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Cotillion concludes

Annual event benefits HIV/AIDS organization AID Atlanta crowns new Queen tonight

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[Photos] Style and feminine wiles on hand for Atlanta Cotillion Cabaret

Atlanta Cotillion Cabaret

Atlanta Cotillion, the AID Atlanta fundraiser featuring men dressing up as female debutantes, hosted its annual cabaret and silent auction Aug. 16 at Jungle.

During the Cotillion season, the male "debs" compete to see who can raise the most money. The winner is crowned queen at the gala, formal Cotillon Ball. The 11th annual ball is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Tickets are $85 for those wearing gowns and $160 for those wearing tuxedos.

You can meet the six 2012 debutantes here, but you will have to wait until the ball to see them appear in their full feminine regalia.

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Big bucks raised at Big Gay Game Show — but more needed to help homeless LGBT youth

Big Gay Gameshow

The monthly (every third Wednesday) Big Gay Game Show raised approximately $1,000 for Lost-n-Found during its "fifth episode" on Aug. 15 at Jungle with more than 200 people in attendance donating $5 each.

The evening of raucous and raunchy (and very gay) takes on such shows as  "Let's Make a Deal" hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Ian Aber; "The Newlywed Game" hosted by the continually resurrected Wild Cherry Sucret; "Match Game" hosted by Rory Evans; and "Family Feud" with Chandler Bearden asking the questions (but, unfortunately for contestants, no inappropriate smooching).

This month's episode was extra special with a guest appearance by none other than Jonny McGovern, "The Gay Pimp." Seems gay pimps prefer flannel over feathered fedoras.

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Atlanta Cotillion cabaret goes all out tonight

Atlanta Cotillion X

Atlanta Cotillion, the AID Atlanta fundraiser featuring men dressing up as female debutantes, hosts its annual cabaret and silent auction tonight.

The event is set for 6 p.m. at Jungle, 215 Faulkner Road. There is a $10 suggested donation or VIP seating is available for $25.

During the Cotillion season, the male "debs" compete to see who can raise the most money. The winner is crowned queen at the gala, formal Cotillon Ball. The 11th annual ball is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Tickets are $85 for those wearing gowns and $160 for those wearing tuxedos.

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GA Voice Pet of the Week: Boonan

PAWS Atlanta pet adoptions

Each Wednesday, meet a new pet available for adoption at PAWS Atlanta.

All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, on flea/tick and heartworm preventative and current on all age-appropriate vaccinations.

The shelter is open seven days a week. Visit in person or online to learn more about how you can adopt these or other pets.

If you adopt a pet featured as a GA Voice Pet of the Week, please let us know! We’d love to post a photo of you and your new furry family member.

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‘Dirty Boys’ calendar raises funds for homeless LGBT youth

Dirty Boys calendar

Nothing says, "look at us, we're raising money for homeless LGBT youth," quite like 13 months of local fetish-loving guys in various, um, positions.

I guess if anything is true, it's that sex sells, even for charity.

At least that's the hope of the folks behind the 2012-2013 "Dirty Boys" calendar.

After five years of fundraising for Bikers for Babies and the March of Dimes, "Dirty Boys" calendar coordinator Lizzy Fountain, who "can be found holding up a bar at the Atlanta Eagle with her brothers and sisters of the Panther L/L," was a photographer without a cause. About half way through the project, she received word that the Atlanta chapter of Bikers for Babies was being shut down.

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Atlanta Police LGBT employee group collecting toys for Toy Party

Tis the season for giving and the Atlanta Police Department's LGBT employee alliance group is getting in the spirit by collecting toys for one of the gayest events of the the year — the annual Toy Party.

APD's LGBT liaisons Patricia Powell and Brian Sharp along with other gay employees, as well as straight allies, will be at Brushstrokes in Midtown at 1510 Piedmont Ave. on Nov. 27 and then at the Toys "R" Us at 1 Buckhead Loop Drive in Buckhead on Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at both locations. The Atlanta Police LGBT employee alliance group was formed this year shortly before Atlanta Pride.

They will be collecting unwrapped toys or gift cards worth $25 or more that will then be delivered to the AmericasMart on Dec. 4 for the 9th annual Toy Party and silent auction.

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Emergency shelter sought for homeless LGBT teens

LGBT activists discuss youth homelessness at Rush Center

There are no hard numbers indicating how many homeless LGBT youth are sleeping on the streets of Atlanta, but something needs to be done immediately to provide 24-hour emergency shelter, according to a group of local activists.

At a town hall forum at the Phillip Rush Center on Nov. 2, Rick Westbrook, a member of the local chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, announced the Sisters have set up a 24-hour hotline for LGBT youth to call when they are seeking shelter.

A “Saint Lost and Found” fund has also been set up by the Sisters to raise funds to pay for rooms at a hotel where teens can get off the streets.