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5 LGBTQ thing you need to know today, March 30

It's a Friday Funday edition of 5 LGBTQ Things! All pop culture, good news and inspirational stories to give you a break from the heavy headlines as you begin your weekend. Enjoy! 1. The New York Times repor...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 31

1. Publix will start offering health benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian employees starting Jan. 1. 2. “Some boys know when they're 5 or 6 that they like men. For me it was fat.” A “chubby chaser” explain...
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WATCH: Amy & Freddy bring laughs, songs to Mixx

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Amy & Freddy, the dynamic Chicago-based comedy duo, return to Atlanta on Nov. 28 for a show at 8 p.m. at  Mixx Atlanta  to bring the holiday spirit into the hearts of gay fans perhaps still digesting that Thanksgiving turkey.

"We've got a pretty good following in Atlanta. We really love Atlanta because everyone is so nice," says Amy Armstrong, one-half of the duo. "It always feels like a vacation when we visit rather than a show."

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen performing together. During that time the two have performed across the US and in more than 20 countries with the comedy as well as musical talents — Amy sings and Freddy is a pianist.

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Kathy Griffin goes bicoastal

Kathy Griffin

For the record, I’m not one of Kathy Griffin’s gays. I’m my own gay, my husband’s gay and your gay, dear reader; but Griffin I can take or leave, so I’m not getting her initials tattooed on my butt.

I appreciate Kathy’s status as one of our staunchest straight allies (though honestly, would she have a career without us?), and she can’t go very long without saying something bitchy that will make me laugh.

On the other hand, she seems to have a very limited number of subjects for her celebrity slander, and I get tired of her smug, self-satisfied poses after every joke that gets any kind of laugh.

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Outspoken: Kathy Griffin, Sir Elton John, Natalie Portman and more…

Comedian Kathy Griffin sounds off on Bristol Palin

“In 2011 I want to offend a new Palin. [Willow Palin] called people a [faggot] on Facebook a couple of times. You don’t throw around the f-word without hearing from me about it.”

— Comedian and vocal gay rights supporter Kathy Griffin on her New Year’s resolution, which is to offend Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter, Willow, who previously used anti-gay slurs on Facebook. (Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 1)

“Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”

— Actress Natalie Portman on the brief sex scene she shares with Mila Kunis in the film “Black Swan,” in theaters now. (Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 31)