If you happen to be in Midtown April 21, don’t be alarmed if you run into well over 100 buzzed big guys traipsing around in purple dresses.
The sixth annual Purple Dress Run, a fundraiser for the Atlanta Bucks gay rugby team, takes over the city that day, and the 55-man team hopes to raise $5,000 with a little help from their friends.
“The term ‘run’ is used loosely as it’s more of a 5K bar run/walk/crawl/waddle/saunter, depending primarily upon which point along the route you survey the participants,” jokes Bucks President Max Alvarado. “Aside from the occasional wardrobe malfunction along the way, we haven’t lost a runner yet.”
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.
From the annual “Purple Dress Run” to the final night of country / western bar 3 Legged Cowboy, our photographers were on the scene all weekend snapping great shots.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus performed "Divas 2: Opera Revisited" at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. (Photos by Brent Corcoran / RNZ Photography)
Several members of the gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club came together to film an “It Gets Better” video for the viral campaign initially organized by columnist Dan Savage to give hope to struggling LGBT youth.
The video was filmed on location Nov. 20 at a match between the Bucks and Nashville Grizzlies RFC.
Check it out the powerful and inspiring video below: