Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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Keeping up with every twist and turn in the LGBT-ATL is harder if it’s not your fulltime job. It’s ours, and we have your back. Catch up on news, community, events and pop culture in this week’s most popular posts.

Win-win: Gay Atlanta’s Bestest revealed [photos]

After two weeks, some 1,000 votes, heated bar wars, write-in contenders and a fun party for the whole queer village on Thursday, our first Bestest of the Best of Gay Atlanta finally has its winners. View the full list of winners and party pics from Thursday’s Bestest Bash. Speaking of popular photos, check out Sminoff Studs strip for Santa Speedo Run and all of this week’s six new photo galleries.

A sneak peek at Ben Cohen’s new magazine

Anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen is no stranger to putting his brawny good looks on the cover of a magazine or calendar. So it’s no surprise that a peek inside the debut of StandUp Magazine features the hunk, some chest hair and a rugby ball. See what’s between the covers. Cohen was in town for the magazine launch then dropped by Project Q’s Bestest Bash to collect his Bestest LGBT Ally award.

Gay porn stars make a Roxx lunch even better

There’s a pretty good chance your Tuesday didn’t go like this: Land at the Atlanta airport, get picked up by a gay porn star and enjoy a casual lunch threesome. But you’re not Jack Mackenroth, either. The gay, HIV-positive activist and “Project Runway” designer dropped in at Roxx for lunch with a popular adult entertainer and his XXX partner. Read the full post.

Elmo’s embattled gay voice heads to ATL college

The gay man that voices Elmo in falsetto, who had a tough week being accused then unaccused of sexing up an underage teen, is headed to Atlanta later this month to speak to GSU college students about life, love and his furry red monster. Talk about crappy timing.

UPS says no more cash to anti-gay Boy Scouts

As much as Chick-fil-A loves the anti-gays, another Atlanta-based company says not so much. The UPS Foundation is dumping the Boy Scouts of America over its anti-gay policies. Read how the donations dried up, the new HRC Equality scores for Atlanta companies, plus the latest evidence that Chick-fil-A’s HRC zero means nothing to middle America.

‘Faggy’ yogurt, cuz you’re a little homophobic

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...