Scores of winners and finalists, from gay-owned businesses to LGBT entertainers and activists, were celebrated on Thursday as the GA Voice unveiled the awards in its annual online Best of Atlanta contest.
With beats from DJ Vicki Powell, named Best DJ, and gay funny man Ian Aber as emcee, the packed party at the Georgian Terrace Hotel feted what more than 30,000 ballots helped determine over weeks of voting. Categories included Community, People, Places, Pets, Eats, Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Services, and Nightlife.
Project Q nabbed Best LGBT blog for the fourth consecutive year, while Sheila Merritt and Rick Westbrook (top photo) were among five people named Best Activists. Others winners in that category include Chandler Bearden, Linda Ellis and Jeff Graham.