Meet queer Atlantans making music in the latest Q magazine

Contributing artist Jon Dean shoots another photo essay for this week's cover story of our print edition, this time focusing on six acts representing a gamut of genres from Hip Hop to House, Rock to Synthpop, and beyond.

Along with Jon's breathtaking images of six solo and group acts, including our cover star Charlie Xile (top image), we also get their thoughts on the Atlanta music scene, as well as more about their work and where to hear it.

But it's not all as breezy as a song. Even with the amazing local events and great music in this and every issue, it’s frustrating if you’re single and want not to be. We dedicate much of this issue's content to the singe search, from serious to funny, from good advice to avoiding crazies.

Our newest columnist Vince Shifflett kicks us off by trying to answer the dreaded "So why are you still single?" for himself in this week’s Voices column – from long-term relationships to sleeping with other people’s boyfriends for all the wrong reasons. The Q advice column answers two letters, one from a reader named “Single,” the other “Looking.” Also on the road to love, if that's your goal, we couldn’t help but run down the worst speed bumps in a tongue-in-cheek 10 queers we’d never, ever date again. 

But remember when love was new and so were you? Well, perhaps this year's biggest reminder hits theaters this week in Love, Simon. Our Film columnist saw it, and he offers a fresh-faced and adorable review. To go with it, we do a quick hit on the new Heathers and Everything Sucks TV shows, because queer representation in media isn’t just pretty white boys coming of age any more. 

But wait! There's more. As in every issue, our weekly Q departments are here for your information and inspiration in a fun, lively format. Reach out to editor Mike Fleming via e-mail, or to our whole management team any time on our Contact Us page.

Q magazine is the weekly print publication of Project Q Atlanta. Pick up your copy, flip through the digital version below, and of course keep coming back to Project Q Atlanta for fresh LGBTQ content every day.