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For rocker Melissa Etheridge, music is means for evolution

Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge’s list of accomplishments is long even for a celebrity: In the 22 years since her first major label album debuted, she’s released 10 studio records, come out as a lesbian, won two Grammys and an Oscar, become the mother of four children, survived breast cancer, and been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, environmental awareness and other issues.

But the rocker, 49, isn’t slowing down. In April, she released her 10th album, “Fearless Love,” followed by a tour that brings her to Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on July 23.

“I love Atlanta. It’s always a great place to play — this mecca in the middle of the South,” Etheridge says in a July 5 interview from New York City, where she enjoyed July 4 fireworks the night before.

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New film ‘Stonewall Uprising’ revisits LGBT milestone

Stonewall Riots

Georgia native David Carter is the author of “Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution,” the meticulously researched 2004 book on which the film “Stonewall Uprising” is based.

As this weekend marks 41 years since Stonewall, and 40 years since the first Gay Pride celebrations, we caught up with Carter — who now lives in New York City — to discuss his role in making the film, the myths that still surround the riots, and what we can still learn from Stonewall today.

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New print edition hits stands on today

Country music’s evolution from redneck to rainbow, Pride celebrations around Georgia, gay baiting in the governor’s race — all this and more in the June 11 issue.

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Lady Gaga releases video for latest single

Lady Gaga’s latest music video for ‘Alejandro’ was released today on YouTube around noon. The eight minute mini-movie was directed by Steven Klein and features a military / fetish theme. Oh, and lots of simulated sex acts.

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Pop Quiz with JZ – Nicole Paige Brooks

Our first installment of 'Pop Quiz with JZ' features the always hilarious Nicole Paige Brooks. NPB talks about her life after RuPaul's Drag Race, her children and her first "menopause"....