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The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Queer Atlanta is your oyster. Community organizers, reliable party planners, venerable venues and Atlanta’s LGBTQ social networks join forces to offer weekend events — both...

Q ATLus reaches back to move forward in a new era

While you look ahead to a new world this season, don’t forget to bring the best parts of your experience with you. This issue...

Life of service guides ‘salty unionist’ to state Capitol

James Parker Sheffield became obsessed with politics and Atlanta’s role in it at the ripe old age of 8. Some 33 years later, he...

A touch-averse guide to gay friends kissing and hugging

Navigating the 'gay hug' gets tricky when you're culturally tuned into lots of personal space with friends. It gets really tricky when your boo doesn't have that affliction.

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...

The best LGBTQ things to do in this weekend

Camp to cool and chill to thrill, LGBTQ Atlanta events bring options in an expanding world. Mask up or sit tight for weekend choices...

Q ATLus springs forward with greater hope

It’s official. A whole year has passed since the world went into lockdown. The LGBTQ Atlanta landscape is vastly different for spring 2021, thank...

Too many LGBTQs trying to read minds on dates and apps

Did she just pull a bait and switch? Is this idiot “negging” me? What did they mean by this comment or that? Is this a date or an interview? Is there such a thing as a wrong answer?

Joystick guys take on new venue, new partner, new ‘hood

When it comes to reinvention, it’s hard to surpass the owners of Joystick Gamebar and Georgia Beer Garden. Now Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley...

The best LGBTQ things to do in this weekend

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll stomp your feet. It’s a growing slate of LGBTQ Atlanta events for every taste, whether that’s for something virtual...

Q ATLus suits up to inform, inspire and keep ATL talking

All dressed up with no place to go? Nu-Uh. It’s nowhere to go and all dressed up anyway!  Hoodies and sweatpants have seen too...

‘True Georgia values’ guided LGBTQ aide to Capitol

Kip Dunlap came by his interest in politics and liberal leanings naturally. The Georgia native credits his parents with the spark that led him...

Cheater, Cheater: Why am I only attracted to married people?

I was hurt deeply and played thoroughly, so keeping relationships casual feels right for me, but most singles really want the ever-after. I don't.

It got better: 10 LGBTQ victories that changed American history

It’s easy to ignore those who paved our way, and better to appreciate life in context of history. This week, we pinpoint LGBTQ milestones that changed LGBTQ rights in the U.S.

The best LGBTQ things to do in this weekend

Spin toward the end of the month with good vibes and good LGBTQ ATL events. It's a time of year that's kind of like...

Q ATLus looks lovingly on LGBTQ faces of the past

Those were the days, and these are the days. This issue of Q ATLus keeps tabs on LGBTQ history. It also acknowledges where we...

LGBTQ liaison blazes trails under the Gold Dome

Much has changed for the better since state Rep. Park Cannon first made Jennifer Barnes-Balenciaga her LGBTQ liaison – a unique role at the...

Is the queer Left ‘shoulding’ each other into oblivion?

Liberal guilt is a double-edged sword in the wrong hands. A mind toward equality and away from privilege is one thing. A misguided need to prove our woke-ness is entirely different.

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...

The best LGBTQ things to do in this weekend

You don’t even need a subscription service to watch premiere LGBTQ movies all weekend. That’s not all. See what queer Atlanta has in store...
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