Georgia Voice Best of Atlanta 2019
Thanks to everyone participated and voted in the 9th annual Georgia Voice Best of Atlanta 2019! See you next year.
The Atlanta Pride Committee will have a diverse group of grand marshals leading this year’s Pride parade. From a trans woman who won a groundbreaking legal battle to a camp-drag fundraising troupe that’s raised $2 million for HIV/AIDS causes in Atlanta, this year’s group of honorees has contributed to the LGBT rights movement in countless ways.
“We are so proud of our 2012 grand marshals. It is going to be really exciting having such a diverse group of individuals representing the LGBT community at the Atlanta Pride Festival this year,” said Atlanta Pride Board Chair Glen Paul Freedman when the grand marshals were named.
“If you know any of these individuals or members of one of the groups, please congratulate them on this honor... and if you don’t know them, we hope you will show your appreciation of their support for the LGBT community by giving them a wave as they are on the parade route,” he said. “It is really going to be great day for everyone.”
It was a record high of somewhere near 200 degrees (not really, but close) when a diverse cross-section of Atlanta's LGBT community gathered, very graciously, at Piedmont Park for a photo shoot for our Best of Atlanta cover.
Art Director Bo Shell tried to make the shoot as painless as possible by moving quickly so none of us would melt — and Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle, representing the bar for its awards, were true champs standing in the heat in their leather vests, chaps, and some mighty big boots.
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After two months of online balloting and thousands of votes cast, we present the best of the best — our second annual GA Voice Best of Atlanta winners.
The selection process began in May, when we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites for dozens of awards in the categories of Community, People, Places, Eats, Shopping, Arts & Entertainment and Nightlife.
The top three finalists in each category made it through to the next round of voting. For the month of June, a multiple-choice ballot asked you to pick among the finalists for who really represents the finest in LGBT Georgia.
Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the worthy winners and runners up.
This issue marks our second annual Best of Atlanta awards, and also our second biggest issue ever. For that we are thankful to all of our advertisers and readers who support us in print and every day on the web and social media.
Among the many honorees, you’ll find both perennial favorites and new names. You’ll likely find many winners you applaud, and a few that make you wonder.
We’ve heard it said that these awards are “a popularity contest.” That is most definitely and intentionally true. There is one criteria — and only one criteria — for our Best of Atlanta awards: reader votes.