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Spring Preview: Local gay events bloom in spring

Spring events

Slurping on spaghetti and shouting out “Bingo!” as the numbers are called by Atlanta drag legend Diamond Lil at MondoHomo’s fundraiser is a “queerlicious” way to kick off the spring events season in LGBT Atlanta. Queer storytelling from elder activists as you daub your numbers adds icing to that cake.

“Each year, one of the fantastic things MondoHomo encompasses is community love. Our first event, Spaghetti + Bingo + Queer-Story, is dedicated to this exchange of queer lovin’,” says Jesse Morgan, MondoHomo organizer.

The event also brings together different generations of queer who break bread and share their stories.

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Hair we go again!

MondoHomo's WigOut fundraiser returns for second year with all day party

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Spring Events: LGBT parties from HRC to MondoHomo

Actress Mo'Nique will receive the Ally for Equality Award at this year's HRC Atlanta Gala

An Oscar-winning actress is one of the highlights of a spring full of special events for local LGBT organizations. Grab your calendars, folks — “spring event season” is officially up and running.

The 24th annual Human Rights Campaign dinner, set for May 14, will feature an Oscar winner and an Oscar nominee. Mo’Nique, who won an Oscar for the film “Precious,” and Lee Daniels, the first African-American gay man nominated for a Best Director Oscar for the same movie, will both be on hand for one the spring season’s biggest gay events.

Mo’Nique will receive the Ally for Equality Award, while locals Jeff Cleghorn, an attorney and activist against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” will be given the Humanitarian Award and Paul Plate, executive director and CEO of Positive Impact, will receive the Community Service Award.