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AID Atlanta hosts ‘coffee talk’ tonight

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program will host an after-work “coffee talk” today at the Starbucks at Ansley Mall from 6 – 8 p.m.

If you're a first time participant, you'll receive a free cup of coffee.

The monthly coffee meet-up allows participants to meet and mingle with staff from AID Atlanta and learn about the organization's outreach programs.

For more information, email AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator Steven Igarashi steven.igarshi@aidatlanta.org.

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AID Atlanta launches new website, video series aimed at gay men

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach program will unveil a new HIV/AIDS-awareness initiative called Go Atlanta tomorrow night at the Phillip Rush Center. The initiative, run by AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator Steven Igarashi, will centralize the Gay Men's Outreach program's events and offer new tools to raise awareness of the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.

“There are new initiatives,” Igarashi said today by phone. “We didn't have any kind of central website for our program.”

One of the new initiatives will be a regularly updated video section featuring local men and familiar Atlanta destinations.

“We're looking at the videos as a gay 'Sex in the City,'” Igarashi said. “We hope that men watch them and find them relate-able. Everyone in the videos are local people who donated their time to us. They're shot in locations that we think gay men will recognize like Ansley Mall and Piedmont Park.”

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Time to stop hurting each other

Earlier this month, our program hosted a discussion on sexual liberation. What started as a discussion about cultural taboos and sexual tastes, quickly became a discussion on how our LGBT community cannibalizes its own. It seems to come up in most discussions that I have with gay men – no one seems to be more critical and abusive of gay men than gay men themselves.

So, why do we do it?

Those who know me, know that I’m a huge fan of all things pop culture.  I love music, movies and television – and I can expound on this useless trivia ad nauseum. During the discussion, there was a voice that kept ringing in my head.  It was the somber alto of Karen Carpenter, and she kept crooning “can’t we stop hurting each other?”

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AID Atlanta hosts discussion on sexual expression

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program will host a discussion tomorrow, July 5, on sexual expression in the gay community from 7 to 9 pm.

Among the topics discussed will be how some sexual styles flourish in mainstream society while others are taboo. The group will also talk about the diverse sexual styles found in the LGBT community.

“Leather? Great. Threesomes? Okay. Roleplay? Sure. Strictly a top? Totally a bottom? Flip flopping versatile? However you choose to express yourself, we want to hear about it,” organizers say.

The meeting is part of a new series called “One Night Stand,” where attendees focus on one topic for one night.

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AID Atlanta tackles large age differences in gay couples tonight

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach program will host a discussion tonight on romance between older and younger men “The Daddy Complex: A Look at May/December Relationships.”

The discussion will examine the perks of dating a younger or older man, issues in relationships with large age differences and why some men are attracted to older or younger men.

There's a raffle tonight for first time visitors to the Gay Men's Outreach discussion group.

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AID Atlanta hosts happy hour at Mary’s

Mary's in East Atlanta

This evening, AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach program will host a happy hour at Mary's bar in East Atlanta from 6-8 p.m. If you're interested in learning more about AID Atlanta and its Gay Men's Outreach program, stop by, have a drink and talk to program director Steven Igarashi about how you can become involved.

First time participants will be given a free drink. Just one, though. Participants will responsible for their own tabs after that.

As always, AID Atlanta's happy hour caters to gay and bisexual Caucasian men, but everyone is invited to attend. Participants are also encouraged to bring their friends.

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AID Atlanta says ‘It Gets Better Atlanta’

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach program invites the public to record videos for the “It Gets Better Project” on April 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at AID Atlanta's Peachtree Street offices.

The Gay Men's Outreach program will host a special discussion on the goals of the “It Gets Better” project and will record videos for the campaign that AID Atlanta will submit to the online collection on behalf of participants.

According to the event's Facebook page:

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AID Atlanta group discusses STDs beyond just HIV

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program hosts a discussion tonight focusing on the overall dangers of sexually transmitted diseases in the gay and bisexual communities. The discussion, "More Than You Know," will focus on STDs and their dangers outside of the HIV/AIDS issue.

Christopher Washington, from AID Atlanta's Men's STD Clinic, will join host Steven Igarashi.

The group will meet at AID Atlanta's offices off Peachtree Street from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

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AID Atlanta’s Happy Hour hits Mary’s

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program will host a cocktail happy hour at Mary's in East Atlanta tonight from 6 – 8 p.m.

The program is for first-time participants interested in learning more about AID Atlanta, its programs and how to promote safer sex in the gay and bisexual communities. The happy hour event is geared toward gay and bisexual Caucasian men, but as always, all are welcome to attend.

Oh, and newbies get a free adult beverage, courtesy of AID Atlanta.

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AID Atlanta’s OUT2EAT comes to Gilbert’s Cafe

AID Atlanta's Gay Outreach program will host an Out2Eat event tomorrow night at Gilbert's Mediterranean Cafe. The monthly gay men's supper club will kick off at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 9 p.m.

Come out to enjoy some great food while learning about AID Atlanta and its Gay Men's Outreach program.

The supper club is geared toward gay and bisexual Caucasian men, but all are welcome to attend.