Our top 10 attention getters of the last seven days. Catch up on what caught more clicks, from gay Atlanta news to previews of the biggest LGBT events, from entertaining videos to politics and infighting.
Gay favorite eateries fail health inspections
When the local Dairy Queen fails its health inspection but still scores better than the restaurants the queens favor in Atlanta, you know there’s bound to be trouble. How much? A closer look at What Now Atlanta’s monthly dose of restaurants that failed their inspections, including detailed infractions of two gay hotspots. Read the full post.
Men in Skirts invade Mary’s [photos]
With a call for “all you butch badasses to take off your shirts and put on your skirts,” Mary’s did what it does best on Saturday, turning East Atlanta’s hip gay lounge into another night of originally themed debauchery. View the Men in Skirts gallery. Photo sets from the Atlanta Rainbow Trout Beer Bust, Hotlanta Softball Thirsty Games Beer Bust, and DJ Chad Jack at Jungle also drew big clicks. Check out all of our photo galleries.
Fiesta caliente: Cinco de Mayo in gay Atlanta
With gay bars and restaurants tripping over their cojones to serve up a festive Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, chances are your favorite place is in on the action. Read our full serving of all the Cinco parties.. Coming in right behind were previews of Gay Day at Georgia Renaissance Festival, Atlanta’s gay sci-fi convention OutlantaCon 2012, and Bear Invasion at Heretic. They’re all on our long list of The Best Gay Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend.
Queen reports live as Tyler Perry flames [video]
Yes gawd, drag queen and YouTube personality Funky Dineva snatched her wig in a hurry to broadcast live late Tuesday from the scene of a four-alarm fire at the southwest Atlanta studios of Tyler Perry. What ensues is priceless. Click to watch more than two minutes of don’t-miss campy hilarity.
A $60 gay sex hustle so good it’s illegal
Guys love their oral. But if you’re a guy trying to sell your sex skills to another guy, it’s probably best not to undercut your oral talents even if your BJ is a bargain. Probably best not to make the pitch to an undercover Atlanta cop, either. Read the full post.
Found on Grindr: Dos, Don’ts and love quests
When Rihanna sang, “We found love in a hopeless place,” she was singing about Grindr. Yes, Grindr draws curious voyeurs and horny gay boys seeking a quick fix, but it also attracts guys who, no matter how much they deny it, are looking for love. So if you’re hoping that the next screen tap may lead to Mr. Right, here are a few screen-captured tips with “Do” and “Don’t” captions to help you along. Read the full post.
Jon Stewart hits Obama on LGBT irony [video]
Jon Stewart takes on President Obama for wooing gay support but failing to sign an LGBT non-discrimination order. He did it on Monday’s “Daily Show,” feeding Obama’s words back at him in a Gaywatch segment. Oh, the irony. Watch and laugh.
Indigo Girls, k.d. lang bookend Concerts in Garden
With lesbian juggernauts bookending the Concerts in the Garden series at Atlanta Botanical Garden this summer, gay fans may want to hurry to purchase coveted tickets before they sell out. Eight shows this summer start with k.d. lang and Jane Siberry on June 1 and continue through the Sept. 14 Indigo Girls show. Info on tickets and more.
Mrs. Obama hugs it out with Georgia Equality
The trip down to Hinesville, Ga. on Friday was “definitely worth the drive” from Atlanta when it resulted in a hug from the First Lady, says Jeff Graham, executive director of gay group Georgia Equality. While some of you were watching the president on TV from Fort Stewart in south Georgia, Graham (photo) was there and meeting the Obamas. Read the full post.
Theatre in the Square alums ‘betray’ gay founder
Even as Marietta settles into the demise of gay landmark Theatre in the Square, former staff and board members who declined a Marietta City Council grant to save it now seek another grant to open a new “family oriented” theater without gay founder Palmer Wells. “I feel betrayed,” Wells says. “It’s a repulsive turn of events.” Read the full post.