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Pour out a lil liquor for my city! According to the AJC, Atlanta has been named the gayest city in America. Now, I know all my coverage of Morehouse Men in Pumps & Dwight Eubanks as the unofficial 6th Atlanta housewife didn’t help any, but DAYUM! I’m seriously sad right now.
No disrespect to the gay community (who I’m sure are poppin bottles right now), but as a straight woman this news is disheartening to say the least.
A few of my friends and I hit up my ustream last night to vent about it live, but our session ended up being Happy Hour once we started poppin bottles….and when our conversation turned to “how many Gay men have you slept with (THAT YOU KNOW OF), we couldn’t do nothing but take a drank!
My city is NUMERO UNO… *sigh*
Georgia isn’t the most gay-friendly state, but Atlanta is undoubtedly our gayest city—with 29 gay bars here, there’s a reason it’s dubbed Hotlanta. Atlanta’s several queer events include one of the nation’s largest Prides in October (returning to Piedmont Park this year), and MondoHomo, a May event celebrating art, drag, burlesque, film, and BBQ. The gay epicenter is Midtown, anchored by Outwrite Books, a giant gay bookstore bucking the national trend—by staying in business! Atlanta guys are hunky, the ladies are gracious, the gay sports leagues are seriously well organized, and its housewives (and their gay BFFs, complete with handbags and heels) are now camp icons. And who doesn’t love the sweet lilt of a Georgia accent on a knockout guy or gal?
It’s all good though. I’ve got some really great gay husbands who keep my wall coverings updated and my face beat, so I ain’t complaining….but shat! We beat San Francisco?
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