Category:  Arts & Culture

Joining Hearts meets Warhol in ‘Popped Art 2’

Gay Atlanta’s own Patrick Hanson has been working around the clock for months. The painter and sculptor chats with us in advance of his next unveiling, “Popped Art 2” to benefit Joining Hearts.    READ MORE »

Atlanta’s Topher Payne hits the Big gay Apple

Gay Atlanta always knew he had it in him. With a decade and a half of professional writing and fans from stage to page, local boy Topher Payne makes good with an off-Broadway hit.    READ MORE »

Meet the gays who are the ‘Best of Atlanta’

Creative Loafing loves its LGBT inclusion. Per usual, the paper’s annual romp through reader and critic picks for all that’s hot and cool in Atlanta left no gay unturned in arts, nightlife and headline news.    READ MORE »

Coming out makes Decatur Book Fest super gay

Labor Day in gay Atlanta means huge LGBT events. On top of Black Gay Pride and Dragon*Con, count on an inclusive Decatur Book Festival, now even moreso with one of our own at the helm.    READ MORE »

Elton John, Sam Smith put gay in Music Midtown

When it’s not infuriating some in the gayborhood and providing days of entertainment to others, Music Midtown is bringing biggest-name talent to Atlanta. For 2015, it also brings some of the gayest.    READ MORE »

Let your inner faerie fly for Midsummer Night

Atlanta Radical Faeries are ready to turn loose on their annual summer solstice celebration and have fun, but they’re out to educate too. Here’s how to Faerie that look, and that attitude, to join them.    READ MORE »

Out on Film kicks off lineup with gay jock doc

What better time than the gayest month of the year to announce the first entries into Atlanta’s LGBT film festival? Out on Film teases fans with a gays-in-pro-sports documentary and a dark comedy.    READ MORE »

Why this gay Pride art rubs you the wrong way

You might think that self respect in the face naysayers is part and parcel to being gay. But in a new LGBT art exhibit, the artists and their viewers alike struggle with being proud of themselves.    READ MORE »

Amy Ray holds out for gay marriage in Georgia

Fresh out with a new Indigo Girls album, Amy Ray is talking marriage. Fans can now hum to fresh tunes of love and loss and daydream about half of the hometown harmonies getting hitched.    READ MORE »

You can help Atlanta go down on queer sex

We love sex-positive goings on that shake the shoes of the establishment, so color us pink over an upstart event that brings “Sex Down South.” Good, because that’s exactly where we like it.    READ MORE »

Former EJ’s scrubbed down, glamed out, opened up

The site of many a gay guilty pleasure is now ready for upscale enjoyment you can have right out in the open, but even optimists didn’t know how awesome the former EJ’s could be.    READ MORE »

These ‘dramatic’ Atlanta gays give you condo envy

Chances are that Philip Rafshoon and Robert Gaul’s perfectly appointed “comfortable eclectic contemporary” Midtown loft outshines your personal expression of style at home, no matter how fabulous.    READ MORE »

Watch Atlanta queers show off ‘Moxie’ on film

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the excerpts. The final stretch to Atlanta unveiling the nitty-gritty of its ‘Queer Moxie’ in a film of the same name is nigh, and you can help push it past the finish line.    READ MORE »

Your gay beard is full of poop. Please shave.

Summer is here and what better time than now – like right this very minute – to shave that beard and let your face cool off. Also, that mass of facial hair is full of dirt, bacteria and bits of shit.    READ MORE »

More to love: Mama June and Pumpkin come out

Make room, Uncle Poodle. Two more of your “Honey Boo Boo” clan are dipping their toes into the LGBT pool, and they’re serving it in metro Atlanta. Welcome to the party, Mama June and Pumpkin.    READ MORE »

LGBT Atlantan lands role on ‘Bold & Beautiful’

Turns out Time magazine was right. Now the year of the ‘Transgender Tipping Point’ hits close to home for LGBT Atlanta as local trans performer Scott Turner Schofield debuts on “The Bold & The Beautiful.”    READ MORE »

‘Big Funny Peter’ to tickle Atlanta Bear Pride

There isn’t a particular path a comedian takes to find an audience. Gay comic Peter Bisuito, aka “My Big Funny Peter,” brings his growing popularity to Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend.    READ MORE »

Wussy magazine has what ‘Southern queers’ need

Heads up, all you LGBT Atlanta alternaqueers yearning for something unique. Wussy magazine swoops onto the local landscape like a hero to save you from gay sameness with an edgy take on drag, art and a whole new sexy.    READ MORE »

You can help this Grindr movie come to life

If you’re one of those film buffs who rolls his eyes at documentaries, this project might change your mind. How’d you like to see a gay movie about a real-life Grindr hookup? Thought so.    READ MORE »

Help this gay artist find healing in old wounds

When part of your life story is that surgeons regularly leave their marks on you since childhood, your perspective is special. A mission to capture it on film is personal for gay Atlanta photographer Barry Brandon.    READ MORE »