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‘Pause’ to check out this steamy trailer from AID Atlanta’s Evolution Project


Talk about sexy. In less than 20 seconds the folks at AID Atlanta's Evolution Project and Eight Peace Productions have spliced together several steamy scenes between two men that will definitely leave you wanting to know more.

The trailer is for a short film titled "Pause" to premiere on YouTube on March 13 at 6 p.m. It "tells four intertwining tales of connection, sex and decisions."

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[Photos] Pop, dip and click at the Evolution Project’s Youth Ballroom Awards

Evolution Project Youth Ballroom

Dozens of young people who are rising stars in Atlanta's ball scene and their House mothers and fathers gathered at XS Ultra Lounge on Aug. 12 to participate in the second annual Evolution Project's Youth Ballroom Awards.

The Evolution Project, a program of AID Atlanta, is for young gay black gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals and has its own center located on Juniper Street where young people gather for everything from discussion groups to movie-watching and playing cards.

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Werk! Evolution Project’s Youth Ballroom Awards brings out best in competition, education


Can you walk the walk and talk the talk?

That's what the second annual Evolution Project's Youth Ballroom Awards is intending to find out with some 100 participants expected to compete in dozens of categories from School Boy, Pretty Boy, thug realness, Face, Transman Realness and even the hottest in sneaker fashion.

The ball is Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6-11 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

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‘Queens on the Green’ take over after that other park film series was canceled in Piedmont Park


Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated "Queens on the Green" would be taking place at Piedmont Park. In fact, the film event is taking place at the Evolution Center's drop-in center at 583 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30308, on Sunday, May 20.

There will be no Screen on the Green this year because, well, Piedmont Park is busy with other stuff and there's that pesky sponsorship issue that has plagued the popular film series for a few years after some people were wounded by real-live gunfire, not the kind in movies.  

But have no fear, some in Atlanta's gay community — as in the Evolution Project — is picking up the slack and will screen "The Devil Wears Prada" on Sunday at sunset as part of its new "Queens on the Green" series. And what better "Queens on the Green" film is there to start things of than a little Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway bitchy realness.

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AID Atlanta launches ‘From Where I Stand’ African-American HIV awareness campaign

AID Atlanta will launch the “From Where I Stand” campaign this Friday, April 20, at the Evolution Project.

“From Where I Stand” is a social marketing campaign that will target younger African-American gay men to increase “positive identity development” and to decrease the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

AID Atlanta hopes the campaign will encourage young African-American men to become more involved in the fight against the epidemic.

Recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show an increase in HIV rates in African-American men who have sex with men.

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Evolution Project for black gay men opens new facility

Evolution Project

The Atlanta organization that helps black gay youth transition into adulthood is itself experiencing a maturation process. During a March 11 open house, organizers and participants of the Evolution Project celebrated a recent move that nearly tripled the non-profit organization’s space and relocated it into the heart of Midtown.

“We’re really in a phase of expansion and growth,” said Kevin Hatcher, activities and linkages coordinator for the Evolution Project.

Hatcher is one of a half-dozen new staff members at the Evolution Project, the most employees the organization has had since it was founded in November 2006.