Of all the stories we tell in Q as the weeks go by, one common theme sews its way through the fabric of queer Atlanta: telling ourselves it’s possible. Be they consummate entertainer, transgender advocate, or LGBTQ rights pioneer, the people we meet this week set perfect examples yet again that if you set your mind to it, you can achieve it.
By their example, we can all go for every wild dream we want in this queer life.
The goals didn’t come easy for cover girl Shawnna Brooks. This week, she and her legendary progeny let us in on what the family means and what it takes to be House of Brooks. And since this is Q, they do so alongside compelling portraits by contributing photographer Jon Dean.
Also envisioning her best queer self and making it reality is Voices columnist Gabrielle Claiborne. This week, she talks about the journey to finding “what is mine to do.” It’s roadmap to inspire anyone to listen to our heart and tell ourselves yes.
In fact, that’s what we at Q want this magazine to be: the House of Yes. We fully support you saying “yes” to your dreams of your best self. Whatever that vision looks like, yes. Yes to that idea. Yes to that goal. Yes to that queer fabulousness you have in mind for your future. We aim to spotlight and reflect it for the world to see as you go about making it happen.
Getting more Q spotlight this week, Q Shots snapped at recent events and a full Queer Agenda calendar, including an expanded sneak peek at Atlanta Bear Fest. As always, the Q dishes out advice for the lovelorn queer, and 10 Queer Things is laying a little LGBTQ history beyond Stonewall on you.
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