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Campus newspaper: Chick-fil-A to leave Emory University

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The Chick-fil-A restaurant on Emory University’s Atlanta campus, the target of protests due to the company’s anti-gay stands, will be removed this summer, the college newspaper reported today via Twitter.

“Chick-fil-A to be removed from Cox Hall this summer as part of FACE’s new Cox Hall layout,” tweeted the Emory Wheel, the independent campus newspaper.

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And, of course, a Gay Pope Francis Twitter account pops up


There have been all kinds of fun Twitter accounts created by pranksters who want to pay homage to things like Angela Jolie’s leg , Marco Rubio’s water break and, with nearly 300,000 followers, Pimp Bill Clinton.

And today, with the announcement of a new pope  and one of the most important days in a Catholic’s life (and also apparently everyone at CNN’s life as well), comes a new fun Twitter account, @GayPopeFrancis.

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Topher Payne: Clearing the air


Playwright and writer Topher Payne

Part of my trip planning whenever I go out of town for more than a few days includes a stop at the discount tobacco store for a carton of American Spirit Perique Rich Robust — they’re the ones that come in the black pack, which inarguably makes them classier.

When I get ‘em by the carton it works out to around $5.50 a pack. I smoke roughly a pack a day. Yes, I’m fully aware I’m spending two grand a year on cigarettes, I can do math. So let’s just bring those eyebrows back to a neutral place, thanks.

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Anti-gay foes gear up for ‘March for Marriage’

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The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is preparing for a march on Washington, D.C., on March 26, the day  the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8 challenge, Hollingsworth v. Perry and hardly anyone has RSVP’d.

Judging by interest on the group’s Facebook page, the march seems destined to fizzle. Less than 3,000 people “like” the event and only 264 people have confirmed they would actually attend what is likely to be the largest gathering of anti-marriage foes this year. That’s about 10 percent of the number of folks that crowd East Point for the annual Possums drag benefit or one percent of the average number of Atlanta Pride attendees.

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Atlanta Poly Weekend hosts third annual conference


 More than 200 people from Georgia and around the world are expected at this year’s Atlanta Poly Weekend, slated for March 15-17. Dozens of presenters will hold workshops and seminars to educate and inform those in the polyamorous lifestyle.

“This is our third year and we’ve been growing steadily,” said Billy Holder, program director for the conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody.

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