Did a gay porn star help Mary Norwood win?

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Mary Norwood eked out a win on Tuesday, reclaiming her old seat on Atlanta City Council with an energetic grassroots effort that included wooing tall gays, drag queens and at least one guy who does porn and brunch.

Norwood beat incumbent Aaron Watson 53 percent to 47 percent for the Post 2 At-Large seat, returning her to City Hall after narrowly losing to Mayor Kasim Reed in 2009. In both campaigns, Norwood aggressively courted LGBT supporters.

But this time around, that effort included judging a Halloween costume contest at Blake's. That, in turn, led to an endorsement from the bar and drag queen Nicole Paige Brooks. A few days later, on Sunday, Norwood did brunch with the gays that raised money for Lost N Found Youth, which led to the photo above. On the far right is Tristan Schwartz, a New York transplant and self-described "adult entertainer and designer" (NSFW). He's dabbled in porn, helped christen a newly fluffed and expanded Brushstrokes Pleasures and looks pretty sexy doing hand stands in leather.

Norwood also seems to have a thing for tall gay guys.

Top photo by Sher Pruitt

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