Fans of Real Housewives of Atlanta and tons of straight women in the Big Peach might disagree with The Advocate, the world’s leading mag on all things LGBT, which recently claimed that A-Town is no longer the gayest city in America. How could this be you ask? The Advocate‘s gauge for gay is a “per capita queerness.” LGBT elected officials, transgender protections and LGBT bookstores are all factors that round out the annual list.
I demand a recount! Are the gay-powers-that-be forgetting Miss Lawrence’s pterodactyl eyelashes? What about Derek J.’s masculine feet stuffed into the highest of heels every Sunday night on Bravo? Lest we forget Tyler — never mind! Atlanta is as gay as a YouTube parody of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” dance and that will never change.
Back in 2010, The Advocate honored Atlanta as the gayest city in America. LGBT folks and their allies rejoiced — Bishop Eddie Long more than likely jotted down an anti-gay sermon while gasping and swooning into a pair of big masculine arms — but I digress. Something in the milk ain’t clean because after only two years, Millie Jackson’s old stomping ground (yep, that Millie reference is for the old school queens) plummeted to number nine on the gaymeter. Someone call Little Richard!