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[Photos] Mondo Homo highlights

Mondo Homo

Sissy Bounce queen Katey Red knocks Friday's Mondo Musico out of the park

It was Mondo Musico Friday night as part of Mondo Homo's great music lineup over the weekend for its 5th annual alternative queer arts fest held in East Atlanta.

The Friday night action began with punk-rock group 8 Inch Betsy getting the crowd warmed up with their grrrrl rock sound, followed by hip hop music MC UNECC, and then Skate Night.

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More LGBT businesses, organizations sign on to be ‘safe zones’ to protest Georgia immigration law

Radial Cafe in Atlanta

Radial Cafe, owned by gay businessman Frank Bragg, and the annual alternative queer arts fest Mondo Homo have signed on to be Buy Spots and provide Sanctuary Zones to protest Gov. Nathan Deal's signing of the state's controversial immigration bill.

Lesbian-owned Charis Books & More was the first business to sign on in early May. Deal signed HB 87 into law on May 13.

A complete list of businesses and organizations that have signed on to be Buy Spots and Sanctuary Zones can be found here.

As Buy Spots and Sanctuary Zones, Charis Books & More in Little 5 Points, Radial Cafe and Mondo Homo will offer a safe haven to people who need a place to go and will offer their space for organizers who are working to overturn the law. They will also urge their customers to not shop at stores that are not Buy Spot and Sanctuary Zones.

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Mondo Homo brings queer culture to holiday weekend

8 Inch Betsy will perform at this year's MondoHomo

Sex.

We all like it. We all do it. But do we all celebrate it?

“Getting’ It On” is the theme for this year’s Mondo Homo festival over Memorial Day weekend and, yes, organizers want to celebrate queer sex.

“Our sexuality is important to queerness,” says Kiki Carr, a founder of the fest celebrating its fifth year.

“We want to encourage people to get it on. It’s a theme that works on multiple levels, for us to be more active in our community but also reminding people that sex is important to us — that it’s spiritually nurturing as well,” she says.

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Nightlife heats up for long weekend

Gay Atlanta’s bars are always hopping on the weekend, but many clubs are pulling out all the stops for the three-day Memorial Day weekend.