Among the more than 14,000 photos and 344 albums we added to Project Q Atlanta this year, a few things are clear: You like your skin, Pride, car washes, Santa runs and nightlife. Here’s our rundown of our most popular photo albums of the year as clicked on by you.
Relive the fun by clicking on the link below wach photo to view the full album.
And the most popular photo of the year — the one that received the most clicks of any other we published? The bevy of booty from the Studs & Suds Carwash (top photo).
Atlanta Titans & Swinging Richards Studs & Suds Carwash
The Atlanta Titans of the Hotlanta Softball League joined with the dancers of Swinging Richards on Sept. 18 to host a carwash fundraiser at the gay bar. Suds and studs, indeed. View the full album.
The Hunks of Atlanta Pride 2011
Among the tens of thousands of people attending Atlanta Pride were hunks. There were plenty of them, from warriors in the parade to shirtless guys in the marketplace. Warm weather and plenty of sun certainly helped amp up the beefcake factor. View the full album.
Joining Hearts 24
A sold-out Joining Hearts 24 packed the pool at Piedmont Park on July 23 for the annual fundraiser. The event, with the talents of DJs Mike Pope and Seth Cooper, raised funds for AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House. View the full album.
3rd Annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
More than 250 people took part in the 3rd Annual Santa Speedo Run on Dec. 10. The heavily-gay event headed to Midtown this year and raised funds for Bert’s Big Adventure, which is a non-profit that provides trips to Disney World for terminally-ill children. View the full album.
ManSplash Roof Top Pool Party
The creators of the popular ManShaft events took their crowd of hairy chests and faces to the pool of the Melia Hotel in Midtown on Aug. 21. Organizers pitched the event as a thank you to supporters of the quarterly parties. View the full album.
The Hunks of Halloween 2011
Atlanta’s Halloween offering of gay parties and fundraisers brought out the hunks. From firefighters to warriors, gays in the military to jocks on the field, they dressed up to show it off. View the full album.
Carnevale Myths & Legends with Jerusalem House
Hundreds of people took advantage of an early start to celebrating Halloween by dressing in their costumed best for Carnevale Myths & Legends on Oct. 22. The annual fundraiser benefitsJerusalem House. View the full album.
Ultraviolet Blackout Underwear Party
Hundreds of people dressed down for Jungle’s Ultraviolet Blackout Underwear Party on April 16. The event featured the tribal beats of Sin Morera, body painting and plenty of underwear. View the full album.
Fourth of July Rooftop Pool Party
DJ Vicki Powell’s annual Fourth of July Rooftop Pool Party brought guest DJs and holiday festivities to the Melia Hotel for afternoon reveling before sunset fireworks. (Photos by Omar Vega) View the full album.
Boys Of Summer Swimsuit Contest
As usual at East Atlanta’s alternative gay bar, it was anything goes at the 5th annual Boys Of Summer Swimsuit Contest at Mary’s on June 10. (Photos by Omar Vega) View the full album.
Have your own favorite Project Q photo or album from 2011? Let us know in the comments. You can even upload the pic.