Q spotlights queer film, Miss Pride, and Atlanta’s LGBTQ experience

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As the years, memories and the milestones roll by, it's crucial to stop and appreciate everything the LGBTQ ATL has going for it, including flickering images of this year's Out on Film.

Atlanta is lucky to have such a rich tapestry of LGBTQ-specific outlets for so many diverse queer tastes. Not every city has dozens of sports leagues, scores of social and political groups, multiple media outlets, its own LGBTQ health advocacy and lobby groups.

And only a precious few have as many annual queer events that are anywhere near the scope and quality of Out on Film.

The festival’s 31st annual event bows this week, with Q as a proud sponsor again for 2018. This issue offers an inside look at our picks for the best of the fest, plus the festival inspires a nearly impossible-to-narrow list of most influential LGBTQ movies of all time.

Out on Film’s Q Spotlight screening on Oct. 6 is Mapplethorpe, a biopic on the famed photographer who introduced mainstream America to the gay male leather scene. Q whets your appetite in this issue with a few examples of his iconic imagery and a preview of the film.

Speaking of icons and big events, Atlanta Pride is just around the corner, and the Miss Atlanta Pride Pageant is back after a long dormant period. This week's Q has the scoop. 

Elsewhere on our pages, catch our weekly features the Queer Agenda calendar, Q Shots photo pages, The Q advice column, Q Voices opinions, and Q News from our home at Project Q Atlanta. 

Read the full issue below, and pick up a new edition each week.



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