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...

‘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 eventually led...

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...

Capitol inclusivity is integral to LGBTQ Senate staffer’s experience

Kris Brown learned a lot running political campaigns, but identifying as queer was their first foray into political awareness. It's a path that now...

LGBTQ staffer makes a difference under the Gold Dome

For Matthew Yarbrough, piecing together a career under the Gold Dome is about a persistent passion for politics. It’s definitely not about permanence. “If you...

Sam Roni is ‘2Qute’ to quit over coronavirus or any other obstacle

When Sam Roni moved to Atlanta from Indonesia in 2000, he had $300 to his name, didn’t speak English, and took a job washing...

T-shirt designer puts new graphics on face masks in the COVID era

Coronavirus hits and everyone scrambles to define themselves in a new era. What’s a queer Atlanta graphic tee designer to do? Create masks, of course.

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.

6 LGBTQ comics make the most of queer comedy quarantine

What do you do when gig life dries up? If you’re a queer in comedy, you take your show off the road and do what you gotta do like the rest of us, only funnier.

Free spirit and entrepreneur Brandé Elise wants to unite queer Atlanta

If you can’t quite place Brandé Elise, you might remember her as the ex of a former Atlanta Dream star, as a Lust List honoree, or you might even know her voice.

The t-shirt designer behind Mango Drip has a message for you

Jeremy Jackson has a message for you. More than one, in fact, and you can show it off on his line of clothing and other merchandise available all over LGBTQ Atlanta.

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.

Atlanta burlesque dancer finds liberation amplifying queerness

Flux Inqueerior shares their origin story, the importance of living their truth in performances, and how they wind down when not in Flux mode.

‘SNL’ writer Sam Jay hits Atlanta to record her Netflix comedy special

Whether performing stand-up comedy or as a writer on 'Saturday Night Live,' Sam Jay's wit and warmth secure her position as a standout. That's just the beginning.

Matteo calling: Multi-talented funny man returns to Atlanta

Comic Matteo Lane has been tearing it up on Comedy Central, a podcast and Instagram. He's back in Atlanta for three nights of comedy.

Queer Atlanta artist Riley Mayhem creates her own niche

How Riley Mayhem developed a method of creating paper portraits, made the leap to become a working artist, then impressed City Hall.

LGBTQ musical mentor makes beautiful music with Atlanta youth

When Atlanta needs a music mentor to guide its youth, they go to Notes for Notes, where Jen Hodges offers free instruction and a recording studio.

LGBTQ ATL-ien fights for queer youth and a bikeable ATL

Adah-Duval Pittman-Delancey has "Champion” in her official job title, but it also fits her volunteerism with Teach America's LGBTQ youth initiative.

Singer Tom Goss opens up on polyamory, domestic violence

Out singer Tom Goss is making things personal, offering up even more heart and soul on his new album 'Territories' than he’s already known for.

Artist Brad Gibson on t-shirts, cosplay, otherness & the art of transformation

You see Brad Gibson’s artwork regularly. You could easily be wearing one of his t-shirt designs. You could look right at him and not know it's him.