Gay partiers hit the streets for East Atlanta Strut

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You know it’s autumn when the weekend ‘hood fests crank up again, and none are more rowdy and gay than the annual East Atlanta Strut, where eclectic neighbors come together to, well, strut.

Vendors displayed their wares, and much like the neighborhood itself, the daydrinking festival’s centerpiece parade featured a little bit of everything. Hot dads strolled their babies down the street, stormtroopers marched, acrobats and stilt walkers performed, and the drag Queen of the Strut waved to her constituents.

The latter was crowned late last month in a campy competition at Mary’s. Speaking of the quirkiest gay bar in town, Mary’s flung open its doors and became gay party central.

Photos by Russ Youngblood

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