Atlanta's own Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III and his husband Rashad Burgess, along with their newly adopted daughter Caylee LaTanya Burgess-Allen, come in at No. 10 of Ebony magazine's Coolest Black Family in America list.
Allen and Burgess were featured in the GA Voice in February along with several other couples giving tips on what works, and what doesn't, in a relationship.
The two married on a beach in South Carolina in 2002 and then for their seventh anniversary, decided to get married where it is legal and traveled to Washington, D.C.
The bemoaned go-go boy dancing on a float may soon have to surrender his status as the cultural symbol of Gay Pride festivals — to baby strollers.
“Over the last few years, Pride feels more like a giant play date,” said Gail Panacci, a lesbian mother of two young children. “There’s strollers, and an entire kid section, and there’s a lot now to accommodate LGBT families. It sometimes feels like it’s a giant birthday party.
“It’s wild and phenomenal, especially that this is happening in Atlanta,” she said.
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My Aunt Trish was passing through Atlanta, and stayed in our guest room for the night. I had to work late, so by the time I got home, she and my husband Preppy were already pretty deep into their second bottle of wine. The conversation had turned to big ideas, as the second bottle of wine tends to dictate.
Trish was reminiscing about her mother, my Grandmama, a fiercely loyal, funny, incredibly opinionated, strident woman. She was the sort of person who always let you know exactly where you stood with her, and if you stood in the wrong place, it would send a cold chill down your spine. I long ago made my peace with how much I take after her.
Grandmama died before I came out, and I’ve always felt that was for the best. She was a Depression-raised churchgoing conservative. My wanting to kiss other boys would have probably stuck in her craw, even if I did marry a nice fella from Mississippi.
Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch (a Republican) received a letter of apology from the "gay community" in that state after news broke she cheated on her husband and was forced to resign her seat.
It is the season for forgiving, after all, and perhaps she will.
Back story: Amy Koch is accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer. Fellow Republicans pressure her to resign. She resigns and apologizes for "engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer."
This past June, when Facebook asked Troy, Mich., resident Janice Daniels "What's on your mind?" she answered with the kind of venom we're all used to seeing from irresponsible right-wing nut bags:
"I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there."
Daniels apologized, but affirmed that she believed marriage is between one man and one woman. You know, because no one can take away her right to be bigoted.