Need to play catch-up after weird week bookended by holidays? Now’s the time. Slow your roll, settle in and don’t miss a moment of the most popular local LGBT news, events, photos and community buzz.

16 best Craigslist gay sex ads of Christmas

Gay men in Atlanta had their own ideas about the presents they wanted to unwrap over the Christmas holiday. From stuffing stockings to playing with the candy canes of others, they posted on Craigslist to fulfill their wish for a little XXXmas fun. Read what they wanted Santa to bring.

Heretic steels for End of the World [photos]

By now you know that it wasn’t much of an apocalypse on Dec. 21. Predictions of the Mayan calendar be damned. It was reason enough to party, and the guys at Heretic went for it like there was no tomorrow. View the full album, or check out all of our photo galleries.

Gay Atlanta’s 12 memorable mugshots of 2012

Crime in gay Atlanta grabbed headlines in 2012, from the Blake’s brawler who dabbles in porn to the drag queen who peddles other people. Here’s a look at the year’s most notorious mugshots. Congrats to all who made the list. Don’t miss gay Atlanta’s Top 10 anti-gay haters of 2012 and our year’s 56 man-candiest moments.

Newt Gingrich supports ‘reality’ of gay marriage

Newt Gingrich, Georgia’s own divorce expert and professor of anti-gay extremism, is updating his syllabus. Sort of. He now accepts “the reality” of gay marriage though not quite supporting LGBT folks, like his half sister, actually getting gay hitched. Read how he evolves and manages to remain a prick.

Crowd shrinks for Toy Party holigay kickoff

The big gay charity kickoff to the holigay season, early December’s Toy Party, suffered a dip in its numbers but still came through with thousands of toys and dollars for two-dozen groups that help children. Read what changed.

The best gay things to do in Atlanta New Year’s Weekend

‘Les Mis’: Epic drama hits movie theaters

Pand Atl hated gays, mocked trans, stalked ex

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