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Councilmember Wan: Hey, Midtown, move your cars off the street

Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan sent out an e-mail asking that residents move their cars off the streets so the city’s neighborhood roads could begin to be cleared of snow and ice.

Wan, who is gay, represents District 6, home to Midtown and many of the city’s gay residents and businesses.

Wan’s statement read:

“We are asking the citizens of Atlanta to IMMEDIATELY remove their vehicle from the city streets (both legally parked/abandoned vehicles) so efforts can be made to clean the snow/ice off the roadway. The equipment being used is heavy equipment; if vehicles are left on the roadway they may become damaged as these trucks are attempting to clean the roadway.”

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Videos to get you through another icy day

If you're stuck in a snow bunker like me (and most of the GA Voice staff), right about now, you're running out of stuff to look at online. While it might not last through the end of the “snowpocalypse,” here are a few of my favorite time killers:
Long before Kyle Keyser was an outsider candidate in the 2009 Atlanta mayoral race, he was “a guy in Atlanta with a blog and a video camera.” Don't miss his short video clips, including a candid guest cameo by Margaret Cho.

Peachtree St. Ice Rink in Midtown
If you haven't seen Andrew Nendel's near-viral video of a lone ice skater on Atlanta's most famous street, enjoy.

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GA Equality calls for action against Chick-fil-A anti-gay donations

Georgia Equality weighed in on the Chick-fil-A donation controversy this afternoon by posting a link to a petition hosted on advocacy website calling for the fast food chain to cease donations to anti-gay groups, including Focus on the Family.

The fast food chain has been accused of donating to other groups, such as the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an organization that attacks the “homosexual lifestyle.”

Georgia Equality wrote on its Facebook page:

“ continues to pressure Chick-fil-A. You can sign their petition using this link.”

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Comedian, author Roseanne Barr visits Outwrite Wednesday

Roseanne Barr comes to Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Roseanne Barr, comedian, author and now farmer, has written a third book, "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm," and visits Atlanta next week.

Gay and straight fans of the the star will have a chance to meet the actress and author in Atlanta when she drops in at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. for a book signing.

Let's hope the roads are completely cleared by then so Roseanne can make a safe trip to the city. Read about how those looking to cure their cabin fever caused by the major snow storm that hit Atlanta this week made their way to Outwrite, which has remained open throughout.

Last night the comedian/actress/author/farmer appeared on "Chelsea Lately" to discuss how she loves drinking while writing, which, she says, helps bring out the inspiration.

Check out the video clip of Roseanne on "Chelsea Lately" here.

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Health and safety fair canceled due to snow

The Atlanta chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence announced late last night a planned community and safety fair scheduled to be held at Amsterdam Atlanta tonight would be canceled due to the on-going s...
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Southern gays the slowest to come out?

The South is commonly stereotyped as having a slower pace of life, but does that also apply to coming out as gay? According to readers of Out, a national gay magazine, it certainly does.

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PALS Bingo delayed due to weather

The latest casualty of Atlanta's massive snow storm: PALS Bingo, the popular monthly fundraiser, will be postponed from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19.