Atlanta #instagays stage Joining Hearts takeover

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It wouldn't be summer without Joining Hearts. And it's the #instagay selfies from gay Atlanta that help make the pool party with an expanded purpose so sexy, satisfying and special.

When they weren't cocktailing, dancing or just milling about the pool in Piedmont Park, the partiers were chronicling the event on Saturday with Instagram and hashtags. It's an annual tradition.Seriously.

So we searched long and hard to bring this assortment of our favorite #joininghearts #instagay moments from #jh29 in the #gaytl.

Sometimes, it's attitude over abs.

I came to have a party… #itslikethat #joininghearts @tomfish

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀P⠀A⠀†⠀C⠀H⠀E⠀S (@dirrtydelrey) on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT

Thank you #joininghearts #atl let's end #hiv!! ��

A photo posted by J (@jwalk_fitness) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:59pm PDT

But still, the abs.

And smiles.

happy #JH29 @joininghearts we are ready for the biggest #poolparty in #atl

A photo posted by �� J O N A T H A N �� (@iammusclemonkey) on Jul 16, 2016 at 1:34pm PDT

It's not all about hairless torsos.

We had a blast at Joining Hearts in Atlanta! #joininghearts #atlanta #beard #scruff #boyfriends #summer2016

A photo posted by Del Spartacus Buck (@del.buck) on Jul 17, 2016 at 7:45am PDT

#joininghearts #joininghearts2016 #instagay #gayatlanta #gaymen #poolparty

A photo posted by Sebastian (@sebaftl) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:11pm PDT

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

#joininghearts #biscuits #ATL #OakPark #LA

A photo posted by J Carlos (@colombianj) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:17pm PDT


A photo posted by Juan P. Vasquez (@juanvs38) on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:15pm PDT

#joininghearts #iamatl ❤️❤️

A photo posted by Caesar Morillo (@cmorillo86) on Jul 16, 2016 at 5:44pm PDT

But also, ink. Subtle.

And not so subtle.

Joining Hearts Event w/ @officialbrandonleet @JoiningHearts @PiedmontPark #MrInked #JoiningHearts2016

A photo posted by M O N S I E U R I N K E D ™ (@mrinked) on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:46pm PDT

Late into the night, you might see double.

She's so two-dimensional �� #charity #joininghearts #joininghearts29 #bravenewworld

A photo posted by Rick Twombley (Fitness) (@musclerick76) on Jul 17, 2016 at 9:40am PDT

Just want you to #MakeMe move. #joininghearts2016 was a blast!

A photo posted by Tre Gripper (@mister_gripper) on Jul 17, 2016 at 6:45pm PDT

Sometimes you're a VIP.

Pool party #AF #IMPULSEGROUPATL #joininghearts

A photo posted by Ralph Barber Jr. (@fitted4fitness) on Jul 16, 2016 at 1:48pm PDT

And other times, you're with a VIP.

It's a night all about friends, new and old.

They don't get any sweeter than these two. #joininghearts2016 #ATL #friends #instagay

A photo posted by mahreeyo (@mahreeyo) on Jul 17, 2016 at 10:09pm PDT

Dancing with them.

Thanks to beats from this guy.


A photo posted by Dan Slater (@danielsl8r) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:37pm PDT

Until the fireworks come and it's time to go.

Joining Hearts Fireworks!!!! #yas #joininghearts #onenight #fireworks

A photo posted by Dale Quick (@adalequick) on Jul 16, 2016 at 7:06pm PDT

Until next year.

What a great way to help with an hiv awareness organization. #joininghearts #greaterthan #atlanta

A video posted by Thomas Barker (@thomasbarker01) on Jul 17, 2016 at 5:43pm PDT


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