2017 BEST OF AT­LANTA AWARDS

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Project Q At­lanta (pro­jectq.us/at­lanta) was one of the first on­line des­ti­na­tions for LGBT At­lantans, and it re­mains one of the best. Part TMZ, part New York Times and part Play­girl, the web­site has at­tracted a de­voted fol­low­ing over the past decade, and proven this project an un­qual­i­fied suc­cess.

Sec­ond place went to (www.free­domt­wolove.com), while

(www.jua­nandgee.com) fin­ished third.

Gee Free­dom Two Love Juan and

One of LGBT At­lanta’s act­ing trea­sures was brought to light in the past year, as Broad­way veteran (rober­traypro­duc­tions.com) ended a 10-year hia­tus from the stage to own the lead in Out Front Theatre’s “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” De­spite fo­cus­ing on the be­hind-the-scenes side of the in­dus­try for the past decade, the the­ater and cabaret le­gend didn’t miss a beat in the disco-heavy mu­si­cal, and eas­ily won his way back into au­di­ences’ hearts.

Sec­ond place went to (www.face­book.com/LordDo­nis) and

Robert Ray Hugo Do­nis Royce July 21, 2017

Clock­wise from above: Brent Star tick­led the most funny bones and was named Best Co­me­dian, while DJ Di­ablo Rojo won Best DJ, Saint Mark United Methodist Church (led by Se­nior Pas­tor Beth LaRocca-Pitts) won Best House of Wor­ship and Robert Ray won Best Ac­tor. (File and cour­tesy pho­tos)

Hall

(www.face­book.com/RoyceHalltheArtist) fin­ished third.

DJ

The brain­trust be­hind one of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar theme par­ties is also the GAYT-L’s fa­vorite be­hind the turntable, with

(face­book.com/dee­jay­di­a­blorojo) win­ning best DJ. Rojo helped cre­ate the wildly stylish Man­shaft par­ties, and folks have faith that there’s eu­pho­ria wait­ing to be dis­cov­ered any­time he’s spin­ning the beats.

(www.face­book.com/hun­gry. like.the.wolf77) earned sec­ond place, while the de­li­cious rounded out the top three.

Di­ablo Rojo DJ Wolf DJ Reesie Cups DJ

( face­book. com/ Jor­dan­michaelsm­c­cord) didn’t start per­form­ing drag un­til his mid30s, but the late bloomer hasn’t taken long to prove that he’s got spe­cial tal­ent. This year’s win as best Drag King makes it a three-peat for McCord, who also took home the 2016 Mis­ter Ge­or­gia U.S. of A. crown.

(www.face­book.com/ itsmys­terymeat) and (www. face­book.com/Hay­denVPFury) took home sec­ond and third place, re­spec­tively.

Mys­tery Meat Drag Queen Evah De­struc­tion Hay­den Fury

The three-time Best of At­lanta win­ner

(in­sta­gram.com/evahde­struc­tion) con­tin­ued her as­cen­sion to in­ter­na­tional trend­set­ter, to the point that a mini in­ter­net beef was stirred when a con­tes­tant from the lat­est sea­son of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was ac­cused of bor­row­ing too much in­spi­ra­tion from the per­for­mance that launched Evah De­struc­tion’s vi­ral fame. The At­lanta star is help­ing off-beat be­come vogue, and has be­come the city’s most in­tox­i­cat­ing ex­port.

Trashetta Ga­Lore

(www.face­book.com/ trashetta.ga­lore) clawed her way to sec­ond place, with (www.face­book.com/T.whylerDavis) fin­ish­ing third.

Tyler Brooke Davis Co­me­dian

No­body de­vours LGBT At­lanta’s funny bone like (brentstar.com), who de­fended his ti­tle as the fun­ni­est co­me­dian in At­lanta. Whether in his so­cial me­dia short skits, host­ing bingo at Pal­lookav­ille or twirling around town dressed as Won­der Woman, Star knows how to keep a smile on

Brent Star

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