Arts & Culture

Top 20 best-of-fest recs for Out on Film 2020

Atlanta’s 33rd annual LGBTQ film festival brings its roster online due to the coronavirus pandmeic, but that doesn’t affect the event's scope and depth...

Defining our own LGBTQ love stories beyond marriage

Younger. Older. Coupled. Single. Any and all LGBTQ subcultures. Wherever you stand, you may notice an odd phenomenon: the polarizing notion that same-sex couples should get...

Is assimilation erasing LGBTQ culture? No, and here’s why.

As the equality floodgates continue opening, the LGBTQ landscape is morphing, and spurring debate about the queer next generation – a great one if...

‘Vanilla Milkshake’ film writes a queer love letter to Atlanta

When filmmaker Dany Flores started putting together her latest short film, Atlanta was front-and-center. Now she hopes her “Vanilla Milkshake” brings all the local...

Out on Film’s full 2020 slate takes Atlanta on a ‘Journey’

Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival announced its 33rd annual roster of screenings on Thursday that maintains the event's scope and depth, even as it adapts to this year’s pandemic-era challenges.

Big Ass Telethon 3 to feature, benefit southern queer artists

After showing the LGBTQ South how virtual fundraising shows are done back in April, Atlanta’s Wussy and Southern Fried Queer Pride teams rejoin forces for another Big Ass Telethon.

LNDN calling: Musician launches foundation for queer artists

Shining a light on the black, queer experience is part and parcel of the music by local artist LNDN. Now the Atlanta artist has found a way to give back to other creators.

Gay Atlanta author wins coveted Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

LGBTQ Atlanta's constellation of stars became brighter this week when Emory professor Jericho Brown became the 2020 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance debuts virtual performance showcase

Even before coronavirus, an alliance of queer Atlanta arts groups was burgeoning. Their big debut takes place online in “Together At Home,” with music, movies, stage performances and songs.

Artists, celebs join forces for virtual queer, southern Big Ass Telethon

Queer Appalachia joins Atlanta promoters Wussy and Southern Fried Queer Pride and a ton of out celebrities for an online quarantine fundraiser, show and party.

Out singer Justin Utley sets sights on Georgia’s ‘American Nightmare’

His activism work in Utah helped to ban conversion therapy in the state. Now Justin Utley and his guitar have sights set on Georgia's laws on the practice.

The best Hulu, Prime and Netflix shows offering must-see LGBTQ TV

Things could be better, but they could be even worse. We could've been stuck inside back when queer viewing was reruns of "Will & Grace" and the random Cinemax feature.

The 10 most anticipated LGBTQ book titles coming out in 2020

What may turn out to be an even brighter bright side of the year than normal, tons of LGBTQ books to read during downtime are on the horizon for 2020.

Two legendary heroes engage in ‘warplay’ at Out Front

Atlanta’s GBTQ theater troupe turns to two mythic male figures for a reflection on male intimacy and the effects of wartime on any society.

Out singer Troye Sivan spotted in Midtown Atlanta

Troye Sivan has taken up residence in Atlanta and is loving our Southern hospitality, according to the gay singer and his fans.

Local musicologist releases definitive Kylie Minogue retrospective

Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge, Quentin Harrison's 'Record Redux' series follows Spice Girls, Carly, Donna Madonna with Kylie.

Must-see art and must-attend event are the new Fabnormal

Fabnormal is coming. The latest combination of must-attend event by Rigel Gemini and must-see artwork by his husband Cameron Lee takes a bow on Friday.

Family dynamics and May-December romance mingle in ‘Skintight’

Award-winning director Freddie Ashley launches Actor’s Express season with "Skintight," a sexy queer-inclusive show that asks, "Why and why not?" about cultural norms.

Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance forms to promote LGBTQ film, music and theater

Six longstanding queer arts organizations finally had enough when an Atlanta City Council member excluded them from a list of local queer game changers.

Atlanta mayor honors LGBTQ artists at City Hall

Some 20 LGBTQ artists were picked to have their work hang outside Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office through the summer.
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