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It’s been around for 40 years and is At­lanta’s fa­vorite book­store: Charis Books (www.charis­book­sand­ With a wel­com­ing home in Lit­tle Five Points, a great se­lec­tion of new and top­i­cal LGBT books and es­tab­lished clas­sics, plus a cal­en­dar full of com­mu­nity and spe­cial events, it’s no real sur­prise.

The Edge­wood Barnes & Noble (­ne­ is sec­ond, and Book Nook third.

Adult Book­store


For those not in the mood for “Anna Karen­ina,” Brush­strokes (www.brush­stroke­sat­ is your top place for read­ing ma­te­rial of a more adult, spicy na­ture. With all sorts of books and mag­a­zines and DVDs—and an abun­dance of toys and other un­ex­pected items—this is the place you want to drop cash.

Tokyo Valentino/Inserec­tion (www.toky­ takes sec­ond and South­ern Nights (www.face­­lanta) third place.

Tat­too Shop


Need a place to get that first tat­too or to add more to your body work?

Time­less Tat­too on Cheshire Bridge Road (www.time­lesstat­ has been an At­lanta in­sti­tu­tion since 1995—and Cap Szum­ski and crew are known far and wide for their ser­vice and pro­fes­sion­al­ism. They are able to ink pa­trons on their first visit.

In sec­ond place is Lib­erty (www.lib­er­ty­ and in third is South­ern Star (www.south­ern­star­tat­

Cloth­ing Store

LOST-N-FOUND THRIFT & CONSIGNMENT Over the last few years the Lost-N

Found Thrift & Consignment store (www. has been a pow­er­ful fundrais­ing tool for home­less youth. Now it has an amaz­ing, sprawl­ing lo­ca­tion with all kinds of cool, great clothes. It’s a nice place to spend money for a very wor­thy cause.

In sec­ond place is Boy Next Door (www.boynextdoor­ and in

third, Rag-O-Rama (www.rago­



When it comes to get­ting bou­quets to­gether or just a rose or two to say “I love you,” Flower Cot­tage in East Point (www.flow­er­cot­ta­geon­ is the win­ner. Whether it’s an ar­ray of stun­ning sum­mer flow­ers, birth­day flow­ers or a “get well soon” ensem­ble, the choices are pretty lim­it­less here.

In sec­ond place is Carithers ( and third goes to

Fox­gloves & Ivy (­

Gift Store


The Gift Card Bou­tique at Brush­strokes (www.brush­stroke­sat­ is the place to go for aisles and aisles of birth­day/ re­la­tion­ship/hol­i­day cards, but it also fea­tures cloth­ing items, es­pe­cially T-shirts, and all kinds of LGBT nov­elty items. Fairly new are the store’s home and dé­cor and kitchen of­fer­ings, which give the store an added depth.

Mar­ket­place 120 (www.mar­ket­ takes sec­ond place and Stan­ton De­sign (www.stan­ton­home­fur­nish­ third.

Fur­ni­ture/Home Decor


Look­ing for some­thing clas­sic yet af­ford­able for the liv­ing room, or the kitchen, or any part of the house? Or any kind of ac­ces­sories imag­in­able? Mitchell Gold + Bob

Wil­liams (www.mgb­ claims vic­tory here, with a ter­rific lo­ca­tion in Buck­head open ev­ery day of the week—for those big or small fur­nish­ing needs.

In sec­ond place is Do­mes­tic Com­fort (­mes­tic­com­ and in third is Hori­zon Home.


Jew­elry Store


LGBT mar­riage is le­gal—fi­nally!—and At­lanta’s premier choice to shop for jew­elry is Jonathan Buck­head (www.jonathanbuck­ Owner Jonathan Shap­ero knows his busi­ness in­side and out and can fill cus­tom or­ders in a heart­beat—for a quick wed­ding or a long en­gage­ment. He is also in­volved in com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the city.

In sec­ond place is Worth­more (www.worth­more­jew­el­ and Brown &

Com­pany (www.brown­jew­el­ takes third.


founder and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the AIDS Re­search Con­sor­tium of At­lanta (ARCA), as top physi­cian this year. She is a ded­i­cated provider of care and ad­vo­cacy for peo­ple with HIV and AIDS, and she has been a strong pro­po­nent for the use of PrEP to help pre­vent new in­fec­tions with the virus.

In sec­ond place this year is David Mor­ris of Pride Med­i­cal (www.pridemed­i­; in third is Scott Parry of In­town Pri­mary Care (­town­pri­ma­

Fi­nan­cial Plan­ner


Zak Kof­fler of Mor­gan Stan­ley ( www. mor­ganstan­leyfa. com/ zak. kof­fler) prof­its most in this cat­e­gory for 2015! The out cer­ti­fied fi­nan­cial plan­ner (CFP) steers the for­tunes of many At­lantans, both straight and LGBT, and is ac­tive in many as­so­ci­a­tions, in­clud­ing The Trevor Pro­ject, South­ern Jewish Re­source Net­work (SO- JOURN), and the At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Don Du­sick of Corner­stone (your­corneron­ gets sec­ond, with

Larry Waller of HLM Fi­nan­cial Group (www.hlmon­ in third.



Fill­ing first place this year, Dr. Chip Hill ( is crowned our top den­tist! The Midtown pro­fes­sional has been prac­tic­ing in At­lanta for nearly 20 years. He has a per­fect 5-star rat­ing on, prov­ing that when it comes to car­ing for our read­ers’ teeth, he re­ally knows the drill.

Dr. Tammy Breg­man (­at­lanta­cos­met­ic­den­­lanta-Den­tistTammy-Breg­man-DMD-FAGD-13896) is in sec­ond, with Dr. Tom Spark­man (www.spark­ in third.


BB&T Ge­or­gia Voice read­ers have in­vested in

BB&T ( as their num­ber one bank this year. The 143-year old fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion, founded in North Carolina, to­day has 15 lo­ca­tions in the At­lanta area and a demon­strated com­mit­ment to serv­ing the LGBT com­mu­nity; the com­pany is both a spon­sor and a ven­dor each year with At­lanta Pride. Delta Com­mu­nity Credit Union (­com­mu­ni­ has sec­ond place to its credit, and Re­gions Bank at

Ans­ley Mall de­posits third.


Ge­or­gia Voice read­ers pre­scribe the med­i­cal prac­tice Pride Med­i­cal’s full-ser­vice phar­macy (www.pridemed­i­­dex. php/ser­vices/phar­macy) to treat this cat­e­gory

Mitchell Gold + Bob Wil­liams (Cour­tesy photo)

Jonathan Buck­head (Cour­tesy photo)

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