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Atlanta Cotillion prepares to crown new queen

Atlanta Cotillion

AID Atlanta celebrates “11 years of royalty” with the annual Atlanta Cotillion on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta.

“The cotillion is a fundraising event based off of a traditional Southern cotillion,” says Steven Igarashi, Gay Men’s Health & Wellness Coordinator at AID Atlanta. “Each year, there is a class of debutantes that is made up of men from the LGBT community. They volunteer to serve as a debutante and create a persona, which is their drag character. They spend cotillion season raising money for AID Atlanta.”

As with a traditional cotillion, these debutantes will be presented at the ball by their escorts to celebrate their fundraising success. The evening culminates with the crowning of the Queen of the Atlanta Cotillion Ball, the debutante who raised the most for AID Atlanta.

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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.