LGBTQ Atlanta milestones, mile markers and making history

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The latest issue of Q ATLus magazine finds gay Atlanta charting its progress through politics, parties and people.

In addition to electing a new mayor last week, Atlanta voted for the most openly queer candidates to ever serve on city council at the same time. We meet the newly minted LGBTQ Atlanta City Council members.

The city also recently bested even itself in the movement for equality. We review Atlanta’s best score ever in the Municipal Equality Index, as well as ratings for ten other Georgia townships and counties.

As if all that history wasn’t enough, nightlife stalwart Heretic turns 30 this week. We talk to the owners about the milestone and the celebration.

Of course, that party is just one of Atlanta’s best LGBTQ events this week. This issue also holds with Q Shots photos of recent events, and our most popular Q Advice column. Since you’re insatiable, we return in print next week and online every day right here.

Pick us up around town, or flip through the full issue online here:


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