Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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What’s everyone buzzing about? If you were too busy to stay up on Atlanta’s latest LGBT news, nightlife and events, catch up now with the most popular posts of the last seven days.

High school jock jailed after shower sex assault

What’s a 17-year-old jock at a prestigious private Atlanta high school to do when he’s feeling all-powerful and forceful? Hit the showers and sexually assault a teammate. Then go to jail. William Jackson Houk surrendered to Atlanta police on Sunday. Read the full post.

Sexy gay goblins raise charity cash [photos]

Cocktail the evening away, show off your abs and raise cash for a charity? It’s a trifecta of goodness that must mean it’s the Halloween holigay. Welcome to Gays & Goblins 5.0. Also view Halloween photos from Ghosts of Hollywood for Jerusalem House, Gods & Monsters at Jungle, just the Halloween Hunks, and even more photo galleries.

Baton Bob’s snappiest courtroom retorts

Drag street performer Baton Bob went to TV court on Monday, up against a graphic designer who says Atlanta’s gay Ambassador of Mirth wronged him. She won the case but he won the day with the snappiest retorts, looks and quips. Werq! Watch the video.

Kasim Reed seeks to silence gay sex rumors

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sicced a Republican attorney who is besties with anti-gay politicians on a chatty website to quash comments alleging that Atlanta’s chief executive is either a manwhore who likes watching lesbian sex or a guy who hires single young men for gay sex on the down low. Read the full post.

Pray this gay Atlantan isn’t your crazy neighbor

Many of Atlanta’s gay in-town neighbors are thought to drive up property values with home improvements. But one has his DeKalb neighborhood seeking relief from him. Not because James Avery is a “gay progressive.” Because they think he’s batshit crazy. Find both sides seeking remedies.

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PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

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