We used to have an inside code at Atlanta’s old Southern Voice newspaper for stories profiling demographic groups and intersectionality. With tongues planted firmly in cheek, we called them “It Sucks to Be Queer and…” stories.
To one degree or another, these community features would outline why “it sucks to be queer and” brown, religious, of size, parents, a weightlifter, a business owner, a fraternity boy, a debutante…
Nearly 20 years later, it’s with great relief and pride that I can report demographic profile pieces in Q magazine share just as many or more victories as they do hurdles. This week’s Q takes a reader tip and turns it into our latest, thoroughly modern “It’s Awesome to Be Queer and Recognized” piece.
In our Q Cover feature, meet five out and proud Asian-American & Pacific Islanders in conversation about rising equality as queers, and as Atlantans. The 10 Queer Things feature backs it up with other ways that “queer” converges with various identities.
Of course, the Q eye is ever on local LGBTQ life. Q Community finds a new gay-owned eatery, Q News swears in Atlanta’s new out bisexual councilman, the Queer Agenda calendar outlines big events, and Q Shots snaps springtime smiles.
Before we see you in print next week with our Cinco de Mayo issue, turn to our Project Q Atlanta homepage for fresh daily content. Meanwhile, pick up your copy while you're out, and start flipping pages now on the digital version:
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