Arts & Culture

10 queer quotes to inspire your Stonewall season

Words of wisdom by, for, or about LGBTQIA Ghosts of Christmases Past place us in context of history and urge us forward as individuals and as a movement to forge the next chapter.

Ballroom 101, the far-reaching impact beyond ‘Legendary’ and ‘Pose’

The basics of an often sidelined or co-opted black queer subculture that takes us from from 'Paris' to 'Pose' with influences that, spoiler!, have nothing to do with Madonna’s ‘Vogue.’

5 bonus reasons to see Atlanta’s ‘Dreamgirls’ open-air screening

Maybe you were aware it’s been 40 years since “Dreamgirls” made its first bow on stage, or that 15 years passed since it made...

10 ways to make your queer love last

Finding and hanging onto a boo (or two) isn't a one-and-done proposition. It takes effort from all parties to keep it. Here are some things you can do every day to make sure your love is secure and growing.

10 intersectional identities that converge with, enhance being queer

Queerness is intersectional. It converges with and embraces aspects of your identity that are too often left out of “gay and lesbian” conversations.

Out Front builds sex-positive bridge to the past in ‘Jerker’

Phone sex, complicated gay love and a hand across two pandemic eras are just some of the connections to watch for in Robert Chesley’s...

Atlanta Film Festival returns with 15 ‘Pink Peach’ entries

The Atlanta Film Festival returns April 22 – May 2 with its Pink Peach track of LGBTQ films firmly intact. “The Atlanta Film Festival has...

10 ways to smash the patriarchy no matter your gender or sexuality

Fed up with a system of gender-biased oppression that keeps every one of us down, here’s how female, male, non-binary, cis and trans folks can all be feminists and do better in our daily lives.

10 queer-coded TV and movie characters who never came out

Was being literal too easy? Characters coded as queer have a history on screen as old as cinema itself. Sometimes, the strategy's often nefarious, often hilarious use created a legend.

LGBTQ spring TV to soothe the (hopefully) final pandemic stretch

As you make plans to emerge from a year-long lockdown like the super gay spring flower you are, the next few weeks are critical...

10 LGBTQ movies at two ATL film festivals this week

Just as gay and trans people are intricately stitched into the fabric of Atlanta, LGBTQ themes are inseparable from many of its mainstream cornerstones. Every...

10 ways to keep queer culture alive in Atlanta

Before supporting and preserving queer culture in a world where assimilation seems to be the modus operandi, let's define what it is.

10 signs that LGBTQ rights fights are shifting culture

When the going gets rough, it's empowering to look up from queer battles and headaches to acknowledge both the subtle and blatant changes all around us as signs of the times.

Queens make epic pandemic pivots to save Atlanta drag

When coronavirus created nationwide shutdowns last March, artists and entertainers were among those whose steady income evaporated in a matter of days. That includes...

Atlanta artists create billboards to show ‘Trans People Are Sacred’

Two billboards in Atlanta are drawing second glances for eye-catching graphics, progressive messaging, and a distinct lack of commercial purpose in traditional advertising settings. Welcome...

Get to know Atlanta queen LaLa Ri on eve of ‘Drag Race’ debut

A new crop of queens going for broke on “RuPaul’s Drag Race" is only a day away. Yet again, Atlanta boasts not one, but...

Meet RuPaul’s two newest Atlanta queens on ‘Drag Race’

Leave it to RuPaul to make sure not all is quiet on New Year’s Day. Her reward for fans making it to the end...

Swinging Richards dancers tease voters to ‘get your pole to the polls’

In a playful but informative video released Wednesday, dancers from gay Atlanta's strip club use sex appeal to encourage Georgia voters to "Swing the...

Why your support of Project Q matters more than ever

When I moved to Atlanta two decades ago from Houston’s gay newspaper to Atlanta’s Southern Voice, I was floored by the depth and breadth...

New Phylle album wants you to ‘Love. Out. Loud.’

In the heat of summer and the height of civil unrest in Atlanta, LGBTQ R&B artist Larry “Phylle” Carter worked on his fourth album...