Armory reunion remembers Midtown hotspot

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Gay Atlanta club queens of a certain age celebrated their glory days on Sunday, coming together for the 4th Annual Armory Reunion.

The event at Amsterdam harkens back to the heyday of Midtown nightlife, when the expansive Armory shared a parking lot with Backstreet and the partying went on all night long. Literally. The Armory, which closed in 2004 and was razed in 2013 to make way for condos, birthed the Armorettes in 1979. The drag troupe has gone on to raise more than $2 million for HIV charities.

On Sunday, Wild Cherry Sucret and Bubba D. Licious emceed a cast of performers that included Amber Divine, Autumn Skyy, Lorelei Atlanta, Kellie Divine (top photo), Trashetta Galore, Pink Lemonaid, Betty Bennett, Tony Desario, Paula Sinclair, Leah Stetson, Motion and Tina Devore.

The event raised $1,580, which will be distributed by the Armorettes to HIV charities. And since we’re reminiscing, enjoy photos from the reunion party last year and in 2014.

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