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East Point Possums kick off Stonewall Week

East Point Possums drag show and fundraiser

While possums are considered nocturnal creatures and prefer hiding in trees and scurrying under your porch looking for scraps to eat, the East Point Possums like to strut their stuff for all to see on a stage under the setting sun — and they have no fear of anyone taking a broom to try to swat them out of their yard.
At least we don’t think so.

For 14 years, the three men who now make up the East Point Possums — Rick Westbrook (a.k.a. Shennita Lott), John Jeffrey (a.k.a. Prissy Cilla) and Chesley Thurman (a.k.a. Dina Daintymouth) — have been performing what they readily call “good work through bad drag.”

But what has become one of the largest drag shows in the Southeast first began on July 4, 1998, in the backyard of a resident of East Point, Ga., located just outside Atlanta.

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[Photos] Mondo Homo highlights

Mondo Homo

Sissy Bounce queen Katey Red knocks Friday's Mondo Musico out of the park

It was Mondo Musico Friday night as part of Mondo Homo's great music lineup over the weekend for its 5th annual alternative queer arts fest held in East Atlanta.

The Friday night action began with punk-rock group 8 Inch Betsy getting the crowd warmed up with their grrrrl rock sound, followed by hip hop music MC UNECC, and then Skate Night.

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AID Atlanta hosts happy hour at Mary’s

Mary's in East Atlanta

This evening, AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach program will host a happy hour at Mary's bar in East Atlanta from 6-8 p.m. If you're interested in learning more about AID Atlanta and its Gay Men's Outreach program, stop by, have a drink and talk to program director Steven Igarashi about how you can become involved.

First time participants will be given a free drink. Just one, though. Participants will responsible for their own tabs after that.

As always, AID Atlanta's happy hour caters to gay and bisexual Caucasian men, but everyone is invited to attend. Participants are also encouraged to bring their friends.

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AID Atlanta’s Happy Hour hits Mary’s

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program will host a cocktail happy hour at Mary's in East Atlanta tonight from 6 – 8 p.m.

The program is for first-time participants interested in learning more about AID Atlanta, its programs and how to promote safer sex in the gay and bisexual communities. The happy hour event is geared toward gay and bisexual Caucasian men, but as always, all are welcome to attend.

Oh, and newbies get a free adult beverage, courtesy of AID Atlanta.