Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 11:25:43 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Hotlanta

On Sat, 5 Jul 1997, Barry A. Popik wrote:

Anybody know of any earlier "Hotlanta" than 1978?

I always thought this was a term that originated in the early 1970s among gay

men who went to Atlanta from the surrounding states to party. At least, I

remember it from that era. But I don't know if I have any published

citations. I would check out the Atlanta Gay Press from that period if I

really wanted to do a thorough job of lexicography on this one.