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Why do we love Rachel Maddow? Let us count some ways

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow, who makes lesbians across the nation swoon, is coming to Atlanta to promote and read from her book “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” now out in paperback.

Praise the goddess of wonky worship.

The political pundit who has her own show on MSNBC — the first openly gay person to have a prime-time news program — has reached in and put a string of lights around our hearts. (Good lesbians who have seen “Desert Hearts” should know this reference.)

Who else can explain the ins and outs of the sequester in a way that makes us cock our heads to one side and lean forward to listen (and perhaps stare at that sexy mole on her neck)?

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Wedding: Meet the women behind Atlanta’s own Equally Wed magazine

Equally Wed

As a child, Kirsten Ott Palladino dreamed of having a beautiful wedding. And when she understood she loved women, it never crossed her mind that she would never have that ceremony.

“I never questioned I would have a wedding when I realized I wanted to marry a woman,” she said. “I never thought, ‘Oh, this is never a possibility.’”

Kirsten Ott and Maria Palladino met in 2003 through mutual friends and knew they were interested in each other, but waited about seven months before they began talking.

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Gay military org creates magazine for gay soldiers

OutServe Magazine's debut issue drops in April

OutServe, a collection of underground LGBT military personnel, announced today that it will publish a new magazine geared toward gay servicemembers. OutServe was formed in 2010 as the debate over the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy moved into the political spotlight.

The magazine's inaugural cover highlights a United States military in a post-DADT era.

“Our first objective with the magazine is to let all the gay, lesbian, bi, and trans members currently serving know that they are not alone,” said OutServe’s co-director, an active-duty officer who goes by the pseudonym JD Smith, via a press release. “And we also want to communicate to all troops that there are capable gay military members serving honorably, and that accepting that and moving on will make our military stronger.”

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By the numbers: Uganda’s ‘top homos’

100 Pictures of ‘Uganda’s Top Homos’ published in October in the weekly newspaper Rolling Stone (not related to the US music magazine). 1,000,000 Children that the Ugandan newspaper claimed the “homos” planned ...