Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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It’s always something. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. If you’re not streaking through Midtown wearing only a Speedo, the mayor is evolving on gay marriage or homeless lesbian Occupyers are getting booted. Here are the week’s most popular posts.

Speedo Santas jingle jog for charity [photos]

Speedo-clad Santas stripped down to bare their Christmas best Dec. 8 as part of the 4th Annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run, a 1.5-mile parade of abs, flesh and more through Midtown. Get an eyeful, and click through all eight new photo galleries from this week.

Lesbians booted from occupied Atlanta home

The saga of a homeless lesbian couple with two children grew worse on Wednesday when Atlanta police arrested them after they refused to leave a place they called home since last week. The bank that owns the home called Occupy Atlanta Homes’ bluff, and now the women seek bail.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed backs gay marriage

Mayor Kasim Reed, stubbornly refusing for years to back gay marriage despite a long record of supporting other LGBT issues, announced on Tuesday that he’s changed course. After a long road and “a good bit of reflection,” Reed said his position has evolved. Watch Thursday’s victory lap on MSNBC.

Atlanta cop, Speedo-clad gay strike up bromance

The roller coaster ride that is the relationship between Atlanta cops and LGBT residents is tenuous but improving. A sign that it’s getting better? The reaction of a beat cop to a gay guy clad in just a Speedo and Madonna mic. Watch it unfold in photos.

Missing Atlanta lesbian committed suicide

A metro Atlanta lesbian found dead in her sport utility vehicle after missing for nearly three weeks committed suicide, McDonough police finally confirmed on Wednesday in the case of Lisa Lawson, which had gained widespread attention. Read the full post.

Don’t offer your ‘wad’ for toilet stall sex

Former Outwrite owner Philip Rafshoon to lead Decatur Book Festival

Georgia opponents just stuck on word ‘marriage’?

Ria Pell chops Sauced, plots new restaurant

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