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Eddie Long accuser Centino Kemp to release tell-all book next week

Centino Kemp releases a new book

In case you didn’t get enough sordid details about New Birth Pastor Eddie Long’s alleged affairs with young men from the legal cases filed against him, it looks like the tell-all book from accuser Centino Kemp will soon be available.

On Feb. 1, Kemp posted a photo of the cover of the book, titled “First Lady,” on his Twitter account (@Centino Kemp). “Feels like I give birth to a baby,” Kemp declared.

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Local agency honored for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Someone Cares, an Atlanta-based HIV/AIDS advocacy and prevention organization for African-American and Latino men who have sex with men, will be honored by the Black AIDS Institute at a Thursday night event at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.

The event coincides with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, an annual observance of the ongoing struggle with the disease in African-American communities.

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Atlanta’s ‘Team Friendly’ aims to destroy HIV stigma


In the past few weeks, a new organization dedicated to eliminating HIV stigma has been spotted in local gay bars and gay events and has organized outreach efforts with MISTER, the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Lost-n-Found, the group that helps homeless LGBT youth.

Named Team Friendly Atlanta, the all-volunteer organization is headed up by Randy Prophater who said he wanted to give back to his community. A recovering crystal meth addict who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Prophater, who is gay, said he felt there was not enough taking place in various organizations about tackling HIV stigma head on. A trip to a dentist’s office also put into perspective the discrimination people with HIV continue to face, he said.

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Alcohol, cottage cheese and pet care: This Nielsen survey reads your gay house down

You probably know the fine folks at Nielsen for their TV ratings, but now they’ve just gotten out of hand, giving me (and probably you) a domestic read-down by accurately painting a picture of my unknowingly stereotypical existence.


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Gay congressman pushes marijuana legalization

Jared Polis

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) plans to introduce a measure that would legalize the production and sale of marijuana while creating a new federal tax in jurisdictions that have made the drug legal, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is also spearheading the effort, which has seen renewed interest in recent years. Polis is one of a handful of openly gay members of Congress and hails from a state that recently passed marijuana legalization.

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