Five gay Atlanta must-reads of the week

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Two neighborhoods fight culture wars with gay adult businesses, Hollywood hunks dazzle the locals, gay Atlantans featured in new Logo documentary, and Elton John gives big to fight HIV in the ATL. It’s the week’s most popular LGBT news, nightlife and entertainment.

Neighbors rallying against Swinging Richards

Neighbors of sudsy stripper home Swinging Richards are hinting that the popular gay bar and second home to Leslie Jordan may hit some strong crosswinds as it works to make a routine change to its liquor license. Here’s how Neighborhood Planning Units can make life difficult for the club.

Now it’s James Marsden teasing Atlanta’s gays

Add sexy Cyclops James Marsden to the list of A-list actors invading Atlanta, working their cardio on a treadmill next to you and igniting gay passions in that cute but definitely not stalker sort of way. Where to spot the newest Hollywood hunk in town.

Cheshire Bridge gay bars safe, sex shops not

The gay-led effort to cleanse Cheshire Bridge Road of its sexy parts has stalled a second time amid opposition to the plan and concerns over how it will impact the businesses that give the corridor its red-light feel. Gay City Council member Alex Wan responds to critics.

Film spotlights a few good, hairy Atlanta men

Manly gay man and filmmaker Christopher Hines explores manscaping, body hair and the gay dreaded back hair in an upcoming documentary for Logo that leans heavily on Atlanta and its gays at play. Read all about the former Atlantan’s hair-raising new project.

Elton John is gay Atlanta’s latest sugar daddy

Gay Atlanta needs more sugar daddies like Elton John. The part-time Atlantan we’ve sorely missed since he hit Vegas, is dishing out cash to local HIV groups like it’s Rocket Man PEZ. His Elton John AIDS Foundation announced Tuesday which Atlanta agencies get the cash injection.

A ‘Real Housewives’ queen says he’s not gay

Newest ‘Biggest Loser’ gay role model Jackson Carter

South sucks worst in HIV infection rates, too

Man charged in gay stabbing claims self-defense

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