Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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People were talking about way more than the election this week. That’s so Tuesday. If your newsfeed says differently, catch up with all the hot topics in our most popular posts of the last seven days.

Bar wars: Voting intense for ‘Bestest’ Nightlife

Voters care about drag queens and gay bars. A lot. No, not Tuesday’s election. As races heat up in our Bestest of the Best of Gay Atlanta contest, write-in candidates are challenging and in some cases overtaking perennial nightlife favorites. See where they stand, where the Community People meter sits and the gay business smackdown. Then go have fun voting through Monday, and RSVP to our Bestest Bash.

East Atlanta’s Asylum not quite quitting the gays

When Asylum threw open its doors four months ago, it made a draglicious entrance and a pitch to take a slice of East Atlanta’s gay market. Now two dropped LGBT events later, and critics are crying foul. Be sure to read the comments below the story before you decide who’s telling the truth.

New events aim to jolt gay Atlanta nightlife

Parties, concerts, dance halls and drag. You know the scene. But with an event this weekend combining the best of all those plus auditions opened for a vocalist competition, it’s time to shake things up. Analyze local nightlife and review the plans to do just that.

Lesbian wins, gay men lose in Georgia elections

Georgia voters showed again Tuesday that lesbian candidates have mastered the playbook for winning elections. Four gay men? Not so much. Welcome back to the Gold Dome, state Rep. Simone Bell. See Georgia’s results breakdown, or revisit the big gay landslide in races around the U.S.

Jocks, strippers & beer. Softball already? [photos]

It seems like only yesterday that Hotlanta Softball League wrapped a season of big wins and beer busts. But it’s never too early to start thinking about spring with a party for new recruits and nearly naked boys to boot. Check out our pics, or view even more events among all of our photo galleries.

ATL activist’s truck top vigil for homeless gay youth (plus photos)

CNN’s Don Lemon definitely not a chub chaser

Always among the most popular of the week, check in with our latest community photo galleries, check out hot guys in the Morning Fix and check up on the week’s top national news in our weekday Afternoon Headline Rambles.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...