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.
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.