That blaring hum you hear like freight train is the month of May. If you thought April was busy, LGBTQ Atlanta kicks into overdrive in the coming weeks, and it all starts with Cinco de Mayo.
Local queers have always had a particular knack, even over larger cities, for an array of queer diversity. The realms we preside over and interests we represent reach from the arts to City Hall, sports to nightlife to business, religion to rights, culture to communities.
That makes Q an ever-changing collage of queer tastes and demographics. We get to report as LGBTQ folks simultaneously push the equality movement and pull out the stops on celebrations.
This week’s Q is brought to you by Cinco de Mayo and the gay bars and restaurants celebrating the decidedly American Mexican holi-gay on May 5. Our cover story includes Sunday Funday bar parties, food-drink-surprise fiestas at queer eateries, and of course the signature annual festival at Las Margaritas.
Politics, performances, people and personal problems step into this week's spotlight as well. The complicated candidacy of Pete Buttigieg puts at least one LGBTQ Atlantan on edge in Q Voices. Atlanta queers are also making local and national Q News. On screen in Q Movies, we watch the indie festival darling Sauvage, and Queer Med brings compassionate trans healthcare to Atlanta in Q&A.
The coverage doesn't stop there in print this week. The Queer Agenda runs down a week full of to-dos before and after the fifth, and Q Shots offers the best photos from recent events. We wrap with The Q advice column on personal responsibility.
Pick up a new edition of Q magazine each week at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around town.