A peek inside Atlanta’s gay glossies

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A new month means a new slate of gay glossies in Atlanta.

Despite an economy that’s taking its toll on at least one of the pubs, Atlanta faces a competitive environment for print publications that focus on nightlife for the guys. For the gals, there’s Labrys.

Here’s a rundown on the latest offerings:

imageDAVID: Despite the April 2 issue trying to make a cover story out of a calendar item, the magazine is packed with [email protected] photos. Among the other highlights: Topher Payne’s continuing tales about life on the road and Michael Jeffrey’s thoughts on best friends. There’s also Bitch Session, which is our favorite read.

But the magazine continues its slide in page count, this week coming in at 56 pages. That’s quite a drop from the 120-page Feb. 26 issue when the magazine unveiled its new, large format.

imagePOCKET ROCKET: With its third monthly issue, this pint-sized addition to the nightlife scene serves mostly as an advertising vehicle. Meaning, there’s nothing to read. There are photo pages, though, with most people in the pics posing with the mag’s rocket mascot.

imageGAYDAR: The magazine goes light and brief when it comes to content, including bartender, stripper and DJ profiles. There are also photo pages.

Our biggest beef about the mag is that although it bills itself as publishing every other week, the website is an issue or two behind. And when we stopped at our favorite spot to pick up our collection of glossies, it was no where to be found.

imageLABRYS: The monthly magazine for lesbians includes an entertaining tribute to “The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken as well an interview with gay rockers Pansy Division. There are also plenty of nightlife photos, too.

Though you can’t read the content on the Labrys site, you can download a PDF of the entire issue and enjoy at your leisure.

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