Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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We know you don’t always have time to stay caught up on all of our LGBT Atlanta news, events and commentary during the week. Now’s your chance. Here are our most talked-about posts of the last seven days.

Bawdy boys bare swimsuits at Mary’s [photos]

The gays boys packed their junk into swimsuits and werqed their best booty-shaking dance moves during the bawdy summer tradition that is Mary’s annual Boys of Summer: Beach Party & Swimsuit Contest. Nine contestants braved snarky comments from judges and even a ball-popping wardrobe malfunction on Friday. View our Mary’s photos. Check out all of this week’s great event photo galleries: Possums, Peach Party, Playoffs, plenty more.

Atlanta’s cheapest, gayest ‘hoods per square foot

Intown neighborhoods can be spendy. You knew that. But just when you thought every gay 2010 Census number in Atlanta had been crunched, a real estate perspective rears its head with your pocketbook in mind. Read the full post.

Tracy Elliott resigns as AID Atlanta’s leader

We chat with the outgoing executive director of AID Atlanta, who has helmed the HIV service organization during a recession and a drop in fundraising from its signature event. Tracy Elliott resigned last Friday. He talks us through leading the statewide AIDS service organization through a five-year strategic plan plus next steps for him and the agency.Read our interview.

HRC hopes gay and ill Georgians are in Atlanta

Nobody wants to get sick or injured. But if a Georgia hospital stay is in your future, you better damn well hope it’s in Atlanta. That’s the upshot of HRC’s national report on LGBT hospital policies. Some 153 healthcare facilities landed a perfect score. Every last one in Georgia is in metro Atlanta. Who’s in, who came close, and more work to be done. Read the full post.

Baton Bob blows whistle on attack suspect

Whistle-blowing gay street performer Baton Bob has pointed his baton at a petty criminal with multiple arrests as the man who shouted anti-gay slurs and death threats at him during a confrontation last week. The self-sleuthing, justice seeking Baton Bob, Bob Jamerson when not in his majorette drag, took to social media Wednesday to point the finger at the man he says is responsible. Read the full post.

BONUS: Win tickets to see Ben Cohen and Atlanta Braves

Rugby stud Ben Cohen, not content with just a gay outing to the movies earlier this month, returns to Atlanta for a fundraiser for his StandUp Foundation. Here’s your chance to win free tickets to meet him and enjoy an Atlanta Braves game together at Out in the Stands gay night. Enter now. Contest ends Sunday evening, June 24.

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