Bill Kaelin: Kicking off summer in Savannah

Summer is finally here and while the rest of gay Atlanta seemed to welcome the start of the season by going to Pensacola for the yearly Memorial Day weekend beach party, I decided not to starve myself for weeks...
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Pride: Commitment Ceremony an evolving tradition

In recent years, the Pride Commitment Ceremony was held in Piedmont Park on Saturday evening. This year, the celebration moves to a different day, the Thursday before Pride, and a new location, the W Midtown A...
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[Photos] Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrates business leaders

Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce community awards

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce filled the ballroom at the W Midtown Hotel on the evening of Friday, Aug. 26, to celebrate the organization and announce the winners of its 2011 Community Awards.

The AGLCC presented Philip Rafshoon, owner of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In remarks accepting the award, Rafshoon acknowledged his mother, who was in attendance, discussed the tough times facing Outwrite and the bookstore industry, and joked about feeling too young to receive a “lifetime” achievement award until he learned that Madonna won one at age 28.

The lifetime achievement award was announced in advance, while winners in the following categories were revealed during the dinner:

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Friday night networking

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts first "Fourth Friday" event of 2011 tonight