guybourdin wrote: Rigo wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:Anyone have any insight as to what LGBTQ life is like in atlanta?
No personal experience but I've always thought of Atlanta as the gay capital of the south.
this also is not an endorsement of Atlanta's scene, but I had a gay friend in college who called it HOTlanta and loved it there, so I have also always thought of it as the gay capital of the south.
I was born and raised in Atlanta, and will endorse the "Gay Capital of the South" appellation. Although I haven't lived there since I started college, I've been back many times and have many friends (including some gays and gay family) there. The old gayborhood, Virginia Highlands, I think has more or less spilled out into the funkier parts of downtown (which is itself pretty spread out), but if you're looking for the gay haven, I'd live there. There are plenty of gay bars and clubs. Also, the cultural scene in Atlanta is well worth living there for a few years- many great theaters and music all the time.
I would caution that as recently as the early 2000s gay bars were still getting raided by the police. I don't think it's happened in the last decade, at least, but I would just be aware that while Atlanta is pretty progressive, it is surrounded by dark waters.