Famous pop stars, local legends and an Atlanta institution are getting the queer treatment, and it’s a sign of the times. Top it off with Valentine-themed events, and it’s all about love in this issue of Q.
Sure, queers have been talking celebrities forever, movies broke out of the celluloid closet long ago, and gay anchors have been delivering the news since its inception. The difference is that they are out and proud about it, and they are being largely embraced by their colleagues and counterparts.
In Q People, Atlanta writer Quentin Harrison introduces the latest in his pop diva resource series, Record Redux: Kylie Minogue, and it comes with a Kylie Launch Party later this month. And over in Q Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival features multi-layered LGBTQ representation on screen as part and parcel of the event.
In this week’s Q Cover Story, hear the gripping coming out story of Jorge Estevez, the first out anchor in WSB-TV’s 72-year history. He speaks frankly about the sometimes-rough road leading up to his landing at Atlanta’s standard-bearing news station.
All this inclusion may have you hankering for specifically queer spaces. We have it in the Queer Agenda calendar, a breakout feature on queer Valentine-themed events this week and Q Shots photos, as well as the eye-opening real-life Atlanta tales in The Q advice column.
Speaking of your to-do list, in Q Events we break out the best Valentine-themed events, and we feature venues, retailers and services for the holigay on the surrounding pages.
What more could you ask for? Until next week’s print edition hits, the Q News and Community stories flow fresh every day here on Project Q Atlanta, and I’m here for your inquiries at [email protected].
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