Love to see it come or love watching it go, Christmas hits on Monday, and even as we rally our coziest warm wishes and last bits of festive cheer, this issue of Q magazine is already looking toward what happens next.
Not that I’m not sitting in my feelings about the holiday, mind you. I am, with plans to see family and gorge on sugar this week, I personally commandeer a holiday takeover of our Voices page to give the holidays one last good cry that I hope you like.
After that, this issue of Q starts waving goodbye to the whole thing, starting with Monday itself. Our photo feature offers suggestions on what to do in Atlanta on Christmas Day if you can’t, don’t, or won’t celebrate the holiday.
In it, find suggestions with gorgeous photography on page after page to inspire your own very merry Un-Christmas. Look for outings both active like hiking area national parks, and laid back like queer movies and restaurants open and serving. We also look at venues and options that you didn’t even think would be open or happening that day.
Speaking of Monday, you know Judy Gold is not celebrating Christmas. The lesbian writer and comic famous for “Roseann” and “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother” hits town Monday with her latest one-woman show. We have the interview to set you up perfectly for the performance.
We also start to set you up for 2018. Queer quotes are the topic of 10 Things this week to put the next year of LGBTQ advancement into the perspective of history. And we’re going to need every bit of help we can get.
Atlantan Jameka Evans just found out that the Supreme Court won’t hear her discrimination case over being fired for being gay, so we have the rundown and reactions in Q News.
As always, Life Judge closes the magazine with wisdom for the forlorn in The Q column. Fair warning: this one’s a doozy. Spoiler alert: Mean Girls, petty queens, frenemies and “little body Nazis,” oh my!
Pick up this week's issue or read it online to see what else you can get into in queer Atlanta this week.
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