5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 22

1. The New York Times reports on how the gay leather scene has seen a shift from lifestyle to sexy dress-up, with younger and younger men taking part. 2. “Some gay people I spoke to were content with the wor...
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‘All-American’ sensation: an interview with Steve Grand

In these days of instant internet celebrity, overnight sensations are a dime a dozen. But Chicago-based gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand seems to be an exception with his song “All-American Boy” and its accompanying video.

Sure, he’s breathtaking to look at and that doesn’t hurt. He’s even put in time as a model. More than just a pretty face and amazing body, Grand is a musician with a message. Striking a chord across boundaries, Grand’s song and video of unrequited love, set to an unlikely country music beat, has found a devoted audience and earned more than a million views on YouTube.

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Atlanta celebrates LGBT Pride at Piedmont Park



Over the years, Atlanta Pride has changed in many ways – leadership, dates – as well as the events surrounding it. Though there are scores of activities leading up to the Southeast’s largest Pride celebration, the weekend itself is still the hotbed of activity.

Buck Cooke, executive director of Atlanta Pride, is hoping for large crowds again this year.

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Atlanta Pride announces full entertainment lineup

Tens of thousands of people will descend on Atlanta and Piedmont Park for the 43rd annual Atlanta Pride fest on Oct. 12-13 — and there will be plenty of live entertainment for the masses to enjoy.

From headliners Taylor Dayne and Sonia Leigh to hunky gay country crooner Steve Grand and even Atlanta Police Department's own LGBT liaison Brian Sharp, the two stages are packed with a wide variety of music. And, of course, it wouldn't be Atlanta Pride without the Starlight Cabaret drag show closing out the weekend fest.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.