National: Q&A


Atlanta  |  

Sip on queer Atlanta comedian Ian Aber’s new ‘Night Sugar’ album

Atlanta comic and show runner Ian Aber is closing in on a decade in stand-up comedy, talking about what he knows best — being queer and feeling like an outsider.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Ansley Kroger pharmacist makes career in the heart of queer Atlanta

When you’ve run a pharmacy in Midtown for decades, you’re bound to see some things. Lanier Mull has seen a lot. He knows more than what the doctor ordered.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

19 for 2019: Q people welcome Black Gay Pride Atlanta

With a commitment to covering all of LGBTQ-ATL all year, Q builds on its vast archive of coverage and a stockpile of gorgeous photography to shed light and love on Black Pride in Atlanta.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Meet 19 LGBTQ foodies cooking up Atlanta’s next great meal

Haters are just envious that you live in Atlanta with our bevy of eateries, from hip to happening to haute cuisine. Here are LGBTQ restaurateurs on the frontlines.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

She’s out to clear up myths about healthy eating

Healthy food is personal for Jennifer Karlebach. It got her through side effects of a disease, which inspired her to become a nutrition expert.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Singer Brendan Maclean says, ‘Pop my Southern cherry, Atlanta’

There’s a good chance you found the "sweet pop gloriousness" of Brendan Maclean through “House of Air,” which you'll hear at The Basement.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

King Perka $exxx rises from Atlanta’s diverse drag king scene

Art itself inspires the creation of new artists, and that’s what happened with drag performer Perka $exxx, the king scene's self professed class clown.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Artist Emmy Marshall wants to lift up Atlanta’s queer arts community

Emmy Marshall is having a moment. The artist takes a few minutes to talk inspiration, Atlanta's art scene, and his big plans in the coming months.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Former pro boxer Janaya Davis inspires others to get fit

Just call Janaya ‘Jai’ Davis the Comeback Kid. She was a star in the boxing world, then a firefighter and paramedic, and ultimately a beacon of resilience.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

‘Extra Salty’ comic Ky Krebs hits Atlanta for Stonewall Weekend

Ky Krebs came up and out in the South, and it informs who he is as a comic. In his Atlanta debut, he brings Q mag a mix of tea, shade and laughs.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Meet DJ Esme and his antidote for ‘toxic and abusive’ Atlanta nightlife

Kenneth Figueroa is a man on a mission. He has come a long way from the “huge anti-social goth kid” growing up in Acworth, Ga to becoming queer Atlanta's own DJ Esme.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Trans Atlanta artist, musician Royce Hall ‘creates a journey’

Royce Hall wants to save lives through his art, and he takes a number of avenues to do so, be it as a recording artist, actor, poet, photographer or sketch artist.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

QMed ‘revolutionizing care for transgender people in the South’

When Izzy Lowell moved from Massachusetts to Atlanta in 2013, the gender nonconforming physician noticed limited healthcare options for transgender people. The doctor is in.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Meet an Atlantan helping lift up Latinx LGBTQ people

When you’re queer and Latinx, you may have unique needs. That’s where Latino LinQ comes in. Meet Humberto Orozco and his American dream.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

WERUradio queers up Urban airwaves, diversifies Pride radio

What is LGBTQ music? What is Pride music? Whatever your definitions, WERUradio (“we are you radio”) is here to expand them. We "R" here for it.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

‘That Vintage Guy’ Nick Battaglia queers the past for fresh looks

Gay Atlanta native Nick Battaglia is an actor and freelance designer, but he’s gaining popularity for his alter ego — That Vintage Guy, his site where you can find fabulous vintage housewares and clothing.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Jennifer Barnes Balenciaga, from ballrooms to the halls of power

Serving legislative realness and delivering a mean vogue come in one package for this Atlanta trans woman, HIV activist and LGBTQ liaison at the Georgia State Capitol.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Jenn Snyder hits Atlanta with Southern style and blunt comedy

Get ready, Atlanta. Jenn Snyder is a powerhouse comedian tearing up stages all over the country with a bold style and great backstory, and she’s coming to Atlanta this week for a one-nighter.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Event honoring Tony Daniels ‘elevates dignity’ of black gay men

Atlanta activist Charles Stephens talks about bringing black gay men out of invisibility, and how it began with a man that Auburn Avenue Research Library now calls the Architect of the Black Gay Mecca.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Catch Queer Atlanta’s own Melissa Scott making mogul moves

Meet entrepreneur Melissa Scott with business cred under her belt, legend status with TraxxGirls, reality show fame with Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, and the ear of mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.    READ MORE »

 
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