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With a name like Ruby Redd (www.facebook.com/the­re­al­rubyredd), you can’t help but be iconic! Maybe that’s why you all voted this pop­u­lar drag per­former and long-time LGBT phi­lan­thropist a bonafide city trea­sure. When she’s not spit­ting one-lin­ers as a man­ager and host of her hi­lar­i­ous Bird­cage Bingo at Hide­away At­lanta, Redd is busy work­ing with Lost-n-Found Youth or any num­ber of other city groups ded­i­cated to mak­ing At­lanta a better place for queer men and women. In sec­ond place is Ba­ton Bob, with Jeff Gra­ham earn­ing the third place spot.

Trans­gen­der Ac­tivist

Clock­wise from left: U.S. Rep. John Lewis has spent a life­time fight­ing for the rights of the un­der­priv­i­leged and shows no signs of stop­ping. Trans­gen­der ac­tivist Alis­sah Brooks has worked closely with GLAAD to highlight and fight in­stances of dis­crim­i­na­tion. Bird­cage Bingo host at Hide­away At­lanta, Ruby Redd, is also busy work­ing with Lost-n-Found Youth or any num­ber of other city groups. (Cour­tesy photos) the Bu­ford High­way restau­rant she said de­nied her en­try be­cause her ID didn’t match her gen­der ap­pear­ance, in­stantly cat­a­pult­ing her into the lo­cal dis­cus­sion of trans­gen­der rights. This lo­cal ac­tivist has worked closely with GLAAD to highlight and fight sim­i­lar in­stances of dis­crim­i­na­tion. When she’s not ad­vo­cat­ing, Brooks can be found turn­ing gen­der rules on their head as a pop­u­lar drag per­former at bars like Burkhart’s. Sec­ond run­ner up was Gabrielle Clai­borne, fol­lowed in third place by Estrella Sanz.

Fe­male Ac­tivist

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