exciting venues. Young said that no matter your taste in music, Peach Party has something for everyone.

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[Video] Mary’s ¡Glitz! choreographer is a CL person to watch in 2013


Corian Ellisor, the man behind the ¡Glitz! dance and cabaret parties at gay bar Mary's in East Atlanta, is profiled in today's Creative Loafing as one of the people to watch in 2013.

And yes, girl, he is. We've been admiring his moves at such events as MondoHomo as well as Mary's. He is absolutely gorgeous and his choreography is inspirational.

"I'm Type A totally. But I don't want to be like a tyrant. I've just always had this idea that I could gather people together who are like-minded, and we could all rise up together," he tells CL.

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Flash mob drowns out street preachers at Phoenix Pride

Phoenix flash mob

Take note, Atlanta. What's the best way to silence a group of anti-gay street preachers encroaching on your Pride celebration? Umm... a flash mob performance to Lady Gaga's “Born This Way,” obviously.

As if we needed another reminder of why we must keep fighting for LGBT equality, some street preachers in Phoenix put on quite the show over the weekend during the city's 2012 Pride festival.

“God is disgusted with you,” one of the “preachers” said during the protest. “Too ugly to get a man, aren't you?”

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Atlanta gay dance club Jungle in danger of being closed


Atlanta's popular gay dance club Jungle may be in danger of being closed after a neighborhood panel postponed a vote to approve a permanent liquor license, according to a story in the Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch.

By a 5-4 vote on Monday, Neighborhood Planning Unit-F  delayed a vote to give Jungle owner Richard Cherskov a permanent liquor license because he didn't follow procedure by first addressing its neighborhood association, reports the Patch.

Jungle's temporary liquor license expires in March and Cherskov must now make time to meet with the neighborhood association before returning to the planning unit. That process could take longer than April's expiration date.