Arts & Culture

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...

Sampson McCormick is ready to get Butterball naked with Atlanta

Sampson McCormick’s love for comedy and hard-charging work ethic puts him in front of a microphone most anywhere — even at a nail salon....

Queued Up: 7 local LGBTQ Podcasts with Georgia on Their Minds

After a fascinating chat with out-late lesbians, the popularity of our own Podcast Q plus several new audio offerings by LGBTQ Atlantans, we got...

Atlanta podcasters help out-late lesbians find hope, clarity

Less than five years after Melisa Raney and Alli Vaccaro divorced their longtime husbands, they launched the Lesbian Chronicles podcast for people coming out...

Ian Aber on staying sassy and queer during corona

Ian Aber remembers those hours-long prep sessions of grilled cheese sandwiches with his husband and mother-in-law. Day-old bread from the bakery. Cheap cheese from...

Metro Atlanta teen named Georgia’s first trans homecoming king

Riverwood International Charter School took its place in LGBTQ history during its Oct. 13 football game. That’s the night Connor Fair became the first...

8 great hikes and day trips in metro Atlanta and North Georgia

Corona or not, here it comes. The best weather of the year means all of North Georgia’s famously fab parks and trails are open. There...

‘TikTok sisters’ drive views, LGBTQ attitudes amid cancer battle

At first glance, you might not think siblings whose styles diverge so much would be super close. Maybe you wouldn’t imagine them collaborating on...

Actor’s Express claps back on 2020 with ‘Virtual Downstage’ slate

Remaining flexible in a long fight can mean the difference between winning and simply surviving. That instinct kicked in when coronavirus protocols shut down...

Virtual Pride photo gallery trains lenses on queer visibility

When Southern LGBTQ artists come together to express queerness, it carries a responsibility to create space for representation. When their exhibit coincides with Atlanta...

Helping ourselves and leading others by bursting the LGBTQ bubble

According to your social feed, you are so right so often that you must have the world by the tail. But with all the...

Pride brings Big Freedia, Ava Max, Zara Larsson and Bright Light Bright Light

Former hints of Pride activities last week became clearer on Tuesday in an Atlanta Pride Committee newsletter, then crystalized Wednesday with the announcement of...
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