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Melissa Carter: A story to get you in the Halloween mood

Melissa CarterIn honor of Halloween season, I wanted to share a story I heard on the Roswell Ghost Tour. I love this time of year when our imaginations are allowed to roam free. So for all of you with ghoulish minds wide open, this one is for you.

Susan tripped on something in the hallway.

Ouch! What was that? Susan squinted and looked on the floor to see what she had tripped over. She saw that the culprit had been one of Alison’s dolls that had been left in the hallway near her daughter’s closed bedroom door. In fact, several of Alison’s dolls were on the floor, lined up perfectly next to one another, side-by-side, along the baseboard.

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Podcast: ‘We are the 99%, too’

GA Voice editor Laura Douglas-Brown was featured on AM 1690 | The Voice of the Arts this week in a bi-weekly segment highlighting upcoming arts and entertainment events and LGBT community news featured in our upcoming issue.

In this week's segment, Laura discusses our cover story, "We are the 99%, too" highlighting LGBT involvement in the Occupy Atlanta movement, our interviews with actress Meredith Baxter and author Gregory Maguire, and upcoming LGBT-specific Halloween events.

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Halloween fundraisers help HIV organizations

Halloween HIV/AIDS fundraisers

Just in time for Halloween, two upcoming Atlanta events are scheduled to raise not just spirits, but also funds for local charities.

First up is Jerusalem House’s annual Carnevale, now in its 11th year. Jerusalem House is the city’s largest and oldest provider of housing for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Slated for Oct. 22 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Carnevale is the organization’s signature fundraiser.

“It is the biggest fundraiser that we produce ourselves for the agency,” says Alex Wan, development directory of Jerusalem House. “It is a costume party, with great music, food, drink and fun. All attendees will enjoy an open bar  — cocktails compliments of Grey Goose Vodka and wine provided by HobNob — a buffet, and dancing to music provided by DJ Mike Pope.”

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Tonight is Halloween

Fun, games and a little hotness are abound tonight as gay Atlanta celebrates Halloween weekend

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Little 5 Halloween

Fresh off Atlanta Pride comes another gay favorite with the Little 5 Points Halloween celebration

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10th anniversary of Little Five Points Halloween fest, parade this weekend

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Fresh off the 40th year of Atlanta Pride comes another gay favorite festival and parade with the Little 5 Points Halloween celebration Friday and Saturday.

The fest opens Friday from 5-10 p.m. with live music, outdoor beverage vendors as well as promotions from neighborhood restaurants and stores.

An organizer of the event, Brian Baj, who is openly gay, says this year is especially queer friendly and includes “tranny sensation” Jayne County performing on Saturday.