Q magazine

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...

10 gender identities to know and respect beyond the binary

Between, beside and beyond the binary come those people who identify outside the traditional male and female roles and expectations.

Q ATLus looks at defining our own LGBTQ love stories

The impulse to hop the marriage train is in full force for the last five years, but a growing chorus of detractors wants to...

Ghosting, shaming and being mean when you’re just not that into it

Q: I had sex with this boy, and it was fine. With booze and whatever other circumstances, I was attracted to him in the moment,...

‘Mutual abuse’ and 16 signs that your relationship is toxic

An alarming statistic out this month sets domestic violence between same-sex couples — both male and female — apart from straight couples. More than...

Q ATLus spies past, present and future of LGBTQ culture

LGBTQ culture was founded on a fight for variance, for justice, and the right to be whoever we want and live however we want. But...

In the ‘Zone: GAYmers geek out on Hump Day at Heretic

Forget what you heard. Heretic is not just a weekend hotspot, and please catch up if you think that video-gaming is only for straight...

10 personal promises everyone in LGBTQ Atlanta can make and keep

Whether you torture yourself with goals or set impossible standards, there are some things we can resolve to do better for ourselves and everyone...

Um, I think my date just bailed without saying goodbye

"Some 90 minutes and several questions from friends about his absence later, I got a return text, “I’m fine.” Then another “I went home.”...

Q ATLus wraps weirdest summer ever with Labor Day issue

Labor Day brings another 2020 calendar milestone.  Even in a pandemic, LGBTQ Atlanta and Q ATLus have ways for you to celebrate.Our cover story...

10 aspects of LGBTQ identity that aren’t going anywhere

Whether you're Team Queer Culture, Team Assimilation, or Team Both Worlds, check out our in-depth discussion on the erasure of queer culture, then take...

The best LGBTQ virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

LGBTQ events in Atlanta are ready to spice up your Friday through Sunday, whether you choose to stay home with streaming events, or safely distance in person.

Q ATLus keeps your mind engaged and your calendar full

Whether you emerge with appropriate distance and accessories or stay huddled in air-conditioned isolation, this issue of Q ATLus is here for you.

Red flag: When declining sex reveals his fragile gay ego

"He said I sent mixed signals, and that he doesn’t have time for games — all because I didn’t drop everything and drop my...

Sorry. Your #Instacrush doesn’t want to date you

"Sometimes I feel like he’s a messy flirt, starved for attention. Other times, he might not respond at all, then I wonder if maybe he’s the strong silent type that I actually need."

Q ATLus straps on pandemic face masks, but makes it fashion

Michael Kors calls accessories the exclamation point on any look. Still, after six months of sweatpants, it's hard to care. This issue finds ways to keep fashion easy but up our game.

10 best things about coming out as trans or nonbinary

Transgender and nonbinary folks share their thoughts on the best things about coming out, overcoming the fear of the unknown, and setting themselves free...

One person’s continuing journey to non-binary acceptance

As a newly out nonbinary queer person, it’s harder moving about in this new world than I anticipated, similar but different to standing firm in my bisexuality.

Q ATLus serves femme vibes in latest portraits issue

Find lesbians, nonbinary folks, trans women and drag queens channeling their feminine sides in a few of our favorite Q portraits by Jon Dean and James L. Hicks.

10 queer Atlanta influencers crushing it on Instagram

We narrowed a long list to our 10 favorite LGBTQ Instagram follows, each worth a look for original, compelling scrolls beyond the thirsty selfies you may or may not also enjoy.




Index, ring fingers tell the secret of your penis

The next time you’re cruising Mr. Right Now, take a gander at his index and ring fingers. The difference between the two predicts what you’ll find when the package gets unwrapped. Less is more. Really.
Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium 2020

Massive expansion of ‘Church’ bar finally open after 2020 plot twists

Grant Henry’s vision is always unique, his dreams always big, and the quirky results always undeniable. Patrons see that dynamic in action again with...

Georgia LGBTQ leaders endorse Biden as pro-equality ‘champion’

Eleven LGBTQ leaders from metro Atlanta joined some 300 others nationwide to endorse Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, calling them “the most pro-equality ticket...

WSB’s Jorge Estevez’s secret to surviving the pandemic? Snacks

Jorge Estevez moved to Atlanta to start his new job just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic hit, then racial justice protests unfolded and a...