Arts & Culture

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.

‘Evan Hansen,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’ star set to serenade Atlanta

Ben Platt packed some extremely noteworthy roles on stage and screen into his 25 years, and the out actor-singer shows no signs of stopping.

Campy ‘Cruel Intentions’ musical comes to Cobb Energy Centre

It’s been 20 years since the cult-hit teen film “Cruel Intentions” hit the big screen, and now a musical version of the film comes to Atlanta packed with ‘90s hit songs and an expanded gay storyline.

Meet the gay Atlanta dads featured on ‘Wife Swap’

When South Atlanta couple Terrell and Jarius Joseph agreed to be on the rebooted reality TV show 'Wife Swap,' they weren’t expecting to be paired with a religious family with eight kids.

Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer serves ‘No Intermission’

Amanda Palmer might make you cry when she performs in Atlanta, but the out performer, best known as half of the uber-creative Dresden Dolls, is polite enough to bring hankies.

Felix Maritaud goes ‘Sauvage’ exploring life of gay sex worker

The new film Sauvage (“Wild”) quickly becomes a stunning character study. Meet Felix Maritaud, who stars as Leo, a 22-year-old gay hustler in the film opening May 3 in Atlanta.

Theater fans flock to Little Five Points for ‘Angry Fags’

Topher Payne’s sociopolitical potboiler “Angry Fags” is back with Trump Era updates, and Atlanta is here for it.

How Trump Era realities pushed ‘Angry Fags’ over the edge

When Topher Payne’s dark comedy Angry Fags debuted in 2013, its good gays gone bad hit close to home, but it still felt like a stretch. Not any more.

‘Giant Little Ones’ opens with exploration of queer identity

Franky and Ballas are your typical, dreamy, high school students. They’re handsome, big men on campus, best friends since childhood, and popular leaders of the swim team, and they’re about to share an intense sexual experience.

Explore the male form with four artists showing ‘Body & Soul’

Since opening in Kirkwood nearly a decade ago, Bob Burkhardt’s pb&j gallery has featured diverse works by even more diverse artists, but one exhibition each year is especially close to his heart.