Is Midtown Losing its Gayness?
Atlanta ranked No. 9 gayest city in America.
Is Midtown losing its gayness?
The Advocate this week published its third annual list of America's gayest cities. Atlanta slipped to No. 9 after scoring the No. 1 spot in 2010. Taking the gay crown is Salt Lake City, a choice that left many people scratching their heads.
What baffled us most is the description The Advocate wrote about Atlanta:
We won’t fault you for trying to forget Real Housewife Kim Zolciak’s dip into the lesbian pool — but don’t blame Atlanta if everyone there wants to sample the fun LGBTs have all over town. Lesbian businesses thrive in East Atlanta, and gay clubs go off in Mechanicsville. People coming to Atlanta like to party, and the GayTL delivers with Black Gay Pride in September and Atlanta Pride in October, and the black gay clubs’ second-busiest weekend of the year surrounds the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January. Holla!
Where is Midtown? While there's mention of Atlanta Pride, which is held in Midtown, there's no homage to Atlanta's gay epicenter.
Are East Atlanta and Mechanicsville becoming gayer than Midtown?
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported the wrong year Atlanta was ranked No. 1 gayest city in America. Atlanta was ranked No. 1 in 2010.