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Live Streaming: Watch Tomorrowland (Tomorrowworld’s Older Brother) Online

Live Streaming: Watch Tomorrowland (Tomorrowworld’s Older Brother) Online

By D. David Kinney 

Want a taste of TomorrowWorld before the EDM festival comes to Atlanta this September? We’re showing the live stream of Belgium’s Tomorrowland (TomorrowWorld’s older brother who turned ten this year) all weekend! Looking for some additional info about the Atlanta version of the world-famous festival? Check out our article from last year and visit for tickets!

The video will play live from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or 1 a.m. if you’re in Belgium)! Don’t worry if you’re reading this after the live broadcast has ended. Tomorrowland will rebroadcast the festival when the live feed ends.

Photo: TomorrowWorld

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Men In (Swim) Suits

Men In (Swim) Suits

By D. David Kinney 

Got your favorite swimsuit picked out for Joining Hearts 27 this weekend? If you’re looking for some divine inspiration we’re taking a look at some of our favorite looks from the Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week in Miami.

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TNT’s “Major Crimes” Tackles Coming Out

TNT’s “Major Crimes” Tackles Coming Out

By Dustin Shrader

I. Am. Gay. Three words that sound so simple when spoken separately, yet when sewn together they can be the most difficult words uttered by someone struggling with his/her sexuality. Rusty Beck, portrayed by Graham Patrick Martin on TNT’s hit crime drama Major Crimes, confronts this specific fork in the road on his long and winding journey of self-discovery and freedom of fear in the July 7th episode “Do Not Disturb.” Initially, Martin’s character helped to bridge the gap between the series finale of The Closer and series premiere of Major Crimes. Over the course of three seasons, Rusty has evolved from a homeless, sometimes questionable queer youth to possibly one of the most endearing, complex, puzzling, hopeful and tender gay characters routed for on television today. Major Crimes creator James Duff discusses the emotional impact of this episode, the evolution of Rusty and what it was like personally to grow up experiencing the struggles that today’s LGBT youth still face.

FENUXE: After watching this episode, it was evident seeing Rusty’s journey and how immensely resonant this experience was for him and for the audience.
James Duff: Rusty’s journey has been an interesting journey to track and one that has been a long time coming to this moment where he is standing there saying those words. It is interesting how ambiguous the audience has found his identity. If you are gay, it becomes clear to you what is going on. If you are not, you might find his behavior bizarre. Many people have asked me, “Is he or isn’t he?” It tracks very closely to my own experience. By the time I said it, everyone seemed to already know. We are trying to be true to this experience. Being a gay person today might not be as hard as it was back in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and even ‘90’s. Yet, saying those words is still hard. That is maybe the hardest part of all saying, “I am different in this way.” Once I did it and really embraced who I was, I could not imagine going back.

So, based on Rusty’s story what is the overall message you were hoping to convey with this episode?
The episode is about the nature of immunity. When we have it and how we surrender, it and what we think gives us immunity. I think how Rusty comes out is he feels his secret gives him immunity in terms of his friends. That they will go on liking him and if he lays down that secret, he is surrendering something. But he isn’t really. What gives you immunity in life, I think, is the ability to refuse victimhood, to embrace who you are, not be a victim and to love honestly. I think his choice is a positive step. He is not meant to be a role model or a how-to manual. It is the answer for one character, on one television show delivered as authentically as we can.

Can we expect Rusty’s coming out to have implications on the show, the characters, his storyline? Will it change the future dynamic?
I think no. It is harder for him to accept. Now that he is on that journey, he will go through some of the steps that we have all gone through. It is harder for him to accept than the people around him. Although, there are moments, patience might be tested. There was a fun moment in this episode, in the break room when two of the suspects are filling out supposed questionnaires, one of them cruises Rusty and he cannot help but look back. That is a parcel of his youth, his particular place in the world. Therefore, stuff like that is going to happen. It is not the first time it has happened. In the past, he was mildly interested in a police officer working in the high school. That did not go anywhere at all and many people just missed it. It is hilarious to me how often people have missed what Rusty is doing or saying and misconstrued it.

Did your own personal experience help to influence the journey Rusty has taken to get to where he is now?
Yes, I think we are always writing form our own personal experiences, even when we are fictionalizing it; moreover, even when there are not exact parallels. In other words, my mother was not an addict, I was not abandoned, but I did run away from home before I finished high school. I knew I was not going to be able to hide who I was anymore from my family. I could not come out as a high school senior living in my own home. It was not possible. So the knowledge you are risking, lots of your soul in a way when you make the announcement. Also, the choice Rusty’s mother forces on him to pick one version of himself over the other; she says “You were not an easy child. I knew what you were.” As if, he was a bad person. He does not allow himself to be sucked into that. He chooses the other version of himself; the positive version of himself. I think that choice is always before us when we are coming out. It is not until we learn to say, “I am this, this is okay.” Then we are able to move forward. In that sense, it is very personal.

Major Crimes airs Mondays at 9/8 c. on TNT.

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Out Photos: PRIDE Kickball In Piedmont Park

Out Photos: PRIDE Kickball In Piedmont Park

By D. David Kinney

The sporty folks over at Go Kickball debuted PRIDE Kickball on Monday in Piedmont Park and it appears to be a hit. We stopped by to snap some photos of the fun. Enjoy!




























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Poppycock, Dragons & Liquid Sky. Atlanta Cotillion Kicks Off Summer.

Poppycock, Dragons & Liquid Sky. Atlanta Cotillion Kicks Off Summer.

By D. David Kinney

There is nothing better than having a good time for a good cause, and Atlanta Cotillion set the bar this past weekend with a fantastic event. Atlanta Cotillion’s “Cirque de Nuit en Rouge” took place at the beautiful new Delta Flight Museum on the first day of summer, June 21st. The museum first opened last week on June 17 and Atlanta Cotillion was the venue’s first outside event.

Guests were of course fabulously dressed in outfits ranging from relaxed tuxedos and cocktail wear to uber creative and larger-than-life costumes. Wearing one the fiercest looks of the night, Prince Poppycock delighted the crowd with two songs. You may remember him as the powerful voice that graced the “America’s Got Talent” stage in 2010. He quickly captured America’s attention on the show and went on to eventually come in fourth place. Joining Prince Poppycock with standout performances was the Dragon House Dance Crew from “So You Think You Can Dance” and Atlanta’s very own Liquid Sky.

Here are some photos that we snapped at the event!








































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Schizophrenic Photogenic: A Night To Defy Reality

Schizophrenic Photogenic: A Night To Defy Reality

By Dustin Shrader

One photographer. One performer. Both are artists uniting to bring Atlanta a night the city will remember. Two years’ worth of work all comes down to a few hours filled with electrifying art that defies one’s sense of reality, leaving the spectator stunned in awe by the beautiful imagery on display. This is Schizophrenic Photogenic; a collaboration, some might even consider it a kaleidoscopic collision, between the talented photographer Chris Buxbaum and the iconic performer David Richardson.

Fate brought the dynamic duo together a few years back. Chris was working on a show entitled “Transformers,” which consisted of a full year of documenting Atlanta’s drag queens, night creatures and club kids. Out of the many faces Chris encountered, David Richardson’s face immediately enamored him. “No one fascinated me more than David. His outfits and attention to detail completely captivated me, and I approached him with the idea for a show,” Chris recalls.

Throughout their two-year journey, Chris shot more than 5,000 images of David. His looks ranged from a punk Elizabethan queen to a faded movie star from Hollywood’s golden age. Chris believes David to be a living work of art, “He is a different person every time he leaves the house. He rarely repeats the same look twice.”

While discussing his fascination with David and his androgynous style, Chris thinks back to a time when he was beginning to explore the cool weirdness that the surrounding world had to offer. “I remember being 13 years old and seeing David Bowie perform on television. I thought, ‘What was that?’ I immediately wanted to dye my hair and wear my sister’s shoes!” Growing up as a Bowie Kid and Punk Stylist in 1970’s and 1980’s London, Chris was an original Blitz Kid member, which further influenced his photography, transforming his work into the fabulous, visionary pieces we see today. Chris perceives the idea of fashion as armor, a form of escaping everyday life that ‘they’ (society) had planned; it is the core of what he does. “Meeting David Richardson was the perfect serendipity – he embodies and lives this attitude… every day a different movie. Every day the star.”

Schizophrenic Photogenic brings Chris and David full circle, combining Chris’s lifelong passion for androgyny and fluid identity with David’s gift of molding his body into a living, breathing canvas of beautiful creativity. The downtown art event will feature the photograph collection, as well as a live performance by David, the living legend himself. The event will be somewhat historic, as it will be the first time all of the art will be together in one place. Along with the help of friends yearning to see their journey come to life, both artists have poured their heart and souls into their work. Describing the collection, Chris laments, “These photographs show that you can be from anywhere and become anyone you want to be. For no other reason, we are doing this because we want to do it. We want to bring people together.”

Built upon artistic imagination and sheer ingenuity, Schizophrenic Photogenic will undoubtedly be not just a night for the gay community but also a night for artists of all walks of life, a night everyone will truly remember.

Schizophrenic Photogenic will be Jun. 28 at Lucky Street Gallery from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

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Photos: Lance Bass Joins Atlantans For World Record Breaking Toast

Photos: Lance Bass Joins Atlantans For World Record Breaking Toast

By D. David Kinney 

Gay Atlantans and allies filled the W Hotel Midtown on Monday night to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Arms-Linked Toast. The event was the launch of Freedom to Marry’s #ToastToMarriage campaign. Joining in on the record breaking fun was Lance Bass and his fiancé, Michael Turchin. Latrice Royale was also on hand to toast marriage equality after two nights of shows at Burkhart’s Pub.

#ToastToMarriage is a partnership between SKYY Vodka and Freedom To Marry, so naturally guests were drinking a cocktail called the SKYY Vodka Proposal. Before the big toast got underway, FENUXE spoke to Lance Bass about why he was excited for the campaign launch: “I’m from Mississippi so I’m proud to be here as #ToastToMarriage launches in the South here in Atlanta.” When we asked him about his favorite cocktail for a special toast he paused, smiled for a moment and revealed it would have to include SKYY Georgia Peach.

According to materials provided to press at the event: “[#ToastToMarry is] a national campaign to draw together communities to increase visibility and raise funds to support public education programs in places where same-sex couples are currently excluded from marrying.”

If you don’t live in Atlanta you can still catch one of #ToastToMarriage’s future events. They’ll be traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Columbus, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Here are some of the photos we snapped during the event:

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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta

What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta

By D. David Kinney 

Looks like it’s going to be a fairly nice weekend in terms of weather, and in terms of events there is more going on that you can possible do in one weekend! So see what piques your interest, grab some friends and make this a weekend to remember. But there is little time to wait. The weekend is here and waits for no one! We’re heading over to Burkhart’s Pub to grab a great place to see Latrice Royale from RuPaul’s Drag Race! See y’all out and about!



6:00 p.m. – Fourth Tuesday Atlanta June Happy Hour at Mixx

6:00 p.m. – Ready for Hope Happy Hour at F.R.O.G.S.

7:00 p.m. – Heroes + Villains at Big House Gallery

7:00 p.m. – Galka, Linstrum and Schick at Kai Lin Art

8:00 p.m. - “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. – “Steel Magnolias” at Onstage Atlanta

8:00 p.m. – “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil with Lady Chablis at Plaza Theatre Atlanta

8:00 p.m. – “The Full Monty” with the Marietta Players at Theatre at the Marietta Square

9:00 p.m. – “Meh Meh” at Druid Hills Baptist Church

9:00 p.m. – Friday the 13th Full Moon Black Out Party at Mary’s

10:00 p.m. – Friday the 13th Ladies Lounge at My Sister’s Room

10:00 p.m. – Jockstrap Lube Wrestling at Atlanta Eagle

11:00 p.m. - Latrice Royale at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. - Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. – Pump Friday at Heretic

11:00 p.m. – Le Laughs at LeBuzz Marietta

11:00 p.m. – Got Leche? at Club Rush



9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Out & Equal Workplace Leaders Forum at Newell Rubbermaid Headquarters

7:00 p.m. – East Point Possum Show in East Point, GA

8:00 p.m. - “Steel Magnolias” at Onstage Atlanta

8:00 p.m. - “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. – Daniels Family Reunion at My Sister’s Room

9:00 p.m. - “Meh Meh” at Druid Hills Baptist Church

10:00 p.m. – DJ Mike Pope at Atlanta Eagle

10:30 p.m. – Bedlam Presents: Wacked Out Black Out at Jungle Atlanta

11:00 p.m. - Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – DJ Roland Belmares at Heretic



2:00 p.m. - “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

3:00 p.m. - “Steel Magnolias” at Onstage Atlanta

7:00 p.m. – Unplugged in the Park with Sonia Leigh at Park Tavern

8:00 p.m. – The Armorettes’ Sunday Sing-Along at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. - Cell Block Sunday at Blake’s on the Park

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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta

What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta

By D. David Kinney 

Ok… so the rain is probably going to stick around long that we would like… just like that mildly annoying dinner guest who can’t pick up on your subtle clues that it is time to go home. However, we’re partying regardless! From CHRIS Kid’s annual (and incredibly awesome) Premiere Party to SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub, Atlanta is going to be hopping this weekend! So find a buddy and get your weekend on!


6:00 p.m. – Flower Hour for Atlanta Pride at Gardenhood

8:00 p.m. – “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. – “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

8:00 p.m. – Mother, Daugther, Sister: Celebrating Music for Women at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

10:00 p.m. – Boys Room at Mary’s

10:00 p.m. – Ladies Lounge 2.0 at My Sister’s Room

11:00 p.m. – Pump Friday with DJ Mike Pope at Heretic

11:00 p.m. – !POP! Star Season 2 with Princess Charles at 10th & Piedmont

11:00 p.m. - FEMME FATALE at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. - Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. – Got Leche? at Club Rush


10:30 a.m. – National Flag Football League of ATL Semifinals and Championship at Grant Park

6:00 p.m. - CHRIS Kids’ Premiere Party 2014 at Mason Murer Fine Art

8:00 p.m. - “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. - “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

8:00 p.m. - Mother, Daugther, Sister: Celebrating Music for Women at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

10:00 p.m. – Girlfrandz at Mary’s

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

11:00 p.m. – Bearracuda at Heretic Atlanta


1:00 p.m. – Eats and Beats with DJ Neon at Zocalo Atlanta

2:00 p.m. - “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

3:00 p.m. - “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

3:00 p.m. – High Energy at Blake’s on the Park

7:00 p.m. – Second Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s Church

8:00 p.m. – The Armorettes’ Sunday Sing-Along at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. – Cell Block Sunday at Blake’s on the Park

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2014 FENUXE 50 Winners – The Best Of Atlanta

2014 FENUXE 50 Winners – The Best Of Atlanta

By D. David Kinney 

Every year FENUXE invites the gay community to vote for the best businesses and organizations in Atlanta. The competition was tough in 2014, however, the votes are in and the results are here! Join us in celebrating the 2014 FENUXE 50 - the Best of Atlanta winners:


Best Shopping

Lenox Square Mall

With 1.5 million square feet of retail space, Lenox Square Mall is Atlanta’s premier shopping destination. The mall originally opened its doors on August 3, 1959 and looks incredibly different than it does today. Back then it was an open-air shopping center and featured a bowling alley, indoor golf driving range and a grocery store called Colonial Stores. Now you can find world-class upscale retail and anchor department stores including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Zara, Diesel, Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus.

Best Hair Salon

Bubbles Salon

Out with the old and in with a new do at Bubbles Salon in the Ansley II Shopping Center on Monroe Drive. It’s easy to see why Atlanta loves Bubbles with their super convenient online booking and a wide range of services. Your hair is definitely in the care of skilled hands at Bubbles. A men’s haircut is only $20 and getting the grey out only costs $25. Is your stache in need of a trim? You can get a beard and mustache trim for only eight bucks.

Best Dog Groomer

Piedmont Bark

Happy yelps from playing pups at Piedmont Bark explains why it’s a perennial Atlanta favorite. Dogs dig this canine hotspot and the groomers do great work. Your pooch may not find getting groomed to be their favorite outing, but Piedmont Bark goes above and beyond to make sure each pet is cared for and has a good experience. If you’re looking for doggie daycare or boarding (for that Memorial Day weekend trip coming up) they’ve also got you covered.

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Boy Next Door

From the perfect bathing suit for the upcoming pool season to wicked cute graphic tees, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect outfit at Boy Next Door. Plus, they’ve got two convenient locations on Piedmont Avenue and at Ansley Mall. What’s best is that Boy Next Door has been supporting Atlanta’s gay community and keeping us fashionably clothed since 1980. Being named “Best of Atlanta” right before your 35th birthday – that’s one fashionable legacy.

Best Home Furnishings Store


With an unparalleled assortment of beautiful and affordable furniture, Intaglia Home Collection is Atlanta’s favorite spot to shop for new home furnishings. The store’s success stems from its design philosophy that aims to introduce customers to furniture they’ll love. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s effective and has kept customers returning since it opened in 1999. If you need some advice on designing your dream home talk to their incredible designers JoJuana Davis and Bobby Krechnyak.


Best Event

Atlanta Pride

There’s no other event in Atlanta quite like Atlanta Pride. It’s a week-long celebration of our community and our great city that rivals the best Pride celebrations in the world. Every year the Atlanta Pride Committee continues to up the ante with a bigger and better event. Plus, our annual Pride Parade is one of the oldest in country. This year’s 44th annual Atlanta Pride Festival in Piedmont Park will take place on October 11 and 12.

Best TV Show Filmed In Georgia

The Walking Dead

We asked which TV show filmed in Georgia was your favorite and “The Walking Dead” won by a country mile. It wasn’t even a contest because Rick, Carl and the always lovable Walkers blew the other shows out of the water. With this many fans no wonder the show is the undead belle of the TV ratings ball. And what’s not to love? There’s more zombie-killing action than you can shake a stick at and it takes place here in our neck of the woods. We only have one bone to pick with the show. There’s no way we can wait until next season to learn what is going to happen at Terminus!

Best Local TV News Program

11 Alive

The news team at Channel 11 has been serving Atlanta since 1951, but they weren’t always WXIA 11 Alive. In fact, they were originally an ABC affiliate and the name 11 Alive didn’t come about until 1976. Today you’ll find Brenda Wood and DeMarco Morgan anchoring the news desk and keeping Atlantans well-informed. They’ve become increasingly more popular over the past few years while they “hold the powerful accountable.”

Best Gay Character On TV

Cameron Tucker – Modern Family

When three families become one hilarity and heartbreak are sure to follow. “Modern Family” on ABC follows the Pritchett, Dunphy and Tucker families as they navigate life and extended family relations. However, it’s one character, Cameron Tucker, that has Atlantans falling in love and continually laughing week after week. Six different gay TV characters were nominated in this category, but Tucker garnered over 50 percent of the votes even with the crowded field. Keep it up, Cam!

Best Music Festival

Music Midtown

Even with massive amounts of rain during last year’s Music Midtown, the festival proved that great music will keep Atlantans grooving in Piedmont Park no matter what. The two-day festival features a lineup that spans multiple stages and is always a well-organized and extremely fun event. Just don’t delay in getting your tickets because this major music event is always popular. The 2014 headliners haven’t been announced, however, FENUXE will feature all of the details when they’re released.

Best Movie Theatre

Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinemas

Grab a cocktail from the bar and enjoy a flick at this great theatre on Monroe Drive in Atlanta. Midtown Art Cinemas has been bringing the movies to Atlanta since 1987 and they’re still pleasing audiences. It may not be as big as the mega theatres OTP, but don’t let its size fool you. In addition to all of the latest Hollywood blockbusters you can also catch a wide range of indie films on their eight screens. They’ve even got DLP digital projection and sound so your movie experience is crystal clear and pitch perfect.

Best Live Performance

Sing For Your Life

Featuring singers from all over the area, Sing For Your Life continues to wow Atlanta audiences with great music and an engaging live show. Contestants are grouped with show mentors Barry Brandon, JL Rodriguez and Michael Robinson to hone their craft and advance in the competition. Sing For Your Life Season 2 recently wrapped up and singer Christy Clark was named the winner. Look for her story in an upcoming issue of FENUXE Magazine.

Best Gay Chorus

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is a beloved Atlanta institution and has been filling our lives with music for 33 seasons. If you’ve never experienced the joy of an AGMC show mark June 27 and 28 on your calendar. The guys are bringing us the best of Cher in their upcoming show “Cher Determination: You Better Sit Down, Kids!” and you don’t want to miss it. Keep singing, fellas!

Best Theatre

The Fox Theatre

If you love a good show odds are you’re a regular at the Fox Theatre. The former movie palace features a beautiful Moorish design and seats 4,678 Atlantans in its large auditorium.  The building is definitely one of the most interesting in Atlanta and an attraction in itself, but its the great variety of shows at the Fox that keep patrons coming back. In one season you can see everything from Eddie Izzard live onstage to Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Best Weekly Event

The Other Show

After dominating Atlanta’s Dragnique competition two years ago, Edie Cheezbuger expanded her drag artistry with the creation of “The Other Show” at Jungle Atlanta. It’s an avant-garde, highly-conceptual show that has captivated Atlanta and attracted a fiercely loyal fan base. Ms. Cheezburger and the glamorous cast continue to push Atlanta drag higher, and we can’t wait to see what “The Other Show” will have in store for us next.

Best Concert Venue


The Tabby is a pretty wicked spot for concerts in Atlanta, but did you know it was originally a Baptist Tabernacle church? It didn’t turn into a performance venue until the Olympics came and developers turned it into a House of Blues. Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and John Goodman, performing as The Blues Brothers, were first people to perform in the repurposed Atlanta landmark.

Best Comedy Venue

Laughing Skull Lounge

Some comedy lounges are more about alcohol sales and food than stand-up. If that’s your scene this isn’t your comedy club. Laughing Skull Lounge brings the best stand-up comedians (including Margaret Cho and lots of gay performers) to Midtown for side-splitting hilarious shows. If you can’t get your funny bone tickled here it may have died. Think you could be the next great gay comedian? Try one of their 4 week intense comedy courses that ends with you doing two open mic nights.


Best Neighborhood Bar

Burkhart’s Pub

This category was a true horse race. Burkhart’s Pub, Blake’s on the Park and TEN Atlanta were neck and neck until the very end. However, it was Burkhart’s Pub who ultimately received the most votes. With friendly bartenders, great food, top-notch drag entertainment, stiff cocktails and a spacious patio, Burkhart’s has everything you could possibly want from your favorite neighborhood bar.

Best Place To Dance

TEN Atlanta

After the votes were tallied it’s clear that Atlanta has several favorite hotspots for dancing the night away. However, it was TEN Atlanta who came out ahead by five percentage points. TEN regularly throws great parties that start up after the restuarants transforms into a nightclub at 10 p.m. Another great thing about TEN Atlanta is their new menu. If you haven’t tried their new dishes you should definitely get a table this weekend. Just dance!

Best Bar Entertainment

Burkhart’s Pub

From the biggest names in drag entertainment to Atlanta’s newest artists, Burkhart’s Pub continues to offer the best bar entertainment in gay Atlanta. Last year we partied with Shangela and only a few weeks ago Raja was thrilling a packed house. That’s in addition to their incredible weekly shows which include the Armorettes, Ruby Redd, Phoenix, Destiny Brooks, Justice Taylor, Monica Van Pelt and Darlene Majewski.

Best Sports Bar


Whether you’re cheering on the Bulldogs or Braves, four out of every five FENUXE 50 voters said Woofs is the best place to catch the action. They have plenty of TVs so you can always keep up with the score and lots of great guys to enjoy the game with. You can even get your own match going with a round of billiards if there aren’t any games on.

Best Bar For Bears

Atlanta Eagle

For the past 27 years the Atlanta Eagle has been Georgia’s go to leather, Levi and bear bar. From the Southern Bears’ monthly night to the Atlanta Bear Fest and weekend cubcake nights, the Atlanta Eagle is the place for bears to see and be seen. Don’t miss Jockstrap Sister Twister night with the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Best Adult Entertainment

Swinging Richards

Banana hammocks, jockstraps and au naturale, oh my! Lose your inhibitions and marvel at the incredible beefcake on display because Swinging Richards is gay Atlanta’s favorite when it comes to adult entertainment. Get those bills ready cause there is always a gorgeous man on stage who will catch your eye.

Best Overall Value

Burkhart’s Pub

Burkhart’s Pub literally ran away with the crown in this category. They received nearly double the amount of votes as the runner-up and it’s easy to see why. There is never a cover charge and they’ve got an entertaining event going on every night. Plus, you can enjoy an entire evening at Burkhart’s Pub with dinner from their tasty menu followed by drinks and a show.


Best Gym

Urban Body Fitness

If you think all gyms are the same you’ve never experienced Urban Body Fitness in Midtown. From an extensive selection of cardio and strength training equipment to group classes and top-notch personal trainers, Urban Body Fitness has what you need to meet your fitness goals. You can also receive chiropractic care on-site and take advantage of their tanning options.

Best Gay Organization


In this category there were several nominees vying for the top spot with close vote totals. However, it was GLAAD who narrowly edged out AID Atlanta and Lost-N-Found. GLAAD advocates for the LGBT community and works toward building support for equality. They’re also monitor news and entertainment media outlets and respond when they fail to fairly and accurately depict our community. Keep up the great work!

Best Charitable Organization

Lost-N-Found Youth

All of this year’s nominated charities received lots of votes, however, the race came down to Lost-N-Found Youth and AID Atlanta in the end. Both are wonderful organizations, but there can only be one winner. Many Atlantans learn about Lost-N-Found Youth from their incredibly fun and successful “Big Gay Game Show” fundraiser at Jungle Atlanta, however, the organization is beloved by our community for their work behind-the-scenes helping Atlanta’s homeless gay youth.

Best Gay Rights Advocate

Georgia Equality

With gay rights in Georgia taking center stage over the past few months (and hopefully more so in the future) Georgia Equality’s work has become more important than ever. In fact, Georgia Equality was instrumental in preventing recent anti-gay “Religious Freedom” bills from passing in the Georgia House and Senate. They’re our Georgia gay rights advocates and they’re doing a great job. Kudos y’all!

Best Gay & Gay-Friendly Sports League

Hotlanta Softball League

The Atlanta Rainbow Trout gave Hotlanta Softball League a run for its money, however, Hotlanta got the win on the last day with a final spike in votes. The league was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit and for the past 33 summers they’ve welcomed gay and straight players alike to suit up. Besides, who can resist guys in gym shorts and baseball pants?

Best Sports Team

Atlanta Bucks

“The Bucks appreciate the support we receive from our community and are excited to be recognized as best sports team!  We are currently gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year – The Purple Dress Run on May 10. Money raised will benefit Lost-N-Found Youth and help send the Bucks down under to Sydney, Australia to defend our title at the Biennial Bingham Cup Rugby Tournament,” team president Jason Parris tells FENUXE.

Best Neighborhood


It came down to only a few votes and Midtown narrowly edged out East Atlanta for the win. Both neighborhoods are beautifully diverse and offer lots of options to work, live and play. However, no other Atlanta neighborhood is as gay as Midtown. It’s got the corner of gay and gayer (Piedmont and 10th Street) where you can get a great meal from one of the tasty dining spots nearby and party the night away. Did we mention Piedmont Park? Midtown has it all.

Best Local Art

Legendary Children Atlanta

The gay Southern artists behind Legendary Children Atlanta are on a mission to promote acceptance of the LGBT community through art. They document and celebrate Atlanta’s young drag entertainers in their artistic works that range from performance art to photography, film, music and writing. The show was originally featured as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and later ran for two months at Gallery 1526.

Best Medical Clinic


AbsoluteCARE makes keeping healthy a lot easier with their wide array of medical services. Under one conveniently located roof you’ll find bilingual primary care, a pharmacy, mental health services, its own CLIA certified laboratory, chiropractic care, after-hours urgent care and Board Certified Infectious Disease physicians. “We are a team that is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients and we look forward to working with you,” AbsoluteCARE tells its patients.

Best Dentist

Chip Hill, DDS

You’ve got to keep those pearly whites in good health and dentist Chip Hill is helping Atlanta do that at his Peachtree Street practice. From teeth cleanings to root canals, dentist Chip Hill has the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to keep you comfortable and smiling. If you want to see some examples of his work check out the smile gallery on his website.

Best Vision Care

Ansley Eye Care

Eyesight not what it used to be? It may be time to visit Dr. Reena Gupta and Dr. Blair Lamey at Ansley Eye Care in Midtown. They combine top-of-the-line eye care technology with all of the latest eyewear styles making this Atlanta’s best one stop shop for your eyes. If you’re located near Vinings check out their second location called Atlanta Eye Shop.

Best Pet Supply Store

Pet Supermarket – Ansley Mall

If you live or work in Midtown odds are you’re familiar with Pet Supermarket even if you don’t have a pet. They’re the guys at Ansley Mall who regularly feature pets available for adoption in front of their store. It’s almost impossible to drive through Ansley without seeing their cute snouts. Whether you’re looking for dog food, cat nip, tropical fish or play toys, you’ll find what you need at Pet Supermarket.

Best Gay Dance Group

Hotlanta Squares

Put on your cowboy boots and get to steppin’ cause Hotlanta Squares is Atlanta’s best gay dance group. The group brings Modern Western Square Dance to the LGBT community with classes and fun events throughout the year. Their next event, Dancing at the Hanger, will be at Briscoe Field at the Gwinnett County Airport on April 26 starting at 6 p.m. with a pot luck supper.

Best Veterinary Clinic

Briarcliff Animal Clinic

When your furry best friend needs medical attention you want to go to the best vet. Hands down Briarcliff Animal Clinic ran away in this race and got the overwhelming majority of the votes. For over 50 years their passion for pets, quality of care and affordable prices have earned them a loyal pack of patients. You can visit one of their three locations in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and College Park.


Best Atlanta Attraction

Georgia Aquarium

Who has the largest aquarium in the world? Atlanta, that’s who! Explore Georgia Aquarium’s exhibits that feature over 100,000 animals in over 10 million gallons of water. If you haven’t experienced the majesty and grace of the peaceful tiger shark floating just feet away from you we suggest heading to the attraction now. Coming in only a few votes behind the Georgia Aquarium was the Atlanta Botanical Garden. We don’t think you can go wrong either way.

Best Day Trip From Atlanta

Helen, GA

Pack the Griswold family into the station wagon and enjoy the best day trip from Atlanta to the charming Bavarian Alps replica town of Helen, Georgia. Stroll down its cobblestone alleys past old-world towers and architecture that will make Atlanta feel thousands of miles away. Don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls nearby as well. This is a perfect day trip, weekend getaway or fun date option.

Best Gay Outdoor Group

Wilderness Network of Georgia

The Wilderness Network of Georgia is a group of great guys who enjoy taking outdoor trips all over America and sometimes even abroad. Members plan curated adventures based on their interests and other members can sign up for the trips they’d like to join. With over three hundred guys participating there are always lots of different trips going on that range from intense outdoor adventure to something more easy going like outdoor grilling.

Best Car Service


Uber is providing Atlantans a new way to hire a car, and it’s clear from the FENUXE 50 voting results that the service is well-liked. It received over 80 percent of the votes in its category. And why not? The Uber app is very easy to use and UberX costs less than the dirty old cabs that are sketchy and unreliable. However, unlike traditional taxis Uber charges its customers more during peak demand times.

Best Car Dealership

Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead

Whether you’re looking for a new or used luxury car, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead can help you find your dream car while providing unparalleled customer service. Getting your car serviced? Treat yourself to a fresh sandwich or salad from their Café Benz. You’ve got to try their great coffee! When a dealership starts off by saying your happiness if their guarantee it’s easy to see why Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead was voted the best of Atlanta.


Best Patio

Joe’s on Juniper

What’s a warm Atlanta day without a few glorious hours with friends on the best patio in Atlanta at Joe’s on Juniper. From Sunday Funday to summer beer busts, Joe’s patio is always packed with gay guys and girls sipping delicious cocktails and noshing on tasty tavern fare. The patio is also dog-friendly so you can bring your sweetie, bestie and fido.

Best Restaurant For A First Date

The Optimist

There’s something special about The Optimist. Yes, the food is absolutely incredible and the staff members are warm and welcoming. But it’s something else. It’s the entire experience. Few restaurants excel at providing a stellar experience from start to finish, but these guys make it look easy. Visit this Howell Mill dining oasis and treat yourself to the seafood that is making other Atlanta restaurants step up their game.

Best Foodie Spot

Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Since 1977 Your Dekalb Farmers Market has been providing high quality food at competitive prices. It’s current building offers 140,000 sq. ft. of items from all over the world including products made fresh on-site. If you haven’t tried their handmade pasta you’re in for a treat. It’s located in Decatur and is certainly worth the drive. If you want to take the bus it’s super easy. Just catch the number 36 and it will take you all of the way there.

Best Cocktail

10th & Piedmont

If you’re looking for the best vodka list in Atlanta look no further. 10th & Piedmont has an impressive variety of vodkas and they work them into superb cocktails every day. If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail to enjoy this spring on a warm day try the cherry blossom. It’s made with Breckenridge vodka, orchard cherry liqueur, angostura bitters and splashes of cranberry and orange juice.

Best Brunch

Radial Cafe

Is it the yummy homemade ketchup or scrumptious sweet potato hash? Maybe it’s Radial’s commitment to farm-to-table dining and local ingredients. Whatever it is – it is delicious! Everything we’ve tried off the menu has been fantastic and their full bar makes brunch even better. Worried about a long wait on the weekends? You can call ahead and get on the list before you leave home.

Best BBQ

Fox Bros. BBQ

Roll down your car window when you get close to Fox Bros. BBQ and follow the delicious smell of smoked and grilled meat. These brothers know how to work their meat, and their sauce is so good you can find it at stores all over Atlanta. From their super tasty smoked chicken salad sandwich to the tender pulled pork, you can’t go wrong with anything on the Fox Bros. menu.

Best Dog-Friendly Patio

Henry’s Midtown Tavern

Henry’s goes all out in making you and your dog feel welcome on their big patio. The restaurant is even named after the owner’s dog. Your furry friend will get their own water bowl and servers even walk around with treats saying hello. Add that to their delicious menu and refreshing cocktails and it’s easy to see why Henry’s Midtown Tavern is Atlanta’s favorite dog-friendly patio.

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