Category:  The Q

Help! My hus-bear is a control freak and I want out!

Help! My hus-bear is a control freak and I want out!

Whether it’s a passive-aggressively abusive partner or a "mean-girl" friend who's just a bully, you deserve better. Here are some steps for freeing yourself from toxic relationships.    READ MORE »

Welcome to Atlanta Pride, unwoke and newbies!

Welcome to Atlanta Pride, unwoke and newbies!

Letter writers into The Q, we're calling them Newbie and Unwoke, both find long-overdue teaching moments in equality and the joys of being out and proud on Pride Weekend.    READ MORE »

Public sex and getting caught with your pants down

Public sex and getting caught with your pants down

Your dream lay isn't what you hoped, and making your fantasies actually happen could put you in danger of arrest or worse. Try applying a dose of reality to both.    READ MORE »

Navigating drunk texts and deciding if one’s a dealbreaker

Navigating drunk texts and deciding if one’s a dealbreaker

We live in a modern age of miracles. Until technology works against you. One minute, you’re growing apart from an old friend, another somebody else’s fiancé hits on you.    READ MORE »

The best advice is often the simplest, like these drive-by queer truths

The best advice is often the simplest, like these drive-by queer truths

Some problems take effort to unpack. Others are easy for everyone but you. Take these quick-hit LGBTQ conundrums.    READ MORE »

Gay Republicans, mean girls and queers who want to change them

Gay Republicans, mean girls and queers who want to change them

The Q advice column digs into two situations that illustrate just two ways that changing others is not only impossible but also not our job, and why we can't save everybody.    READ MORE »

Dos and Don’ts when you suspect a friend is abusing drugs

Dos and Don’ts when you suspect a friend is abusing drugs

When a friend’s possible drug use moves past indulgence and into excess, you may have a party monster on your hands, but you also have expectations and obligations to sort.    READ MORE »

Stalkers and exes who need to learn to move on

Stalkers and exes who need to learn to move on

Leaving affections in the past, or forgetting them as never-were, isn't as easy as for some people as others. Whether it's your a-hole ex or your unrequited love, it's time to let it go.    READ MORE »

Meet LGBTQs caught in rebounds, clusters and other conundrums

Meet LGBTQs caught in rebounds, clusters and other conundrums

Should you worry that you're moving on too quickly after a breakup? Do you think everybody gets laid more than you? Are your ties with friends in knots? Welcome to The Q.    READ MORE »

Why so many queers live life to suit other people

Why so many queers live life to suit other people

Learning to say F#%*! what other people think, because worrying about someone's needs without regard to your own will never, ever get you where you want to go.    READ MORE »

A touch-averse guide to queer friends kissing and hugging

A touch-averse guide to queer friends kissing and hugging

Navigating the 'gay hug' gets tricky when you're culturally tuned into lots of personal space with friends. It gets really tricky when your boo doesn't have that affliction.    READ MORE »

When you realize you’re in love with an addict

When you realize you’re in love with an addict

You're in love with two people in the same body. The sober one, and the substance abuser. And try as you might, you finally realize that you can’t love them out of addiction.    READ MORE »

When you’re more vertically challenged than the average bear

When you’re more vertically challenged than the average bear

'I’m a pocket queer. Almost everything I can do for myself, of course, and I get insulted when others assume I’m helpless.' What he can and can't do in this week's advice column.    READ MORE »

Coming out bi, trans, poz? When, why to share your queer truth

Coming out bi, trans, poz? When, why to share your queer truth

Full disclosure can be the right thing to do, but knowing the right timing and reasons to be upfront is trickier. Coming out gay, trans or poz in The Q advice column.    READ MORE »

When your partner is a control freak, it’s time to talk

When your partner is a control freak, it’s time to talk

If you find yourself always doing what they want with no reciprocation or compromise for what you want, ever, you're not their partner. You're their pet. Here are some suggestions.    READ MORE »

When it’s time to break up with your best friend

When it’s time to break up with your best friend

Cutting ties is never easy. Whether you've outgrown your bestie or can't figure out how to let a good person go, breaking up is oh-so hard to do. We have some queer advice.    READ MORE »

The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Stonewall Weekend brings more to love in the LGBTQ-ATL. Events line up for you to knock down Friday through Sunday, from weekend-long festivals and annual summits and nightly parties.    READ MORE »

Keeping up with nosy, picky, sneezy queers

Keeping up with nosy, picky, sneezy queers

You will never live up to your perception of the Seven Dwarves in the LGBTQ village, so stop comparing their social media highlight reels to your behind-the-scenes footage.    READ MORE »

That time you knew what you wanted but hated when you got it

That time you knew what you wanted but hated when you got it

Whether it's longterm love, short term disagreements or queer life passing you by in the closet, everyone encounters moments when what they thought was, well, thought wrong. The Q offers advice.    READ MORE »

‘The hookup was good, but I think I want more than that’

‘The hookup was good, but I think I want more than that’

The hookup was all good. Now you're all in, but are they? What happens when three Q readers who want more find out that their objects of affection might just be hittin' it and quittin' it?    READ MORE »

 
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