2017 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARDS
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.
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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
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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)
(www.facebook.com/RoyceHalltheArtist) finished third.
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.
(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
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