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Atlanta Cotillion to crown queen

2009 Cotillion winner

With just a few weeks remaining in the race to be Queen of the Atlanta Cotillion, there is no clear front runner in the fundraising for AID Atlanta, making this year extra special.

“Things are going great. In some ways, this year seemed to get off to a slower start, but each class is different,” says Bryon Brown, Cotillion co-chair.

For example, this year’s class of debutantes — men who dress as women, but please don’t call it drag — didn’t hold as many pool parties to raise money, as in years past, Brown says.

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Atlanta Cotillion pits debs in race to raise money for HIV fight

2009 Atlanta Cotillion crowning

For the next three months, six diverse and accomplished young ladies will work to better themselves and their communities, before making their formal debut into society at the Atlanta Cotillion.

The catch? These young debutantes are actually men, raising money in a unique competition to fund the fight against HIV.